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Thursday, September 08, 2005

hello there….

Like every journal/blog on the ‘net, some days, this one is about not much of anything. Other days, I post new artwork, various inspirations, exhibit invites, photos, web clippings, links and even VIDEO! My artwork currently relies heavily on handmade paper, oil stick, etc. Photos are not retouched, unless noted.

Photos and artwork are available for viewing @ galleries
or you can check out my work at flickr or even more work (either art videos or really really silly video at my youtube site. ) I’m always up to something new it seems, and I keep a list of art related websites here. If you’re looking for my writings on web2.0 stuff, drop me a line. Please pardon the dust. I’m in between designs. I’m not sure when I’ll get updated. 

Posted by robin on 09/08 at 03:51 PM

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Lessons learned about blogging daily

SO, this whole blogging daily thing has been a big experiment for me. I find that my blogging waxes and wanes, depending on lots of things.
Positive impacts: time, creativity, making art, comments
negative impacts: no time/overworked, lack of creativity, not making art, feeling like no one reads this

As for the creativity aspect, that’s something I just can’t force. I know some writers/artists who will just write/create anything as a means to break the block. Not me—when I’m having a creative block, it means 1)I’m stuck in a rut with the medium of my choosing and I need to make some sort of change 2)more interested in something which doesn’t fall into traditional art or 3)just tired and burned out (resolution: rest and no art).

I’m not sure where I am at the moment. The arts magazine is going pretty well and I’m putting in a lot of energy to get that going. My freelance gigs, welll… we won’t talk about those for now.

Anyhow, that’s the scoop. I’d rather not post everyday if it means something boring or completely banal.

Posted by robin on 11/29 at 05:46 AM
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

tired, cold, and the wolves are after me

Okay, maybe not ALL of that, but I think I’m too tired to do much of anything today. Jeepers, how do people post everyday?
..and some people like this guy post an image of themselves everyday for 6 years? Really amazing.

Anyhow, I promise something more interesting tomorrow. Perhaps, some artwork I haven’t posted yet...and I think my archives are f%$#ed.

Posted by robin on 11/27 at 11:32 PM
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Monday, November 12, 2007

feeling gravity’s pull

I’ve been a bad project coordinator. I should have laid down guidelines in terms of what I needed and more importantly WHEN. Instead, I’ve tried to be flexible, which means that when the company folks (who happen to be friends) can work on it, I can’t and vice versa. Then after waiting a while, when it’s my turn again, I’m behind in my work, because I swamped with other projects. I know better, I really do.

I’m going to ask for a final list of things to fix/do, do those things to finish up my part. In return, because I was not so smart and I’d rather not lose friends, I’m going to write off my fee. I figure that is fair and hopefully, will give this project which really hasn’t gone as well as I would liked, at least a nice ending.

..and I’m sick and feeling sickly all over, which means that I need to start clearing out some re-coup time.

thoughts (other than never work for friends or acquaintances, because if I followed that mantra I would have very little art work).

Posted by robin on 11/12 at 07:35 PM
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Thursday, November 08, 2007

who knew posting daily would be so much work?

...but yay! I made it through a week of NaBloPoMo.

Today, I’m going to talk about wild ideas.
I have recently decided that I need to start working in sculpture. I’m thinking freeform built sculpture. I’m not sure why—maybe I’m feeling the need to shake things up.

I also have no clue how to do this. I’ve been totally a 2D artist my whole life, well, except for that misshapen pottery in 9th grade. I wonder if I should start with pottery or if I should just take a leap, and sign for a metal working class? Maybe I can even learn welding!

Oh.. and I’ve totally got to put a web project to bed before it drives me crazy (really). It’s been lingering ever so loooong. So, that is my plan for tonight.

Posted by robin on 11/08 at 04:37 PM
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