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Lisa L
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Unlikely Comedian. Serenader of Steering Wheels. Book Ninja.
Unlikely Comedian. Serenader of Steering Wheels. Book Ninja.

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alright, i guess i'm going to give this a shot...

but since i'm new to the whole art4hire dealie, some caveats:

- i'm trying to get better at cartooning up people in particular so it's preferable that the subjects be real people (but this is negotiable).
- you'll have to provide quite a bit of photo reference, obviously.
- nothing pervy, please.
- though it's not a requirement, it's better if i know the subject (in person or even via hangout interactions) as personality will largely inform my art direction. otherwise, some interviewing may be required. 
- completed works may be featured in my portfolio.
- i enjoy drawing facial hair. so, improve your odds with that bit of knowledge. =]
- not all commissions may be accepted (i'm not that good an artist /sadtrombone).
- payments accepted via paypal (alternative methods can be discussed).


#artforsale   #commission  
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A fun and successful evening as we were able to install every object just in time for the VIP donor behind the scenes tour this past Friday evening. A good time was had by the crowd, as these beautiful objects were on display but not in their final state. Some folks even got a chance to sample the 3D virtual reality version of the villa of Oplontis thanks to the Oculus Rift station.

Be sure to stop by for the official exhibition opening Friday, 19 February.

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Please join the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan, Friday, 19 February, for the opening of "Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii." The Kelsey will be displaying nearly 250 objects from the site of Oplontis, near Pompeii, a site destroyed and covered by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. Underneath the ashes lied countless riches of a Roman society and the beautiful deposits of a villa as they were nearly 2000 years ago. Come see the reconstruction of wall frescoes, the beautiful gold jewelry, the amazing marble statues, such as the Nike and the Aphrodite/Venus pictured here. The evening will begin with a lecture by Professor John Clarke, followed by a reception at the Kelsey where you can see the exhibition on its opening night.

No RSVP required, no tickets to be purchased. Join us for what is sure to be an amazing evening.

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#leisureandluxury  
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OK, well, I got fed up with using libib to catalogue my books - it's good for a free app, but it's far too limited for anything more than basic stuff.
 
I exported the libib data to a csv file, imported it into Excel, tidied it up, added some stuff and exported to Access. Then I got to adding more stuff, like cover pictures and notes, etc.
 
Now, this is a good way of making something exactly the way you want it (for example, sorting on Author, then Series, then publication date), but it's very time consuming.
 
GIven that, I decided to install the free 100 book trial of Book Collector from Collectorz.com. I have to say, it's freaking awesome. It does everything my custom DB does, but much prettier, and allows for input of books via scanner app on the mobile. Even without that, entering books by ISBN, or author, or title, is pretty much painless and quick. DId I mention it's pretty?
 
Only thing holding me back from a full purchase right now is the price for the pro version, which is £34 in UK money. The standard edition is only £20. Not sure if the Pro version is worth the difference in price - standard version doesn't offer exporting, and the filter functions are not as advanced, and it only allows for one book at a time entry, rather than batch scanning. But for saving £15, I'm willing to scan one at a time!
 
In case you want to check it out: http://www.collectorz.com/book

Oh, and if anyone has experience of the Pro version over the Standard version, let me know your thoughts.

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