This has been a strange week. The girls were out of school for Fall Break Monday & Tuesday — we ate out downtown, went shopping, saw movies — and the rest of the week I’ve been working at what is becoming my day job. I’m also getting nervous about going to Houston next week. My mom is coming to take care of the girls, but Thursday is Halloween and I need to be home for that (I’m still needed!). I’m going on a whirlwind of 48 hours to one of the coolest places — to a quilter anyway — on the planet.
I’d love to say that I’ve been super creative this week — but it just isn’t true. I’ve hit a lull since I’ve finished Golden Moment. What I probably need to do is work on some small pieces until I can hit that spark again.
This is my weekly Twitter summary — for those that are interested. You can follow me on Twitter by hitting the Twitter icon in the top right just above the menu — or search for @vsgreaves. I typically post articles about being an artist, photography, marketing art, Apple, specific artists (I’m enjoying following Banksy in NY right now) — and NEXT week I’m going to post a TON about the International Quilt Festival in Houston.
Cool video about photographer that pulls strangers together: http://tinyurl.com/mjm668h — I really loved this video. The photographer pulls complete strangers together and poses them in intimate ways that make them look like family. It’s so compelling that the models themselves end up feeling bonded to the other models.
I’m the Accidental Owner of a Banksy http://zite.to/19Xzz3e — This person had a building they owned marked by the famous street artist Banksy. Later in the week, I read that they had set up an overhang and were charging admission.
What we can learn about social media from Dr. Seuss: http://bit.ly/V7cPIv — clever poem. And who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss?
Nobody should buy an iPad 2 for $399 http://zite.to/1793Tri — Apple debuted their new line-up this week — and they didn’t drop the price of the iPad2.
Review: OS X Mavericks http://zite.to/19Za2m5 — free OS upgrade, smoother ride — Along with the new product line, Apple dropped the next OSX upgrade — for free. I downloaded it but I’m a little nervous about the upgrade. Might do it tomorrow.
“Banksy Pops Up in the South Bronx, Catching Up with Weekend Banksys [UPDATE 2]” http://hyperallergic.com/89491/banksy-tags-the-south-bronx-catching-up-with-weekend-banksys/
Making Commission Work by Carol Naylor http://tinyurl.com/lahn5m2
Are You (as an artist) Too Frugal? – http://s.shr.lc/17bpqzp — Alyson Stanfield offers more great advice.
What’s Scott Adams’ secret to success? ‘Goals are for losers’ http://on.wsj.com/GVOnV1 — I was really moved by the comments in this article — it’s such a different way of looking at things. I know that when I fall down, I get back up & keep going. “. . . that’s exactly where you want to be: steeped to your eyebrows in failure. It’s a good place to be because failure is where success likes to hide in plain sight.”
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