Thursday, 23 October 2014

You Can Be Anything

As I was making this I realized there wasn't enough room for all my juiciness. I realized I didn't add grandmother, daughter, writer, sister, photographer, cook, poet, and ever so many more. When you feel like you haven't done anything with your life, you should make one of these.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Flaming Strawberry

I suddenly got a hankering to make a photo montage. I wanted to find a better or easier way to do it but no luck so far so I reverted to what I know best and and that is Paint Shop Pro 7.

As far as symbolism, I'm really into mimes right now. I had forgotten I'd taken a photo of a mime years ago on Hollywood Blvd. I love strawberries and I miss the giant strawberries I used to get in Anaheim, CA. The rest are dribs and drabs of things I've made over the years or places I have gone. It was really fun but frustrating at the same time.

If anyone thinks this is amazing art, I can put it on items in my Zazzle shop. But I have a feeling no one is going to get it but me since I have such an odd sense of humor.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Experiments With Color Pallette Generators

I just want to create a palette for my next wardrobe project.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Server Error On Photo Uploads

Just when I thought Blogger had worked out all their issues with the new photo uploader, I go to add photos today and get a Server Rejected error. So I went to Google to look for fixes. Someone said if you had Picasa and your album was full with over 1000 photos that you'd get the error message. The fix was to revert back to the older version of Blogger, post one photo and it would start a new Picasa album and self correct. I did, and it did.

Recently my old computer ran out of memory and my tech gave me another old one. Except in the transfer I lost paint shop pro. Ugh. After 2 weeks of pulling my hair out I downloaded Picasa, which is free. And then Picasa populated the program with my photos and I have well over 1000, so that's what created the Blogger glitch (I think).

If you are having the same issue, maybe this fix will work for you as well. Go to your settings page, click on 'old editor' and then add one photo. You can switch back to the new fangled editor after that.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Learning and Relearning How to Use Internet Sites

Blogger's new design button has been challenging. Slowly one by one I'm changing my 70+ blogs over to the new format. Social networking has become so complicated and labor intensive that I really feel sorry for people just joining the Internet. I'm still learning new stuff every day. Each new site has it's new challenges. I recently joined Tumblr and I was so lost on there I had to ask for help in the Etsy chatroom. One of the unsung great parts of Etsy chat is it's full of creative minds and most are more than willing to jump in and tell you how they made an ad, or made a Facebook fan page or how to design your banner. Of course not all advice is good, so you have to filter through it, but it's free. So I got my Tumblr going pretty well.

Etsy now has a button you can push each time you list a new item that dumps it right onto Facebook. Such a time saver. I used it today when I posted a new black scarf.

Hubpages has changed a lot so I'm relearning how to use it. When a site redesigns major elements you have to relearn all over again.

My biggest worry right now is this computer is running out of memory. The guy fixing my 'good' computer basically stole it as I haven't heard from him in almost 2 years and he doesn't return emails or phone calls. I say we should just go to his house and bang on his door, but he's my boyfriend's friend and he doesn't want to alienate him. I guess when you can build a computer from scratch you forget that some of us can't. And it's a major inconvenience and loss of revenue if someone else is holding your computer hostage. I don't even know if it's fixed or not. I just know he ordered about $200 worth of parts. You'd think he'd want to get paid for those at least, wouldn't you?

Ah well, I didn't mean for this to be a rant. If you are fixing something for someone, be kind and get it done in a timely manner or give it back.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Now How Do I Change My Font Color?

I thought I should change the font color on my paragraph headings. Only with the new format features I don't know how. Gone is the old 'customize' button, which is what I would have clicked on to find the 'font' buttons. I've poked around and haven't found them yet and sure don't want to risk losing my custom backgrounds. All bets are off now with the new and improved templates. Past advice isn't going to work now, is it? I'll keep looking.