@alisa we have a generator when we need it, but most places where we stop have full hookups for electric, water, and sewage.

@bkurdali as much as possible. We're living in our RV full time. Current plan takes us roughly into August of next year (aiming to be at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver). After that, who knows?

Spent the last five weeks living and traveling from one end of North Carolina to the other. Had to fix/mod a few things and there's still a ton to learn, but we're still having a great time. We won't be doing this is every state, but this one was a good one for it.

(I'll reply to this post with a few more photos... this is a great blue heron I got a shot of while walking the dog)

@klaatu I'll certainly be sharing as much as I can. I grew up doing a lot of travel, and I got a lot of of it. With any luck, my kids will feel the same about this experience.

I made a blog post! I haven't been visible on the web for a bit, so I figured I'd share an update.

Short version, there's some awesomeness afoot. We sold [almost] everything and are living on the road in a big ol' RV.

monsterjavaguns.com/blog/funct

More playing with new materials. Kept this one simple with padauk bent around a black ceramic core. I love the color of padauk. I'm keeping this one for myself.

Another fun one! Trying out a new stainless steel core for a "Steel Zebra" ring. It works! And zebrawood always does well with turquoise. Really enjoyed putting this one together.

Wrapped up another "Churros!" ring that ships out today. Rose quartz is always super challenging to work with, but I really like its subtlety as an inlay.

@sprkwd ain't it, though?

These are great days to be in the Blender community.

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

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