Friday, February 26, 2010
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Thursday, February 25, 2010
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
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Saturday, February 20, 2010
I spent the day at the Gallery Concord drawing with large sheets of newsprint and India Ink. The slide show has the drawings in the order I drew them. The first two drawings I was using a Sharpie pen stuck in my large wooden compass (used in grade school with chalk on the board to draw arcs and circles) with the paper on the floor. The idea is to extend the drawing arm to take away some control and have a more interesting drawing. I was able to put the thin wooden coffee stick stirrer into a pen holder but couldn't affix the pen holder in the the wooden compass so just decided draw with just the pen holder and the stick. I thought about sharpening the square end to a point but I'm glad I didn't. Also, keeping the full length of the stick adds to the character of the line. I am amazed at the versatility of this simple little stick! The variety of line width and texture is fantastic! I am in love! Now, all I have to do is remember where I found this stick. The hunt is on.
I will be sitting at the Gallery Concord again tomorrow. I am going to attempt to make a little video drawing with this stick on newsprint.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 10:15 PM
Friday, February 19, 2010
The other piece of equipment that was very helpful is my Gorilla Pod tripod. This is a flexible devise that is stable on any surface and can be positioned perfectly at any angle. When I discovered this fabulous little gizmo, I had a heavier camera than the one I use now, so I bought the medium size Gorillapod. This little Flip Camcorder can be easily supported on the small size one. This larger one actually stands taller, so I find it useful for this setup.
I learned that it will be best to do short segments of video that can be stitched together by the software into one smooth seamless movie. I haven't mastered the editing part yet. As far as I can figure out, there is very little instruction information, so it is trial and error.
The hardest part is talking while videoing. It feels kind of embarrassing talking to yourself and then hearing your voice when you play it back. That part will feel more comfortable with time and practice.
The software makes it easy to upload the finished movie to you-tube. From there you can copy the html and drop it into a blog or website. You can also send the video in an e-mail.
Any tips and tricks using this or a similar devise are more than welcome!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I purchased a wonderful little mini camcorder today and this is my first effort! I am excited about the possibilities. It will take me some time to fully understand how to do everything. Please share any helpful hints and/or suggestions for improving the quality. Also what other demos you might want to see. I am thinking I could video each drawing I do for the Drawn to the Mirror project.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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Monday, February 15, 2010
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I only had a few hours to work on the painting today. It's frustrating when all the other "stuff" of one's life gets in the way of painting all day. I think if I painted all day, every day, I wouldn't enjoy it so much, but I was wanting to paint longer. It will probably be Monday before I can get any serious painting in again.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 7:51 PM
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 9:47 PM
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 8:40 PM