Never mind you can learn to draw one instead.
I thought I would do a bit on online housekeeping this morning and oops! I’ve deleted my Drawing School Database! Not a brilliant idea. Luckily I have quite a recent backup, but it was for the whole database including the schema. The database doesn’t like that, so I’ve had to go into text edit, strip out the schema data and all the other bits that aren’t needed. It’s taking forever to reimport. I hope it works, otherwise that’s a year’s work down the drain!
As the King told the Queen and the the Queen told the Dairy Maid, “Nobody, my Dear, would call me a fussy man, but I do like a little bit of butter on my…” Actually I don’t have butter on my bread, but I am missing my afternoon cup of Whitard’s Strawberry Tea!
Whittards was one of the first casualties of the recession. Whoever bought them out has been rationalising and coming up with new, bright ideas. One of them was to scrap Strawberry Flavoured Tea and replace it with Strawberry and Orange.
This is the most disgusting brew you could ever imagine. Remember all those revolting medicines you were made to take as a child? Most particularly, Amoxycillin Syrup? They said it tasted nice for kids – all oranges and strawberries? They were liars!
Well that’s what Orange and strawberry tea tastes of. Revolting children’s medicines. Just smelling it makes me gag!
I used to mix strawberry tea with Lapsang Suchong for my afternoon tea. It was the most thirst-quenching tea you can imagine. Please – Please – Please bring it back!
Why Thank you! Thank you! Mr. deMille – I’m ready now!
Duh! I do feel stupid sometimes. My Drawing School video production takes me quite a long time. Each time I have to remember to do the same tasks – expanding the size of overlay images – lengthening the time of clips – fitting photos to the frame – making the same settings over and over.
It just crossed my mind that basically, each video I do is much like the last, technically.
“If only I could have a pre-defined video that I could drop new clips into,” I sighed to myself. Then… ding! I set up just such a video, saved it and checked to see if I could duplicate it – I could. Then I checked to see if I could drop new clips in the old clips and replace them – I could!
I now have an automated production system that allows me to worry about the creative bit rather than getting the boring but important bits right every time.
Sometimes solutions are staring you in the face. You just have to realise that you have a problem that needs fixing!
The Forestry Commission was ordered to remove all the protest signs from the Forest. This meeting was intended to be a symbolic removal of signs as a protest, but it turned into a celebration. I walked all the way back to Coleford and removed all the yellow ribbons and one sign that I came across on my way. Very satisfying! Enjoy the video
I thought it would be fun to show how an ellipse is constructed, as they are the starting shape of so many drawings. You will need nails or pins and a hammer! Do not do this on a nice table! use an drawing board or something that is not expensive or important. Ask if you are not sure!
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