29 May 2015

Life of Art SitRep #277 Geometrics

Huzzah! The time consuming monogram templates are finished. Hopefully the pace of things will pick up from here. Though now I think about it any design where I have to change the monogram color will be a bit mind numbing. Still faster than this week though. I'll take it!

Created another small batch of Black Stripes And Chevrons With Monogram On White products. The rest will be coming soon now I've finished the templates.

Also started adding design variation Black Equal Sign Geometric Pattern on White to some products:

Created Stylish iPhone 6 Plus Wood Cases and Striking Samsung Galaxy S6 Photo Cases collections.

Rocklawn Arts blogged Gay Pride Rainbow Swag and Stylish iPhone 6 Plus Wood Cases.

Updated links file.

Made accent pillow templates.

Weeded out some old iPad templates.

Watched a video class beta version through a mailing list I'm on.

How was your week?


A year ago on TTaT: Fractional Storytelling #14

23 May 2015

Chu's Day at the Beach

Chu's Day at the Beach38. Chu's Day at the Beach by Neil Gaiman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I loved the art in this book and enjoyed the story which had a cool twist.

Highly recommended if you've got little ones or enjoy beautiful, fun illustrations.

Chu's Day is the first book in the series and there's also Chu's First Day of School (enjoyed the former, haven't read the latter).


A year ago on TTaT: Life of Art SitRep #224 Put a Ring on it!

22 May 2015

Life of Art SitRep #276 Stripes and Chevrons en route!

This week I worked in a different room. Couldn't say I was more productive but it definitely had a different feel. It provided a separate area for work which made it easier (for good or bad) to shut off. May need to explore that further once I find some more space.

Got my ailing computer up and running for a bit to prepare some designs.

Started creating some new template sets, more time consuming than usual with the addition of customizable monograms.

Added my new design Black Stripes And Chevrons With Monogram On White (yeah, that's a mouthful) to my first batch of new templates. More to come!

Rocklawn Arts blogged Geometric Rainbow Pattern LGBT Pride T-shirts and Rainbow Geometric Pattern LGBT Pride Stickers.

How was your week?


Two years ago on TTaT: Fractional Storytelling #8

17 May 2015

Words Without Music: A Memoir

Words Without Music: A Memoir34.Words Without Music: A Memoir by Philip Glass

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Thoroughly enjoyable memoir by composer Philip Glass. Highly recommended for music and art fans, musicians, artists, and those who enjoy stories set during WWII, the 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.

Creative, intellectual, well-traveled, open to the search. Well worth reading.


Two years ago on TTaT: Life of Art SitRep #171 I can do this, right?

15 May 2015

Life of Art SitRep #275 More Cases and Wine Totes

Started the week off with a lovely visit to an art museum that's been expanded with beautiful architecture.

Shot 167 photographs.

Finished adding my designs and photographs to the new Wine Totes and Samsung Galaxy S6 Cases. Huzzah!
Purple and White Zigzag Wine Bags
Purple and White Zigzag Wine Bags by RocklawnArts
See other Purple Wine Totes at zazzle
Puffy Clouds On Blue Sky Samsung Galaxy S6 Cases
Puffy Clouds On Blue Sky Samsung Galaxy S6 Cases by RocklawnArts
Look at Protective Casemate Cases online at Zazzle.com

Rocklawn Arts blogged New Wine Totes at Rocklawn Arts! and New Samsung Galaxy S6 Cases at Rocklawn Arts!

Worked on versions of a couple patterns.

Curated Black and White Equal Sign Pattern Stationery collection:

How was your week?


Two years ago on TTaT: Fractional Storytelling #3

10 May 2015

Dusk Sighting

When you find yourself saying, "It's as big as a turkey," about the massive bird perched 75 feet up a tree, it's because it's actually a turkey. I'd seen them fly a few feet off the ground before, but this was legit high flying. It's wingspan was massive.


A year ago on TTaT: Life of Art SitRep #170 Forgiveness or Permission

08 May 2015

Life of Art SitRep #274 Oh, the possibilities

Some kinks I've been struggling with the past few weeks resolved themselves, at least for the moment, so I was able to finish adding my new design, White on Black Geometric Equal Sign Pattern, to my shop:

Rocklawn Arts blogged White on Black Geometric Equal Sign Pattern

Shot ~37 photographs.

Added my designs to more Samsung Galaxy S6 Cases and Wine Totes:
Red and White Gingham Pattern Samsung Galaxy S6 Cases
Red and White Gingham Pattern Samsung Galaxy S6 Cases by RocklawnArts
Look at more Protective Casemate Cases at zazzle

Updated links and LOA files.

Learned about new collections on Zazzle and created 4. (Actually I learned something cool just now, you can format the bloggable content a few different ways, neat!):

I will curate more collections, likely many more so each page is a focused grouping. Naming them all will likely become a challenge. Lots of possibilities and a really nice way to showcase my artwork offerings.

Watched Architectural Photography: Stay Focused with Doug McKinlay video.

How was your week?


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