18 May 2018

Life of Art SitRep #431 Birthday Invites, Business Cards, and Home Decor

There's been a fair amount of mulling this week which is hard to quantify. Designs considered, rejected, modified, scribbled sketches on little pieces of paper. But on to more tangible things.

I started off by creating a Script Class of [YEAR] Photo Graduation Invitation:

Then some business cards:

A few birthday invitations and a birthday card:

And started creating some monogrammed black and white checkered pattern home decor:

Watched a few classes from Photoshop Week 2018:
Fine Art Landscape Editing with Blake Rudis

Night Photography Post Processing Techniques with Tim Cooper

Harnessing the Powerful New Tools in Lightroom® with Jared Platt

It continues through Saturday, May 18, 2018. The classes are free to watch while it's live. You can buy them to watch later.



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Created a category icon for Rainbow Designs so it's visible on the home page of Rocklawn Arts now.

Pinned to several boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest and changed the featured boards.

Changed the sidebar collections for TTaT and Rocklawn Arts blog.

How was your week?


10 years ago on TTaT: Figures

12 May 2018

Spring Sightings

Two days ago the light changed this year. The fresh spring leaves had unfurled just enough to change the quality of sun. It looked truly golden out, almost thickly so the sun perhaps illuminating water droplets in the humid air, with a hint of gentle blue sky to the left of the sunlit clouds.

A short while later the sky changed from gold to peach, and then lavender and pink. What a stunning sky to behold!


10 years ago on TTaT: And yet another Note to Self

11 May 2018

Life of Art SitRep #430 Graduation Hand Fans and Monograms

Over the course of the week, I shot 18 photographs, culled 7, and rated the rest. Keeping it streamlined yo.

Created a selection of Elegant Class Of [YEAR] Graduate Hand Fans. Click to customize the year, add a photo, or change the background color:

Also created some monogrammed laptop sleeves and golf towels:

Noticed my Double Rainbow Barcode Rectangular Sticker got an editors' pick gold star, huzzah!

Created a Navy Blue and White Gingham Plaid Monogram Home Decor & Gifts collection:

Rocklawn Arts blogged New Class of Custom Year Graduate Graduation Hand Fans at Rocklawn Arts!, New Light Blue and White Gingham Plaid Monogram Home Decor and Gifts, and New Navy Blue and White Gingham Plaid Monogram Home Decor and Gifts Collection (posts tomorrow).

Pinned to Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest boards: Black and White Party Ideas, Graduation Party Ideas and Gifts, Ways to Resist, LGBTQ Pride Celebration Ideas, Mother's Day Gift Ideas.

Also created a new Photography Inspiration and Tips board on Pinterest.

Made monthly backups. Have you backed up lately?


10 years ago on TTaT: 5 inches of satisfaction in under 7 minutes

04 May 2018

Life of Art SitRep #429 Mother's Day Gifts, Register to Vote gear

Created some Happy Mother's Day Photo Template Cards and Magnets. Click to create your own unique card or magnet for your Mom by adding your own photo. You can also customize the message inside the cards at Rocklawn Arts on Zazzle.

Created Register to Vote Tote Bags, Can Cooler, Bumper Stickers, and Banners:

Check out the whole Register to Vote collection:

Created Light Blue and White Gingham Plaid Monogram Home Decor and Gifts collection:

Shot 57 photographs. Culled 28, rated rest.

Finally finished copyright registering a batch of photographs.

Rocklawn Arts blogged Mother's Day Acrylic Photo Blocks Unique Custom Gifts and New Register to Vote design at Rocklawn Arts!

Pinned to Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Marvel Comics and Movies
Graduation Party Ideas and Gifts
LGBTQ Pride Celebration Ideas
Home Decor Ideas

Created a new Fabrics and DIY Craft Ideas board.

Read "New Ways to Get Discovered on Pinterest" and "Pinterest SEO, Best Practices, and Your Burning Questions Answered."

How was your week?


10 years ago on TTaT: Rock Paper Scissors: Extreme Deathmatch

27 April 2018

Life of Art SitRep #428 Monogrammed Light Blue and White Buffalo Plaid and Register to VOTE

Another busy week during which I created 3 types of designs: photo template smartphone cases, light blue and white buffalo plaid with monogram home decor and gifts, and register to vote items.

And then a wide selection of Light Blue and White Gingham Pattern with Monogram items:

Created a Register to vote design in a few color variations and started adding it to products:

I also shot 73 photographs and 7 videos. Culled 30 photos, 1 video, and rated the rest. Did more work on my photography archive.

Watched and read more business related content.

Pinned to Graduation Party Ideas and Gifts, Black and White Party Ideas, Mother's Day Gift Ideas, 50th Birthday Ideas, LGBT Pride, and Ways to Resist boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest.

Revised tags/titles for 6 desert photographs in my shop.

How was your week?


10 years ago on TTaT: You don't need to know this

20 April 2018

Life of Art SitRep #427 Gingham Pattern with Monogram

Creation, revision, education: a bit of a mixed week but a productive one.

I shot 119 photographs and 2 videos. Culled 46, rated the rest. Also did some significant work on my photography archive though there is still much to do.

Created a few more Black and White Buffalo Plaid with Monogram items and several Navy and White Gingham Pattern with Custom Monogram products:

Created Black and White Buffalo Plaid Monogram Home Decor collection:

Rocklawn Arts blogged New Black and White Buffalo Plaid with Monogram Home Decor & Gifts Collection.

Watched Adobe® Spark Basics with Tony Harmer and a How to Design Business Cards course.

Based on what I learned I created two business card revisions:

Updated the following boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest: Marvel Comics and Movies, Home Decor Ideas, Graduation Party Ideas and Gifts, Mother's Day Gift Ideas, and Best Business Card Designs.

Refreshed Rocklawn Arts store front a bit.

Worked on a new logo.

Revised tags/titles for 8 photographs in my store.

How was your week?


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