Wednesday, March 19, 2008

. . . checked some statistics


on my flickr account. . . a little piece of technology on that wonderful site that I just discovered today. This picture, entitled "Theoretically", is the most popular piece of art on my flickr site. I like it, too. It's the very first big one I painted on canvas. It must have been simmering in my mind for a long time.

It absolutely astounds me that my flickr site has been visited in various way almost 20,000 times. For the big-timers on flickr, that number is probably a disappointment. . . but when I think about 20,000. . . amazing.

The pictures that have received the most hits are ones that I scanned in and posted as ephemera for others to use in their art. A few years ago I haunted estate sales, not the fancy ones that sold designer stuff, but the ones of people who lived in the older parts of the city. I purchased a lot of things that seemingly no one else wanted at that time . . . blue prints of old buildings by an architect; scrapbooks from high school of an 90+ single woman; the files of an elderly woman who had worked in the fashion industry in NYC in the 1920s and 1930s; diaries, falling-apart books, just little things that caught my eye. One of my prized possessions is an account book of an estate administrator from the latter half of the 1800s. This is still special because I spent most of working life handling estates and trusts. It is from these sources that I scanned in those "most-hit" photos. I hope anyone who used them had fun.

2 comments:

Martha Marshall said...

I love this painting. Easy to see how it would be very eye catching.

Now I'm off to visit your flickr pages!

thealteredpage said...

Mary: Congrats on 20,000+ hits. That seems like a lot to me too. And I can understand why this painting is so popular.