Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

A New Look for handmaiden

Thanks to the hard work of my computer gurus, handmaiden has a new look for it's birthday. The banner is a little small but we will get it up to a better size soon. Nonetheless, it is there and quite lovely.....thanks Jessica,

This is one of the good things that happened today. The other was talking with more of the students from the Creative Spark class. I knew this was going to be exciting and that I would learn so much from them.....but it is even better. Everyone is so committed to this process that they have already been an inspiration to me. Thank you ladies for taking this leap.

As to me and my off and on again love affair with was an off again day...yousers! I really don't appreciate it when the software is smarter or dumber as the case may be than I am.

I finished the last title, put in all the dissolves,only to discover my dvd menu has disappeared somewhere in the bowels of the program....words I can't repeat in mixed company...!@#&* Moving on to attempt the voice over only to have no success in getting the track to record.

Also, I love the help topic tutorial on creating a voice over: Open the audio tool; turn on microphone, record. Well now isn't that informative....thank you so very much. On that note, having spent all day at the computer, I majestically turned off the sucker and walked out while giving it the raspberries.

Paper work tomorrow so I am saved from the monster for at least a day. However, my stubborn streak is being tested beyond all limits. I am going to get this done if I have to take a hammer to the darn thing.

Hope you enjoy the new look on handmaiden....and that your computer is in a better mood than my editing computer. Bad computer....needs an attitude adjustment.....naturally, it isn't operator error.


Deb said...

Just what is the name of this program from Hell? My son is a genius fiend for all sorts of audio/video editing and may have a recommendation (like a free program) that will charm and astound you! Like one with NO learning curve!

Gerrie said...

This so much better. I never liked that Peptp Bismol pink. New look - new year - what else is new?

Terry said...

Love the new look. The white is so nice and clean--great background for art. The pink was so---um, pink.