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Victoria Cochran's Blog – July 2008 Archive (6)

New Threads: Part 2

Burlee Vang opened the second half of the evening. I can't decide which to share here. "Love at the USPS" reminded me of those maddening people who would have us be a safer, tamer, more manageable version of ourselves, who wouldn't mind if we happened to serve them in the process, too. I listened to him describe the first glimpse of snow as "The silence of paper shattered" ("Winter, Fresno '98") and I wondered about the "white" that fell on them, seducing them from their mother's tables. It was… Continue

Added by Victoria Cochran on July 27, 2008 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

New Threads: An Evening with Hmong American Writers & Artists

I've just returned from the most wonderful event. I was enthralled and, at times overwhelmed, by the words, voices and images presented by the members of the Hmong American Writers' Circle. Normally rather reserved in public settings, my eyes repeatedly filled with tears at the accomplishment displayed and, also, at words that spoke to my own experiences of growing up in an immigrant family, to the struggle to weave an identity that could span worlds, both past and present. I'll share the first… Continue

Added by Victoria Cochran on July 25, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Reasons Every Artist Should Have a Flickr: Part 2

I really appreciated the feedback on my first post about this topic; it encouraged me to continue! And, after adding to my original post this morning, it occurred to me that it was getting a bit long and that it might be easier to chew if it were served up in smaller bites. So, I've given Point 3 its own blog entry.

Reasons 1 and 2 covered having your own online gallery and getting maximum exposure for a minimum of effort. The third point is: Cross Linking.

3.… Continue

Added by Victoria Cochran on July 25, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Reasons Every Artist Should Have a Flickr

Good morning :)

I've got just a few minutes to get started, busy day ahead, but I thought I could begin now and come back to it later.

I recently asked Rattananan if she had a flickr account and she asked me WHY she should have one. I like the question, because with all the things you CAN do on the net, it's important to sort out and focus upon what you really SHOULD do to meet your goals. So, I'll start with some… Continue

Added by Victoria Cochran on July 24, 2008 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

OK, I'm wondering...

Have not got the energy to prep yesterday's photos, yet, but nevertheless, my thoughts are bubbling...

We have a "Blossom Trail."

I found the public art catalogue page, on this site. Will we have a "Fresno Art Trail" sometime in the future? Or, many of them?

Gas isn't friendly, but some of these public installations are within walking, others within biking distance of each other....I can imagine official trails, with directional signs and even maps, to… Continue

Added by Victoria Cochran on July 3, 2008 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

Getting ready for more...

Tomorrow, I hit the road early, again, for another public art tour and picture taking event. Today was just a taste, as I accompanied Bob Gifford while he did welding in prep for installing a gate designed by Chris Sorensen, at a private home. I couldn't look (it's not safe), but my camera could, and this is what it saw. Looks like a high end Fourth of July… Continue

Added by Victoria Cochran on July 1, 2008 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

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