04 August 2011

Life of Art SitRep #78 Logistics

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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Big picture logistics were occupying my mind this week which will likely alter my short term goals and strategies in favor of some longterm thinking. Feels important so I think it's worth altering course for a bit to get sorted.

This week, I

  • Shot 181 photographs: maidenhair ferns, flowers, views at a local park.

  • Made Bokeh in Spring, Circle With Fire Escape, Construction Crane, Burning Brush, Crane and Counterweight, Desert Silhouette, Double Arch cards with message templates.

  • Initially [zig] made blank cards direct only, but later [zag] made those blank cards visible to everyone again and added "blank card" to their tags. Started adding "blank card" to blanks as I create the new ones with message templates.

  • Rearranged my Rocklawn Arts store more by category rather than color.

  • Rearranged and deleted some featured products in my store.

  • Rearranged some store folders a bit.

  • Watched Lighten Up and Shoot Creative Live workshop.
  • The main thrust of this course was getting comfortable approaching strangers on the street to take their pictures. I totally get the value of it but feel pretty damn certain that I do not, in fact, want to earn a living taking people's photographs. Which is a shame really since that's the bread and butter of Joe and Jane Photographer. Clarity is useful too though and I did learn more about using flash. I learn something useful from all of their workshops no matter how unlikely the topic seems. Also won a monopod, so it was totally worth my time. :D
  • Submitted store links to 4 lenses.

  • Tweeted some sales.

  • Sent thanks DMs to new twitter followers.

  • Finished reading the chapter on selections in Photoshop CS5: the Missing Manual by Lesa Snider.

  • Watched "Scaling Layer Style Effects" Photoshop tutorial.

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    How are your pursuits going?


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    2 comments :

    1. For me "logistics" and "life of art" always feel contradictory. Which is probably one of many reasons I'm not rich and famous....

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    2. They are in many ways. If that past 78 weeks have taught me anything, it's that a life of art needs a huge chunk of it devoted to promotion, which *mournful laugh* I really need to do more of.

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