29 November 2018

Life of Art SitRep #459 Cyber Week Sale 70% Off Deals

70% Off Posters, Buttons, Stickers, Flexible Magnets

Valid until 11/30/2018 11:59:59 PM PST.

Here are some highlights of gift ideas on sale for 70% Off. Click a collection to see all of the products in it.

Add your own photo to a 2019 calendar poster or get one with original fine art photography:

Progressive pins make great stocking stuffers:

Check out customizable 2019 calendar magnets, also great stocking stuffers:

Stock up on stickers:

Pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest.

Created some new products:

See all the latest products I've created here.

Shot 25 photos winter wonderland. Kept all, rated.

Started watching "Camera Buyers Guide for 2018" from John Greengo, a Creative Live class.

How was your week?

10 years ago on TTaT: Post-wash

23 November 2018

Life of Art SitRep #458 Black Friday Sale Edition!

60% Off All Cards, Mugs, Ornaments, Fleece Blankets, Serving Trays, Luggage Tags

50% Off Stockings, Coasters, Sherpa Blankets, Post-it Notes, Tote Bags, Acrylic Wall Art

40% Off Pillows, Wall Clocks, Leggings, Notebooks, Mouse Pads

20% Off sitewide

Expires: 11/25/2018 11:59 PM PST

Here are some of the items on sale:

Thank you for taking a look! If there's anything I can help you find in my store, just let me know.

13 years ago on TTaT: Chip, chip, chip

16 November 2018

Life of Art SitRep #457 All Cards are 60% OFF!

In addition to creating new products and reading a variety of business articles, I created some new collections and updated my Rocklawn Arts store front.
Cards are 60% OFF!
Good until November 16, 2018 11:59:59 PM PST
Click to see the whole collections of flat cards and postcards; and traditional folded cards below:

Created a variety of Monogrammed Red and White Gingham Plaid Pattern home decor and iPhone cases.
Pillows are 40% OFF!
Good until November 16, 2018 11:59:59 PM PST

Created a Monogrammed Calming Blue Gradient Wave Pattern Yoga Mat:

Created Photo and Name Personalized 2019 Calendar Desktop Plaque and Your Photo and Name Personalized 2019 Calendar Mouse Pad:

Created Red Black Buffalo Plaid Pattern Fabric:

Created some Monogrammed Green White Buffalo Check Pattern iPhone Cases and throw pillow:

Added edible treats, party supplies, and rubber stamps which you can customize with your own logo. Click to see the whole collection:

Pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest and created a new board: Cool iPhone Cases, Tips, and Accessories.

How was your week?

10 years ago on TTaT: 30 Rock

10 November 2018

In the Category of Odd

That feeling when you see your neighbors digging in their yard by the illumination of car headlights.

I'm going to assume if it were nefarious, they'd be digging in their back yard instead of the front.

10 years ago on TTaT: See one, Do one, ...

09 November 2018

Life of Art SitRep #456 Cool Yule, Resist Post-Its, Monogrammed Home Decor

Created a variety of labels, stickers, envelopes and liners, and wrapping supplies for a new Wishing You a Cool Yule Blue Holiday Suite collection:

Created Hello White Script Name Purple Linen Texture Photo iPhone XR Case:

Also created Wishing You a Cool Yule ribbons in mint green, red, burgundy, and green. You can switch to see the various colors on the product page in the sidebar under "Design Theme":

Created #Resist, Resist and Persist, and Resistance Starts Here light blue Post-it Notes. Great for staying motivated to keep in the fight:

Updated Rocklawn Arts store front.

Created Red White Buffalo Check Pattern Custom Monogram Throw Pillow, Bath Mat, and Bath Set:

Pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest.

Made monthly backups.

Have you backed up lately?

10 years ago on TTaT: Mind soothing

04 November 2018


My windows have been appallingly dirty for a while now, but it's been cold &/or pouring the last few weeks, so I felt resigned to it. Today, I rubbed at the inside and the semi-opaque film started to come off so I figured even just doing the insides would be an improvement.

Doing the insides did help but they were still pretty junky on the outside. Even though it's just in the 40s out, it's sunny today. Fuck it, I thought, I can strong-arm them open and juggle them as they're pulled forward without dropping them on my computer, right?

The first window I did I had to balance the lower pane on my chest as I did the top which worked OK. Then I moved to a harder to reach window and realized I needed more of the vinegar-water mix in the sprayer.

I should've known/kind of did know this before I even started, but I really didn't think I'd try to wash the outsides. I rotated my computer so I could set the bottom pane down while I got a refill.

The last window required shoving flat head screwdrivers down the sides to get the bottom panel to release forward. I was proud of myself for remembering that and being able to finagle one on each side without dropping either once it released.

The windows aren't perfectly clean and streak free but they are so, so much better. A much clearer view of outside which I managed to achieve without breaking anything, huzzah!

10 years ago on TTaT: 3 on 3 (or why I don't play football anymore)

03 November 2018

Use Your Power: VOTE!

The most important thing you can do to resist is vote for Democrats on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

If voting didn't matter, the GOP wouldn't spend so much money and effort on campaigns, suppressing voters, fearmongering, and gerrymandering districts.

Neither party should draw those lines, but in the system we currently have who gets to next will be decided by which party is the majority in state legislatures in 2020. We get to decide which party will draw those lines this Tuesday.

Elections matter and this particular one matters a great deal.

So VOTE BLUE on Tuesday, November 6!

Find out where and when to vote and what's on your ballot.

You already voted? You are awesome!

Tell all your progressive/Democrat friends and family to vote.

Check out The Last Weekend and Swing Left for more ways to volunteer to get out the vote and transform our goverment in these last few days before the election.

10 years ago on TTaT: Read your ballot carefully...

02 November 2018

Life of Art SitRep #455 iPhone Cases, Pillows, Wrapping Supplies

Created some new Hello Script and Your Name iPhone cases with different backgrounds. Each is available for other models. Click through to customize:

Also created some new monogram pillows:

Finishing out the new products, I also created some new stockings, wrapping paper, ribbon, and tissue paper in maroon and green variations:

Pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest and created Great Gift Ideas board.

How was your week?

13 years ago on TTaT: At the bar after the wedding reception