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02 February 2013 @ 06:52 pm
Nepenthes and writing  
I finished watering all my plants. Usually takes about two days to get through it all. It was easier since everything's inside now. I'm upset that I lost my beloved Nepenthes hamata. It was my most expensive plant so that sucks. I don't know what went wrong. I thought I was doing things right because it lasted for 10 months which is a lot for a difficult species. I'd put it in the fridge almost every night, but it stopped growing and then it started to turn brown and died. I wonder if it was because there was a time I ran out of distilled water and any water is better than no water so I gave it tap water which I know is high in minerals. I suspect that may have been the problem. I'm not happy about this. I do have one N. hamata left and I worry now that I will kill it. I hate how tiny they are. I'd like to have a decent size established plant. And I do feel the need to replace the one I lost. The one left is a clone 2, the one that died was clone 3, so I want another clone 3. I also lost one of my large hybrids that did so well for me last year.

I got a good amount of writing done today and I started on the art that goes with that story. I've drawn three random guys and I think they look pretty good for nobodies. And I've drawn my first quetzal. Not bad. I will continue to improve on that. Hum, I was just in Fireworks looking at some of the bird moods I have and am pleased that most of them only have two frames of animation. I'm thinking I can recolor these and just change a little bit of the outline and turn them into quetzals. That's very doable. The only problem is there are no icons for hungry and thirsty. I will have to make those from scratch and I don't know if I can. I don't like that Fireworks doesn't have the same swatches and color picker that photoshop has. I'll probably have to choose my colors in photoshop and then use RGB to pick them in Fireworks.
I noticed my creativity has slowed down. I guess I shouldn't be surprised after everything I've done that my magic ran out and I need to replenish. But I'm in the inking and drawing stage right now with a lot of stuff so it looks like there's nothing being worked on though there is. Nothing is in the color stage yet.

Have I ever shown you guys my idea book? I think I have but I'm not sure. I have three neat notebooks. I have a light green marble one that isn't being used for anything right now. I have a pink marble one I was using to write down stuff for my bass that I figured out by ear. And I have my main idea book. This one.

I take this one with me when I got anywhere so I can doodle in it, write down ideas I get or work on my stories when I'm away from the computer. I always type them out when I get home so my Word files are up to date. I was freaking out because I had lost it for a while but now I have it again. Just found it today under some seed catalogs. I like the colors and the phoenix/peacock not sure what it is. Too bad the black lines aren't colored.

Oh and that clear green clipboard behind it is where I make all my magic. I draw everything you've seen on that first. I take that everywhere too. It went with me on my trip to the Bahamas last year and that's what I drew my doodles of Solan and Owen on. So that's about it for now.

EDIT: Just found out I had shown that book and the others. Well Here they are again for you guys to look at.
Current Mood: hungryhungry
actipton80actipton80 on February 3rd, 2013 12:20 am (UTC)
I remember that you can import colors from other pictures into Fireworks, but I forget how to do it.

I love the bird on the front of your notebook. Its crest and tail make me think it's a peacock.
Des: Destina in City of Goldthagirion on February 3rd, 2013 01:36 am (UTC)
Yes, I know how to get the colors in there. It's just annoying it has to be done that way. I get the code for the RGB in photo shop then type it in on Fireworks. Tomorrow I'll see about making my first icon.

Thanks. I like it a lot too. Something nice to look at.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: AvistA happysilvolf on February 3rd, 2013 10:49 am (UTC)
I love your idea book! It's so pretty. I want to write a backstory for fun for my Redakai OC but I can't focus on writing and reading cos of this damn cold so I can't do it till I'm better.
Des: Readingthagirion on February 3rd, 2013 01:18 pm (UTC)
Oh that's right. Well I hope you'll get better soon. I will keep this in mind because I will probably post my story soon and want the few people here to read it. I may hold off til you're better. It also looks like some people are out of town again. Speaking of writing, I finally fixed that section of Innocence Lost. I need to resend you that version.
draconisthanos: relaxeddraconisthanos on February 3rd, 2013 01:07 pm (UTC)
I am glad your idea book was found.

I don't know, I think you are still in create mode. We came up with some great ideas last night.

Des: Writingthagirion on February 3rd, 2013 01:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was getting worried for a while there.

Oh yes! I LOVE all the stuff we came up with last night. I can't wait to write that one now.