My name is James. I am older than time (38 yrs) self employed, mostly broke, and I've been using Blender for less than half a year. I live just east of Sacramento, California, which is on the west coast of the US. I do a variety of digital related work from photo touch-up and video editing to setting up small home office networks.
Since I have almost no artistic ability, it's a wonder I love 3D and Blender so much. I'm an avid Photoshop user and have been using that app for ages (since version 5 I think). Also a wonder since, you know, the lack of artistic talent.
I spend some of my time cutting and splitting firewood, as well as milling trees into lumber. To match with my lumberjack description, I have recently tried growing a beard. I look more like a slightly pudgy version Shaggy from Scooby Doo than like a hearty, rough and tumble woodsman, but so be it. Maybe if I put on some jeans and a flannel shirt (and carry an axe around) it will help the image.
Although I should probably post this in the Showcase, I'll show you practically the only thing I have from Blender that I consider a partial success. This is the result of my following along with the Modeling the Female Head DVD
by Johnathan Williamson.
This is my attempt at making my own woman. She can't talk yet, and she has no hair...and no arms or legs...or no physical form whatsoever, and she's not real....But who am I to judge a person based on some superficial criterion like reality?