Cresp 2010.07.13, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Inspire App on my iPod Touch
5-20 minutes
Freehand from a photo

New game: make up a word, search for it in Google images, make an abstract image from one of the images on the first page of results.

Cresp turned out to be short for ‘Customer RESPonse’ on this page…

Inspire App on my iPod Touch
15-30 minutes
Freehand from a photo

Before the Portrait Party took off, I thought when my Daily Self-Portrait Project finished, I’d spend some time exploring landscape. Looks like I’ve taken myself back to that idea…

Inspire App on my iPod Touch
15-30 minutes
Freehand from a photo

Combining two subjects I struggle with – abstract and landscape – into a fairly successful middle ground.

Inspire App on my iPod Touch
From life/observation
15-30 minutes

Abstract or obvious scene? When do shapes come together and describe something, when do they stay ‘just’ shapes?

Inspire App on my iPod Touch.
15-30 minutes.
Freehand from a photo – but of what, I won’t say :)

Inspire App on my iPod Touch
From imagination
<=15 minutes

Fountain Pen App on my iPod Touch.
15 – 30 minutes.
From imagination.

You mean not every circle is an eyeball?

Inspire App on my iPod Touch.
15-30 minutes.
From imagination.

I have no idea what I’m doing with these, but it’s fun :)

Inspire App on my iPod Touch
15-20 minutes
Freehand inspired by: gregcookland.com/journal/uploaded_images/picDeKooningUnti…

I’m thinking about pushing myself in the abstract direction for July… might as well start by looking at the masters.

Brushes App on my iPod Touch
15 – 20 minutes
From life/observation and imagination

When I ordered new tires for my truck a couple weeks ago, I found the pricing a bit hard to follow – first they say this much per tire but then actually it’s this much more per tire with installation & tax, less 70 USD coupon and you need to pay this much downpayment. So I asked the person at the counter to write on my invoice what my balance was so I would know what I owed. Frankly something didn’t seem right (a bit low, but I was relieved) so I asked him a second time and he was adamant that he was telling me the right thing – so I asked him to please sign it, which he happily and confidently did.

Now we come to today. After wainting on line about 15 minutes (above), a different person at the counter tells me that what the first guy wrote down a couple weeks ago is wrong, in fact it’s $70 more than that. We look at all the posted prices, and in fact he took off the 70 USD coupon twice – well he used a base price that already had the 70 USD deducted.

So should I pay what the price was supposed to be as clearly the original person made an error? Or should the tire store honor a signed quote from their employee and give me the extra 70 USD off?