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03/29/2006: "When do you become too old to get your first tatoo?"
I want a tatoo on my middle finger. Is that strange? Will it be painful? I don't know why I'd want to draw attention to my hands, which are decidedly not my best feature. They are old before their time, from years of pottery, and printmaking and digging in the earth. Artist's hands I suppose. But I still want one; when I'm bored in meetings I draw different tribal designs on my fingers. Have I mentioned that some people find me odd?
Anyway, I also want to mention that I'm loving my account with Bloglines. I set it up to test my news feed which I never did fix 100% but it still works OK. It takes a couple of minutes to sign up for a free acount, they give you some initial catagories that you can sign up to get feeds from. I chose the "Arts" one (shock!). So far I love it! The Art Knowlege News feed posts links to info on new shows etc., like this one that looks fantastic The Architect's Brother . Or the ArtsJournal, which finds stories in the news about art related topics, such as Artists flock to Vancouver, but T.O. pays the big bucks, or my favorite Who's left to do the Right thing? (about why there are so few Right Wingers in the arts).
There is also the "Arts Competition List" which regularly lists opportunities for artists to exhibit and make $$$. Not to mention being able to subscribe to your friends's blogs so you can see from one place when they've been updated. If you aren't using a news reader yet, I highly recommend bloglines. Of course, you may want to consider not spending so damn much time online and get your sorry ass into the studio!