Technology Talk: 30 May 2015, Sydney

Sometimes artists and technology seem like oil and water – they just don’t mix – but it doesn’t need to be that way!  In my upcoming presentation to the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc., I review useful tools, skills and resources to complement your creative practice. From digital photography to setting up an online presence; time management to… Read More →

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

Do you have a tablet, smartphone or other mobile device with internet access?  A lot of people do.  Global web traffic from mobile devices is on the rise and, in the United States, the majority of digital media consumption now takes place in mobile apps (see Comscore report). Google highlighted how Mobile-friendly sites turn visitors… Read More →

Sydney Quilt Show Entry Form Now Online!

As an advocate of online entry forms* I am delighted that The Quilters’ Guild of NSW offers its members an online entry option for the 2015 Sydney Quilt Show: LINK TO SYDNEY QUILT SHOW ONLINE ENTRY FORM The goal is to streamline the data collection process and to make it as easy as possible for… Read More →

Blending Neutrals

Now my stash of neutrals has been replenished, I have been playing around with some online palette generators.  Browns can show up in some surprising places! Big Huge Labs Palette Generator DeGraeve Palette Generator CSS Drive Image to Palette Generator Adobe Kuler Image to Palette Generator

Focus on Quilt Photos

As a curator and exhibition administrator, I often (constantly!) see poor images that detract from the impression of the applicant’s artwork.  As I reported in my post The Living Colour Selection Process: Approximately 30% of entries were let down by their presentation including: poor lighting; excessive cropping so I could not see the edges of… Read More →

Emerging from the Fog

Yesterday, Copacabana was shrouded in sea mist.  Very reminiscent of San Francisco, only the air and water temperatures were much warmer.  This photo shows it starting to burn off. And for the past few days, the Serendipity Studio, has been covered by a technological fog – the kind that hovers around setting up a new… Read More →

Technology Talk: Sydney 8 November

My presentation Technology & Your Creative Practice was well-received at the Ozquilt Network forum last weekend. If you couldn’t get to Adelaide, I will be giving another presentation to the Quilt Study Group of NSW at the Glover Cottages in the Rocks in Sydney at 2pm, Saturday 8 November. All welcome. (Guild members $5 and… Read More →

Technology and YOUR Creative Practice

I am finalising my presentation on Technology and Your Creative Practice for the Ozquilt Network Threads of Change Forum (Adelaide, 25 October) and the Quilt Study Group of NSW (Sydney, 8 November).  My goal is to share tools, skills and resources that I find useful in the creation of my artwork and the administration of… Read More →

Seven Easy Ways to Resize Images

This tutorial sets out seven easy ways to resize images.  It concentrates on my go-to photo-editing tools – Photoshop Elements and the Photogene iPad app – but also covers free photo software  GIMP,  Irfanview, and Picasa 3 and some built-in features of Microsoft software and Macs.  As this is a long post, here is a table… Read More →

Ten Benefits of Online Entry Forms

Background I was the exhibition secretary for the Quilters’ Guild of NSW for three years.  The not-so-fun part of this assignment was the gruelling hours/days/weeks! of data entry, transcribing and processing hundreds of handwritten entry forms, each with 30+ fields of unique information.  At the time, I thought there has got to be a better… Read More →