It’s been just over a week since since Fathers’ Day, and unfortunatly I haven’t had the oportunity to update this and show you what I got. You see, my Dad’s into tennis, and Father’s Day came around at a pretty suitable time, what with Wimbledon on and all. I wasn’t able to afford front row seats at Centre Court, but I was able to do the next best thing. The cinema don the road is showing the Wimbledon Final and Semi-Final in 3D, and so I bought him and my Mom tickets to see the Men’s Singles Semi-Final (The Men’s Singles Final was booked out).
Of course, I couldn’t just buy a Fathers’ Day card like a normal person. Instead, I wrapped them in a tennis ball. I managed to sever the ball in half, put the tickets in, stick it back together, and serve it up to him. I can honestly say, my parent’s ‘love’-ed it.
1) Here’s the match ticket and the tennis ball (before I mutilated it).
2) I then cut the tennis ball in halve, as obviously shown.
3) Then I stuck on a peice of double-sided sticky tape, cut around the circumference of the halved edge and then peeled away the top layer to make it attachable again.
4) Couldn’t forget to put the ticket in aswell!
5) I then fitted the two sides back together snuggly. It held well, and you can hardly see the scar. I also wrote ‘Happy Fathers’ Day’ onto it, but it’s surprisingly difficult to write on a tennis ball.
This is something I made last year. I bought a cheap pair of white Keds in Penny’s, but I felt they looked a bit uninteresting and uninspiring, so I thought I’d try to instill a bit of imagination in them with a black marker. It was a nice exercise because I hadn’t really experiment on such an unusual canvas. The design itself is not meant to make sense. It’s simply just whatever popped into my head while I was drawing on it. In the end I think they turned out quite well, and I haven’t worn them for fear of ruining the design.
I was in the gym, running on the treadmill, thinking about how ingenius this machine is. It just keeps you running perpetuallly in the same distance. You could cover the distance of the World from the corner of a room. Then I started thinking (you have a lot of time to think on these things) about why it’s only being used for one type of sport – running. Here are some other sports that could benefit with a treadmill:
So here’s an animation I made for school last year. We were asked to make a video along the theme of ‘Hope’. This is what I came up with, and after I showed it to my teacher, it just sort of exploded. I put it up on YouTube and it racked in quite a lot of hits, and eventually my name became synonymous with the animation. Of course, I’m pretty proud of it, so I thought it would be a fitting first post. The first of many.