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The Hardest Year

March 2, 2009

2009 is and will be the hardest working year of my life

Since I quit my job in march 2007 I have been out of work and looking for employment. I wanted to get out of the whole consumer call centre thing,see after 6 years it begins to take it’s toll on you after awhile. Plus I wasn’t going anywhere in that job.

Fast Forward to this year, at the beginning even when this so called credit crunch came in I have applied for more jobs that I did the previous year. Also I managed to secure employment and it’s a job I will like.

The battle is won but the war is far from over. I do not want to be in this position ever again where I can’t get a job. So now that I will getting a paycheck every month I’m going to get some more certifications in addiction I’m starting an online degree as well. One of the problems I had is because I have the experience but I don’t have the qualifications.

Now brings me back to my art,well the positive side is that I can now afford art supplies it just that it won’t come out as fast as I would like since I will be working and studying. However I do have a Second Life art project I’m working on which will come out this year I’m not going to say too much at this stage as I’m still planning it.

As long as I am organised, plan my time and achieve my set goals I think will be OK

If you are reading this and you are out of work just remember this one thing:

Never Give Up No Matter What

That phrase helped me when I was at rock bottom looking for work.

Much Love

Klink

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Sad Robot Opening

February 11, 2009

Sad Robot is my new art space which I have been working on since last year. I will be showing 3 new installations and an archive with some of my older stuff as well.

The grand opening is on 21 Feb @ 2pm SL time. Location here

Press release with further details can be found here

Hope to see you all there

Much Love

Klink

PS: BIG thank you to Arahan Claveau and Sunny for helping me with the press release 😀

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Shadowjack – New Track

January 21, 2009

My good friend Shane Semler aka Shadowjack(who plays live in SL under Ehdward Spengler) is working on a new album titled “The Fall of Man/Groovefuct” at the moment and has released a preview track called “Dustmen”

Edit: Click here to listen (player won’t enbed in this blog for some reason)

About the album Shane says:

“This album was literally conceived in my dreams. I didn’t hear music (at least, I don’t remember it) but I very clearly remember seeing the CD booklet of a Shadowjack album that doesn’t exist. It was complete with layout, text treatments, cover art and even a new Shadowjack logo!”

If you like what you here Shadowjack has a Blog, Twitter and Myspace

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New site

January 20, 2009

I have a new blog over at http://www.klink.me

I will keep posting to this one as well until the address gets changed on the world of sl feed (hopefully soon) O_O

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Me + Drawing = Fail

January 17, 2009

Drawing…..
The one thing I really hated going through high school was the fact that my drawing wasn’t up to scratch. In my Art and Design/Technology subjects my drawing was ok but it wasn’t epic. One regret I have in my life is not sticking with Art in GCSE because in that you could learn to draw better. On my quest to peruse my art from Second Life into Real Life I have signed on to do a course offered by the Tate to learn some artists’ Techniques and Methods. The last time I did any sort of serious art work like painting or drawing was high school so now I can add some more skills to my set.

Drawing is one of the things I would love to improve upon and lucky for me the first course is Gaudier-Brzeska’s Drawing Techniques YAY. So far I am enjoying it I still need a bit more practice but I will get there. The course  gives you an insight into Vorticism which I am beginning to learn more about .

Painting for me is how my northern brethren say “a piece of piss”

Much Love

Klink

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New Year, New Challenges

January 10, 2009

It’s the New Year and now is the time everyone sets their resolutions or goals for this year. I have a long list of them but I will let you in a handful of them.

Blog more – hahahahaha this should be good since I rarely blog after I say to myself I’m going to blog more and never do. But this year should be different as this relates to the second resolution on this list

Start commenting on other peoples blog – This is something a friend of mine said I should do more and he is right. I am a very quiet person, more of a reader/listener and I need to start chipping in my two cents more. When it comes to my friend’s blogs I should definitely comment more to show my support in what they are saying.

Podcast – I have being putting this off for too long I have always wanted to do a regular podcast(and keep doing them) so I need to get off my arse and start recording them weekly. There is stuff I would rather talk about than just write a blog entry plus I would love to have a few guests and shoot the shit with them.

Create some Real Life Artwork – Currently doing that 😉 my art supplies arrived, just need to find the time to do it.

So there you go I may break a few of these, who knows but I only made one resolution last year and it was to give up smoking and I did it.

Let me know if you have made any

Much Love

Klink

PS: Live journal peeps should start to see my klink.me posts now

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Video Response to Brooklyn is Watching Podcast 36

November 26, 2008

I did a video reply to podcast 36 of Brooklyn is Watching and it got posted on the BIW blog yay!

You can view the video here:

Also I am thinking and possibly doing a weekly video podcast about sl art or whatever I feel like.