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Drafting a book cover : Trailer Park America Series. ( a notebook) by Isa Rodriguez

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Trailer Park America Series

I am far from finished at all with this . . but wanted to clue you in on a few things in my life..

I lost power in my home .for a few days. and before that I had no water. prior to that. a few months ago……. when their was a surge in my pc. is all I could come up with . was at a moment when I was transferring photos into my pc, and everything got in a froze mode.

well, ever since then my pictures had all been super fuzzy, and I thought it was me…. in the camera they look fine…. upon transferring them , they are all pixelated at such a huge pixelation that it is as if each were the size of a thumbnail .. and I had made them bigger from this size.

It was only the other day that I realized that maybe it was not me, or the camera , but possibly the memory cards had been corrupted. or the cameras driver was corrupted.

but I do believe now it is my computer.

My printer does not recognize my printer, either

so………. let me go and let you know. it is as if I have no camera, and I cannot photoshop anymore , since my pc will not take the program anymore.

what I am left with is . almost nothing. but!. look at what happened for lack of a better word. out of almost nothing

I have taken every thing that I do have and figured a whole new ballgame. It takes the patience of a saint. so , I am a saint now . right ?

I blend by way of taking my old photos and copy pasting them one over the other in various forms. I can twist them and bend them so to speak, and I can paint them slightly in one program. and I then can chop up the leftovers and keep playing with the programs I do have

they are

Photoscape: where I can cut and paste but not blend , easily , as in photoshop , but have learned a few tricks on how to do it by saving again and again at different pastings. lol

Picasa: where I can do the easiest tagging and organizing, and from where I could email a picture or artwork to another person

Virtual art: where I could paint my art into different artwork such as oil painting or watercolor

Magic Express : Where I can do layers and some masking , but very confusing still for me , so allot of hit and miss there for now .

I have more woe stories. but for now I am exhausted.

please see the "whole series of Trailer Park America

Comments

  • rubyjo
    rubyjoover 4 years ago

    well Isa this is quite an incredible image- you have made lemonade from he lemons :)

    and if it will make you feel any better- i have finally got the triple collab pic framed and ready to hang in my bedroom, then ill take a pic and post it in a journal. did that give you a smile amongst your woes?? I hope so love
    xxoo :)

  • you have no idea how much your words mean to me. LOL.. it makes my day to have this type of visit . thankyou my friend. and super cool that you recived the triple work!. wooooo hooooooo :) big time hugs.

    – Isa Rodriguez

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    OMG, Isa, you sure have had your troubles. I hope you can find someone who can help you get everything back to normal on your computer! Meanwhile, you are so very creative, and I agree with rubyjo, you’ve made lemonade from lemons!!!

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    (((((((((ISA)))))))))
    Many warm hugs!!!!
    I hope it all calms down for you soon and that your PC can be rehabilitated.
    But in the meantime you’re MAKING MAGIC!! (sorry for yelling)
    This is glorious!!!!
    I love it!
    ::applause::

  • xoxoxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.I am going kooky my dear friend. .LOL…..

    thanks for being here with me……….. love and laughter
    Isa

    – Isa Rodriguez

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 4 years ago

    Awwww my goodness. And I thought I had problems. And this goes to show you that Isa has resilience when there is nothing to work with. I hope you are and the pc is feeling much better. Well the heck with the machine. YOU. If you can, keep on spilling out your woes onto us and then maybe this will all work out for you.
    Iris
    I love ya, love you, love ya
    And I love this. It has a like haunting look to it. It is a way of life that is there, that exists, but have to hold on to its memories, for all of that way of life may soon fade away. Iris

  • LOL………… my woes………………… waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

    thankyou on this start up of a cover. there is so much work to be done.. :). and words to be written.and drams of little kids eyes popping around too. .. aww. i love the story you are allready seeing.

    – Isa Rodriguez

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    great work

  • mscott207
    mscott207over 4 years ago

    some days it seems like the woes will never end….i know the feeling. but i’m so happy that you’re trying to make lemonaide from the lemons you’ve been dealt. keep your chin up my friend….you’ll overcome this obstacle as well!! love this project and the book cover looks great!!

  • xoxoxox…………………. you are a good guy, Michael. I sure do love your enthusiasm and understanding. thanks always

    – Isa Rodriguez

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 4 years ago

    Awesome!! I wish you the best of luck with the sales of your book Isa :)

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 4 years ago

    Hope everything smooths out for you soon. Just a note on the PC…if it came with Vista give it up for lost and get windows7…after only three months with this new system, Vista fouled Photoshop, and then crashed, could not even be restored from the restore disk! Might be your problem.

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 4 years ago

    PS Vista lost my printer, my scanner, Photoshop, and my drivers for the one camera…might be it!

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 4 years ago

    loved reading your tales of woe – necessity is the mother of invention – well well done!!!

  • for sure for sure, Maroin:)))) i sure got a lot of of opportunity for inventions. LOL.

    – Isa Rodriguez

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