Today is not as busy as it was yesterday. I was able to get some things done online that I had on the table. I have been in my ‘design studio’ making some changes. I think I’m going to make a broad change on some designs and take some off the board altogether….although TheQuesMark will still remain the focal point.
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For the past three days after dinner, I have found myself zonked out cold for hours and waking up in time to go to bed. I don’t know what has caused this activity to continue on a daily basis but I do hope that it finds an end….like….now.
Well for one thing, I’m not getting anything done….zip…nada….nothing…zilch.
Maybe I should work myself into a frenzy….naaaa….that would just make me even more tired and I probably would sleep until the next morning.
It has been a couple of weeks at least since I’ve popped out a new design of any kind….not counting a button I did for MahoganyMama.
You would think that after sleeping for hours I would be awake enough to get something done but that hasn’t been the case until tonight…uh….this morning. But I don’t plan to stay up much longer cuz I have to work tomorrow…uh…today, and if I stay up much longer I’m afraid I will continue this vicious cycle.
So I bid you farewell in hopes to regain some kind of normal daily after work procedures…love y’all and thanks again for stopping by….I wouldn’t be doing this without you.
There once was a time when I was firm in what I believe in….I still do but it seems as if the conviction has been missing.
Yesterday I was sent to a man, or a man sent to me. He is a young man under 30 years of age and going places. He was a Art teacher in I believe he said High School. I told him he looked like he was supposed to be sitting in class taking lessons himself instead of teaching them.
The path he had chosen for himself, concerning artwork did not change, but took a different turn. He was fortunate enough to have someone suggest to him that he should pursue tattooing after they saw his work. I think that started while he was teaching.
As I listened to him, I was feeling a spark…a renewing…refreshed. It was this young man who ignited the flame that I thought was burning. Listening to his story was invigorating and hopeful. I hadn’t realized how much I had receded from my original goals. Sure I have had some life changing experiences and I have struggled but before I met this young man, I thought I had been bitten by a revived spirit. Just goes to show how deep some wounds can be as they truly will take time to heal.
My faith in God has never wavered and I have been prayerful. I’m thankful for this answered prayer, coming from a stranger, a young man blessed himself with an opportunity which has blossomed….a story to tell.
His name is Marshall Sinclair and here is his website www.marshallsinclair.com. He said they never duplicate a tattoo. He showed me a picture of one he had done the night before…it was fantastic!….he really is a good artist. I wish him much success.
One thing for sure….you never know when, where, what, or who, God will send in answer to prayer….you just never know….
I love working with the software I use to create my designs. It is older software and I recently purchased an upgraded version of the software. Honestly?….I like the older one better. But, saving the file in a format other than that strictly for the software, renders the printed copy jagged around the edges…fonts included.
I have copies printed in the format from the software and thought I could scan them, upload them and save them in different formats to see what I get.
One problem…after upgrading to Windows 7 Home Premium, my scanner is dead in the sea. I even tried compatibility mode under several different flavors without success.
I tried copying the clip art from the old to the new before editing but after performing even the smallest re-size, it starts to distort. I’m messing around with designing another logo with the newer software, but I’m not happy with the arrow selection and the fact that I can’t edit the color as with the older one. Using the newer software, I lose the question mark from this design.
What makes this design unique in my eyes IS the question mark. The ability to edit the arrows is a very big plus.
I have a few more ideas but it requires the use of a scanner.
Looking Up From Here
I know I haven’t been steady and on time with the meme, but I am staying committed to making a run of this. I’m still clearing my plate of unwanted and unneeded this and that.
I’m going to design a meme header…maybe that’s something I can do this rainy weekend.
Speaking of designs…I’m definitely getting back into that and have a real good shot at getting my product line on the market. I’m still looking into the details, but all looks promising. I’ll be posting some items that will be on the website and I’ll be getting back into some giveaways.
It’s been awhile since I’ve written poetry and with what I’m going to be doing, that just may get me back into it.
Reflecting back….I still know that I have a ways to go, but feeling the way I do now is a welcomed addition.
I forgot to mention in my previous post (that should have been published Sunday night but I fell asleep on it) that I changed my blog template…in case you hadn’t noticed.
I like the new look. I changed the font color on the title, description and dates. Slightly narrowed the sidebar and added a new comment box from Intense Debate….at least that is what I’m hoping when this one posts.
TheWife had to work today. She has gotten back into crochet and will have something for sale soon….no I can’t show pictures until it’s finished. She has four different patterns she likes to use and also does the square pattern. She loves doing baby afghans…those will be wool…the sizes will vary. I don’t want to give it all away yet.
Just a couple of things to mention….
…….how is everyone’s Labor Day?
I was asked to do a review of a product that takes a snap shot of anything you want that is on your screen. The name of the software is called SnapIt Screen Capture. I used the software to grab the image from the website. It’s like, way too easy.
I am really amazed how easy it is to use.
Too cool….it only took me a hot second to get a snap shot of this post beginning.
You can get just a portion of what you want as I did in the two pictures above, or you can get everything as I did below.
This is a screen capture of my desktop. Not only can I show off the software’s capabilities, but I can also use it to show a flaw as in the below shot.
I’m not sure what it is, but it appeared when I hit the print screen key. You can see the area that was affected during the process. But again, the software is awesome in pointing that out. After the first capture, I went to the folder I chose to save my snap shots. I opened the saved shot, hit the print screen key, boxed the area I wanted with the cursor, release the mouse button, and the capture is sent to the folder. How easy is that!!
The flaw in the full desktop capture may be a problem in some situations, but I give the software a thumbs up. I haven’t run into any issues in using the software for what most people would be using it for.
This software is good for bloggers, for presentations, great for putting a collage together, school projects and so much more.
You can get your own copy and do a review from your blog/twitter/facebook forum. Just supply the link to your review and you will receive a code.
You can grab the software here.
Screen Capture Software by Digeus, Inc
I’m already trying to see how this will be helpful in creating more designs for me.