Monday, April 2, 2012

a little edition

that's (below) what i've spent way too much time on
computer design when i have NO skills

it's all hit and miss
except i know what i want it to look like.

and the one on the right--well that's a breeze
it's cloth, after all
not a damned word doc. 
it's my journal for april. 
shard 1. green
2. yellow
 i keep finding cloth in the yard
she's on number three 
perspective 
and a little (ahem) waste  
the detritus of my learning
the curve is steep.

7 comments:

Valerianna said...

Well, we didn't see all it took to get there, but the final result is great!

At least you can use those wasted papers to start the fire? I collect those as well... but I don't get a newspaper, so they come in handy for lighting the wood stove.

And I recently came across a huge pile of fiber in the forest... recognized it but couldn't place it. Then saw more of it hanging in a tree... and remembered it was a very old sleeping bag that was in a pile headed for the dump. What better use for old cotton insulation - I will leave it in the sorting area outside for the critters to use for nesting, MUCH better than the dump!!

Fiona Dempster said...

Hi Velma - I totally agree re computer design...I have an idea and no way of making it work or look good; just give me scissors, paper, ink and thread and I'd much rather do it that way! Love the 1 April shards...

leFiligree said...

finding your shorts in the yard--funny!

when i cut the boys' hair we throw it in the yard so it can be repurposed into a nest. of course, we dont cut their hair until its about 7 inches long!

Velma said...

valerie, i love your sleeping bag story! i was so angry with myself when i piled up those wasted sheets!
fiona, when i sit with someone who flies through word or indesign, i just sit there. befuddled. but it's worse when i'm alone. classes have been, er, challenging...
lF, lucky birds! i used to fine my horse's hair in nests.

neki desu said...

you could make paper with your- ahem- waste and feel virtuous:)

Penny Berens said...

Oh, yes, those awful steep learning curves!

Velma said...

neki, nope, never! i only recycle handmade paper. my recycled goes to the center. it would be way too costly in every sense to make paper with computer paper.
penny, UGH, an everest.