frenchtown fiber

Chris Mundy and Kate House try to make art while navigating the crap life throws at them.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Blogger is Lame (or is it me?)

I struggled with my Lucy the Elephant post. I had to maneuver the text around the pictures so that they were something like captions. Finally I got it right. A few days later I looked at the post and all of the text was below the pictures. I tried to fix it and ended up deleting a picture. Man, that pisses me! Shouldn't it be easier to create a decent looking post? Do you all know something I don't? I abandoned it until I had time to redo. At first I thought, why bother to redo this, no one will look at it after today. I now realize that is wrong, because I just got a response to a post I did way back on February 10. The Butter Krak post! They were telling me that I was wrong, Butter Krak isn't just average, it's the bomb. OK, OK, Butter Krak is the bomb. Send me some and I will re-evaluate it.

Meanwhile, a couple of posts ago I told you that I was invited to join an Etsy team and I paid some $$ to put listings on their website. That went fine, then they asked me to join their forum. OK, so I did. After I returned from my weekend, I looked at the home e-mail and 4 people had "friended" me! I didn't know it was like a face book thing. (I have ignored my face book page since I created it.) I friended them back, I mean, I don't want to seem rude, but I do not have time for this! I have real friends I don't call!

In other news, I am starting the count down to the start of my art class. I am teaching collage to a group of mentally challenged adults at the ARC starting Tuesday. I am gathering materials to use as learning aids. I'm going to start them up by showing a group of REALLY famous art to see if they recognize any of it. Because, if they don't, they should. I'm talking about the Mona Lisa, The Birth of Venus, American Gothic, The Scream. Stuff like that. I was at the County Library yesterday, paying off my latest embarassing fine and taking out a hernia's worth of coffee table art books. One of them is called "100 of the World's Most Beautiful Paintings." I had this very book in my house when I was growing up, and I am serious when I say it was really my first major encounter with art. I looked at that book all of the time. I remember when I was a teenager, we painted my bedroom pink. We were looking for art for the walls, and we took a Paul Klee print right out of that book and framed it for the wall.

Have you ever seen this? When I came across it in the book, I got all nostalgic. I think it would be way cool to make a quilt based on this. No problem. I'll file this away with all of the other ideas.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Love this post....I might have had the same book as a least the same title and the same experience! Now...I "fixed" my photo/blog issue this way: When uploading photos, click "NONE" and "MEDIUM" and "SAVE THIS SETTING". This prevents the text from wrapping around the image in strange, seemingly uncontrollable ways!