The Purpose of Life

Unfortunately I don't have a definitive answer here. But the purpose of this website is to be my online portfolio and a place for me to explore my technological creativity. But hey, I'll keep you posted if I find the definitive purpose of life.


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Book Recs

The Three Body Problem (2008, translated 2014) by Liu Cixin (English translation by Ken Liu) is the most scientific science fiction book I've already read, drawing from quantum mechanics and math in a detailed and believable (to a chemist) way to construct an unforseeable future. Exploring ancient history, 20th century Chinese revolutions and their influence on academia, immersive video games, stewardship of the environment, and the unknowability of the universe, this first installment of Liu's trilogy slowly unfolds at the beginning and builds in pace as you continue.
The Three Body Problem

New BIG Acrylic Painting

Windowsill, 2021
Anna Perkins
Windowsill, 2021
24" x 36"

In 2021, I decided it was about time to make a large acrylic painting. My mom took a lovely photograph of our cat Jasper that inspired me both with its subject and indoor/outdoor light composition. With acrylic, I find I use a lot more layers, both because the paint is more transparent than oils and because I know it will dry faster and I can paint over it on the same day. The layering helped achieve the fluffiness of the cat's fur. Like usual, I spent quite a bit of time on the patterned fabric.

This painting and Rachael were featured in the Golden Employee Art Show along with many other lovely paintings by my coworkers.

Now that I've got a proper large easel, I think more large paintings will be coming (after many hours of labor over several months, of course)!

Written by: Anna

Posted on: January 30, 2022

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This website in its early days (circa 2006) was a Neopets fansite - hence the domain name. I taught myself how to code because I wanted to customize my Neopets profile, which as I grew older turned into a desire to make pretty websites and learn graphic design. Though heavily modified in 2018, I originally created this website layout in 2012 as a challenge to create a layout without images; thus all of the elements are pure code. Of course all of my artwork on here has to be in image format, but I am proud that the structure is HTML5, CSS, and a dash of php.

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