02/22/2006: "Feel free to admire my feet!"
Tomorrow I leave for a conference in Anchorage where I'll present Designing Accessible Websites on Sun. "This program will describe strategies used to design accessible, standards based websites. Topics covered: Server-side includes (SSI); Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); 508 Compliance; ISO Standards; the W3C; XHTML, XML, and depricated HTML."
It recently dawned on me that in addition to putting this in my tenure file, I'll actually have to give this presentation! I've been panicking, pouring over books and websites...I know this stuff but *teaching* it, is another matter.
:cry: Plus, I don't have time to get my prints ready. I was going to visit some of the downtown galleries and see if any of them would consider selling my prints but I'll be lucky just to get a load of laundry finished in time to pack.
Earlier I did some vanity surfing and found a foot fetish guy who posted a photo of my feet and later posted Art & New Love (after you open the link you have to refresh the page to see the entire post..note: in 2nd part, those aren't my feet & he's not talking about me!). He had interesting observations about my work that made me feel wonderful in and of itself, but then someone else added this great comment "Elise Tomlinson is one of my favorite artists. No matter the emotion of the work, her colors are always vivid and expressive."
Gee, wow, crazy man! I'm one of somebody's favorite artists! It's amazing how even the tiniest bit of affirmation can make me feel absolutely giddy with delight. Besides my own inner whatever that forces me to keep working, comments like these from people who appreciate my work are as important (if not more so) than actually selling stuff (though that rocks too!).