Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Web-Wise Wednesday 8/29/2007
As I'm still adjusting to my new role as kindergarten teacher to my son, I haven't had much time to dig up nuggets for you. Here's a few quick tips on how I interface with the web.
Pick What Works For You
There is a ton of information out there - much of it repetitive. So to avoid being crushed by it all (i.e. using all your art time surfing the web), you need to decide how you best gather information and let the other options alone. For me, I know WetCanvas! is full of info, but every time I get into a forum, I spend hours reading and come away with very little that I remember sufficiently to use. WC is a good resource for many, and I'm not knocking it, but it just doesn't work for me.
To Read Bookmark
When I find an article on the web that looks interesting, I put it under my "to read" bookmark. That way I don't lose it and I don't spend the time immediately that was supposed to be used for art just because I found something. (I often scan through my Google Reader to get myself out of mommy mode and into art mode. But the danger is that I get sidetracked.) Later, when I've got a few minutes to surf the web, I've got a ready list of things that I know that I am at least a little interested in.
I've carried the lemons into a small CP work, above you see where I've gotten so far.