This story is quite different from what I normally write, but what can you do when the plot comes to you at night? Try and recollect as much as you can the next day and get the thing written. So I did.
Writing at 3 a.m. in bed makes for strange stories. I’m posting this without editing. See what you make of it. I’m off to sleep, hoping for better dreams.
My pop art take on alcohol and brain damage: an exercise in drawing and coloring in Clip Studio.
I like combining drawings and paintings with photography. This montage of a graveyard wall and a drawing of a girl with balloons was a lot of fun to create.
In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, women from all over the world are coming out with their stories. It’s about time. Maybe, now finally something will change.
In 1979 Betty Edwards revolutionized art instruction with her book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. I took a weeklong course in 2004 and saw my drawing skills improve almost overnight.
I started writing purely for my own entertainment. It was only recently that I wondered if I could publish some of it. In future posts, I'll have many things to share about learning how to write and also about self-publishing. But this post is about how I got started.
We all have dreams when we’re young. Me, I wanted to be an artist. It didn’t quite work out, so I’m giving myself a second chance.
A friend threw out her PC in favor of her smartphone and the cloud, but she ran into a snag when she tried to upload half a TB's worth of files from an external hard drive to her Dropbox account. We appealed to Dropbox for help and got a somewhat Kafkaesque reply which inspired the following short story.
When a friend of mine’s PC broke down she decided not to replace it and rely on her phone instead. With all of her files and photos in the cloud, she'd have access to them everywhere, and if she ever needed to input a large amount of text, a small bluetooth keyboard would serve her just fine.
When working in Microsoft Word for Windows I used its Autocorrect function pretty much continuously. When I moved to the Mac, I said goodbye to all things Microsoft and started writing in text editors and markdown. I missed Autocorrect but soon found text expansion apps. Here’s my take on a few of them.
I’d known of Keyboard Maestro for a number of years before I finally decided to buy it. Truth be told, I didn’t think I would use it much. I’d probably create a few simple macros and then forget about the app.
I couldn’t have been more wrong.