Friday, 17 April 2009


It had been a while since I have drawn anything simply for drawing. Out of boredom, and because I can't be bothered getting lunch, I began sketching random things. So here is one of the countless drawings I did. 10 minute drawing.

I scraped the rest, mainly because I was drawing on top of drawings... this is the only one that I didnt do this to.

Quieter Days

Ok, so now that hand-ins are done and dare is over for the moment, I would think to be having some quieter days. But I feel like life is a never ending cycle of things you have to do, giving you very little time to do the things you want to do.

Essay writing for one. I don't mind writing them, actually they can be quite enjoyable once you get into writing one, but they are time consuming, and I often find I get a numb bum from all that sitting around, and my fingers get sore (because I have to retype so many things, since I am a terrible speller at points!)

Recently what I have wanted to do is model, texture, rig and animate a small character for fun, and have not yet found the time, to properly commit myself to my small project, but I think today may be that day...I hope, but I must write some essay stuff first.

Yesterday I did look back over what I had done so far, but did not really do much more. This was due to a complete and overwhelming tiredness. After almost sleeping in yesterday morning, luckily Liam woke me up, I was in a total panic to get to the hospital for 9am, I wasnt surprised I was knackered, but I had been hoping I would get more done, so today I am going to be PRODUCTIVE! (o and btw I want to have a quick moan about the parking at Ninewells and hospitals in general. I think it is awful making people pay to park at a hospital. Especially if they have an appointment, I know this is all been discussed before, but really...Also the cark parking at ninewells is extremly confusing, last time I was there I was there I left at night and wasnt paying attention to my surroundings, but it is all over the place, literally!)

Anyways, I think I am actually trying to avoid work now, so I am going to stop moaning...

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Dare continued

ok so the next day i pick up my purse from the lovely dare staff and they still tell us that we wont hear back for a while, fair enough.

Liam bought me viva pinata!such a nice game , thank you Liam :) so I play that when I got home.

Liam went for a nap, and I was playing games. I went down for a drink and hear my phone ringing, most unusal, I dont normally get a lot of calls, unless its serious! So i ran to get my phone, before i missed it. It came up unknown number, which I get a lot so still answered it.

O gosh, people from dare?? I almost peed my pants!!They couldnt get hold of out team leader , murray, so i was next on the list, We had got though! i didnt know what to say, i think i just said, "really wow!" Afterward i check my phone, murray had called me 7 times!!! hahaha he must have been stressing! I went up and told liam who got in contact with murray, and calmed him down! Me and Liam were like YEY!

I cant believe we heard back so soon, after been told so many times, we wouldnt hear back till next week!

Anyway so there is out little dare story, told by me!

Congrats to all who got through, I am sure you are all just as excited as me :)


Ok so after many days slaving away on coursework, then straight on to slaving away on dare presentations, it was finally time to present on wednesday. so off we all trooped (most teams having to travel to Galsgow from Dundee, how irratating, but a nice day out!) to the BBC Scotland to present our teams and ideas.

I have to say i was extremly excited, even though i did doze off on the bus. When we finally got there it was all about the wait, seeing the other teams come and leave, I too just wanted to present.

Surprisingly enough the sun came out. I have never yet been to Glasgow in the sun, it looks nice when it is sunny.

we were not allowed to go up to the proper canteen, which was a shame, beaucse the BBC's canteen is really good :) I guess with so many teams coming, it would dhave been hard to keep an eye on us, they would be worried they might try to use their shed or something!!! To my delight though, theye were offering more choice in their small snack shack downstairs, and even better they had my fav, Baked potatoes, then it got better, cottage cheese too! That put me in an excellent mood!

so it finally came to present, i strangely still felt more excited than anything else, and I am so proud of my team! they were fab. Afterwards we had asked when we would likely hear back, not for another WEEK at least, but I could wait. going back to the bus, our team stopped for something to eat. Liam's phone rings, someone from dare??? Liam paniced, when they mentioned my name, still dont know what he was thinking!!!, but i had left my purse, and thanks to who ever found it, you saved me a lot of worry :) anyway so we finally got home, and Me and Liam quickly headed out again to get to the flock party. We were on the list, and I got a good laugh when we were marked down as: Faye Wright (and Liam :)) , hehe. Anywayz a great night was had, played games, ate, drank and chatted with lots of lovely people, even got a copy of flock! to my surprise. Finally i got to my bed what a long day!

Thursday, 2 April 2009

The Flowers

So my second animation is complete. Im feeling very happy with the outcome. I tried a lot of new things this time, and one of the hardest things was getting characters reacting to one another. A challenge I feel I did well on.

so please feel free to take a look.