Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

3/4/09

Twitter, Facebook, and Three plus One, Daily Painting by Everglades artist JoAnn Sanborn


Three plus One
7" x 5" (17.8cm x 12.7cm)
acrylic on Panel
$150 with FREE shipping and handling in the US
E-mail me for International shipping rates or other inquiries.



Today's Everglades painting is of four palms on the edge of a prairie. Uneven numbers are often better visually than even, but in this painting, varying the size and placement seems to have worked.

The studio is back in order and things will be a little quieter for the next week or so. Canvases are on the way for two upcoming commissions, and I"m looking forward to getting started.

In the meantime, I'm working hard to upgrade my web presence. If you haven't already, visit Sunshine Studios's redone website. I'm now on FaceBook, friend me if you want, and on Twitter, with a growing number of followers. I didn't understand Twitter at first, but was quickly converted and am totally amazed by how much information is available, and how easy it is to make new friends or learn about something new.

Earlier today I read on Twitter about mansions to the Everglades from Hidden Florida, read about the Florida Panther lecture at a local DAR meeting, learned about 137 species becoming extinct every day as the rainforests are destroyed, and a hopeful piece about how we can save the rainforests. I also read blogger's responses to the woman who called 911 over her McNuggets, that an Alaskan artist has the flu this week, that it's a cold morning for a photographer in Glasgow. Then there's the practical stuff, like which are the best email services to use for bulk emails.

I follow some motivational people, too, to keep me upbeat in these down times, and some tech people, who's stuff is mostly totally unintelligible to me but I'm trying to learn. The wealth of information is huge, and it's all immediate. Phew! Go to http://twitter.com/ and see for yourselves! You can start by following me, or just pick your own favorites! After you get the hang of it, you'll be amazed!

2 comments:

bonnieluria said...

You may be the inspiration I need to stop resisting twitter and facebook.
My concern is that blogging already eats so much time because it IS so interesting.
I'm afraid if I add more features to my list of interests, I'll have no time to paint and no will power to step away from the desk.

Still...... I am curious.

JoAnn Sanborn said...

You're right about needing the dicipline to limit your time, and twitter is even more of a tempation. There's so much there, and it's all interesting. I'm still struggling with how to manage it all. Still, you've got to jump in--it's the future!

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