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Black and White Photography, New York: Monday, May 10, 2004

"I like your pictures, but a little too rich for my blood. I have to congragulate you though, best shots I've seen in some time. (Other than ones by Ansel Adams and such!)"

That, my friends, is the world of the web in a nutshell.  But I promise, I once the Met. thing is up and running I'll put up an inexpensive line of small prints.

Well, I'm already making more from the little Google Ads then from all the "notecard sales" and I'm seriously thinking the cards are simply more trouble than they're worth.  I may just remove them and use the ones I make for promotional purposes, or sell some of the from my sidewalk stand.

8:12:37 PM    

My little display project is just about finished.  Turned out to be much simpler than I originally thought.  Just two lightweight boards, attached on the side by a hinge like one of those Chinese screens you change behind, but these are sitting on a table, at least at this point.  Each board has a couple of small strips of wood nailed to it, and then I put mounting strips on the board to keep the matted print in place.  The boards are then spray painted -- drying on my fire escape.  I still have enough wood and strips for another 4 displays, and the whole thing was less than $75.  The boards and prints will fit in a shopping cart.

Now, my neighbor has said that there is some sort of lottery you need to be in to sell outside the Met.  It wasn't true when I was there the last time -- you just needed to be "the artist" or have some sort of sidewalk vending license.

We'll see.  I should have everything ready by end of tomorrow - so the next day that has good weather (though not Thurs. when the Museum is closed) I'll venture out.

4:59:42 PM    

I have really gotten this Giclée (nee Inkjet) process down.  It is so automated, that I've been trying to train my cat Buddy to be the first animal printer.  He's always loved watching the print head go back and forth -- sure in his cat mind that it is a small, and very regimented, not to mention square, mouse.  But now I'm teaching him how to get the mouse to go again by placing a favorite treat of his on one of the action keys.

So he sits and watches the print head go back and forth, and when it stops, he hops over to the keyboard and while he picks up the treat, sometimes he sets the print head going again.  He still doesn't get the relationship between the two events, but eventually, I'm sure he will.  He's a very smart cat.

Now, if I could get him to load the paper...

8:57:48 AM    


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