21 October 2016

Life of Art SitRep #349 New Metal Prints and Prussian Blue Watercolor Scale Pattern

The weather was unseasonably warm for a few days this week, so I spent more time outside hiking and photographing than I'd anticipated.

Shot 669 photographs and 9 videos. I've just started going through them but have far to go. A bit past peak autumn but still beautiful and there was some gorgeous light. Also took some epic panoramas that need to be stitched. Did a few today, one I think was comprised of 11 photos! I should've taken a few placeholder start/stop images to make it easier to tell what was intended for panorama or not.

Added some select photographs to new Metal Art Prints and also created a new collection for them:

Rocklawn Arts blogged New Modern Metal Photo Prints at Rocklawn Arts (should post next Thursday).

Started adding new Prussian Blue Watercolor Scale Pattern to products in my shop:

More to come soon! Follow Rocklawn Arts on Twitter to see new products first.

Rated another folder of photographs in my archive.

Rearranged categories a bit in store.

How was your week?

10 years ago on TTaT: Better and better

20 October 2016

The Story of Ferdinand

The Story of Ferdinand47. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Somehow I'd never read this as a kid, but I kept seeing it in the movie The Blindside and wondered if it was a real book. Lo and behold, it is, and it's awesome!

Ferdinand's an introvert which I love. Also, the illustrations are wonderful.

10 years ago on TTaT: Downs and Ups

19 October 2016

People Watching Madlib #2

Day 13, People Watching Madlib from 28 to Make, a free series of creative prompts from Creative Live. (Still free, so check it out!)

10 years ago on TTaT: The Go-To Name

18 October 2016

Earp Your Day

While getting my teeth cleaned, my dentist popped in to see if my hygienist needed him to check anything. She didn't, but we chatted teeth for a minute while he looked at my x-rays and notes from last time.

Just as he was about to step back into the hall, I said, "On an unrelated note, watch Wynonna Earp." I know he likes sci-fi, so I thought I'd throw it out there.

He leaned forward and asked, "What's that?"

I took a breath and said, "Wynonna Earp is the great-great-granddaughter of Wyatt Earp and she kills revenants, demon outlaws, that Wyatt killed who are resurrected. It's funny, it has great action. It's not sci-fi, but if you liked Buffy, you'll like it."

"That sounds great!" he said with genuine enthusiasm. "Where's it on?"

"SyFy. The first season's done but it's coming back for season 2 next year, so you have plenty of time to catch up."

"And it was good?"

"Yeah, it really is."

"Thanks for the recommendation," he said with a smile.

"You're welcome!"

11 years ago on TTaT: I have an underwear drawer!

17 October 2016

Blind Contour Self Portrait

Day 10, Blind Contour Self Portrait from 28 to Make, a free series of creative prompts from Creative Live. (Still free, so check it out!)

You put the pen to the page and then look at yourself in a mirror and draw without looking back at the page until you're done:

My sense of scale for hair to face was wildly off. Fun exercise though. :)

10 years ago on TTaT: Fine, be that way!

16 October 2016

Note to Self, vol. XXV

The brassieres you'd forgotten about in the back of that drawer were there because they are ill-fitting. Since I have no plans to gain 20+ pounds—which is what it would take for any of that weight to start showing up in my chest—I'm going to get rid of them.

In theory this means I could put the bras I actually wear in the drawer instead of hanging them from my doorknob. The doorknob storage is pretty convenient though and gives me a visual reminder of when I need to do laundry, so probably not.

10 years ago on TTaT: The 11th Dimension is Time

15 October 2016

Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life46. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yeah, that hit the spot. A book about writing that invites us into her brain and a writer's life with humor, clarity, and helpful suggestions.

Highly recommended!

10 years ago on TTaT: The Road is my Favorite Place: Day 8