Strange and Exotic Fruits of the Interwebs

This is an ancient little painting, circa the winter of 2009/2010. I was such a newb back then and there are sooo many paintings from that time, which I never got around to posting on the blog! Most of them won’t see the light of a bloggy day (although they are on Deviant Art and Flickr), but for some reason I still kinda dig this one.Mixed Media Poppies.jpg

Here are some cool things I’ve found in the land of the interwebs recently:

  • A video interview in which photographer, Trey Ratcliff propounds his philosophies on the business of photography. A few of the topics discussed are just as relevant for artists and illustrators:
    • Limited edition prints
    • Micro stock photography and how this is basically slave labor
    • Licensing
    • Getty Images and how it’s highway robbery
    • How photography and making money can put unnecessary stress on relationships
  • I have so much love for Dave Matthews right now. This is the best thing I have ever seen. I have resolved to find out who the principle dancer is so I can watch everything she’s ever done.
  • I’m considering starting up some sort of textile themed blog just so I can use this WordPress theme.
  • If you love colour, you will love this blog.
  • This is what happens when a social worker gives a TED Talk. Oh yeah. Represent girl. (Do people still say that?) By the way, does everyone know I’m a social worker?
  • A glimpse into the fantastic, twisted mind of Neil Gaiman, as he answers the question “where do you get your ideas?”

2 Comments Strange and Exotic Fruits of the Interwebs

  1. suzi banks baum

    Dearest Nellie,

    I just posted the TED talk on my site. I have followed her work and love it. Thank you for circling me back to her. And, your other hot tips are great. I am working in my studio right now. About to cut a stencil. Will post photos. I am currently obsessed with Instagram photos on my iPhone. Wondering about creating a page with in my website for my instagrams. You are way beyond them, I know, but it is super fun. Hope you are well. Hugs and love to you and to Mike, S

    Reply
    1. Katherine

      Suzi, have you read her book, “Gifts of Imperfection”? Highly recommend it.

      Ah yes, Instagram. I’m really funny about taking photos with my iPhone, although it can be handy :P

      Reply

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