13 December 2019

Life of Art #512 [Custom Photo 2020 Calendars]

Created an array of new wall calendars and calendar magnets which you can personalize with your own photos. They make great gifts or stocking stuffers for family or friends.
Click through to see other color variations (green, burgundy, black, white, navy blue, and grey). Just click the colored circles under "Design Theme" in the sidebar on the product page.

Click the Your Photo 2020 Calendar Monogram Name Blue Magnet to see other color variations. Just click the colored circles under "Design Theme" in the sidebar on the product page.

Also created an Add Your Business Logo Branded Latte Mug:

and a Simple Pink White Monogram with Circle Border Golf Balls:

Pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest.

Shot 92 photographs plus some I've yet to upload.

How was your week?


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05 December 2019

Life of Art #511 [Lip Balm and iPhone Cases]

Posting a little early this week since lip balm and iPhone cases are on sale 40% Off and 50% Off, respectively, right now. Click through to check for the code below the product price.

Created Christmas Red, Green, and White Candy Stripes Lip Balm; and Modern Red White Candy Stripes Lip Balm. Click through to choose your own flavor! They make great stocking stuffers.

Also created some new iPhone Cases:

Pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest.

Shot 17 photographs, culled 1, rated rest.

Made monthly backups.

Have you backed up lately?


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02 December 2019

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less39. Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


As the subtitle says it is a book more of why than how. He does get into the how but mainly by way of historical examples of people who were highly productive and prioritized rest. Most of the examples are men of privilege who died over a hundred years ago, so your mileage will likely vary. (Even the writer who had a full time job at a post office still had the means to pay a servant to wake him up at 5 every morning with a cup of coffee prepared.)

There is a chapter on napping to increase productivity but in the examples that suggest a 1.5 hour nap, those seem designed to double the work day instead of decrease it. Also, every book on sleep science I've read says naps should be kept to 30 minutes at most to avoid screwing up your nighttime sleep.

So I appreciate the message and the scientific studies he references and will endeavor to prioritize rest more, but you sort of have to pick and choose which methods will work for you as there are a number of contradictions.


10 years ago on TTaT: Hiccups and epistaxis

01 December 2019

Thanksgiving Fusion

So I discovered a new favorite Thanksgiving dinner combination this year: a forkful of sweet potatoes (the kind with bourbon, brown sugar, and mini marshmallows on top) with a maraschino cherry from the curried fruit. Yum!


9 years ago on TTaT: 43. Half Empty

29 November 2019

Life of Art #510 [Black Friday Sales at Rocklawn Arts and New Products]

Well, hello Black Friday. Welcome, friends.

There are several sales going on at my shop Rocklawn Arts on Zazzle. Some highlights are below.

Use code: BLKFRIDAYNOW
Valid until 11/29/2019 11:59 PM PST.

I am thankful for your interest and for everyone who chooses to #ShopSmall to support small businesses like mine.

50% Off Calendars

Add your own photos for great custom gifts or enjoy cool fine art photography. Click to see the whole collection.

60% Off Fleece Blankets

Stay cozy this winter with a soft, warm fleece blanket. You can add your own photos to the one below for a personalized gift:
See more Fleece Blankets at this link.


60% Off All Cards & Invites

See more Cards here.

See Invitations for birthdays, graduation, reunions, weddings, and moving announcements here.


60% Off Canvas Prints

Check out the Canvas Prints at this link.


50% Off Phone Cases, Pillows, Mugs

Click to see the Phone Cases.

Click to see the Pillows.

Click to see the Mugs.


40% Off All-Over-Print Totes



New Products

Do you have a logo which looks best on a black or dark background? You're in luck, I've been working on a new set for white or light colored logos:

Created Rustic Lumberjack Red Black Buffalo Check Name Case-Mate iPhone Case, click through to customize and choose your model:

Created Beautiful Pink Flowers Blue Buds Spring Photo Magnet:

Pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest.

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with tasty food and fun company if you celebrate it!


14 years ago on TTaT: tip worth the time...

22 November 2019

Life of Art #509 [Modern Holiday Cards/Stamps/Gift Wrap and Progressive Political Car Magnets]

Created some more variations of my modern geometric trees in real foil holiday cards, return address self-inking stamps, and silver and gold foil wrapping paper sheets:

Created an Abstract Black White Faux Marble Personalized Name Case-Mate iPhone 11 Case:

And finally, I discovered the new addition of car magnets to Zazzle and added several protest designs to them:

Click this link and sort by 'newest' to see the rest of the new car magnets.

Pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest.

Created new Gift Ideas for Customers board.

Watched and read "Three Minutes to the Perfect Pitch with Brant Pinvidic."

How was your week?


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15 November 2019

Life of Art #508 [Red Black Buffalo Check Holiday Party Supplies and Decor, Cool Yule Silver/Gold Foil Holiday Cards]

Created Red Black Buffalo Check Monogram Christmas Tree decor, holiday party supplies, and office supplies as well as some new silver or gold foil Cool Yule holiday cards.

Created Red Black Buffalo Check Holiday Party Supplies collection and banner:

Created Cool Yule Script Trees Gold and Silver Foil Holiday Cards with and without a customizable photo:

Created Red Black Buffalo Check Pattern File Folder, Ink Pen, and 3 Ring Binder:

Pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest.

Watched/read "How to Make a realistic cast shadow in Photoshop, new way." by Colin Smith
and
"Photoshop Masking tips ft, Colin Smith (PhotoshopCAFE) + Jesus Ramirez (Photoshop Training Channel)."

Made monthly backups. Have you backed up lately?


14 years ago on TTaT: sleep-tussle?