Hello, everybody. I finally registered this past week. Been wanting to get involved for a while, but when the last classic castle contest was going on I was in the middle of a remodeling project. Now that my LEGO room is done
and I can find things, it is back to building and I'm hoping to get at least one entry up for the Job Muller's contest (I've been working on it all week).
Anyhow, I have my own website http://www.duckingham.com
where I *claim* to be a LEGO freelance artist, but mainly it's just a place to post portraits and sculptures I've done, and now I'm starting to get into MOCs. And I also write articles about LEGO as a hobby. I also post things on Flickr and MOCpages sometimes, but not as faithfully as on my own site.
My "real" job is as a webmaster for a Christian textbook publishing group in South Carolina, though *webmaster* is a bit of a misnomer -- I just happen to be the guy who knew more about websites than anyone else there and I do most of the work.
I'm not sure that I ever really had a "dark age" away from LEGO ... though I did have a couple years between the time that my parents quit buying me LEGO sets and the time I was able to afford to buy them for myself.
I've been lurking around various LEGO forums that last couple years, amazed at the quality and ingenuity of a lot of builders out there, and its only recently that I've gotten up the gumption to quit "lurking" and start getting involved in the online community. So, a big "Thank You" to all the admins who put the time in every day to keep these forums running, and another "Thank You" to the rest of you AFOLs for not tossing out your LEGO when you "grew up."