Thursday, August 25, 2016

September 30 x 30 Thoughts Learning Curve

When taking on an art challenge sometimes I think that the easiest part is the painting/sketching the creative part. There are so many other issues and problems from photographing, editing, writing the blog post, publishing and then linking etc. I am trying to find a way to utilize my smartphone more in the project to shorten the time. My phone has an excellent camera with editing functions of cropping,resizing, and renaming. I have installed the blogger app on my phone and tablet, which although larger is not reliable and am trying to learn to joggle between them the PC and phone.  Of course, the writing is much easier on the PC but the ability to photograph edit and put it on the blog will save much time.

Have written this blurb on my computer and now fingers crossed I will add an image...from my phone.  
Morning Lights on the wall

Well, I did add the photo from my phone but couldn't write under it so more learning to do!!!
So far I have come to the conclusion that I should start first with the photographing, posting it on new post, and continue writing and publishing on PC
Any thoughts ????

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Getting Ready 30 x 30 Challenge

Trying something new, writing using my tablet with the Blogger app. Tomorrow will check it out and see how it looks  and publishes.

Getting ready for the September challenge. After a difficult summer,not over yet. Having dental work, had a very nasty fall, and still recovering. So trying to get back into the creative "mode".
On a visit to a Dr's appointment in Tel Aviv found a really fun shop called Papier. So many papers, pads,sketchbooks, pencils, cards. A real heaven!!! I really didn't need  anything but who could resist buying something. So I bought a small  5 x 8"gray colored sketchbook. Since I also have a hard time using a new sketchbook it has remained unused till I had the brilliant idea to use it for the challenge. I will be sketching with graphite, charcoal,chalk,or crayons trying to use some of my own photo references and manipulations. Much harder than I thought but will try to stick with the plan. Still hard to sit long at the computer because of back pain, if this works I will be able to do this lounging in bed.

PS.Had to do a little post editing on the computer, spelling errors, resizing image etc. Conclusion blogging will be done on the computer... drawing I can do lying down.