I just discovered LiveQuartz. It’s image editing freeware for Macs. I downloaded it a couple of days ago and stayed up until the wee hours fiddling around with it. Now I can actually add text to images and use PNG files! Holy Crap Muchachos, I can even resize images right down to the pixel. This means that instead of guessing at how to resize my banner to fit up at the top there I can actually get it to fit. Who knew?
I don’t like the writing on some of the frames, but in my zeal I wanted to use all of my new tools at once.
This morning I bounded out of bed and headed over to the Farmer’s Market. I can’t take one more strawberry that’s white in the middle. Plus I had a serious hankering for peaches. The real kind that are sugary sweet and taste like summer. I also picked up these radiantly beautiful chyrsanthemums and plopped them in this Italian pottery vase I found sitting on my neighbor’s trash can last year. People throw away the darndest things dontcha think? Who needs thrift stores when you have neighbors like mine?
Look at these jewel-like radishes. So lovely.
Wanna know the best thing about these flowers? The delightful man that sold them to me said, “Si muñeca,” when I showed him the ones I wanted. Maybe I’m hearing things again, but I thought muñeca meant Doll. I looked it up in my 9000 page dictionary when I got home and it says doll, dummy, manequin, polishing bag. I mean I’m not a dummy and he wouldn’t have called me a polishing bag would he? Will have to consult Mama Moss on this one.
It’s a bright warm day in Los Angeles. That means in between tending to my trees, making a red spraypaint run, and starting my brand spanking new book from the good old Los Angeles Public Library (The Double Bind), I’ll be working in my visual journal. Here’s a couple of pages from this week.