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Good news: I finished something, anything. By which I mean I solved the design problem of a knotwork yinyang, see icon. I should be dancing and wooting.

Bad news: It's unfortunately THAT SIZE. My head, I bangs it against the desk.

Ah, lovely new CS3, for which I have waited long, my preciousss, I hate your default settings. I have not beaten you into submission like your predecessor CS2 and broken you to my will -- which means that instead of my lovely new artwork being of a useable size and to spec, the source file is three inches high because I wasn't paying attention. Fuck. I now must spend my anal retentive obsessive compulsive mad skillz fucking with this goddamned thing in upsize and cleanup aghaahahaghaahaghahaghaghaghaghgh.

So now you too, little knotwork, join the pile of art jobs that are no longer sources of joy to me but tedious cleanup work long past deadline. Along those lines, if I never see another rubber duckie logo it will be far, far too soon.

My enamel documentation gets PDF'd (thank you strange Opie and the arrival of the long awaited CS3) but noooooo I can't upload it because of problems with my "internet provider." Who happens to be my brother, my real brother, who gets pissed when I call him only when I want some internet thingy and not to get updated on like, oh say, his life, or my nieces, because I am a horrible misanthrope. And as I sit there, I find more things that really need to be added to the documentation and it needs to be re-PDF'd. Onto the pile.

I spend forever fixing the cafepress items that have been requested over the year, and as I'm going over the list, I realize I spent a week doing the wrong ones. Pile.

I don't even know where the lists of non-digital jobs have gotten to. And look, I've typed aghaahahaghaahaghahaghaghaghaghgh so much the g key has flipped off the keyboard. Yay.

Remember, crazy artist-types can't actually hurt you through the internet if you post a comment like, "Hey, that reminds me, have you made my [insert name of thingy here] you were going to do [insert deadline passed some hilarious length of time gone]?" In fact, that just might save them from chucking some rather expensive equipment out the window.

Can't sleep, art gnomes will eat me.

Interesting factoid of the day: Celtic knotwork isn't really Celtic. It's Viking knotwork. Pure Celtic artwork is all circles and dots, spirally stuff.

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isenglass
Aug. 20th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
Will it help you to know that I am this close to doing my first enamelling project? You were right. The book you recommended at Sapphire was definitely a great find. Now all I have to do is finish making my tools.....

Art. It's like a disease.
giselle0002
Aug. 20th, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
Art. It's like a disease.

See? I have this genetic immunity to this disease and it saddens me. I must seek out peoples like LadyCaviar to have even passing exposure to the glory that is this illness . . . ~sigh~ Incubate, infect and spread it, Mary! The rest of us are counting on you lot.
giselle0002
Aug. 20th, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
~grin~

Do you know how much I love you, woman? Crazy dangerous art type or not. ~hugs~ It was SO nice to see you, even in passing, at War. Wish I'd taken more time to spend with you. Could have used your incredibly grounding influence that week.
amykb
Aug. 20th, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
Can't sleep, art gnomes will eat me.

Oh yeah, give me *another* nightmare!!

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<i>Can't sleep, art gnomes will eat me.</i>

Oh yeah, give me *another* nightmare!!

<wanders off thinking about the pieces she hasn't finished yet...>
mooselover13
Aug. 20th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
You know, if you were as lacking in creativity as me, and just did kits, or other people's patterns, the worst you'd have to deal with is frogging a section of stitching that you've already done.

Not sure that's better, but at least you're not alone!! ;>
umamah
Aug. 21st, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
well you know some desert gnomes that like doing clean up work once in awhile as a mediation

So you know where to email it to

want a choco covered stick?

hehehe
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