Rhiannon is 11 and my spaceship progress disappoints

Rhiannon is 11 and my spaceship progress disappoints

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Today, 11 years ago, Nicole and mine’s daughter Rhiannon came into the world. From the very beginning we called her our special girl and have adored her. I think that as a parent I grieve the passing of each stage of her life as much as I rejoice the new stage. Therefore I miss the baby I held in my arms all those years ago, I miss the toddler with the ever quick grin, I miss the mischievous little girl and her pranks, and so on. But rejoice in and am so proud of the creative and caring girl she is now. Happy birthday special girl. :)

We spent most of the day getting ready for the family party this evening. It wore us out. The three of us worked on a cake called the Jelly Belly Cake, taken from the following video.

Unfortunately too much haste on my daughter’s part led to the white chocolate side panelling crumbling before it could be put in place. The other downer was the inability to buy the aforesaid jelly-beans because every nearby store on their store locator seemed not to sell them or actually have them in stock. Damn! So we used skittles instead. We tried to make the pretty compartments shown and these crumbled as we tried to place them. All in all a big failure in the looks department. Then… yes then… just as things looked bad, the kitchen sink overflowed for reasons unknown and I had to spend an hour trying to clean out some pipes.

Rhiannon became very upset and so I sat her down. I explained that often in life things go wrong. But what is important is how you deal with problems when they arise. Do you let them beat you or do you stand up and develop a new way forward. We discussed the latter and what we could do. The cake did not end up as spectacular, but it was pretty tasty :) I felt good as a father.

This said I found myself facing a similar problem and I have yet to overcome it. The problem is that I simply don’t like the spaceship piece that I am developing. It does not meet with my initial expectations. Here it is so far:

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I am currently contemplating some wisps or tendrils of space gases floating around it. Not sure. Just don’t like it and am feeling very disappointed. This said, I have learnt an awful lot. Maybe my next craft will be better.

Thanks for reading.

Greg

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments


  1. In case you decide you don’t like it as a space ship, you could probably turn in upside down and make a sci-fi gun out of it…

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  2. greg, it started very promising… can you say what you don’t like? … i like the small faint patterns you drew, that look like technical stuff the spaceship needs. i would like to see them bolder.. i like the bold colors, but to me the blue pattern is too big. it makes the spaceship look tiny and as the pattern flows it goes against the form you have given the spaceship.. i imagine it way smaller, with the pattern trying to follow more the forms, so rotating it by 90 degree. so it goes in the “flight direction”, so to say … just so that you have something to think about, in case you want pick it up again. if not, make a new one, and enjoy that the second one will go easier in construction, since you now know how you did things in the first one…

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I made a few minor changes like stretching it but really want to start on a new ship altogether. I really learnt so much about Blender – believe it or not. I guess mistakes help us to learn :) Thanks for being my muse in this :)

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  3. If I had the ‘space’ I could saw a lot more than ‘happy birthday’ and best of luck with Dad’ project.

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