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Monday, November 10, 2008

Update, plus Exploring Watercolor Exhibition today

Last Wednesday evening was my PowerPoint presentation at Western Ohio Watercolor Society in Springfield. This was my second outing for the program and I was glad everything went smoothly. I've heard horror stories about trying to set up these digital presentations, but have had some good advice from a blog reader who suggested that I carry a power strip and extension cord with me and use my own projector when I can. As I set up the equipment, the coordinator, who had everything in place that I needed, realized she didn't have an extension cord. Voila! I had mine in my tote bag. So keep that in mind, PowerPoint Presenters: power strip, extension cord, and a disk or thumb drive copy of your program, "just in case."

My husband got the brilliant idea that I could do a mini-presentation at book signings or classes using the same program, by saving it to an SD card that fits into a table-top digital photo viewer. Now, that is really slick. It works better if the lighting isn't too bright, or maybe I should get a larger image screen. It ran today during the opening of our show.

I've created a Web page for the "Exploring Watercolor" opening. We were amazed at the number of visitors keeping us busy for two hours--a rough guess, about 80. Some of the artists set up to paint and guests enjoyed watching them work as they munched on the homemade goodies the artists provided.

Many of the artists were in our first show two years ago. I can see real progress in their work, both in that show and the one this past spring. Our next show will be the summer of 2009. I can't wait to see what they come up with.

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Blogger Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Your husband is BRILLIANT, Nita! I'm trying to learn all the new technology, and it's a kick when something works. I've got how-to video slideshows on CD and on YouTube now.

You CAN teach an old dog new tricks...

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