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Get Back To Work!

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 11:26 AM
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I know I have been absent for most of the past few years. Been dealing with major blows in personal life which has sort of sapped the energy and creative juices out of me. Between illnesses (I am still dealing with), losing my mom and brother in law and dealt with another blow late last year which lead me to really put more focus on taking care of my family. I just could never seem to get back into that creative mode for long stretches at a time anymore.  I have been fortunate though to be able to do a few side jobs in gig posters or logos. The poster thing is a radical departure for me and I am still figuring out what my style and workflow for those will be. It is a fun thing to do, that's for sure. But I miss creating the imagery I like to create. I just haven't had the time.

But I am getting there. I have been following some of our more respected artists that I watch grow into fantastic artists and are all well on their way to great things! I am very proud of them and they have inspired me lately. I have got the itch again. I have been dabbling, though nothing solid to show. Just practice runs. I have some new ideas to get out there soon. I do have a new CD project that is both a commercial endeavour and personal project as it may be the thing to get me going again. ;)

My new work may be going back to my older style and I look forward to the challenges I lay down for myself. Holidays are approaching so new stuff will most likely be in January unless I hunker down and get something done before then. :)

See you all soon! :)

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New Art

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 8:18 AM
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Hello!

So I finally added a new image, Mother Nature. Feel free to check it out and/or offer any thoughts. It's been a while and I experimented a bit. I am already looking to get started on more artwork so keep checking in as I don't plan on being away as long as last time! :)

Mother Nature by fensterer

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Here we go....

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 10:49 PM
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Still here. Been trying to get some art going but it's been difficult as life gets in the way. That's ok though. I am feeling inspired and just need to get crackin' soon! Big changes personally happening this summer so I may not get as much time as I hoped to churn out some art, at least until things settle a bit by the fall. But I plan on posting new stuff soon, I need to for my own sanity! :)

Hope all is well with everyone!

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Help with share point

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 5:41 PM
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My wife is trying to embed YouTube videos in share point but she says that she can't click ok to embed the video. Anybody work with share point and know what to do here?

She needs to get this done for work so any suggestions are appreciated. :)

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Working my way back...

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 9:16 PM
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Hi all

So after the past couple of years, I am now starting to work my way back into doing more art. I have had a lot happen personally that has sort of took away a desire to do what I love to do. Now I am starting to get the itch again and I look forward to honing the skills and get some new art out there.

By the way, if you haven't been by my Facebook page, please stop by and let me know you were there just by liking the page! ;) You can check it out here: www.facebook.com/CreativeSchis…

I had posted a couple early images so far, just getting the feet wet again. I do have to mention that Chris from painting-with-light has kindly featured Book Hopper Book Hopper by fensterer
in his journal so feel free to check out the other works that are there as well. :)

I do have a few commercial projects in the works but I will be posting new art again very soon! Take care!

 

Phil



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NEWS

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 9:48 PM
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First off, I would like to say a HUGE thanks to Aeirmidfor the Daily Deviation awarded to my work "Show A Little Restraint"! This was a very cool surprise! ;)

 

Show A Little Restraint by fensterer

 

In other news, After a hospital stay a couple months ago, I was finally recovering then had another set back as my wife also had a stay in the hospital and is recovering. So things have been a little much beginning with the passing of my brother-in-law and mom last year all the way till now. Haven't been able to really focus on art but I am starting to get things going again.

A new cd cover has been completed but awaiting release a little later on. I am currently working on a new gig poster for a popular band that I have worked with before and hope to have it done in the next few weeks. A few other things are in the works as well.

A new website design is slow moving but will have something done by the end of the year.

 

I hope to update more often but at this moment, that's all for now! Hope all is well with everyone and thank you to all those who have checked out my work recently, thank you! :D

 

 

 



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Absence for a little while

Fri Jun 7, 2013, 2:58 PM
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So I am now in Recovery mode after a battle with an illness that left me hospitalized for a week. Apologies to all that have sent me messages and haven't heard back yet. I'm just starting to sift through stuff and get things moving again.

Hope all is well with everyone and will see you soon.

Phil

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I finally did it...

Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:42 PM
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So I finally decided to try out this new fad called Twitter! ;)

I have a ton of things that i am doing but I will try to update as much as I can so if you would like to, you can follow me at twitter.com/CreativeSchism.

Currently, I am recharging my batteries but still a little active and may have col news in the future. I am also in early stages of a badly needed redesign of my website. I still plan on posting more work as I am still working my way back into full on art mode. Expect new stuff in the near future! ;)

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BANDS! I am open for commissions again and I will be offering special pricing if you are in need of artwork. If there is existing art you would like to use as well, feel free to message me for more details. This is a good opportunity to create some art worth marketing your music. Serious inquiries only, please!

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Interview

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 5:29 PM

Plotting a return!

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 9:48 PM
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Yes, it's a new year. Which I hope will bring some much needed inspiration. I did try to stay alive on here during a very difficult year last year. Among many issues I have had to deal with, losing a brother-in-law and  two months later, losing my mom to an unexpected and swift battle with cancer proved to be a bit much and so I had to shut down. As a result, my focus has just not been there. I feel I have taken a few steps backward.  

I miss art, which, like most of you, is a personal release. I have a lot to shed this time around but may take a little time to get myself back in creative shape. My first entry of the new year was just a quick excercise for me and very sub par for my standards but I choose to leave it as a reminder to not do that, again! ;)

I am ready to go. Let's start crankin' out some art and I hope to be back full speed soon! :)

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Been a bit distracted...Edit

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 4:01 PM
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Edit:

My mom just lost her battle to cancer. She was one of the most amazing human beings to walk this earth. She and my dad have done what I think is one of the most difficult tasks to do... Raising six kids and were damn good at it! My siblings and I were so fortunate to have a mom and dad that loved their kids as much as they did.

I miss my sister, my dad and now my mom. And mom, when I do see you again, we'll have more time to teach you how to use facebook!

I love you!

Phil

Hi

So I haven't been hanging around too much though I try to be somewhat involved. I have been having some personal things I needed to deal with. I have had some of my own health issues I needed to tend to. I also traveled a bit. My brother-in-law had just passed a way a few weeks ago and my mother is battling a bout of cancer and we are being optimistic. The latter is a very sudden development and my family are all doing what we need to. Because my mom is in another state, I don't get to see her as much as I would like but I plan on traveling out there a few times to visit and check in on her. This is a hard thing to be far away but at least she is being taking good care of by family that is still there with her.

I need  a distraction once in a while so I will probably poke in here once every now and then and even try to post some new work but you may not hear from me in long spells. We'll see. Anyway, just an FYI in case anyone was wondering what was going on.

Hope everyone is well and talk to you soon! :)

Phil

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Daily Deviation-Wow!

Fri May 18, 2012, 7:10 AM
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I haven't been on here too much lately due to an unusual amount of freelance work (yay!) so I was pleasantly surprised to log in today and see that Homewrecker HOMEWRECKER by fensterer had received a Daily Deviation!

Thank you so much to *Flobelebelebobele and ^SanguineVamp! You have my deepest grattitude! :hug:

In other news, I finished work on a tour poster/shirt design for 311 and Slightly Stoopid's Unity Tour 2012, A trailer and truck wrap and I am currently working on another poster for the Electric Forest Music Festival,  a project involving a very popular Australian metal band about to make their world wide debut (more on that later) and posters and other promotional admats for For All The Emptiness. Plus a few other projects inthere as well.

As soon as I get a chance, I will be back at creating some new artwork and posting as soon as I can!

Miss DA and I hjope evceryone is doing well! :)

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I need help with a site

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:58 PM
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Okay, so before I put my head through a wall, can anyone offer an explanation why a website I am trying to put together gets scattered looking on Mac?

I built a website using (gasp) two frames because the client wanted the mp3 player and navigation to always be static and not reload. One frame on top, the other below for all the content. Looks decent in IE on a pc but in Firefox and Chrome the lower frame drops a lot. In Mac the site apparently explodes and pieces everywhere.

The one thing to keep in mind is I am not web designer but I toy around with them and occasionally create one for a client. I don't know code all that well and I use Dreamweaver only at the moment. I am running out of time so any info on this would be really helpful.

By the way, if there is another way in Dreamweaver to make a fixed header that doesn't need to relaod as you navigate the site, I am all ears!

Thanks agin for the help! :)

P.S.

Another issue I have is that I can only upload the site through a Java ftp and not a normal ftp. The site was moved to a new server but now I can't log into any ftp to upload the site. Any thought on that? I know all the log in info and can log in to all accounts of the client. Just not the ftp.

Thanks again!

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Attention Thieves

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 6:09 PM
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It's been brought to my attention that artwork of mine has been ripped and combined with other artists work to create new images with big giant copyrights over the new "art" and being sold. DO NOT DO THIS as it is not beneath me to take legal action to protect my income!

If you want to use my work, simple message me or email me, I am easy to get a hold of. We can talk then.

Enough said!

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It's been a while...

Sun Nov 27, 2011, 10:04 PM
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I know I am not here as often as I would like but this has been a good year for me freelance wise and balancing that with a new full time job and my wife and soon to be 3 year old daughter, I don't get a chance to lurk and create personal work. I am also in the middle of a bathroom remodel that I am trying to finish before Christmas (prognosis...not good ;) ).

I am working on another For All The Emptiness CD package, just finished a shirt design for The String Cheese Incident and I may have some cool news regarding a new cd project in the very near future. I do plan on cranking out some personal works but I don't want to throw out there just anything so you may not see new personal work until the new year.

Hope all is well with everyone and I will talk to you soon! :)

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Just when I thought I was out....

Sun Jun 5, 2011, 9:36 PM
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Freelance pulled me back in! Not that it's bad thing of course! ;) So, I was finally feeling better and got some things in order and adjusted to the new job and I was ready to make some personal art. Then I was comissioned for a couple t-shirt designs, a poster (possibly two more) a complete cd package, a logo design and what may be a new website design. Plus a bedroom renovation! ;)

Anyway, apologies again for not being here and I haven't been able to fully participate in the clubs I belong to but I will be back, I swear! ;) Once I finish these projects I'll be back  to crash the party! Hope all is well with everyone and I will check in now and again!

Me

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Still here...

Mon May 2, 2011, 7:14 PM
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Haven't been as active as I want to be. Haven't been feeling all that great to be honest and I started a new job so I am focused on that for now. But I am trying to pop in when I can.

By the way, if you have time to help our good friend, NeoStockz please check out this link www.surveymonkey.com/s/N9YY99F which help him out on a fantastic school project! Thanks! :)

Hope everyone is doing well and talk to you soon! :)

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News

Tue Mar 15, 2011, 2:36 PM
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So I was notified that some elements from my String Cheese Winter Carnival artwork ( SCI Winter Carnival 2011 by fensterer ) were  used to create oversized stage props for their three day event! They turned out amazing and to see my artwork used that way was a thrill. Once I get a permission I am going to post a photo or two along with the two elements I designed that made up the original piece to show how they were used. :)

Also, I redesigned my website www.creativeschism.com If you want to take a look and feel free o let meknow what you think. I left some familiar elements in there as I was going for a "speed design" if you will just to see if I can do a decent site in a short turnaround time. It may go through a major reworking later in the year but for now I kinda like the direction I think I may go in the future. :)

I'm working on some ideas for personal works and hope to have something new and more in my original style soon! ;)

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Can you help me for a sec...?

Mon Mar 7, 2011, 10:45 PM
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I am looking to open a studio up this summerat some point as wheels are starting to turn to get something going and I need to start promoting soon. So I finally gave in and decided to post some artwork in a slideshow via Youtube! here's the link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoU2lZ… I have a channel there with one video for my dark art so far but I will be posting others in a while. I would appreciate it if you checked it out and let me know what you thinnk. It's not that creative but I do have a new logo I am thinking of using. :)

Anyway, still been busy with various things but I am itching to be creating something new for myself and I will soon. But I am also among other things, redesigning my website as well. I hope to have that online soon!

Thanks again, I hope all is well!

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