Friday, January 01, 2010

Hunting and Gathering for Remains of the Day Part Two!

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Please SKIP THIS first PARAGRAPH if computer problem  venting is not for you...it was quite therapeutic for me to just get it off my brain and release it.....

The Menacing Computer Evil Prince of Muck was still around today, although I did get one step closer to diagnosing one of the glitches.  I played I.T. and successfully took apart the back of one of the laptops.  I slipped into a daydream of this just being part of my many skills....the hardware guru delusion aka THGD.  That one lasted long enough for me to get all the screws back in and the laptop reassembled, no further ahead.  After exhaustive googling, I determined not being able to take the battery off of this particular laptop was a common problem and eventually figured out a way to get it off....Solution?  I'm now thinking my power cord is faulty.  Next step?  Find the package of various plug  ns to my "universal" power cord...hoping there is one that will fit the 'said' laptop.   That'll be another needle in the haystack adventure although I do have some drawers in mind to begin my search.  I think that search will keep until tomorrow.  I'm IT'd out and need a creative fix.

The good news....

The SHABBY Muse I had sent out a request for  visited me today - much to my relief - I hope she stays for awhile.  She helped me choose an assortment of papers to start the signatures for my shabby journal....plus she showed me a way to add some spunk to my cover.  See below....



I found some  old ribbon remnant  handles with fabric beads that were attached to a wine bag, cut them off and sewed  them to a long tube of fabric I'd sewn the night before.  Done.



I found a way (or Shabby Muse) showed me how to get rid of the pink part of the old doily that was getting in the way of my vision.. if you look closely the 3 patches spell out ART but, you have to look at it in the mirror - they were left from a project where I'd forgotten to reverse them before I printed the out so that made them at home in the scrap piles.


Here's the 'beginnings' of the stack of precious papers - ripped from magazines, some copies of old collages I've done, scrapbook 12x12 inch papers and a hodge podge of other odds, sods and thingama-bobs.  Shabby Muse doesn't like 'neatly stacked piles' ...heavy sigh.  Plus she's not letting me crop my photos neatly nor mount them on a different background.  She's a bit bossy and can be  controlling, but I'm getting accustom to her way.

Off I go to sew some pages.

8 comments:

Ro Bruhn said...

This looks like it's going to be a fabulous journal, looking forward to seeing the results

ArtPropelled said...

My shabby muse greets your shabby muse. All the glorious papers floating around your studio are giving me palpatations.

Terri Kahrs said...

Look like you've identified the Evil Prince's work and have made a successful diagnosis, Trudi. Whoo-Hoo! Good luck on your cord hunt. I have several places that I keep that stuff, and only The Father of the Universe knows (at any given point) where something may be hiding!

Shabby Muse is directing you BEAUTIFULLY! OMG! These pages are just getting more luscious by the moment. Stroke of genius to use the cord from the wine bag. Hugs, Terri xoxo

La Dolce Vita said...

mmmm good! love the messy piles... and looks like you are really having fun!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Your cover has turned out very well, a true Asian feel - why does this not surprise me! Looks as if you are having fun too...

Seth said...

Wow!! This keeps looking better and better. And who doesn't love a pile of scraps!!!

layers said...

am trying to get back into the groove after the holidays--- been very busy so am behind in following my favorite blogs... I do love your 'stuff' in your images here-- especially the asian stuff-- and papers-- want to run my hands through them