I have to tell you that we have really gone mad this time and we've put our house on the market. We were going to do it early next year, when I'm not teaching and we had more time, but we saw a place for sale in the area we want. Not that we are expecting to sell quickly in this funny market but we thought it was worth a try. We are very much of the opinion that, if it is meant to be, it will happen and we are not getting excited.
So now we have two mags getting to deadline, a book, also close to deadline, two big shows coming up and a looney kitten. I expect we shall survive - lets hope Smudge does, too. He is positivly suicidal in his desire to go outside and runs at doors just as we are shutting them. I am thinking of getting a tiny dog harness and taking him for walks.
Exciting news! The Image to Stitch book has sold so well that they are having to reprint already and they printed more than usual to start with. I have good stocks for the shows so shouldn't run out. I have never known a book to provoke so much comment - I've had lovely feedback. Thanks to all of you.
On to Comments.
Many thanks to you all for birthday wishes.Fiona has found a Wii Fit so I am now Eddie the Eagle on the ski jump. I have password protected my wii fit age and such details as weight and BMI.
Lorraine - you are quite right that we should revel in birthdays. I shall just stop counting.
Writer in res - you were the only one to sing to me and it was much appreciated.
Kate - no. Not sending passwords yet so don't panic.
For any BT users having problems, Clive has put details of what to do on the WoW website FAQ page www.workshopontheweb.com/faq.htm
I want to make a vessel for my MM book. One of my sources is rocks and cliffs so I scanned in a quick, on location, drawing made with pen and Graphitint pencils.
It was a surface with lots of circular pebbles so I though I would emphasis this with a displacement map.
The I used the Balls and bubbles filter, with these settings.
This produced this effect. Rather fun, I thought.
To make it into a vessel I used the Polar co-ordinates.
Liked the result so I copied and pasted it a couple of times to produce this bowl. I shan't be covering computer stuff in the next book but I do find it useful for ideas.