YES! Ever have anyone say, "Yeah, but what about help desk support?" when you recommend Blender to them? There's an answer now. :D

blender.org/press/canonical-of

First time ever working with gold wire for an inlay. Not sure why, but working with it made me really nervous, but I sure love me a challenge. The stone is crushed sapphire and the wood is macassar ebony.

Wrapped up the finish on a "Churros!" ring... Cherry with a rose quartz inlay. Rose quartz is super challenging to get to show up right. Still, I like how it turned out.

Announcing the release of the Export to .blend add-on! It's a handy little exporter to get objects, collections, or nodes to their own .blend files... with a few nice bonus features.

orangeturbine.com/posts/export

Psst... if anyone uses Blender's Edit Linked Library add-on, I recently added support for linked node groups. It won't be part of the 2.93 release (I missed the feature freeze cut-off), but it should work for everything >=2.80 if you want to test it:

developer.blender.org/file/vie

Just a quiet part of the day in the shop with just me, some files, and a ring to finish. Can't ask for much more.

In case you missed it, the whole replay from World Blender Meetup Day 2021 was posted last week... and here's a direct link to my little 30-minute talk in there about collaborative workflows for individual artists:

youtu.be/CWhp_feXVrA?t=8834

Just updated my NextCloud instance from v15 all the way up to v21. It took a while... and a couple overdue OS upgrades as well, but it was largely painless. Well done, @nextcloud. Now to check out all the new apps!

We started redoing our backyard a while back... part of that involved destroying my old fire pit. Now I've built myself a new one. Looking forward to a fire tonight!

In just over 10 minutes (TEN MINUTES!), I'm going to be giving a talk at World Blender Meetup Day! Cool information and a super-secret announcement!

worldblendermeetupday.org

Do you know about World Blender Meetup Day? It's tomorrow... like all day! And I'm giving a 30 minute talk in the middle of it. Yay! Have a look-see at the schedule.

worldblendermeetupday.org/

Got a really nice pyrography kit as a gift and decided to put it to work on some palette boards and make a sign to decorate out dining room with a family motto.

Wherein I attempt to convince my oldest child that his present is a stuffed bunny head (it isn't).

Did a bit more tillering of the Mark 2 Red Oak Longbow (I really ought to name this thing) and took it to the in-laws' to test. I'd say it's doing OK.

Accomplishment for the weekend: significant progress on the Red Oak Board Bow, Mark 2. It's now tillered to the point that it can take full brace. Still a ways to go before it's done, but I'm proud to have gotten this far.

Wheee! New episode! We’re talking in this episode! Jonas and Luca explain what Nodevember is, how it started, and how you can be a part of it yourself. These two are great fun to listen to… and while you listen, you can make your own burst of node-y goodness.

opensourcecreative.org/ep052/

New episode is up! This go-around we've got Greg Zaal from HDRI Haven talking all about 360-degree high dynamic range images that are free for everyone, for anything.

opensourcecreative.org/ep051/

Fun thing happened yesterday! I got to be a guest on FLOSS Weekly to talk about using open source tools to do creative things (and a bit about my Open Source Creative Podcast). Go give it a listen (or a watch, if video is your thing)!

twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly/epi

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