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June 21, 2019

my computer is having a temper tantrum – it would be helpful if I even knew why?

can’t download pictures – figured that out

started a new tapestry

weaving this sideways – so you have to tilt your head to the left

big mistake when I warped the loom – it is 1.5 inches narrower than planned

putting on a four selvedge (fringeless) warp you can’t add more width once it is ready to weave

I had to redraw the cartoon

making some progress and it seems to be working

inspiration came from a Japanese card I’ve been saving for years – noh mask

can you see it on the cartoon?

this might take awhile – struggling with the computer was like writing a blog for the first time

if I thought it would help I’d have a temper tantrum!


17 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2019 7:44 am

    i remember the good old days, and miss them!! i’m glad you knew better than to throw the tantrum, but we all need a good walk or something to blow off the steam of how disruptive tech glitches are (and like barb says, how much time we lose!).


    • June 22, 2019 8:33 am

      Aimee – well, we definitely can’t live without them but I do think about the collective time wasted by individuals all around the world.


  2. June 22, 2019 4:56 am

    Ooooh–the new cartoon looks great–can’t wait to see the progress on the noh mask!


  3. June 21, 2019 8:38 pm

    Now a days computers are hard to live with out. I have also wasted many hours trying to solve computer and internet problems. May yours be remedied I the twinkling of an eye.


    • June 21, 2019 8:58 pm

      thanks Barb – so far I have managed very well with only a desktop and a “real” camera. Waiting for those twinkling eyes!


  4. June 21, 2019 8:04 pm

    Courage! I have faith in you to solve these passing problems.


    • June 21, 2019 8:08 pm

      Kate – some days I just want to go back to the good old days – before computers. Does anyone remember that?


      • June 22, 2019 12:40 am

        Yes, I certainly do. We wrote letters, made phone calls, we asked people for advice and information, looked things up in directories, encycopaedias and reference books, we watched our mothers and fathers instead of YouTube videos, we bought and read books and went to the library… And I don’t think I’m that old, either. I belong to a bridging generation. I remember the start of computers at home and in the workplace, the introduction of the first mobile/cell phones, and I remember the birth of the Internet.


      • June 22, 2019 8:48 am

        Kate – love everything you have listed, I think we are of a similar age. I wonder were it will take humanity in the future. People are not engaging on a personal level as much or in the same way. Some people are becoming isolated, my psychiatric nurse brain worries about it all.


      • June 22, 2019 4:17 pm

        I know there’s a growing reaction against social media; some people are backing away from FB, Twitter, IG and the like, in favour of picking up the phone and actually talking to their friends. On the other hand, I’m rather isolated socially and find great pleasure and satisfaction from my blogging activity, and have made friends from my encounters in that sphere. But I do feel there’s nothing much to beat a good old face-to-face catch up over coffee!


      • June 22, 2019 4:28 pm

        Kate – I don’t comment on FB but do read a few people’s postings – and I’ve had two people I’ve know for years just completely cut me off because I’m not on FB. Since the 10 years I’ve been writing the blog many people who once commented have completely disappeared and quite a few blogs I enjoyed and commented on are gone. I think some people have moved from blogging – takes more time and effort – to FB which lacks the personal connection. Wish we could sit down for a cup of coffee together, wouldn’t that be great?


      • June 22, 2019 5:05 pm

        It would… but there’s always Skype or FaceTime, neither of which is owned by FB and its ilk. I do stay in touch with distant friends and family that way, and it makes such a difference. I agree about the blogs; many people are no longer prepared to make the commitment of time and thought. I infinitely prefer blogging, since it’s more like writing a letter to a friend 🙂


      • June 22, 2019 10:16 pm

        Kate – and it’s always nice to make new blog friends. 🙂


      • June 23, 2019 2:34 am

        The best!


      • June 22, 2019 4:55 am

        But, without computers, you and Kate and I would never have met!


      • June 22, 2019 8:44 am

        Kerry – agreed, meeting other like minded people from far and wide is the internet’s biggest asset – that and the ability to research anything quickly and easily.


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