I’ve been going round in circles all day, trying to learn the desktop publishing computer program, InDesign, so as to make the portfolio booklets I need for next year, comics, and *whisper it* actual books. And in the breaks, watching videos on how to make repeat patterns in Photoshop.

My brain is almost exploding.

So I went to the library to take some books back. It’s cold today. A man I haven’t seen for about 15 years, wearing flip flops and shorts, stopped me and urgently asked after my husband.* I was wearing a massive coat, jeans, boots, a beret, gloves that look like foxes, and a scarf wound round my neck so many times only my eyes peeped out the top. I stared at his flip flops.

I didn’t know what to say. Everything about the encounter bewildered, so I said something polite from the depths of my scarf, and something maybe not so polite inside my head.

I drifted round the library in a daze.

Looking at the cookery books, I thought I might find some inspiration for a theme for a repeat pattern, but all I came up with was ‘fruit with eyes on?’. Not bad actually.**

On the way home, thinking about my blog, I thought to show you this video of a digital drawing of Prince Harry I did yesterday. Isn’t it amazing to see it build? It’s possibly better than looking at fruit with eyes on, but you’ll have to be the judge of that in future weeks.

What strikes me really is how much I tend to take all this computer stuff for granted. My computing skills barely scratch the surface of what’s possible. Not even that! But it’s so exciting to think of what’s possible, given enough learning and practice. And so shocking that I don’t wonder enough at it all.

It’s pure magic and engineering combined, when you think about it.


*IS my husband OK? IS my husband still with me? I think so, last time I looked..!
**I will most likely become famous for fruit with eyes on, just watch.

Sorry, email folks. Hop on over to my blog to see the video.

2 Comments on “Computers

    • Thank you! Computers are fascinating aren’t they – especially phones, which are miraculous, I think 🙂

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