Sunday, April 25, 2010

Collage, Before the Fire, by Jenni L Ivins

Yes! Success. I used a different search engine and it worked. {Thanks Russell.}

This is the collage, Before the Fire, that I sold at the Yakkerboo Art Show.

Artist's Statement:

When we think of the casualties of bushfire most people consider the loss of human lives and their homes, as well as larger, furry or cute animals, but how many think about the effect on the less seen, smaller occupants of our land? Many of these are not even known about - which is why I have created some fanciful creatures to be found within the collage.

One of the things I like about the picture is that there is more to discover the longer one looks at it. I hope you enjoy it, too.


Experiment 2

Hello again,

I have yet to work out realistic intervals between my blogs. Once a week seemed like a practical time - not getting hooked nor letting the blogging intervene in a very full schedule, but it has already been more than a week without a blog. This will have to change. Perhaps I shall have to choose a particular day of the week, but which one?

In case you are wondering if I have a purpose for setting up this blog, the answer is yes; however I shall tell you more next time. I have a pressing task that must take priority for a few days. A deadline looms at the end of the week. Again I'll tell more later, but to make this post a little more interesting I shall add a photograph of a collage that I recently sold at the Yakkerboo Art Show.

I still have to learn how to secure my photos so they can't be copied, therefore I shall attach a photo that is not as sharp as I'd like it to be, but certainly good enough for you to see what the artwork looks like. Another goal on my to-do list is to join Red Bubble and upload some of my photos and artwork there. Those pictures will have to be the best representations of my skills so people can buy copies in the form of cards and pictures as well as other options.

Well, I tried to add the photo to this blog, but to no avail. There is an error on page it says at the bottom of the page when I click on the add photo icon. It worked on the library's computer, but I'm posting this blog at home. The problem may be a compatability issue. I'll try again another time.

Thanks for looking in. Have a great week,

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Initial Post

This may be a small step for blogging in general, but it is a huge leap for me. As I am learning about blogging at CCLC as I create this post, the content may not be of interest to many, but it serves a purpose on my path.

I have chosen Veranda because I forgot to bring the glasses I use for computer work and this font is easy on the eyes - probably not a bad thing for those who will read my blog. I want it to be reader friendly.

I can change the characteristics of the font eg bolding and italics. I have learnt about adding a picture - and keeping it legal - I respect the copyright of other creators. Likewise I hope others will respect my copyright. If you see something on my site that you would like to use, please ask for my permission and give details of what you have in mind. Chances are that I shall agree.

Now I shall add a link. hmm... What shall link to? I know! I shall link to the 3CR radio station site. This Thursday (15th of April) at 9 am I shall be reading my poetry and in conversation with Rhonda Jankovic on the Spoken Word program. The link is: 3CR streaming

I hope you enjoy it if you tune in at the time. I also hope you have enjoyed my first blog. The lesson has passed very quickly, but I have found it easy to use - and fun! Thanks for joining me.