Today I finished my project, The Connected Web. I worked remotely with Jenell. She specifically wanted to work on the API aspect. I really wanted to work on it too, because it’s new and I need to practice it as well, but I recognized that we needed to split up the work and I still could use the practice with the other aspects of React.
I did the html/css layout of what the project was to look like and then I set up the navigation, CSS and HTML in React. It was good to have the practice of formatting for React, I realized I forgot some things that I thought were going to come easy.
I think the most difficult thing about the project is that we were working remotely the whole time and at different times of day. But we stayed in communication pretty constantly and I made sure to get Jenell what she needed. In class on Thursday, we set up a game plan and I looked around at different API sites and found the IMDb API site omdbapi.
We communicated pretty well over Slack, but looking back I think I could improve my next project with better code documentation. We discovered after pushing the site to surge that the Poster API has some issues on regular sites, we didn’t notice this until we deployed because it worked fine on local and in our cached browsers.
React has two main ways of calling data. Props and State. Props do not change and they’re used to pass data to child components. State is used to pass changing data that regularly changes such as user input or day/time information.
I’m sorry signing “Hope to see you soon” instead of “Love” made me seem uncaring.
But from the start I want you to know…
because I think…
I know the following quote is important in your life,
So I try not to think too much or dwell on all the details. Which isn’t really hard, because most people don’t write emails longer than a few sentences.
Now, I know you have some speculation regarding the following in my life:
… or not
… or not
…and if I am even planning AT ALL.
When this is really my stance if you wanted to know.
And with all the family drama why wouldn’t it be?
Thomasville Artist Collective – Elements
View my photography from now until October 15 in Grassroots Coffee in Downtown Thomasville as part of the Thomasville Artist Collective’s exhibit Elements. I also built and manage the Artist Collective’s website collective.thomasvillarts.org.
This piece is a acrylic on canvas commission. It is a painting of plantation in Thomasville and was given as as a wedding gift. The ceremony was held on the grounds and therefore I’m sure it was a very meaningful and personal gift for the couple.
I was commissioned to paint The Everett House on Plantation Drive as a Christmas Gift. I used acrylics on canvas. The shadows were replaced with a clear lawn upon request. I chose to represent my work with the earlier version, as the original photograph I painted from contained the shadows and I like the mood they give to the piece.
Art Show 2010, 2011 & 2012
One of the nation’s premier sporting and wildlife arts festivals, PWAF celebrates the outdoors and plantation culture of the Red Hills Region with a show of paintings, sculpture, photography and craft-work, along with lectures and demonstrations on conservation, forestry, hunting, fishing and regional animals.
I have enjoyed over the past several years creating and maintaining the festival’s website pwaf.org, designing ads and other event signage.
I was proud to have my ad placed in the widely distributed national magazine, Garden and Gun. Specialty magazines that have displayed PWAF ads include: Gray’s Sporting Journal, American Angler, Fly Tyer, The Shooting Sportsman, Sporting Classics, the Thomasville Scene, Tallahassee Magazine, Southwest Georgia Living and Thomasville Magazine.
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January 2011 the Thomasville Cultural Center launched it’s new name and image as Thomasville Center for the Arts. The branding groundwork, including the logo and font type were developed by Jason Kantner and as the in-house graphic designer I gave input through the strategic planning process, as well as secured and continued the new image forward. The new website, which I designed was also launched during this time.
This event opened with the work of acclaimed Georgia artist, Steve Penley. Known for his work with Coca-Cola, ESPN, University of Georgia and several historical museums, Steve Penley set the scene for a bold start with his bright iconic images. Also displayed was the work of Rebecca Cabassa and the late Elmo Gideon.
Publicity for the FLAUNT: 25 Exhibition, featuring local artists on display in downtown retail locations.
Front and Back of Postcard