The flu put me badly behind, but I'm not quite so far behind now.Week 31: Minicon
We're there every year!
The challenge that minnehaha
K. gave me was that the Minicon card had to be made entirely with materials found at Minicon. The image in the lower left was cannibalized from the business card of the Artist Guest of Honor. I used bookmarks left on the freebie table, promotional postcards, bits from the Bozo Bus Tribune, etc. I like this card. Week 32: EverTwixt
EverTwixt awaits you if you dare.
As part of my attempt to switch career fields, I started a marketing internship with an old friend, a writer I met at Clarion almost thirty years ago, Kelly McClymer
, who is attempting to start a new website, EverTwixt.com
.Week 33: PhotoShop
It's great fun, but an amazing time-sink.
Also as part of my training, I've started learning PhotoShop. This was an attempt to make a graphic that could be used as part of the EverTwixt site: one of the stories available for download, "Maiden Ash" is a variant of Cinderella, and this image is suggestive of the moment when the stepmother scatters ivory beads and jewels in the straw and tells the heroine to pick them all out into separate piles if she wants to go to the ball. Of course, in PhotoShop, I was doing the exact opposite: painstakingly assembling
the layers: straw, then jewels and beads. When I made the card, I cheated and embellished the beads with some glimmering paint minnehaha
K.had hanging around. Week 34: Shadow
"There are three shadows on the liver in your CAT scan, and two on the spleen."
This is what the doctor said when he came in to our meeting that week. (For details, you can see our CaringBridge
). This is not an actual diagnostic image taken of Rob, but a graphic I found online, highlighting the liver. I added the shadows on it with PhotoShop.