Monday, December 30, 2013

Designs for a friend...

When you don't know what you want, you turn to the talents of friends and family for ideas and inspiration. Well here is my contribution to the direction that a friend may take with a side project or job as it may seem fit. He loved them but it wasn't what he needed at the moment. More work to be done but here is the visuals to date with a mock up too.


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Painting magic...land that is...

I've taken the time to revisit my traditional art skills this holiday season. I've manage to get a selection of land cards painted for the card game magic the gathering. These have been super fun to create.
Any body want me to paint on a filler card, I'd gladly do so. Here are the ones I've done so far. You take one of the ad-cards found in the pack and slap on some color.


~ Enjoy!


Thursday, December 26, 2013

As true as any canadian can be....

That is how I would spend my days off... Enjoying what the world has to offer for as little cost as the time I choose to offer it. That is a huge expense to some. For me, the nurturing of my children is a priceless thing.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

publications can be found at...

Yes I am published... several time over in several different places to boot.
You can find my work at...www.lulu.com/rgrzela

Short tales and illustration books that I create for the sake of being creative... That is what I do best and most.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Death of Manufacturing...

It is official, the world of printing has destroyed a huge industrial sector. 3D printing now allows anyone to produce things that use to be done by hordes of people. Now, one person could produce any product imaginable, and in some cases design and print it pre-built.

This tech reduces the man power of most jobs down from 100 to about 3... A company owner, a designer/creator and a marketer... Maybe one extra person for the sick days... maybe... if automation is not in place.

Sorry folks... We are to smart and putting ourselves out of work.

Now we need to find new ways to make a living... Slavery seems to be a trend that might be coming back.
In a much larger view... Sweat equity might be the bigger item of value then capital... we all need to eat and a place to sleep... not sure what the trade off will be but it is certainly not a good thing to see so many people soon to be placed out of work.

Food for thought.

~ Enjoy

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Last night...

Yesterday I had to deal with a challenging situation... My perception and personal risk is always at the forefront of my choice. I had to deal with many people and 3 companies... Needless to say things did work out. However at the time I was feeling pretty threatened and uncertain about how things rolled out. I then started to look online for cartoons and humor to lift my spirits today.

As luck would have it I found one!

You had to be there to get the whole story and feelings straight. This little beauty was done by http://skottieyoung.com/ - The link will open to a new page.

But here is the cartoon that really put a good spin on the situation and how I was feeling about the situation at the time.
Thank goodness every day is a new day!

~ Enjoy!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

A really great person is moving on...

Yup, she is moving on... Bye Shai...
Good Luck!
I totally took your email and contact number so I could stalk you in the future. Thanks for being honest, doing your job and having my back when you could.

In such a short time you have always been fantastic.

~ Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Year of battles...

Yup the count down begins and All I can think f is all the battles I've endured just for the smallest advances... I can't wait to get to the next level of my life. I know what I wont be doing... Now I just need another person to see what I do bring to the table... Just to get in the door is hard enough... I've never disappointed.... I just need that big break, enough of these little piddly asses improvements... I really need to see a leap in the next year.

Sooner rather than later.

~ Enjoy~

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

illustration...

Need to get the bugs out before tackling the bigger deals again...
~ Enjoy!

Monday, December 02, 2013

Baby it's cold outside!

Had to dig out 3 times... 3 times... 3 times... then saved my wife from being stranded by digging for 25 minutes in the -26 weather.
I have to say that was not my favorite moment this year... But I've been outside in -60 windchill so this was just another day of snow, cold and no go weather.