Semi-weekly update :)
The response from last week's post was great.... It seemed that the ego is the thing that messes with me.... The fear of not having good enough news... Read more
Moldmaking, casting, and getting you your sculpture...
It's Ori, and I have an update that's of consequence.
The reason I haven't been sending updates is because I haven't wanted to give more "I hope"... Read more
Yes! Great news!
You have no clue how badly I've been wanting to post a great update that actually included progress...
I told you in a previous update that I got a car.... Read more
So, the next video I promised - along with bi-weekly communications... Where is it?
Apparently, the Go-Pro camera eats a ton of space! Even at standard High-def (If you're talking... Read more
First of all, we're less than 2 weeks from the last update :) And the next update will be 2 weeks or less from today. I take that commitment... Read more
An update... even though it hasn't been 2 weeks :)
I promise I won't be posting so much that it feels like Spam.... But I wanted to give you an update, and I had something to show....
I told... Read more
ok. I finally got the molds down! I even cast a sisyphus successfully. I dropped my phone, and cracked it a bit- so having a hard time posting the pic.... Read more
Woo hoo! Progress!
Having a person I can badger with questions is awesome.
Since my biggest issue was that I was not able to get a watertight seal on my box -( e.g.... Read more
Woo Hoo! A positive update!
Ok- I've wanted to write for a while, but... I Didn't want to just give excuses (the short version: I clogged the 3d printer up with a plastic that turned... Read more
Sad to report, Santa won't be delivering my sculptures...
Carbonization (or carbonisation) is the term for the conversion of an organic substance into carbon or a carbon-containing residue through pyrolysis or destructive distillation.
That is the Scientific way of... Read more
Can you please double check that I have your correct address?
I'm starting to mail out some goodies, and I know it's been a while... Some people have moved (if you're anything like me, you've probably been through 3... Read more
So, I have been so obsessed with the sculptures, that I practically forgot about everything else. So, here's some updates on that.
First of all, my studio is... Read more
I am so thrilled to write you and let you know that I *FINALLY* got Sisyphus printed.
I've got another one running right now at finer detail.... but I had... Read more
I finally got the prints where the bottoms are flat, and line up.... I've almost got it perfect. Bringing the "Bed" (floor of the 3D printer) temperature to 125 degrees... Read more
This update rocks! (Keep reading for a surprise)
Ok... What you're seeing there is just the most recent in my cemetary of unsuccessful prints. I was seriously having frustration to the point of wanting to throw the 3d... Read more
Just a quick update- Getting closer....
So... it took some work to properly calibrate the Airwolf 3D printer.... It certainly is more difficult to use than the Makerbot, but ease isn't what I signed... Read more
The NEW 3D printer finally arrived - here's a demo for you.
So, after a lot of waiting, hold times with crappy music, and frustration... I finally got my Makerbot shipped off. The very next day, my Airwolf 3D printer showed up.... Read more
My Makerbot Z-18 is a lemon... And why that's a blessing...
I put my reputation, and all my resources on the line to do this Kickstarter to raise the funds for the Makerbot Z-18. It seemed like such an awesome 3D... Read more
Woo Hoo! 32 Pounds of Filament have arrived.... but...
It's been 1 week since I posted that I got the printer working... I must be a 3D printing expert by now, right?
Well... I did tell you previously that... Read more
I'm thrilled to announce that the Z-18 finally works. Took me 4 days to get the correct Torx bit, so that I can take it apart... but once I did,... Read more
It almost breaks my heart to tell you that I haven't 3D printed anything yet.
I got the printer, as I've said. It's giving me an error, which I've found... Read more
The 3D Printer Has Arrived!
So... as you can see, the Makerbot Z-18 showed up today... and I got dressed up for the occasion!
I filmed a tiny bit on my phone, and I'll upload... Read more
3D Printer is en route!
I was slightly frustrated with not knowing when it's gonna arrive.
It turns out since I got put on the priority list, they just shipped it in such a rush,... Read more
Stickers have finally arrived!
All right! They're here....
Now, the only thing missing is the 3D Printer (I don't remember if I told you... they've started shipping them.... tough, the email I got was... Read more
MORE CUSTOM ART FOR YOU!
Still waiting on the stickers.... They've been shipped, I'm just waiting for them to arrive... should be today (just checked... no stickers)... So, now we wait.
While waiting though, I... Read more
ok... no strange electricity zaps, and furniture shaking.... Rather a barking dog informing me that the UPS guy is here....
What did he bring? The postcards and posters that... Read more
Sculptures out of Nutella?
What? Did you just offer a sculpture out of the yummiest stuff on earth?
Ok... that of course is left up for debate, because last night I had roasted... Read more
It's like.... waiting for a new life to arrive...
Just got an email that the Z-18 is shipping.... Again, this is a brand spanking new product that basically nobody on the planet has (except the developers) - but the... Read more
Project Funded - 118% -- Now to sleep for a week....
Giant thank you to everyone! I am humbled, excited, and grateful. $23,631 raised through Kickstarter (and a little more through Paypal) --- The most exciting thing is that now over... Read more
Sweet dreams! 6 hours to go!
Wow. This has been such a rollercoaster ride.
I forgot to post a video today. Don't hate me. I've had lotttttts of people messaging me.
Thankfully, most of them were... Read more
HOW TO HAVE YOUR OWN KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN THAT BRINGS IN OVER $20,000
I've added stretch goals... and the number one thing that people keep asking me about is "How the heck did you succeed at raising $20,000?" --- So... I'll be... Read more
101% funded... 49 hours to go! STRETCH GOAL OFFER:
I"ll post a video later today, telling a very funny story of how I actually found out that I made it... But, it's 6AM... I just posted my daily painting,... Read more
Topless edition! Also 91% Also 61 hours to go...
Over 91% there! Over 120 people have backed... and THAT is the dream come true... that there's over 100 people that are going to have ORIginal art sent to them...... Read more
85% there! This thing's gonna get funded!
85% Funded! $17,011 at the time of posting this update.... This is a race against the clock.. it's always been just that.. but when you hear "You've got 80% to... Read more
More than 75% of the way there!
OVER $15,000 RAISED SO FAR!
That's pretty darn exciting. 4 Days to go for the last $5,000... We can totally do this! Let's spread the word: http://TheUphillPursuitOfPassion.com
Check out th... Read more
Almost there! 5 Days to go, and things are really moving along!
Exciting times! Up over $13,200 out of $20,000. I can already feel what it's going to feel like and sound like telling you that the project has been fully funded.... Read more
Some SHOCKING revelations!
So yeah... brand spanking new video ... check it out whether you've seen the original or not...
Also, the molds will be destroyed- so that the art you get will... Read more
Project poster finally designed!
First of all - $11,363 has been raised so far. That's awesome... that's more than the 3D printer... We're almost there! I'm making calls today, because this is important.... Read more
By popular demand - the medium sized bringer of light edition (and... more than 50% funded)!!
First of all, I forgot to hit Send on the update that says that I've made it more than 50%... so.. let me do a quick celebration:
WOO HOO!!!!... Read more
My best paintings are yours!
Yeah... it's been a slow couple of days here in Kickstarter land... Why? Because I've totally paused on promoting.
Why would I do such a thing, when promoting this gets... Read more
Exhilirating and motivating project, this Kickstarter thing.
I'm pretty excited. 42% of the way there.
I think everyone should have a Kickstarter campaign, because it motivates you to take the steps that you may often skip... Read more
People are amazing! My heart is flooded with emotion.
My friend Angela Stillwell is a "Vulnerability Warrior" - she teaches people and corporations to find strength through opening up, and being more vulnerable...
I used to be pretty closed... Read more
Need new boxers!
No... I didn't poop my pants, nor stain my boxers with any other bodily fluids... But I AM **TRULY** EXCITED!
I'm bouncing around like Tigger! I am proud to me... Read more