Awareness – Restoration in Progress

Awareness - Restoration In Progress

Yesterday after posting the singular image for the urban landscape in which the Restoration in progress sign was posted, I kept mulling over how I might want to use it.

So serendipity strikes again; this morning while watching Good Morning America with my cup of coffee, one of the segments was about how to survive the COVID-19 isolation, which included making self-affirming signs and have these hanging in the house. hmmmmmm. So while in the shower, inspiration struck; why not create a diptych similar to my recent project Gardening For Ordnance; words plus image?

So I created the artwork above, printed it 11 x 18″ on a 13 x 19″ sheet and it looks great. And quickly made a smaller test print and confirmed it also prints very nicely on a 8 1/2 x 11″ sheet of paper as well. Cool!

Last brainstorm, if this works for me, what about you?

So here’s my deal; send me an email to and I will in return send you a high resolution (300 200 dpi) pdf of Awareness – Restoration in Progress so that you can print this artwork yourself, which is sized for 13 x 19 paper but also works on 8 1/2 x 11″ paper. The high resolution file will create a very impressive print on about every type of photo paper. Update: see below, new size!

My only request is that I ask is to please consider making a donation, which is entirely optional, and as Elizabeth Warren stated, any amount and even as little as 5 bucks will be appreciated. If under today’s circumstances you can’t afford even that; no worries, it’s free to you. Just request the pdf, make yourself a print, let go of some of the anxiety and you can pay it forward at some time in the future when things get back to normal.

Note: Trying to place a PayPal donation button here to no avail. So you can push a donation thru PayPal to Meanwhile, I will figure out what the deal is with my service provider…sigh.

Second, and let me know if this is okay, but in the process of sending you the Awareness – Restoration in Progress pdf, I would like to add you to my e-mail list. Again, if that’s not cool but you want the pdf, no worries, just let me know. More important for me today is for all of us to stay healthy, help each other and survive this event.

Update: since posting this, I have realized that trying to email a 50Mb file for a 13 x 19″ print at 300 dpi is really impracticable. So I have downsized the file to an acceptable size, 8-1/2 x 11″ at 200 dpi that is easy to send (less than 5 mb) via email. Cool!

Cheers, stay healthy and safe my friends,


Featured artwork above: Awareness – Restoration In Progress copyright 2020 Douglas Stockdale

P.S. Now I need to name this project and get it on my website. Suggestions??


Gardening For Ordnance solo on-line exhibition, Fabrik Projects on, March 24th – April 30th, 2020.

Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) Faculty Exhibition, in Los Angeles at the new LACP gallery, located at 566 Washington Blvd. The exhibition opens March 21st and the closing reception is Saturday, April, 18, 2020, from 7-10pm. TBD

Update! Medium Photo 2020 Workshop: Developing a Creative Book workshop that I will be leading, is now rescheduled for September 24 – 27th, 2020, a four-day extended weekend workshop in San Diego.

Medium Photo 2020 Lecture Series, I will be giving a one-evening lecture Artist Books as Art Objects on Friday, March 20th, from 7:30 – 9pm at the You Belong Here artist venue, located at 3619 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92104. TBD

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