[Clipart] Why am I doing this?

jon at rejon.org jon at rejon.org
Wed Aug 11 03:37:31 PDT 2010

You guys are cool! I'm happy that we have a place that we can come in
and out, and express ourselves! I know OCAL and you guys have
supported me at various times, and this project and our friendships
have provided a nice stability to my various involvements and

Thanks all :) Thank you to Chovynz and Nicu for sharing too :)


On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 11:01 PM, Nicu Buculei <nicu_gfx at nicubunu.ro> wrote:
> On 08/06/2010 12:47 AM, chovynz wrote:
>> I teach because I want to learn. I am learning so I can teach. I am
>> "Doing" background OCAL, because I want to learn some fantastic things
>> from Jon Phillips and some of you other fantastic people (Like Nicu
>> Buculei, and Gerald. G and J.Alves, Oleg, Johnny Olsen + others.)
> This is a great place to learn and I learned myself a lot by having the change to look inside the SVG sources and study how were they made - and I want to make here a special mention to AndyFitz (he contributed a lot of images in the early days). And from studying I was able do develop my own original style.
> Also, Bryce, our leader in the early days, from whom I learned a lot about community work, openess and keeping your freedom ideals intact.
> I used a vector graphic application (Sodipodi, this is how Inkscape was called back then) for the first time only a few months before OCAL was founded and I started to contribute.
>> I learned that I can walk away, have a rest, and let other people do
>> some work, and the world doesn't end.
>> I also learned that, hey, I can actually code - despite all my self-talk
>> of "not able, hate it, can't do it, won't do it".
>> I've learned that, it's ok to be me. One day, I'll either shed this
>> "chovynz" pseudonym or build on it and let you guys see the real me.
> Sometime is healthy to step back for a while and look at the bigger picture.
>> Find someone who is close to you and spend some time with them, doing
>> nothing - together. See how long you can actually spend with them before
>> you get fidgety. Might it be time to re-prioritise them back into your
>> life?
> Each of us has a life and his own priorities, we should be friends and support each other in following our hearts.
> Myself, I feel sometime ashamed deep inside to not finding the time to contribute to the project as I used to.
> --
> nicu :: http://nicubunu.ro :: http://nicubunu.blogspot.com
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