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Sunday, 12 August 2007

Cathy & The Oracle

For a long time, 'Learn how to use Photoshop properly' has been on my 'To Do' list. During the past two days, I've given it my best shot. I wanted to design a magnificent & theatrical logo for an award that some of you may not be familiar with. Despite reading two manuals and having lessons from Tom, Ellie & Lula, I failed to learn anything relevant to my project. I do know how far I can throw a Photoshop manual because there's one close to the bottom of our garden. The fox can read it. Despite my love of foxes, I refuse to make friends with this one because I suspect that he or she is responsible for the sudden disappearance of the partridges.

Accidents have been happening in Beadland. Miss Margot & Cathy of Aardvark Art Glass fame are nursing injuries - I wish both of them swift & speedy recoveries. Miss Margot's got a slinky dress to slide into for her birthday celebrations - I hope her wrist dressing can disappear in time ( STUPID BACON!)

Cathy held a high speed meeting with some stairs. Since my own tussle with a door & floor, I have been sporting some rather charming bruises in an array of fetching colours. I was quite proud of mine until I heard about Cathy's accident & saw what a real humdinger of a bruise looks like. Hasten over to 'Bloggidy Blog' & see the Oracle for yourself. You will then see why I felt compelled to give Cathy this award. I wanted it to be an exotic & flamboyant award but Photoshop & I just don't see eye to eye so the logo is as humble & modest as me ;-)


Jean said...

I love it!!! and I would give anything if you would make me a person who can't stop dyeing and cutting her hair award. Boy do I regret this latest dye and cut!!!

I never have ANY DIGNITY! GAH!

the art of curiosity said...

Miss Jean the Bean - you are saying naughty things about yourself. I have told you before that Mother Dangerfield will not allow you to tick yourself off. Mother Dangerfield is the only one allowed to make any self-detrimental statements. Heroines & Guardian Angels are strictly forbidden to utter the merest hint of tut-tuttery!

Your hair is bootilicious! I haven't yet dared to do anything to my tawny locks, but cometh the hour, I know which shade I'm heading for :-)

You are the epitome of dignity - you're Leticia Baldridge's niece!!!!

Jean said...

remind me of that the next time I misspell etiquette! :)

thanks!!! xox

the art of curiosity said...

Yippee! Cathy loves it! I can't wait to see it on her blog :-)

Barbara said...

Dear Cathy,

I loved your blog about photoshop. I just spent a whole lot of money on a new book called "The Digital Phtograher's Guide to Photoshop Elements4" on July 22 and actually had some great success. Not books flew to the end of the garden and for the first time I actually figured out how to start the program and did one small project. Your blog made me laugh and I will add it to me links. Thank you.

the art of curiosity said...

Barabra, thank you not only for your kind words but for the tip about the book. I'm going to contact Amazon straight away & drag a copy out of them. I'm determined to overcome my incompatibility with Photoshop!

the art of curiosity said...

Barbara, please accept my sincere apologies for not spelling your name correctly. What an awful mistake to make -I'm so sorry!