fancy footwork

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

hey handsome ... my favourite photo

... and two steps forward again.

I'm not sure why it is that I can't take all this back and forth and round about fancy footwork in stride. I believe I should be charting all of this on some Windows spread sheet as I'm sure a few months of data would show something conclusive. Some pattern would emerge. I'm sure that the numbers would magically spell out - chill !

La Beast on my desk (former giant mirror like thing) has been turned on, and oh what a lovely 24" beast it is. Neophobia is slipping away. Check out the resolution and colour definition on this big beautiful display. This morning I installed Creative Suite 3 (Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign) and uploaded my photos to the new beast. The colour is just to die for. I was worried that the display was so gigantic that I'd feel like I was sitting in the front row at the movie theatre ... not so. I still am using my laptop for email, and I need a fire wire (which I need to order), and my brilliant mac guy nephew Michael, if I'm going to transfer files and such to the new beast. However, as you can see my wee lap top takes up very little space on my big teak topped desk.

Great productive day yesterday. Finished 14 thumbnails (my initial goal was 10) and my customer picked 9 - not bad! The more little sketch ideas (thumbnails) I can dream up and send to them the more they're likely to choose. That's 9 x my per frame fee (these are photo frame designs)- the kids are fed again or another month. Sigh.

I'm thinking about having some of my photos printed on watercolour paper and for sale in my little etsy shop and I began researching the proper paper yesterday. I'm thinking some of my Polaroids like this one or these Any suggestions that you might have, favourites and/or ideas always would be greatly appreciated. Also some illustration prints/small posters (surprises yet to come) - and all by end of June. You heard it hear first !

I'm having lunch out with a girlfriend today ... and then back to the big teak topped desk. Smile.

Just read back through this post. Yawn ... a bit boring ! my apologies.


  1. Wow...what a cool screen! I am so envious!!

    Yes, your photos are very print worthy...they would look fabulous on watercolor paper.

  2. Oh, your posts are never boring. It's like sitting down and chatting with a friend.

    Love your new computer!

    I can't wait to see your illustrations made into something in your shop we can buy. I love your illustration style. Your pup illustrations would be so cute.

  3. Anya pegs it so well. Always good musings and lovely photos--even of computer screens. BTW, I liked your entires so much I added you to my recently created blogroll, so that's got to count for something!

  4. That is an amazing screen...and what a photo. Just perfect.
    Boring? Never...I love the way you write.
    I read every word...every single one. : )


  5. Thank you all so much for the kind comments re: my early morning, often, ramblings and mmm I'm deligted to be added to your blog roll. cheers, xo S.

  6. i think this is the exact same i-mac that i have and it is so wonderful! i've only had it for about a month and feel so very, very spoiled to have it in my art room!!! i'm looking forward to seeing the illustrations in your etsy shop!!


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