Monday, August 13, 2007

Puttin' on the Ritz

Who knew that a couple of pieces of art in the Dallas Ritz-Carlton could create so much interest? I was contacted yesterday (Sunday!) by someone who is writing a book about Ritz-Carlton and wondered if I could do a phone interview on my experience working with the Ritz people. Last week there was an article in the Dallas Observer blog about me and hotel art. It was a nice plug, but I only knew about it because I have Google alerts set up to notify me when my name is mentioned online.

I'm still getting organized. I discovered yesterday how expensive dis-organization can be. I sent boxes of inkjet paper to recycle. I didn't know that it yellows when exposed to light. I bought stackable units with drawers and labeled them all so now I have a safe storage place for that pricey paper. Plus I can immediately put my hands on what I need.

And since a large part of my art creation involves sitting in front of my computer, I bought a new monitor - not to replace my Cintiq, but in addition to it. Now I can drag windows and images from one monitor to the next and it provides me ample space to keep things in front of me when I am creating digital paintings. Very efficient.

2 comments:

Joanie San Chirico said...

There was an article in the NY Times about the Dallas Ritz opening too. Looked for your name, but it was just a short blurb .. the good news though is that there's a big buzz about the hotel!

Annette Bush said...

Nice article. Good spotlight on you. Better response from you. Love it.
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