Saturday, May 4, 2013

Day 4 - 30/30 MYA Challenge - Set Up Google Alerts

Today's assignment is to set up Google Alerts. What is a Google Alert? Google Alerts are email updates sent to you of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries. It's a great way to monitor what is being said on the internet about any particular topic. 
So - off to Google to do that! 
Here's the results - SUPER EASY! It should get interesting as there is a woman of some importance at UConn who shares my name! LOL. In any case, it's very easy to do - probably takes less than 5 minutes once you're signed into Google - and you can set up these alerts to be once a day, when news happens, or once a week. Completely self explanatory once you're there. Set them up for your name, a place like a gallery or museum, another artist, workshops. 

Yesterday's Painting Adventure
Because it was such a beautiful day, after finishing some work, I went back to Cedarmere. I didn't have much time (even though I did bring my paint box easel and larger paper) so I just decided to do something small in my sketchbook.

All that green can be very confusing! But it was fun to get out and paint.
I could hear brants with there trembling honks and canada geese down on the harbor, the red-winged blackbirds were singing, and swallows were swooping around. I could hear some other birds - carolina wrens and probably orioles and warblers, but I was too busy to take out my binoculars. A little muskrat swam by, came out of the water a little way down from where I sat, and hurried on down the path. 

Today's another beautiful day - and I'd love to get out and paint - where will I go?