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September 1st, 2006
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Arrgh, frustrations!

If it's not one thing, it's another. Net result? Frustration!

  1. My printer won't print on fabric anymore, and I still can't fix it, so that means no more cat bags till I figure out a new approach. Of course, it didn't stop working till AFTER I bought a couple hundred bucks of material to use for production.

  2. In addition to the printer issue for the cat bags, my fabric posttreatment doesn't do well over time -- it starts to go white and icky. Arrgh.

  3. So, I decided to work on monoprints instead, since my printer WILL print on paper. I printed a bunch, tested gouache successfully the other day... so, I went ahead and made an edition of the cat image and a couple others. And what do you know, I go to scan them and my scanner drivers are hosed. I uninstall, reinstall a few times; jiggle cables... no good. No programs can see the scanner anymore. Therefore I can't even show you my art or sell it or anything. Greeeat.

  4. My one non-visual-art effort, a story I was drafting for i am ikon... I can flesh out some sections, but I have no idea how to get the characters out of their current situation, and so it's an unresolvable character study. I may have to heavily rehash it or toss it or put them in a totally different situation, I don't know.

Crap like this makes me focus even more on trying to come up with a new outlet for my creative frustration. I wish my mental health was less tied in with something as unreliable as creative output... anyway, maybe I'll rant about that more privately over in my personal journal soon.

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From:rubialinda
Date:September 1st, 2006 11:43 am (UTC)
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Arg! It sounds frustrustrating. I will be thinking about you today. There is nothing like having something in your brain that you can not get out on some sort of media. Hopefully social engagements can assist in getting your mind off of it.
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From:jengagne
Date:September 1st, 2006 12:01 pm (UTC)
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Hopefully, but I do need to figure at least one of these issues out soon, methinks... Thanks.
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