Idea Machine

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Within you exists an Idea Machine. This Idea Machine runs 24/7. It produces ideas when you are both awake and asleep. It’s always there. It’s running constantly, whether you are aware of it or not.

Lots of things get in the way of finding your own Idea Machine. Digital noise, … (read more)

Within you exists an Idea Machine. This Idea Machine runs 24/7. It produces ideas when you are both awake and asleep. It’s always there. It’s running constantly, whether you are aware of it or not.

Lots of things get in the way of finding your own Idea Machine. Digital noise, torrid relationships, emotional scars, fear, greed, ego and desire all block you from becoming aware of your Idea Machine. But your Idea Machine continues churning out ideas in wakefulness and during sleep. It never stops, unless you are sick or depressed.

In the beginning before you find your Idea Machine, you might get a sense of it when you have a strange dream that refuses to leave your mind. You also might hear a soft whisper sometimes, a whisper from an idea that escaped from your Idea Machine.

When a lone idea has escaped from your Idea Machine and whispers in your ear, you must listen to it, and block out all distractions. You must give that idea some wings, feed it, for it has traveled a long way to find you.

Once you become fully aware of your own Idea Machine, it almost drives you mad.

About my art process: this animated GIF was created using the software program GIMP. Each still image was digitally created and then combined together to create an animation. There are a total of 27 still images that were combined this animated artwork.


Additional Details:
  • 1000 x 1200 px, GIF (20.4 MB)
  • This is a signed and limited edition digital creation.
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Comments

Forlenza
2020/10/21

This is wild! Love it!

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Stellabelle
(creator)
2020/10/22

Thank you

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0mz
2020/10/22

@stellabelle You accepted this bid after the time you said the "auction" was closing. I went to bed thinking I had bought this piece. I didn't even have the chance to counter.

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enn
(owner)
2020/10/22

Hi Omz, there could be a misunderstanding. Stella waited till the end to accept my bid. I too, had set my alarm to be online. so that I wouldn't miss it.

If you really want to have it so much, I'm prepared to sell it to you at the SAME PRICE+12.50%(MP's cut).

Personally I don't want these kind of drama/emotions when I'm buying art. There's really no need to fight over this!

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0mz
2020/10/22

There's no misunderstanding. The "auction" was supposed to end at 1:14am. She accepted your bid 7 minutes later.

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enn
(owner)
2020/10/22

Excuse me, it was done according to the time she set. Right on time.
You might wish to cross-check your timezone, and refer to her twitter timeline. She even tweeted when there was 1.5hours left to go:
https://twitter.com/stellabelle/status/1319046863010598919?s=20

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0mz
2020/10/22

I actually went by this tweet, which indicated that it would be closing at 1:14am my time. Your bid was accepted at 1:21am. So you're making my point for me.

Anyway, it wasn't meant to be and I don't dwell on these things. Enjoy the piece.

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enn
(owner)
2020/10/22

Thank you

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Stellabelle
(creator)
2020/10/22

I ended it at exactly 7:22 PM my time, as I publicly stated on Twitter. A bid came in at the last minute. For this one I decided to stick to the exact time which I announced on Twitter, to close the auction. I will considering trying a different method going forward, based on your feedback. Auctions are new to me, and I am still trying to learn best practices. The last thing I want is to cause any troubles, so I apologize if I didn't do this in an optimal way.

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Stellabelle
(creator)
2020/10/22

Here is my tweet that was sent on 7:22 PM my time on Twitter that states the auction will end in 24 hours: https://twitter.com/stellabelle/status/1318709302186704897

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Stellabelle
(creator)
2020/10/22

Here's the etherscan transaction which is time stamped: https://etherscan.io/tx/0xfc269c31b0cf649aa2fbfa4e547a218a69913b152997eeb4334c6c55ed239490

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0mz
2020/10/22

Hi Stellabelle,

No problem! It's a learning experience for everyone.

Advice for the future: rather than say "24 hours," list out the actual time in the tweet, so it's clear. This will avoid potential confusion.

You posted a tweet at 5:44pm your time, saying that the auction would end in an hour and a half. This is what created the misunderstanding. I only read this tweet.

I waited until 7:14pm your time, which is 1:14am for me, and then switched off, not realizing that the auction wasn't over.

In the end, I missed out on a piece I wanted and you missed out on some extra money, because I would have bid more than $396.

No hard feelings!

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Stellabelle
(creator)
2020/10/22

Out of curiosity, and because I want to improve, how would you have done the auction? As I said, I am new to auctions and open to improvement.

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Stellabelle
(creator)
2020/10/22

I see. Ok, that last tweet was not precise, but rather more vague, which i now see as something to improve upon. I figured that the first tweet was seen, which it was not. Thank you for explaining this and I'll do better next time. I still appreciated your bid because you respected my reserve price.

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0mz
2020/10/22

There's a method I've seen others use, which involves resetting the clock by 24 hours after every bid. This allows you to accommodate for collectors in different time zones and maximize the value you get for your piece. You don't necessarily need to do 24 hours, but something along these lines might work better.

You could also set a fixed deadline and reset the clock by 15 minutes every time you get a new bid. This is how the recent Batman NFT was handled.

I think the key is to communicate a clear deadline and rules, and to give collectors enough time to bid.

The problem with the one you just did is that it allowed someone to swoop in at the last second, and outbid a collector, without giving them time to counter.

In this case, with more time, I would have bid higher than $396 and enn may have countered, bidding up your price even higher.

I'm relatively new to this though, so it would be useful to ask other more experienced artists or collectors.

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Recent History

Collector Activity Date
Purchased for $396.00 33 days ago
Placed an offer for $396.00 33 days ago
Placed an offer for $360.00 34 days ago
Placed an offer for Ξ0.88000 ($324.60) 34 days ago
Placed an offer for Ξ0.25000 ($93.86) 34 days ago
Placed an offer for $80.00 35 days ago

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