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AOL began offering web pages to members, and Varian's Dreamcatcher made its
first appearance on the Worldwide Web with an aol.com address. It began with
Varian's Dreamview and Varian's WebSurfin' Tour. The Tour was renamed to
WebSurfin' Dream shortly after. In the process of building WebSurfin' Dream,
Varian's Inadequate Resource Page For Boris Vallejo was also born. Varian's
Angeldreams and the accompanying AngelSong were also introduced this month.
New pages brought in: Varian's Neverending Dream, Varian's DreamcIRCle and
AngelClips. Varian's Tarotdream was pre-announced, but remained offline.
WebSurfin' Dream was renamed to Varian's HotLinks Dreamlist as a greater
organization set in. Page counters were added to the Dreamlist and to Varian's
Angeldreams; a counter and guestbook were added to Varian's Dreamcatcher.
Tables first began to be used on the assorted pages. AskVarian! and Varian's
Buttermilk Dreamin' were introduced. Varian's HotLinks Dreamlist was awarded
Cool Site of the Nite for October 25, 1995. Varian's Dreamview shifted
its focus from fine art to background tiles.
Further expansion to Varian's Angeldreams: AngelAire, AngelVision and AngelHalo
Spotlight were introduced.
The thrill wore off, and AskVarian! was retired. Varian's HotLinks Dreamlist
received a new counter.
Varian's HotLinks Dreamlist was named Puppy's Pick for January 5,
1996. AngelClips was renamed to AngelClippings.
Varian's Dreamweav'n was introduced.
AngelTalk was introduced.
As I was spending less time on IRC, Varian's DreamcIRCle was suspended.
Varian's Neverending Dream was suspended. Frames were added to Varian's
Dreamcatcher and Varian's HotLinks Dreamlist. The Dreamlist introduced the
Dreamcaught Homepages award which was granted to home pages that were
especially enjoyable to browse through.
Varian's Angeldreams received a facelift with the addition of navigational
A small page for my workplace online, From the Desk of VLA Varian was introduced.
Varian's Neverending Dream returns with a new format, Impossible Dream,
Something's Coming and the beginning of Dreamwalk.
Much work was done on Varian's Angeldreams, which joined The Angel Ring webring
this month. AngelWings was introduced. AngelTalk was retired. AngelKisses
was pre-announced but offline.
The Tech Notes and Site Map pages were added. Although offline, AngelClippings
transmorphs into Page 3 of AngelKisses.
Web Fonts Reference took form, but due to the complexity of its information
and links, it remained offline. A new navigational menu bar was designed
and applied to Varian's Dreamcatcher, but it never had a chance to become
fully linked. Offline, AngelKisses reached a state of readiness but publication
was withheld for the need to reorganize the server space.
Varian.net becomes a reality, hosted by Ablaze.net. The domain home page
is erected. The simplest page, Buttermilk Dreamin', is updated and transfered
to the new address.
Moved Dreamweav'n, Neverending Dream and Dreamwalk into place. Still looking
for a midi for "Something's Coming." Began New to the Dream. DreamStationery
was introduced. Began hosting the DC Special filters because they deserve
the space and I had it to offer.
New Dreamcatcher and E-mail logos designed. Varian's Dreamview is completely
renovated and DreamStationery moved under its umbrella. DreamEffects was
introduced. Offline, Angeldreams begins a transformation.
Change of URL notices are posted on the aol.com site for the remainder of
The aol.com address is sunsetted, bringing to a close any page I didn't care
to continue, such as Web Surfin' Dream.
Varian's Dreamfare is inaugurated with the unveiling of DreamIcons. Minor
tech changes are made throughout the site.
The updated Varian's Dreamcatcher moved in after shedding its frames.
Dreamhistory introduced in its current form. The old Tech Notes page became
Behind the Dreamtech. DreamLevels and DreamModels 3D emerge. Setting aside
my CGI lessons for now, I installed a guestbook courtesy of 1-2-3 WebTools.
Added: Shader files to DreamModels 3D, DreamDesign opened, Me & My RC
Dreams, several web rings. Dreamweav'n re-emerged with DreamFeast and
DreamCircle. Updated: The Guestbook received new link art. Angeldreams brought
back online with AngelRealms, AngelSong and AngelKisses. Dreamview became
the happy recipient of the Excellent Resource Award.
Added: Dreamview DreamDesign Text Effects, Dreamfonts and Web Fonts Reference,
meta-tags throughout, Dreamview Collaborative, Dreamview DreamFractals.
Biggest news for the month: a move to a new server that is better equipped
to carry us into the future.
Added: DreamVision galleries Illustrations, Scenics, Still Life (2) and Tarot,
DreamVista 3D Landscapes and Skyscapes galleries, AngelRealms Gallery 2,
Dreamcatcher archive one-way mailing list. DreamTubes opens its doors with
25 PSP tube files for downloading. Dreamfonts receives some housecleaning,
and two new fonts are added. Updated: Angeldreams urls, Dreamview Collaborative
begins the Generations Project. Varian's Angeldreams has received the Sacred
Site and Angelic Guidance awards.
DreamVision: Scenics now sports a Gallery 2. DreamVista 3D: both Landscapes
and Skyscapes have each received second galleries. Plus Dreamfare: DreamAvatars
is now open, with several animated avatars and world redesigns for use with
DreamVista 3D receives third galleries for both Landscapes and Skyscapes.
Several new models have been added to DreamModels 3D. The domain pages and
the Dreamview area have each received face-lifts in their appearances. Dreamview:
DreamColor reference is introduced, although still undergoing construction.
Landscapes Gallery 4 and Botanic Gallery 1 have been added to DreamVista
The new Terragen Environment Files section opens.
The DreamFractals galleries were appropriately absorbed into DreamVisions,
and several new images were added to nearly every gallery category. Varian.net
is now hosted by C I Host.
New additions to AngelRealms, Terragen Environment Files, DreamEffects,
Terragen Dreamlands and Treasures d'Esprit debutes. My "Paragenesis" image
was selected as Picture of the Day for E-on Software, February 20.
Additions to DreamModels 3D, Vue d'Esprit Goodies, and the Dreamview
Collaborative Generations Project. My "Otherworld" image received Honorable
Mention in the voting results for January's TerraCon, my "Hot
Cocoa" image was selected as Picture of the Day for E-on Software
March 10 and "Distichodus" was Picture of the Day for March 24. Treasures
d'Esprit has joined the Vue d'Esprit Users webring.
Additions to Angeldreams: AngelRealms galleries, Dreamview: DreamTubes, Vue
d'Esprit Goodies and Dreamview: DreamColor. Most of the redesigned
DreamVision galleries are now open again, with several new images added.
DreamDesign: Vue Explorations makes its debut. My "Fountain" and "Winter
Tangle 2" images were selected as Picture of the Day for E-on Software
April 4 and 13, and my "Golden Rays" image was selected for
Updated DreamColor Reference. "Portrait of Raphael" was added to Angeldreams:
AngelRealms. New trees tutorials added to DreamDesign: Vue Explorations.
My "Alcove" image was selected as Picture of the Day for E-on Software,
Anonther tree tutorial added to DreamDesign: Vue Explorations. My "Goldening"
image was selected by the Vue d'Esprit Users Webring as Pick Of The
Month. Interiors and Scenics categories are now re-opened
in Dreamview: DreamVision galleries and DreamVista 3D has reopened with a
new format. Several new models added to DreamModels 3D.
After a lengthy hiatus, Dreamview: DreamTiles has reopened with 70 seamless
background tiles and has joined the Purely Backgrounds webring. DreamVision
has joined the Digital Art webring, and DreamColor has joined the Web
Page Design webring. Byte sizes of all downloadable files have been
added to DreamModels and Vue d'Esprit Goodies.
Many new images added to Dreamview: DreamVision galleries. A new artist makes
a mark in the Dreamview Collaborative Generations Project. My "Fine Spring
Afternoon" image is E-on Software's Picture of the Day, August 6.
New images added to AngelRealms and DreamVision galleries. The parent spawns
another image in the Dreamview Collaborative Generations Project. Sixteen
original board and tile designs for Shih Dao have been added to Dreamfare.
DreamModels 3D: Poser Toys has opened, and the new Poser Playtime is going
to pull all my Poser items together. DreamVista 3D has been sunsetted. Dreamview:
DreamClips makes its debut. New styles of alternate leaves have been added
to DreamModels 3D: Vue d'Esprit Goodies.
Buttermilk Dreamin' updated. Sixty-six original 3D models in VOB format have
been added to DreamModels 3D: Vue d'Esprit Goodies. New images added to
DreamVision and AngelRealms galleries. Six new tutorials added to DreamDesign:
Vue Explorations. The exodus from Yahoo-owned Webring.org begins as I joined
these Ringsurf.com rings: Live Under The Moon, The Wonderful Places, Cool
Cows, The Font Zone, Freeware and Useful Web Stuff, Mystical Art, Terragen
Story, Artists Coalition Worldwide and Digital Landscapes.
Digital Greenhouse opened. Two angel wings models for Poser added to
DreamModels 3D: Poser Toys. DreamModels 3D joined the Renderosity web ring.
Two more tutorials added to DreamDesign: Vue Explorations. The Dreamview
Collaborative Generations Project had another entry. My "Morning Refreshment"
image made E-on Software's Picture of the Day for December 7, and
my "Misty Dawn" image was Picture of the Day for December
My "Dry Heat" image was Picture of the Day for E-on Software for Jan.
2, and "Bamboo Field" was picked for Jan. 29.
Dates updated for the new year. The Dreamcatcher update notification list
moved to Topica.com. My "Visitor to the Stream" image selected by E-on Software
as Picture of the Day for Feb. 11, and my "Valentine Treats" image
chosen for Feb. 17. New tutorials added to Vue Explorations. New angel images
for Angeldreams: AngelRealms, and to the DreamVision Galleries. Two new models
and a new scene file added to DreamModels 3D: Vue d'Esprit Goodies. Three
more references for angel wings models added to Poser Playtime, including
a wonderful modifation McCritical made for my own Flatwings model.
New images added to Angeldreams: AngelRealms and DreamVision Galleries. New
models added to DreamModels 3D and many new items added to DreamModels 3D:
Vue d'Esprit Goodies. Two more angel wings models added to the reference
on Poser Playtime. My "Tropical Sunset" image was selected as Picture
of the Day by E-on Software for March 10, and my "Spring Garden" was
selected for March 29.
New images added. The new MOD Bull gallery has opened in DreamVision, just
for fun! New goodies added to DreamModels 3D: Vue d'Esprit Goodies including
updated leaf materials. DreamModels 3D: Poser Toys has a new set of angel
wings, thanks to Lafolli's skill and generosity, plus there is a new set
of ten poses for Sharkey's Angelyna Wings character model. Dreamview: DreamTubes
updated and new tubes added.
DreamModels 3D has gotten a new streamlined appearance and several new
models. Many new images added.
New materials for Vue d'Esprit Goodies.
Fifteen fabric materials added to Vue d"Esprit Goodies.
Eleven new PSP paint tubes added to DreamTubes (under Assorted and Flowers).
New plants, flowers and other models added to DreamModels 3D.
Two FunctionPaks added to Vue d'Esprit Goodies.
Two FunctionPaks and two FilterPaks added to Vue d'Esprit Goodies, along
with several new native Vue object models.
I'm alive and well, just very busy with other things, so I haven't been paying
much attention to the website.
Updated the angel wings models list for Poser Playtime. Added the AngelRealms
2002 gallery. Added several images to DreamVision galleries that were created
during 2001 and 2002.
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