Revisiting the Past

The other day, I was thinking about the Snowball Wreath block. In the process of linking to that post and looking at the post photos, I found that a number of my older photos were still on Blogger. What I mean by that is that photos displaying here on WordPress actually live on Blogger.

Yes, Artquiltmaker started out on Blogger. When I migrated, I migrated all the posts and links and, I thought, the photos. No such luck.

So, I have embarked on a project to move the photos over. Fortunately, I only have to move 3 years worth of photos and not 13 years worth of photos. Yes, AQ is 13 years old!

No normal person would do this but the incongruity of the photos being in two places nags at the librarian in me. I have been thinking of deleting the Blogger site as it is redundant and the photos are taking up space on my Google account. I am also afraid somehow the photos will get deleted or become unavailable, making 3 years worth of posts worthless.

It has taken me awhile to find a reasonable process for the project. I have tried a few different methods of getting the photos where they need to be. I have uploaded a lot of photos from Google something, but apparently not all lived there. Some, from the first days of the blog are living on a webspace associated with my personal email! I didn’t even know I still had access to that space! Access is a misnomer. I don’t remember how to get to it or what the password is. I was also linking to some photos from Flickr, which had to be moved. Finally, I had to find photos on my hard drive and backup drive as well.

Basically, the photos were a mess.

As you can see, this is a big project, but it is also fun to look back at what I was thinking about in 2006 (the year I am working on now).

I was thinking a lot and posting a lot about Thoughts on Dots, which I am fixing now. You must have been bored stiff with those posts!  I moved one patch and wrote about it. They are serious process posts.

I had forgotten about Kay Khan’s work. I love the 3D teapot.

I also was interested to see the recap posts I did. In one post, I picked out the best quilts I saw at all of the shows I visited that year. That post had a lot of photos, which was a pain. I was interested to see that my fabric choices have stayed consistent as have my design sensibilities. That post also had some quilts that look like they could have been made by MQG members, though it was made LONG before the MQG came on the scene.

This project will take me awhile, but the good part is that I get to revisit my quilt past.

Creative Prompt: What Comes Next

As you might have noticed, I ended the Creative Prompt Project last week. You can see all of them by clicking on the tag. It was never intended to be a forever project and, frankly, I lost interest. I am still doing the prompts, but I haven’t posted a response in a long time and I don’t know if I will.

I want to continue to do something creative, inspirational beyond my regular work, but we will have to see what. I don’t quite know yet. For now Fridays might be an off day or a day where I just post another post. I have some books where I might do some of the prompts and talk about that. I just don’t know. I’ll let you know.

Photo Error Identified

A few days ago, I was alerted that photos on the blog could not be enlarged. I have gotten help and have identified the problem. I am in the process of fixing it, but there may still be a few photos that aren’t perfect. My goal is make sure you can see the detail on the all of the photos. Your patience is much appreciated.

Thanks to Mrs. K and Kati for helping me.

Photo Error Problems

Yes, there are photo errors. For some reason since WordPress was updated it is not recording the location of my photos properly. This means that you can’t view the larger size of the photos. I know it is a pain.

I am working on figuring out the problem and will fix it as soon as possible. Thanks for all of your reports.

When you notice errors, please email me at poste [@] artquiltmaker.com. Thanks!

More Housekeeping

I don’t like to clutter up the blog with boring web stuff, but I also don’t want you wondering what is happening. I don’t think the blog move went smoothly, because each evening for the past few nights, I have been unable to update the blog or write any posts. I am doing my best to keep the information flowing going, but it is frustrating. My webmaster was in the path of Irene and my blog is not her first priority, though she is being fairly heroic about helping me even though she has not power.

Stick with me. We’ll get it sorted out and I apologize for the inconvenience.

Housekeeping -week of 8/22/2011

You may experience some delays in reaching Artquiltmaker blog this week as my host moves from Washington DC to Utah. They plan to do most of the heavy lifting from 8pm MDT to 12am MDT, which translates to 7pm PDT-11pm PDT and 10pm EDT-1am EDT. Prime browsing hours for us on the West Coast, I know, but they didn’t ask me.

CPP Vacation is Over

The CPP will return tomorrow. Today is the last day to enter for prizes. The prizes I have will further inspire your creativity. Did you do your responses so you can be in the drawing?

Rules: Anyone who posts a response to any of the prompts between May 27 and the post for prompt #111 will be entered for a prize. You can post in the Flickr group and/or on the post for the prompt to which you are responding. Yes, I know the end of school and vacation time have kicked your butts, but it is time for creativity. 5 minutes a week is all I ask. I reserve the right to change the rules if I feel I need to do so.

If you do a response to any prompt (there are 110), you will be entered into the drawing. Anyone who gets a friend to do a response will get two entries. You have some drawing friends, right? Poets? Mixed media artist friends? Thread painters? Photographers? No creative endeavor will be excluded. Sign them up. BTW, all rules are subject to change at my discretion.

As a reminder: these will not be quilt related prizes, but creativity related prizes.

 

CPP Vacation Ending

I was at Mark Lipinski‘s house last week and he really breathed new life into me for the CPP. Get ready. The CPP will return within the next 2 weeks. Did you do your responses so you are in the drawing?

Rules: Anyone who posts a response to any of the prompts between now and the post for prompt #111 will be entered for a prize. Yes, I know it is end of school and vacation time. If you do a response to any prompt (there are 110), you will get into the drawing. Anyone who gets a friend to do a response will get two entries. You have some drawing friends, right? Poets? Mixed media artist friends? Thread painters? Photographers? Sign them up. BTW, all rules are subject to change at my discretion.

As a reminder: these will not be quilt related prizes, but creativity related prizes.

Were  you planning to wait until the last minute? Please do it now. My life will be better if you don’t. Post the link in the appropriate comments section.

CPP on Vacation

The CPP will continue. I need some people to play with on this project. That means you!

So far there is only one entry for the creativity prizes, so what is holding you up? Do you need a pep talk?

Rules: Anyone who posts a response to any of the prompts between now and the post for prompt #111 will be entered for a prize. Yes, I know it is end of school and vacation time. Do a response while in line at the grocery store on the back of a receipt.

If you do a response to any prompt (there are 110 words so far), you will get into the drawing. Anyone who gets a friend to do a response will get two entries. You have some drawing friends, right? Poets? Mixed media artist friends? Thread painters? Photographers? Sign them up. BTW, all rules are subject to change at my discretion.

These will not be quilt related prizes, but creativity related prizes. Like a deck of creativity cards.

Were you planning to wait until the last minute? Please don’t wait until the last minute. My life will be better if you don’t. Do your response NOW and post the link in the appropriate comments section.

CPP Vacation

 

Remember I said that the CPP will continue? I need some people to play with on this project. That means you!

I am going to offer some creativity prizes, so what is holding you up? Do you need a pep talk?

Rules: Anyone who posts a response to any of the prompts between now and the post for prompt #111 will be entered for a prize. Yes, I know it is end of school and vacation time. If you do a response to any prompt (there are 110), you will get into the drawing. Anyone who gets a friend to do a response will get two entries. You have some drawing friends, right? Poets? Mixed media artist friends? Thread painters? Photographers? Sign them up. BTW, all rules are subject to change at my discretion.

These will not be quilt related prizes, but creativity related prizes.

Were  you planning to wait until the last minute? Please don’t wait until the last minute. My life will be better if you don’t. Do your response NOW and post the link in the appropriate comments section.

Do a little scribble response. It will be quite freeing.

CPP Nearing End of Vacation

Remember I said that the CPP will continue? And that I am going to offer some creativity prizes? Anyone who posts a response to any of the prompts between now and the post for prompt #111 will be entered for a prize. Yes, I know it is end of school and vacation time. If you do a response to any prompt (there are 110), you will get into the drawing. Anyone who gets a friend to do a response will get two entries.

These will not be quilt related prizes, but creativity related prizes.

Don’t wait until the last minute. Do your response NOW and post the link in the appropriate comments section.

CPP Vacation Nearing Its End + Prizes

The CPP is still on vacation, but I have decided to continue. I have some work stuff going on so it will be a month or so before I get back into full on CPP mode.

I am going to offer some creativity prizes to anyone who posts a response to any of the prompts between now and the post for prompt #111. Yes, I know it is end of school and vacation time. If you do a response to any prompt (there are 110), you will get into the drawing. Anyone who gets a friend to do a response will get two entries.

I am shooting for beginning of July, but I probably won’t warn you, so don’t wait until the last minute. Do your response NOW and post the link in the appropriate comments section.

See previous words and information on the Creative Prompts Inspiration Page. Do you have any ideas on changes or improvements I should make to the CPP?

Ready? Set? Go!

Guess What? CPP is Still on Vacation!

Wouldn’t you love a vacation this long? I would.

The CPP is still on vacation. Did you do any responses to the previous prompts? See previous words and information on the Creative Prompts Inspiration Page. Do you have an opinion about how I should proceed with the CPP? Are there enough prompt projects out there already? I have listed a few resources on the CPP Inspiration page.

Did you Talkback? I was glad to hear from Angela and Kim and SherriD.   I want to hear from you.