27 August 2016

Log skidder, for lack of a better guess

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26 August 2016

Life of Art SitRep #341 Prussian Blue Watercolor Curves

Went to a cool outdoor sculpture show this week and took loads of photographs (448) there and elsewhere. Also 42 videos. I have not finished looking through them all but thus far have culled 96 photos and 13 videos.

Wrote description for Prussian Blue Watercolor Curves and added it to a variety of products in my shop:
All-Over-Print Prussian Blue Watercolor Curves All-Over Print Tank Top
All-Over-Print Prussian Blue Watercolor Curves All-Over Print Tank Top by RocklawnArts
Check out other Feminine All-Over Printed Unisex Tanks at zazzle.com

Check out the collection of Prussian Blue Watercolor Curves products and fabric.

Rocklawn Arts blogged New Red Geometric Painted Pattern.

Updated my Calendars folder some in preparation for 2017.

Updated links and LOA files for new design.

How was your week?

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20 August 2016

Rosco, officially

Officially met Rosco, the big black dog who lives at the top of the street. He pulled at his leash and his owner said he wanted to meet us. She asked if it was OK first and assured us he was friendly before taking him off-leash. My companion had said, "Sure," before I'd had a chance to really think about it.

Nonetheless, I appreciate the owner's good etiquette having had some bad dog experiences in my past. Rosco is, in fact, very friendly though he had his nose so far under my crotch I thought he wanted to play tunnel tag. I assured him that, yes, he could bowl me over if he wanted too. Fortunately, that wasn't his goal.


Ran into Rosco again. He and his human were just finishing their evening walk. "He's gotta say, 'Hi,'" she said as he pulled on his leash towards me.

He walked over and gave me a low growl.

"It's OK, Roscoe, you know me," I said, holding out my hands in the dim light.

"It's OK," his person said, "He's just saying, 'Talk to me, not to her!'"

"Oh, OK," I laughed. Pet, pet, pet, pet, pet. Rosco rubbed his cheek against me. Now he's happy.

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19 August 2016

Life of Art SitRep #340 Red Geometric Painted Pattern

At last! Time to start rolling out the designs I've written about for so long.

First up (because I already had a description written for it), Red Geometric Painted Pattern:
Red Painted Geometric Pattern Wrapping Paper
Red Painted Geometric Pattern Wrapping Paper by RocklawnArts
Look at Hand painted Wrapping Paper online at Zazzle.com
Painted Red Abstract Geometric Pattern Pillow
Painted Red Abstract Geometric Pattern Pillow by RocklawnArts
Look at more Hand painted Pillows at zazzle

Check out the collection of Red Geometric Painted Pattern products.

Went back to early layer stages of another painted/digital design and finished it.

Worked on another design that I don't quite consider done. Tried to sort it but set it aside for now.

Took 4 photographs of an old painting of mine. Ditched 3.

Copyright registered a batch of work. Huzzah!

Updated links and LOA files.

How was your week?

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18 August 2016

A Recent Basement Discovery

Recently found in my parent's basement, I'd forgotten I'd done this painting. A little the worse for wear, but I don't think it hurts it overmuch.

Early days of my life of art.

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14 August 2016

Class Act Heptathletes

Heptathletes are a new favorite of mine after watching them in the Rio Olympics.

Their final event was a race. When they crossed the finish line, they collapsed to the track or doubled over having given it their all.

And then? They started congratulating each other, hugs and smiles. All of them having done their best over those two particular days and respecting each other for their efforts.

My favorite thing about this group of superb athletes (beyond their physical strength, stamina, and skill)? They took a collective bow, all of them lined up along the track.

To me, they demonstrated true Olympic spirit. Love it!

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12 August 2016

Life of Art SitRep #339 So close I can taste it

Finally put an ink cartridge into a calligraphy pen (the widest nib) and started sketching. Went ahead and inked my balloons, not perfect but done! That stage anyway. I can always smooth out my scan in Photoshop if it seems necessary.

Painted another watercolor background with two colors.

Drew a series of images I'd been meaning to for a while.

Scanned all my latest creations.

Finished 3 watercolor/digital collages and made headway on a fourth though I may restart it from the beginning. It's not going quite how I'd like, uf.

Revised a Photoshop action.

Did some work on archive.

Very close to letting the flood gates of new imagery loose! Huzzah!

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