cool research on effective teaching practices

"Good teaching was not defined by test results. Instead, its attributes were identified on a nine-item scale, which included student appraisals of how well the teacher organized material, used class time, explained directions, and reviewed the subject matter."



another vinyl design i am working on. i need to work on how this thing will look once it's cut out - which parts are going to be removed and which parts get to stick around... which reminds me that i need to post pictures of my last vinyl cut out on here. it's pretty slick looking



finished it up. got it turned into a vinyl - i'll get pics of that posted soon


birthday adventure

so two days before i my birthday i was chatting with d and she mentioned that she had some awesome horse race tickets and after the races there was a weezer concert. i had just been talking earlier in the week about how cool it would be to go to some horse races. fate? yes. she had a spare ticket. fate? yes. so i booked some flights and blah blah blah... great birthday! below are pics from the adventure

i read this sign out loud as 'oceanside harbor doctor' and was having a really hard time figuring out what it meant... dur dur durrrrr

i was really surprised how large horse tracks are... and i never knew they could move the gates. neato. i didn't bet on any horses because I HAD NO IDEA WHAT ANYTHING MEANT. d tried her best to teach me the lingo but my brain was not computing. numbers and math junk.

there were this many people in every direction at the weezer concert

my running joke was that we were actually seeing the worst wu-tang clan concert ever performed. 'cause of the 'w' and whatnot... hilarious, i know.

it took us an hour and a half just to get out of the parking lot after the weezer concert. nice.

who has the money to buy these houses?? it's insane how much i want one.

my lovely friend d with whom i stayed and celebrated the big two seven. we saw some horse races - red scare was my favorite horse. while waiting in the parking lot after the races / concert d was bugged "what the eff! i just want a dr. pepper! gooooooo!" d and i are dr pepper lovers. we also got babaganoosh. d and i are not babaganoosh lovers. she and her fam sang happy birthday to me at the OC fair with some candles in fried oreos! i almost shed a tear it was so tender.

oh hello bikini rock girl. don't mind if i do.

hi. i'm eric. can i have your sailboat if i promise not to go all charlie st cloud on it?


deep fried oreos!! my fave! we also go some deep fried kool-aid... meh.

fair rides make me nervous. this one actually makes you go backwards - i suppose it's so that if someone vomits then nobody else gets hit in the face with it... just the back of the head.

chocolate covered deep fried bacon on a stick. when in rome. and it didn't sit real well after the fact. this is jcb - a best bud from freshman year - who is married to d's cousin. family... isn't it about... time?

jcb and i conquered the wedge.

jcb and i hunted down this hole in the wall taco joint - 'el toro bravo.' it was super ghetto. that's spanish for 'super delicious.' i could only eat one taco but jcb pounded this whole thing and some flower water. hibiscus or something like that


trip = great success!


work in progress

FREE TIME! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! here's a work in progress. still quite a bit to do... i plan on having an eel wrapped around the skull. it's cool in my head. and in my quick sketch. i'll post it when i get 'er done. props for organized layers. unnamed organized layers...


part 2 - still working on the eel


finished artwork in illustrator

vinyl cut out! brilliant.


desktop wallpaper

i started playing around in maya / PS / AE and was having too much fun to stop. i think it'll make a pretty cool desktop wallpaper. click to see the high resolution image 2048 x 2048


gif gun


still learning to make gif's - kinda hard to get the compressions looking nice


great camera work

i dig the vibe of this video

and it reminded me of this video from last year. probably because it has that same airplane in it.


yay for supporting the arts!

my sister sent me a link to this amazingly talented artist who works as an animator and illustrator out in CA. i am soon to be the proud owner of these gems. they're on tabloid sized paper which i am excited about! they'll look great framed and up with my other art

i like themed pieces. these are of some hawaiian gods. i've never actually been to hawaii - but it's on my list of things to do.

i just couldn't resist this one. so graphic designy

the problem is buying matching frames for all these. meh.


odds and ends

been off the radar for a bit here - working full time at mccann erickson on some big name clients with some fancy pants campaigns, teaching night classes in motion design at UVU, doing some freelance from time to time, and working on some personal projects (i'll be making some posts in the very near future on a new film i am working on called 'alarmie.')

life is good.

a sculpture i made awhile back of a giraffe with an afro. aka - girrafro

remember that one time my mother insisted that i take sewing classes in fifth grade in order to create a better rounded and more domesticated grown up eric? me too. did it work? debatable.

another sculpture from awhile back which my ol' roomie buddy ol' pal dubbed as 'boxer in briefs'

pesto is my drug. that is why these will be growing in my apartment with this dandy UV bulb.

running through some pics from christmas - found this little gem of dizzy taken the day before we had to put him down.



these speak to me

i feel oddly connected to this picture right now

and i love this hair style.

and for all the ladies - you're welcome...


sweet music video

gets real good at the end. also... the director is the musician. also... he is 26.