From the monthly archives:

January 2008

Beautiful and unusual art sites found on 2008-01-31

by Henk ter Heide on Thursday January 31, 2008

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Beautiful and unusual art sites found on 2008-01-30

by Henk ter Heide on Wednesday January 30, 2008

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My first $2000

by Henk ter Heide on Wednesday January 30, 2008

in Blogging

A little blogging fun.

I just found a site where they can calculate the monetary worth of your site.
The worth of my site is a little over 2000 dollar. But since I have no plans of selling my domain I’ll never get it.
But it is fun to know that my work hasn’t been for nothing. 🙂


My blog is worth $2,258.16.
How much is your blog worth?

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Study: Box table and chair 2

by Henk ter Heide on Wednesday January 30, 2008

in Drawing

One other table and chair. This time with a little more interesting perspective.

Thinking a little more about my last drawing I thought it should be possible to do more interesting things with a table and a chair.
This table is a little bigger which makes it possible to put the chair at more interesting angle.

It took some figuring but I think the perspective of the chair came out all right.
The only thing is that I was so buzzy thinking about perspective that I forgot to look at the composition of the drawing. As a result the legs of the chair are a little short.

Box table and chair 2
Box table and chair 2

BTW Some one pointed out to me that I shouldn’t post to many links to my Twitter account.
I must admit that I got a little carried away with this new tool. Posting to Twitter is so easy I kept going on and on.
That said. Twitter does offer the possibility to subscribe to an RSS feed. Either of my Twits or of all the Twitters you are following. So you can read every twit on a time of your choosing.
I will try to contain myself. Little more quality and less quantity. But there will always be days I’ll post more then others.

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Beautiful and unusual art sites found on 2008-01-29

by Henk ter Heide on Tuesday January 29, 2008

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Coming full circle

by Henk ter Heide on Tuesday January 29, 2008

in Blogging

Going from “Beautiful art sites” to Twitter and back again.

I don’t know whether there is any one around from the time I started this blog. But those who are will know that when I started with this blog I daily featured an art site.
There were two reasons to feature other sites. For one thing I liked it. Showing sites I like and sending them some traffic. The other reason was to promote my own site.

But after a while I run into a little problem. There are a lot of art sites and as my methods of finding them improved I found I had to make ever more painful decisions: Which sites to include in my feature and which ones to leave out.
It took me a while but in the end I decided that it would work better if I where to use my Stumble account to show art sites. Which at first worked perfectly.
But after using it for a few months I’ve found that StumbleUpon isn’t a very good fit for what I want. Stumble is a perfect place to show off the nice pictures you have found on the web. But it’s powers to promote my site are slowly dwindling.
The other problem is that there doesn’t seem to be an easy method of including my stumbles on my blog.

Last week I’ve found Twitter. Twitter seems to be the answer to all my prayers.

  • It’s very easy to feature sites on Twitter. Even describing a site on Twitter seems easier then on Stumble. Only being able to use 140 characters means that you have to condense your description.
  • It’s very easy to find people to follow your ramblings. Instead of just sitting and waiting whether anybody will come by, you can actively scout for followers. I like that a lot better.
  • Twitter does seem to influence the amount of traffic I receive. The more people follow me, the more traffic I receive.
  • And last but not least. With a little help from the Twitter tools plugin I can again post my art site feature on my blog.

The only strange thing I’ve found up till now is that all that traffic isn’t coming from Twitter but from Google. I’m sure there is a very logical explanation for that phenomenon but I have no idea what it might be.

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Beautiful and unusual art sites found on 2008-01-28

by Henk ter Heide on Monday January 28, 2008

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Study: Box table and chair

by Henk ter Heide on Monday January 28, 2008

in Drawing

Drawing a table and chair and solving some perspective problems.

While scanning my last drawing I realized that something was wrong with the angle of the seat. But I didn’t understand how that could be.
Using a box to show me the perspective means that I’m, in a sense, making two drawings. One of a box and one of a chair.
I hadn’t realized that I should check the perspective of the box before I start with the chair. If I forget to do that it becomes impossible to go back and correct it.

I was a little nervous seeing as I thought that this would be the most complicated drawing since I started with perspective. And it was.
After drawing the table it took me a while before I realized that a drawing not only can have multiple vanishing points but that it makes the drawing more interesting. Nobody lines up his furniture perfectly so you shouldn’t draw it that way.
I also had a little problem with point of view. What can I see from where I’m standing?
It took me a while to realize that I can’t see one of the legs of the table because the chair is in front of it.
What you can and can’t see seems very obvious until you try to draw it.

Box table and chair
Box table and chair

This will be my last box drawing for a while. I’m getting a little bored with it. At some point I’ll have to get back at it but for now I’m going to concentrate on cylinders

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Beautiful and unusual art sites found on 2008-01-27

by Henk ter Heide on Sunday January 27, 2008

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Beautiful and unusual art sites found on 2008-01-26

by Henk ter Heide on Saturday January 26, 2008

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