21 January 2011

Life of Art SitRep #50 the big five-oh

Every week, I work towards creating a life of art for myself. This is the zigzag filled journey.

Play along in the comments with your own pursuits if you'd like. (That's where I'll cheer you on.)
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This week, I

  • Shot 374 photographs, a variety indoors and out.


  • Prepped the panoramic photograph Petrified Forest Desert, wrote its product description, and made it available in my Rocklawn Arts shop on prints, posters, cards, postcards, iPhone cases, t-shirts, stamps, mugs, and bumper stickers:
    I took this photo about 3 weeks into what would become a 7 month long cross country road trip. When I was looking for something to do between Moriarty, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada; my brother suggested Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook, Arizona. The park was absolutely amazing. I would love to go back and spend more time there.


  • Made Blue Bokeh, Bokeh in Spring monogram necklaces.


  • Finished in progress Footprints in Snow bumper sticker.


  • Re-tweeted Binder sale:
    Get $9 Off Customizable Avery Binders through January 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM PT.

    Use code: BINDERS4SALE


  • Tweeted, FB'd, zblogged Petrified Forest Desert link.


  • Tweeted iPhone 4 Blue Bokeh case, Desert Wave card, Construction Crane mug.


  • Revised Circle With Fire Escape, Construction Crane, Crane and Counterweight descriptions with image links.


  • Added product and store links to 5 lenses.


  • Created a cool, creepy strum stick with hands composite photo in Photoshop for my new music lens, One Person Bands, on Squidoo. Stop by to take a look.


  • Updated online sales file.


  • Watched "Replacing Cloudy Skies - Part 2", "Color Correcting Using Curves" Photoshop tutorials. Both quite helpful. (Available for free on iTunes under the "Photoshop for Digital Photographers" podcast.)


  • Watched "Slide Guitar Technique" tutorial. Really helpful actually.



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    How are your pursuits going?


    A year ago on TTaT: Kinetic sculpture: winter, night

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    2 comments :

    1. You've really taken off with this whole art shop and devoting your life to pursuing more art, haven't you? I am REALLY impressed! I'll even say you've inspired me, Claire. Keep it up. :)

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    2. Thanks very much, Vahid! Really, that's lovely to read. I often feel like I'm not doing enough or not putting my time to the right things, but I have perhaps gotten past the first large hurdle of being committed to trying something.

      If I've inspired you, that's awesome! I'll happily cheer you on and show you what support I can.

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