October 31, 2011

Cap city, cap cap city!

If you like your Ottawa truth delivered in rhyme:
http://ottawastart.blogspot.com/2011/10/awesome-ottawa-hip-hop-video-about.html

"Take a deep breath cuz it's so fresh outside"
"The grass don't get much greener than this"
"So take a second now and think about where you'd rather live?"

October 29, 2011

I'll have to read the tutorials before I reach a verdict, but.

October 28, 2011
115$ bucks later, these Copic markers disappoint. I was so sure that I'd like them, that I spent some overtime dollars buying a dozen of them. They're like high-end Sharpies, no fine line or colour gradation. Lots of bleed and bright colours, but I didn't need to spend 8$ a marker to get that. Anyway, the rule is, if I buy it, I use it. So I'll have to figure out a style of drawing to match the Copic' strengths. One of those is refillability... but I won't be taking advantage of that.

October 27, 2011

October 24, 2011

Maybe, maybe, maybe

Canon says the new scanner should reach us by Wednesday or so. I hope the stars align, and that this time it works out of the box. I never imagined a broken scanner would wipe out 5 weeks of blogging. Sad face. I've been drawing, but since they tightened up the rules at my workplace's resource centre there has been no way to get them to you.

I now own two broken all-in-one printer/scanner/copiers, which suits my budding hardware-engineer-of-a-husband just fine. He's hoping to follow up on his victory over a broken monitor earlier this week. I console my alienation from the blog world by making Hallowe'en decorations.

It has been the most spectacular fall. I hope we have a clear, cold night next Monday. My daughter will dress up as a robot, which is most fitting (she chose it) for a girl named after the first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter. On Saturday I took her to her first skating lesson, then to play on the snow piles behind the rink. (No, Ada, don't touch that. Why? It's poo. But why? Because of the colour. But why? I just told you, the colour. But how do you know? ... ...) Back home we treated ourselves to hot chocolate with cream whipped by her dad. Her first hot chocolate. Can you remember that moment? The cold and the heat, their delicious combination.

All the best to you and your loved ones during these pre-snow days, as the temperature plunges and our blood slows for the long winter.

October 4, 2011

Gack!

The scanner arrived today! They shipped it Sunday and it arrived all the way from British Columbia today! This means I can blog tonight, assuming the new machine works or, wait, no. I have swimming class. Darnit. Tomorrow, this means I can blog tomorrow!

October 2, 2011

Scanners and storks

I am going to sort this scanner crap out today. Fracking scanners. I have lots of drawings. Time to display!

I'm going to get a Canon MX870. Finally got this figured out. Should take one week to arrive or so. That's put me in shape for a solid October.

Also, I'm making a baby. The stork should show up next April.