As an artist, I take a lot of work from people who want specific things created for them. Often I work with clay, but sometimes I use metal in my creations. One person commissioned me to make a 12 foot metal statue of them using abstract ideas. For my metal works, I use steal, because of its strength and price. The price of scrap steel per pound is pretty cheap at the location where I buy it. I use a blow torch to weld the metal and cut it using a laser cutter that I built using a high powered laser attached to a computer system.
Before I start a project, I draw it on paper it get an idea of how I want it to look. On paper, my resources are unlimited, and the only thing that holds me back is my imagination. Once I figure out what the project will look like, I’ll break it down into smaller pieces and make dimensions for it. This helps me determine how much metal I will need to create each part, and also gives me a rough idea of how long the cutting and welding will take.
After getting some steel and hauling it back home, I started working on my project. I put some pre made shapes into the computer and had the laser cut them out. I use a vice to help me bend the metal, and then start bolting and welding pieces together. Once the pieces are secure, I’ll add more until I have a finished part. I designed each part to connect with the others by using bolts at the joints. If there is a project where I have to use moving joints, I’ll rig something up by using a system made from cables and pulleys to mimic human joints.
I have thought about making my own radio station on the internet for awhile now, but I have been kind of lazy about actually doing it. But no more, I need to get started and actually make sure this happens, because it is something I would really like to do. I think that it would be a great opportunity for me to be creative, and I don’t express my creativity often enough. I have been checking out Shoutcast hosting and I think that I am going to make my radio station on Shoutcast, because that seems like a pretty good service, and besides, there are thousands of other radio stations here. So that means that there is a definite user base for this site and there is a good chance that it will be heard by some people.
Of course, I am not going to just make the radio station and hope someone stumbles onto it. Instead, I am going to try to spread the word myself a bit, and send links to it to some of my friends. I am not going to go overboard promoting it, because I do not want to use up too much of my time promoting it. I would like to spend a lot more time on the actual development of the radio station, as opposed to spending so much time promoting it.
But at the same time, I need to find a healthy balance and promote it some, at least in the beginning, to make sure people know about it. After all, it would make me pretty bummed out if I put all this time and effort into making a radio station and did not have anybody listen to it. I don’t think that will happen, but I need to make sure it doesn’t.