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Would you like to see a new image?

I call this one "Ruins".

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968 day(s) ago

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Trissinger
Lovely, K-- I like the ruins too. This looks like a good place to come and meditate -- I'd bring my harp here and play in a minor key, probably in A minor, going back and forth between that, and G major, playing in arpeggio form, one note after another in progression.

(That all came across in technical terms, but it would sound a bit mournful, like a gentle breeze, with the occasional sunlight shining through.)

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Trissinger
882 day(s) ago
Hi K-- you see these posts?
Sometimes I wonder if I've missed a few you or Phil have written on... ?

Trissinger
885 day(s) ago
Hmm, I do like this special spot you're created above-- very restful.
(I was just resting, this carries along the same atmosphere.)

Trissinger
885 day(s) ago
Any cues as to the video posting once again...?

Trissinger
905 day(s) ago
Thanks so much, K--!
I'm seeing that now, which is actually quite appropriate, since the first 'Easter' was really during Passover, and it is Passover now!



Btw, I'd wanted to post a video again, but the procedure isn't firmly in my head yet -- there's something I have to add to it, something to type in -- I wish there were a guide here that I could go to to remind myself.
I did have a little piece of paper that I kept by the computer with directions on it of "How to post a video on Carbonet" but it got cleaned up in the fray & has probably been recycled into a piece of paper somewhere, sitting on a store shelf -- well, not quite that quickly, but you get my drift. (I haven't said that in an age, ha!)

It's so pleasant to sit down and type away here, after these busy past few weeks-- I'm liking this.

Kravenhead
920 day(s) ago
With all the stone, it might have pretty good acoustics.
Happy Easter to you too, Triss!


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Trissinger
934 day(s) ago
You know, I think that that space you've created above, I'd really like to be there right now -- I'd bring along a couple of instruments that I play & play for the birds, for the squirrels, for my God, and for me.

Trissinger
937 day(s) ago
Yes, I hear you K -- there's just something in me that would both like to see more people enjoying the talented work of others and see the contributor also benefit from their work.

Happy Easter to you, Kraven!

Kravenhead
957 day(s) ago
They say you should do what you like to do and ultimately you'll make money doing it.
For me that would be like moving in with a friend.
It's a good way to ruin a friendship.

Trissinger
959 day(s) ago
It's just that you put so much work into these creatures-- it would be good to see you getting some monetary wage from it, but then maybe it wouldn't feel so much like art creation & then you would be 'told' what to creat.

That's a different type of creating now, isn't it?

Kravenhead
960 day(s) ago
Large salary, you say?.... Hmmmm...
I'm afraid my "working" days are behind me.

I be a geezer.

Trissinger
960 day(s) ago
Yes, I have had that happen to me that I've 'timed out' on other sites.
It's happened to me here as well, but not to my knowledge when I've been trying to edit a question or answer.

It could be that I simply haven't been alert enough to notice it timing out on me, yet, when I checked the last time I wasn't able to edit my answer, I hadn't timed out.

Oh well, We'll figure it out-- well ~you~ will and I'll learn from it, haha!!

Trissinger
960 day(s) ago
A lot of these techie guys (or gals) are self-taught.
I have a young Korean friend who married a Canadian and is now a 'techie guy' with a large paying salary.

You could get some work, I'd bet, if you wanted to.

Trissinger
960 day(s) ago
But my point is that you do figure things out.
AND you're very good at explaining what to do.
And you DON'T get impatient in explaining things.

Kravenhead
961 day(s) ago
Actually, that does make some sense.
Have you ever tried going to a site and after waiting a long period of time, a message appears on the screen saying something about having trouble connecting to the site and so the connection timed out?
Maybe something similar is happening here.

Ha! Me a techie?... Not likely. Techies know what they're doing. I'm a trial and error guy.

Trissinger
961 day(s) ago
Okay, I wrote down the 3 steps -- I'm not sure if they all showed up for me.

Sometimes the editing works & sometimes it doesn't.
I'm wondering if it has anything to do with my laboriously s-l-o-w internet provider, but that doesn't really make any sense.

Yeah, my pics-- I think I've OD-ed on them on fb.

You could easily get a techie help job in myriads of places, you know. (... ...)

Kravenhead
963 day(s) ago
Well, I'm using Chrome right now and I tried editing a past answer and it worked for me.
First there was the text window, then the are you sure window, then the success window.
I clicked OK on all of those and my answer was edited.
I wish I could actually watch your screen when you try. It might be easier to spot what's going wrong.

Kravenhead
963 day(s) ago
Thanks on the browser info.
I'll download Google and check it out.

Yeah, I removed the photo gallery because a hacker tried to hijack the site through it.
Of course you can post pictures in Questions, Answers, and Comments, but those are a lot more public.
Although, wherever you post images, search engine spiders pick them up and they'll be somewhere in the cyber world forever.
Looking forward to the pics.

Trissinger
963 day(s) ago
I use Google Chrome.
Yes, I think it's that the text window doesn't get replaced, but I'll have to pay more attention if this happens again.

I think you'd said we can't post pictures anymore.
Is that still the case?
(I'm not trying to 'be on your case' -- I just know that you're always updating things.)
Well, we've been having fun posting things on fb from our trip -- I'm posting pics of my hubby & he of me, haha!!

There's a grand photograph of my Mom & I, and my hubby put it into black & white. I'
d like to post that one on facebook as well.

I'd find a few others to post here, not comfortable with posting personal pics here, but I might send one to you & perhaps to Philosopher as well.

Kravenhead
965 day(s) ago
There are like 48 columns in the next one. Yikes!

Kravenhead
965 day(s) ago
Glad you like the pic. Thanks.
I was kind of thinking ancient temple, a government building, or a wealthy person's house with a courtyard when I made it.
Leaning more toward temple.
There's a circular stone in the courtyard that could of either been symbolic or ritualistic in nature.
The arches being like a colonnade.

I must have colonnades on the brain. I'm making another now that isn't in ruin.... Marble columns.. Polished marble floor... Domed roof.
I kind of fly by the seat of my pants so I'm not sure where I'm going with it yet.
I want to do a foggy Victorian London street scene too, so I'm trying to keep those imaginings from contaminating the image I'm working on.
Short attention span.... Working on one, and already thinking about the next.
The music you described sounds perfect.... Mournful.... Maybe even a little haunting without being threatening. Something that remembers the better days this place once enjoyed.

Kravenhead
965 day(s) ago
Hmmm... I just tried editing an answer in both Firefox and Explorer and it worked.
Can I ask what browser you were using?
By your description, it sounds like once you've clicked to post the change, the text window popup doesn't get replaced with the Are you Sure popup window. Is that so, or are you cancelling in the Are You Sure popup?
Whichever window you're in, after you click to go forward with the edit, is there anything happening down in the lower left corner of your browser indicating your action is being processed?
And if there is some activity in that corner, how long have you waited for the process to complete before cancelling?
I know.... A lot of questions.
I'm trying to determine at which point in the process the communication between your browser and my server breaks down.
Let me know what you can... Thanks.

Trissinger
965 day(s) ago
(Kraven, I added the comment below because I wasn't able to edit my answer. I copied it before cancelling what I'd added, then I checked to see if I was still signed into the site (I was), then I signed out, signed in again and tried to edit my answer again.

I wasn't able to, so I added to my answer by adding the comment below, instead.

I'm not sure why I wasn't able to edit my answer. ?

Trissinger
965 day(s) ago
The shadows through the arches, the effect is particularly pleasing to the eye.
What made you think of placing arches on the sides of the building?
What might have been the function of the building, in days gone by?


philosopher
I like your drawing. Doing buildings in perspective is not a simple task.
I use to draw mostly fashion. I enjoyed that much more than measuring things to draw things in perspective.
My major art or teacher did not allows us to have fun. She made us measure everything and I was turned off. I decided I wanted to go to college and stopped drawing. If she was a kinder more caring teacher she would have said do both. Children need guidance. Unfortunately, I had too learn much on my own.

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Kravenhead
962 day(s) ago
It sounds like you really enjoyed doing artwork.
Maybe one day you'll find the time to get back into it.

It's a very healthy activity.

Trissinger
963 day(s) ago
I've read your conversation here, I hope that's okay.
Philosopher, I think that's beautiful that you've still drawn throughout your life!
I would truly like to see some of your art work!
Some of the best art I've seen is by people who weren't 'formally trained'.
You are young yet, you could do much.

It sounds like some regret in your not having pursued art as a major.
Getting an 80 is still very good! And art is a subjective subject to mark, being very dependent on the opinion of the artist.

Sometimes, getting a slightly lower mark in a subject that you are very good in can also be an indicator that the teacher who gave you that mark sees your vast potential and how much more you can yet grow in your craft.

Yes, I have had periods of my life when I wish I would have had more encouragement to pursue creative endeavours, as well.

You have creative juices in you yet, Phil--
Hmm... I'm thinking... wonder what you will yet create?... ?

philosopher
965 day(s) ago
My father God bless his soul had some training but, relied mostly on his talent and his hard work.
He was a professional draftsmen. I grew up with his engineer friends coming to dinner. Many were hard working immigrates. I never new prejudge until I was a teen. I was a little naïve. I never understood hate. His best friend was an engineer from Panama. I was taught to judge people by their work and personality. Not their religion or race.
It was a sad day when as a teen I was exposed to hate mongers, racist and people that are negative and mean.
I stopped drawing because I became involved in Academics. I was turned off by an art teacher who expected me to be as disciplined as adult. I drew well but, I hated having to measure everything. To me doing perspective in every class was not art. Sadly I had no one to help me understand. At fifteen I started to dislike this teacher. I had 90's in everything and she was giving me 80's without an explanation. I dropped art and concentrated on Academics. As an Art Major art was bringing down my average. I spent have my life drawing and that hurt.
My father was always working. Despite that my mother drew too no one ever said, your can go to college and major in art. They were not good at academic advice.
The sad thing is I had a counselor in college who offer me help. I was embarrassed to ask too many questions. I had this foolish idea I was suppose know on my own.

Kravenhead
967 day(s) ago
I haven't had any real art training so I wouldn't know about different methods.
I just sort of make a point on the horizon where everything would meet if extended.

It's nice that you have some of your father's work.
Personal things like that are nice connections to the people we've lost.

philosopher
967 day(s) ago
Well my father did perspective differently and could not help.
I treasure all his paintings.

Kravenhead
967 day(s) ago
Thanks.
Drawing or painting in "perspective" can be a little rough at times. Especially if your view is from an odd angle.
Since I make virtual models for my images, a lot of the lines of perspective are automatic.
Although, I'll often proportionately scale models to achieve more depth in a small space.
Yeah.... Teaching styles and methods make a lot of difference.
They can encourage, or discourage students.

I remember drawing faint perspective lines on my paper so I could draw buildings when I was a kid in grade school.
I'd make city streets and then fill them with Eliot Ness and his Untouchables in stick-man form, fighting mobsters with their Tommy Guns.
My school buddies and I were big fans of "The Untouchables" TV series.
I came across one my drawings a few weeks ago.... Really crude.... Made me laugh.

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