Monday, January 15, 2007

Nerd, I am.

An update! Fancy that!

I have been plotting a move to the new blogger - which requires a crash course on my part to learning the basics for XML. Why must these new updates be so nitpicky? From what I gathered, the biggest change is transforming the "<" to some letter combination gobbly gook and from my perspective utterly nonsensical. I might go blind getting to the new blogger...but it will be pretty and I will be able to create post categories...which is my goal in the first place! How exciting! (not!) Until then, we must deal with the categoriless blog - but it will remain in its aesthetically pleasing state until I have worked out the finer details. But what has been taking up my spare time in days of late is not the finer details of XML but the skills I am acquiring in Photoshop. I get lots of design requests at work, for which everyone knows will send me in fits of glee. So you can see some of my recent projects in photoshop here here and here... cool huh? For Christmas I gave my mother another new fancy skill in photoshop as well - I morphed photographs of the family into fine art. It became rather hilarious in the end, just how over the top I was willing to go. I think the piece du resistance was my adaptation of Jacques Louis-David's famous portait of Napoleon into a portrait of Eric...

ta da

He sure looks like a dandy, huh?

Edited to Add...

I had to update sooner rather than later I guess...some unintended mucking around resulted in the inability to post. So, okay, the new blog is boring...but I am working on it folks!!

4 comments:

Kim said...

very cool pictures! I switched over to the new blogger, but I didn't know it had the categories. Guess I'd better investigate to see what new tools are offered!

hotboy said...

The Napoleon is convincing? How do you do that? no, don't tell me! If I don't move the bloggy, will they come and get me or something? Some of us stupid people need the simple stuff! Hotboy

rob said...

Loved the pics, Eric looks better than the original Napoleon. I have Photoshop but I hate it, I swear they make everything counter-intuitive. Most Adobe products are like that, IMHO.

rob said...

PS I've just made the leap to blogger 2, I didn't need any XML but I had some other issues.