A Gigapan view of 30 Birds in 30 Days and a link to my art materials recommendations at Wet Paint
The other day my friend, photographer Tom Nelson, took a Gigapan of my bird painting show, and while I've posted a photo of the salon on my blog, the Gigapan allows you to zoom in and see details. The only downside is that if people move before the panning process is finished in their area, we only get partial people—but you're not looking at it for that anyway right? I didn't want to ask one stylist to stand aside for a couple minutes (I hate being interrupted in my work and don't like to do it to others) so there is one rooster image you will not see in the panoramic view, but you can see it in my photo.
Also visible on the Gigapan is my sign showing one of the necklaces I made. A couple readers have asked about this. If you go to the Gigapan link and look at the "snapshots" along the base of the image you'll see one for the necklace. Click on it and the image will scan right to it and you can scroll around to see the rest of the necklace and read the poster. (Note: you do not have to be a member of Gigapan to scroll its images. If you want to create snapshots you do need to create a free account.)
Next, Tim Jennen at Wet Paint has compiled a "recommendations" page from me and one of their cartoonist clients. Both of us have listed products we highly recommend. In my case, these will are products I have reviewed here in a post, or have mentioned in several posts because I use the item all the time. For instance, people interested in the Japanese nibs I use for dip pen work will find them here without having to worry about Japanese package labels.
I'll make a link in "Pages" or find some other way to put this link in the left-hand column of my blog, so that later visitors can find this information, but in the meantime I wanted to let daily readers know the recommendations page was up.
I do not receive any payment from Wet Paint if you purchase anything from them. I'm doing this as a way to provide quick links to the items I talk about. Also I do most of my shopping for art supplies at Wet Paint so it is logical that I refer to them. And finally, I think Wet Paint is the best art supply store in the world so I know that if people purchase from them I don't have to lose any sleep over it. You can find my art materials recommendations here.
If you end up wanting to return to the recommendations page and haven't bookmarked it, simply go to the Wet Paint home page and look in the left-hand column for "Bloggers' Picks." That will take you to the recommendations page.