Saturday, August 24, 2013
What do you know. It's been over a year since I visited here. If we ignore the year in the post date, we can pretend it's been just a little over a week.
I've been experimenting with new things, like this latest illustrated recipe I submitted to They Draw and Cook (you can view it larger on their site here). I tried a lot of gluten free flour mixtures, and so far this one I came up with has the nicest taste and texture all across the board. Best of all, it's easy to make in any size batch. I thought I'd post it for anyone else who may be experimenting (and getting frustrated) with going gluten free.
I've also been experimenting with color palettes. I noticed that although I've tried many styles and mediums, I pretty much stuck with a favorite combination of colors. Time to get out of my comfort zone a little.
Mixing things up a little is good. In fact, it's been so long since I've written a blog post, it feels entirely new again! Yep, it has been that long.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
For any of you math types out there, the app is a handy calculus reference - anyone studying or using calculus should go check out the Calculus Genie at Google Play.
Friday, July 27, 2012
During one rainy summer in Long Island, I went through thousands of old family slides (about 25 years worth) and narrowed them down to two slide reels. We got out my parents' dusty old projector, put on some music, and showed them on a bare white wall by the staircase. Then I carted them home with plans to scan them and create a DVD, music and all, to share with the family. Another great project for a rainy day.
That was eight years ago. Obviously we don't get many rainy days here. We've had our share of stormy times, though, and the slides were left to gather dust under my bed.
I finally dragged them out and enlisted my son's help in scanning them. He tore through both reels in a matter of days. Too bad we didn't notice in time that our scanner doesn't go up to a high enough dpi to make good quality scans from slides. Now I have to decide whether or not to go ahead with the project as is, hoping to pass off that grainy, old-timey look as "arty." I had to add a large black border to prevent the image from being blown up far enough to look like a hot mess of colored tiles.
So, what'll it be? Is a half-baked slide show better than no slide show at all? I could wait until I can afford to have them professionally done. Or I could wait until I can afford a new slide scanner AND find time to scan them all over again. I have a feeling if I wait for either of these options, the project will be on hold until we're all too old to remember who the heck any of those people are.