Archive for June, 2008

Mailbox calls to this busy bee

Monday, June 30th, 2008

I’ve just recently finished a work project and need to catch up on everything, it seems. It’s hard to know where to start. I’ve received some mail art from Cascadia Artpost recently: first day postcards for the IUOMA stamp, promoting (International Union of Mail Artists and a powerful presentation album of a sheet of stamps in Jack Lattemann’s “The Sorrows of Empire” series: “Remember Fallujah 2003-2008.”

Today i received documentation from this call (And just discovered that the search is broken on this site. Curses!) It’s a very nice full color zine from Niku for participants in “The Ephemeral Mailbox Museum.” She also included a participant directory…. (I owe folks plenty of mail… sigh….)

On Saturday, i played with acrylic paint and iMovie. I love the latest iMovie! It makes pulling together a movie so straight forward!

It documents my experiment with Golden acrylics (fluids mixed with gel medium) and Speedball Block Printing Ink.

Honey Bee Toy

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Honey Bee

Originally uploaded by Elaine with Grey Cats.

Working on a Father’s Day gift as a break from working on work. So far, bee butt. The legs are wool over “Chenille Stem” — i guess “pipe cleaner” is now politically incorrect. Look, pipes aren’t just for smoking! Lots of small tubular things need cleaning: those are pipes, too!

DoS – Denial of Service

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

For some months we were having an intermittent access issue, which seemed to be tied to too many spam comments in another blog on our server. We installed Akismet there, and all seemed much better. Then it seems someone started pounding the server with track-back spam.

It’s not clear when the site will be stable, as neither Christine or I have a great amount of time to track down these issues. (Although it’s very tempting as a procrastination method.) The past few days seem like an almost complete outage, so we’ve restarted the server.

I know i haven’t done several months of Creek-In-The-News posts, as well as posting on other topics as they come to mind.

Hopefully, the technological barrier of the Denial of Service will drop, but i fear we’ve just worked around it again.