Is there anything more wonderful than watching your print slither its way onto the printing tray (don’t answer that!)
I never tire of watching the picture appear from the deep dark depths of my printer……. except when it comes out completely magenta !
How the ecstasy can turn into hours of agony when you try and rectify the problem and you can’t find the solution.
I Turned everything off and on (yes I watch the IT crowd), Unistalled/installed the drivers, changed the leads, changed the ink cartridges, stood on one leg with my fingers crossed, I tried everything but to no avail…. still distinctly magenta. Hmmmmmm
That was yesterday and after a sleepless night I had yet another go this morning… my world still had a rosy glow… but not in a good way.
I came to the conclusion that I would have to buy another printer but in the meantime I ordered some more of my lovely Permajet paper and mentioned my predicament to the chap on the other end of the line. Quick as a flash I was put through to a lovely fella who gave me some sound advice and he said that I should follow the link he gave me because the driver download I was using (series 2) was apparently an Apple Generic Driver which overrode the Epson driver I needed . So I took him at his word, downloaded the new driver and hey presto my world is the right colour again……. very green, but that’s JUST the way I want it.
So now I sit here (writing this blog) listening to the printer happily whir away printing my pictures to exactly the right colours that I wanted them to be.
This is the first composite I have put together for quite a while.
The model was from a shoot organised (and styled) by Karen Boyle hosted at the Saracen House Studios (Andrew Griffiths) a few years ago and the resulting picture has been hanging around for quite a while.
I also put together the background about 6 months ago but didn’t do anything with it… until tonight.
I had a sudden spurt of inspiration and the whole picture came together quite quickly.
I wish I was one of those artists/photographers who creates images full of emotion and hidden (or not so) meanings but… as much as I try, it’s just not me.
All I do is create “pretty pictures” as they say “to thine own self be true” 🙂
Well, the first (hopefully of many) Tantalising Textures Workshops took place yesterday and I have to say that it was a pleasure to work with the people who attended.
It was lovely to take everyone step by step through the various stages – from finding and photographing the textures (who knew they were so close to the house !) to changing the look and colour of them. By changing the colours and overlaying one texture onto another it enabled everyone to add to to the variety of textures and colours that could be used in future images.
There were also a selection of still life objects from which to choose and it was interesting to see who went for what – I think eventually everyone got to photograph almost everything. I had put a collection of flowers, fruit, vases, receptacles of varying sizes and shapes together …. but people quickly found other things to photograph that were scattered around the room. It was lovely to see them spotting items for themselves.
After doing the photographic part of the workshop we worked on putting it all together and it was such a joy for me to see the results of everyones hard work – and they did work hard …… because it was a workshop and not a sit down watch me demonstrate event.
At the end of a long and intense day everyone went home (exhausted but happy) with lots of images, textures and the knowledge of how to construct some wonderful Tantalising Textured images for themselves
Thanks to everyone who attended – you know who you are 🙂
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