Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Daydream Believer

Just heard the news....  Davy Jones just passed away from a heart attack.  For you young-'uns, he was a part of a group called the Monkees, popular in the late '60s.  And, when I was a young-'un, they toured, and I got to see the Monkees.  The first concert I'd ever been to!

Thanks, Davy, for firing a young girl's imagination.  :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012


This month, I'm learning jQuery with @TutsPremium:

Friday, February 24, 2012

Incredible stuff happening out there....

Check out this video, created by Petro Vrellis.  One of the most impressive applications of computer animation.

Starry Night (interactive animation) from Petros Vrellis on Vimeo.

Monday, February 6, 2012

OMG, in the media!!!

Nope, not me.  Even better, our son, Sean!!  

MEMBERS OF THE CIRCUIT BREAKERS, Sean Leapley, 17, and Devlyn Nelsen, 17, guide the robot "Copernicus" up a ramp to test the unit's gyro and accelerometer, as fellow team members, left to right, Justin Patridge, 16, James Womack, 17, and Vincent Wise, 14, look on. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Pretty darned cool.  Sean's been in Robotics for 3 years now, and really loves it.  The article can be found at :

To raise money for the competition the El Dorado Union High School District Robotics Team is partnering with CEAR Inc. (California Electronics Asset Recovery) to have a free, drive-through, electronics waste drop-off day on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Raley’s parking lot, 166 Placerville Drive in Placerville.

For security purposes, CEAR Inc. shreds all hard drives at its secure facility. Drop-offs will be accepted up until 1 p.m. The drive can accept: monitors, televisions, desktop and notebook PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, telephones, cell phones, printers, copiers, laser and multifunction scanners and fax machines, small household appliances such as toasters, mixers, blenders and vacuum cleaners with the dust bag removed. 

The following items cannot be accepted: large household appliances (i.e. refrigerators, washers, dryers microwaves, etc.) furniture, hazardous household waste including batteries, car batteries, paint, pesticides, used oil, cleaning supplies, fluorescent light bulbs, tires, etc.

For more information go to and
Anyone wishing to donate or sponsor the team can contact Charlotte Lindborg at 530-409-4990, or e-mail

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Last Semester work...

Hi there,
All done with my figure drawing class.  Below are some examples of work.

 Now, I'm taking a Portrait Drawing class with the same instructor.  She makes us work hard, but it's great to really push and learn so much!