I've been doodling my little heart out. Getting ready for 3 summer art festivals and a gallery show. Pheww!!!!
I found these plain notepads with pens that had blank fronts I could doodle on, so I bought a half dozen. Also picked up some to try but not as happy with them. The green ones are easy to smudge, the blue one isn't bad, it has a more leather like finish so it took the ink well. But it's kinda plain.
Also been doodling on notecards. One of the art fairs I'm doing requires a higher percent of original art so I'm doing notecards, bookmarks and postcards. Whatever I can find that I can put my doodles on. It's something to do while watching TV in the evenings.
Since I got my new printer I haven't had a chance to try printing cards. So set out today to give it a try. Since my WiFi doesn't work presently I first had to hook up the printer to my computer. I also had not tried the new Page Plus program from Serif that I downloaded free so I could do my card designs at home without spending a fortune on software. It works pretty good. Like any new program you've got to work your way around their system to find everything. But it wasn't bad. I've been using Publisher and sometimes the little free Avery program. But Avery designs couldn't be saved in jpegs or pdf files so I could only print from printers that also had Avery.
I added a thank you to one of my doodle designs and printed out some thank you cards. Now I don't have to run to a print shop or Kinkos to print all my cards. Love it.
All in all it worked pretty good. It even took the cardstock easily. I know it was suppose to but I even had trouble with the printers at Kinkos taking the cardstock and they are big heavy duty printers.
Received some sad news today, my niece called to tell me her brother had died. A heart attack. Far to young. He was a Vietnam war vet that has suffered the side effects from Agent Orange along with his younger brother and their father, my brother. They were all in Vietnam at the same time. They all died from heart failure. The younger of the two boys was flown from Alaska to Oregon Health Sciences University for a transplant a few years ago but died before he could get the heart. My brother died some years earlier. The tragedies of war are never ending even when the war is "over".
Hope you are having a great weekend. So far we have nice weather.
Holding my fingers crossed it at least last through tomorrow. We've had
2 beautiful weekends in a row, so can't last much longer.
Thanks for visiting.