aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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Posted by dav at 2007 December 9 02:43 PM
File under: Art

Inspired by the family tradition of one of Mie's college buddies, we have started producing a homemade family holiday card each winter. Last year we riffed on Tesla's natural faux-hawk and went with a punk rock theme. This year I used Illustrator and Photoshop to create a mashup of three individual photos of Tesla, Mie and myself, a shot of the Golden Gate Bridge stolen from Flickr member pbo31 and a Japanese Dragon I found in Second Life. I put everything through VectorMagic to make it easy to adjust scaling of the individual images without losing anything, then imported the scaled layered vector images into photoshop for some finishing touches.

We'll be printing some of the cards out on nice paper and sending them through the mail, but here's the online version. Happy Holidays!

South Beach Harbor Playground Golden gate slips into the blue


Hey Dav, an inspired card!
Your works & writings have been fun to see and read.
Looking forward to seeing more creative output in
the upcoming weeks! We haven't met, but I'm a fan already.

Best holiday wishes,


Posted by: bjorn on December 22, 2007 12:50 PM

Thanks Bjorn! Best to you too.

Posted by: dav on December 22, 2007 01:37 PM

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