06 August 2010

Life of Art SitRep #26

A series to mark what I did to further my pursuit of a life sustained by my art each week. Committing to these posts is a commitment to action, because to have content for them, I have to do something. Every week. If you have any sort of goal you're pursuing, feel free to share your efforts of the past week in the comments. Or encouragement, that's good too.
This week, I
  • Shot 510 photos.
  • Tweeted, FB'd (now blogged) t-shirt sale:
    15% off t-shirts in my shop until August 8, 2010 11:59pm PT. Shirts are available in a variety of styles and colors:
    Use code: BTSRULESHIRT
  • Prepped cropped and uncropped versions of Golden Fountain Water and started prepping Golden Fountain Water 2.
  • Created a variety of customizable Golden Fountain Water products: t-shirts, card, postcard, poster, binder, tie, men's low top Keds sneaker, women's slip on Keds shoe, magnet, stamps, buttons, stickers, bumper sticker, mug, bags, apron, and keychain:
    A simple vertical spray of water disrupts the water in the basin of the fountain. Aside from the rust-colored water return and small bit of pipe at the top right of the photograph, the image appears to be a Post-Impressionist painting, wavy lines of oil paint in various shades of gold, near blacks, and blues. If you could just stand a little further back, you know you would be able to discern what it is.

    There's that little bit of pipe again though, a reminder that you're actually looking at ripples of fountain water illuminated by late afternoon sun. But who else might have stared at light patterns on disturbed water? Studied them, been inspired by them? My mind conjures Vincent Van Gogh.

    Ever since I went to New Mexico and saw that the mountains are just like the multi-colored ones Georgia O'Keeffe painted, I've been on the lookout for clues. What inspired the artist to render his or her work in that particular way? What would I have to see, if I had no knowledge of the artist, to be inspired to create work of a similar style? When I find a possible answer, like the water in this photograph, I get excited.
  • Tweeted/FB'd Golden Fountain Water products link.
  • Reordered quick create checklist to order products seem to show up in every time.
  • Added Crane and Counterweight link to post A follow up of sorts in which the image appears.
  • Went to outdoor sculpture show.
  • Changed TTaT blog design. (Again.)
  • Read 2 more LIP 12 week challenge posts.
  • Renamed photo folders with simplified date and subject for better archiving. Same approach I use for negatives.

What did you do to pursue the life you want this week?

A year ago on TTaT: Detective work


  1. Your lists of actions are always inspiring. So much action taken towards your goal. :)

  2. Aw thanks, Elizabeth. I'm not always sure they're the right actions, but they do keep me moving forward which is far better than the alternative.