Personal Portfolio

Learning things and making stuff is my favorite hobby. I love trying new things, working with my hands, and creating things. It can be as rewarding to realize a vision and bring a plan to fruition as it can to explore and play. Play is an important part of my process, but careful planning is behind all of my final projects.

What to do with hours of adorable ferret footage? Fabricate a funny film! I created this little video to try editing in Adobe Premiere. I still enjoy this fun little video, and I had a great time finding just the right royalty-free music and sound effects and editing it all together.

Follow Frodo the Ferret Fearlessly Frolic

Furry Bites is a fun little audio track I created in Audacity that plays off the the theme of the Frodo the Ferret video. Furry Bites is an original mix of three royalty-free samples using cut, copy, echo, reverse, fade and time-stretch.

Furry Bites: A Fun Little Sound Bite

The first instructional video I made, created entirely in PowerPoint, before I had access to Adobe or TechSmith editing software. I pushed the boundaries of fast, fine-tuned video edits in PowerPoint, but I finished with a product that is valued as a training resource for staff at the gym where I worked. The content addresses the fundamental mistakes that can prevent development of safe and proper technique required to excel.

First Instructional Video: Teaching Handstands

I love fiberarts in general, and look forward to trying my hand at needle felting again. I’ve done numerous sculpting projects over the years, in different media and the common theme is a passion for using anatomy books or life models as reference.

Designing costumes has been an enjoyable and challenging hobby. I inevitably find myself repeatedly wanting to make something for which there is no pattern, like the costume I made for one of my children who wanted to dress as Altair from the videogame “Assassin’s Creed.”

Gingerbread cookies as always a delightful treat for me to make with children for the holidays, and this time I was inspired by all the Rex the Runt British claymation television series I had been watching.