I just found out that I’m a finalist in the Design and Engineering category of EA’s Inspiring Creativity contest! I could not believe it when I saw my name! What an honor it is to be selected! Of course, in order to actually win, I need votes. I would really appreciate it if you would take a look at my entry, found here (note that the pictures take a bit to load). If you like it, please vote for me! You can vote daily. I’m super happy just to be a finalist, but if I won…<mind boggling>!
Update: I won! It’s still hard to believe even now, but I actually won the contest! I’m so excited and pleased. I will be receiving a 3D printer, and I’m thrilled at the thought of what I might be able to create with it.
It’s been a while, and I’m afraid I don’t yet have a new build complete. I have so much going on in my daily life that I find very little time (and energy) to focus on building. However, I am making progress on my gym, Reflections, and I don’t think it will take too much longer to complete. Here are a couple of WIP pictures:
Front Exterior View
Back Exterior View
As you can see, it’s a huge structure, so the inside has taken some time to define, and I’m now in the process of furnishing and decorating. I hope that this gym will offer something for everyone. It will have the expected workout equipment, of course but also some surprises. I’m building it in Sunlit Tides because I love the way the colors of the world are reflected in the mirrors on the building – they really show off the concept I was going for. I think the structure could also work as a hotel/resort, and perhaps down the road with the Island Paradise expansion, I will explore that aspect of it.
I’ve also got a couple more builds going that are in the very early stages. I’m not ready to show off WIP pictures of them yet, but I will show you the homes that inspired them:
Finally, I’m hosting a new building contest on The Sims 3 forums. I’m challenging builders to create single story homes that are innovative and interesting. I ran this same competition last year and had some excellent entries. Interest seems strong this time around, and I’ve already got quite a few submissions. The contest will be open until March 31st, so there’s plenty of time to join! Click here if you’re interested (lurkers are welcome too!).