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ʍoןǝq dn ǝpısʇɥƃıɹ s,ʇı ‘sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ oʇ ƃuıʎɹʇ ɟןǝsɹnoʎ ןןıʞ ʇ,uop

ƃuıʇɐʇoɹ ɐ ʇɔǝdxǝ ʇnq ‘ǝןıɥʍ ɐ ɹoɟ ǝƃuɐɥɔ ǝɯǝɥʇ ʇsɐן ǝɥʇ ǝq oʇ sıɥʇ ǝʇɐdıɔıʇuɐ ı  ˙pǝƃuɐɥɔ sɐɥ ǝɯǝɥʇ ǝɥʇ os ‘ɹǝpɐǝɥ ɐ ƃuıuƃısǝp uı ɯopǝǝɹɟ ǝɹoɯ ǝɯ ƃuıʍoןןɐ sı ɯɐɹƃoɹd ʇɹɐ pǝsɐq-ɹoʇɔǝʌ ɐ oʇ ssǝɔɔɐ ƃuıʌɐɥ uǝppns ɐ ɟo ןןɐ ‘os
˙uosɹǝd uı ɹǝɥ oʇ ɯǝɥʇ ʍoɥs oʇ ʇuɐʍ ı puɐ ‘ƃoןq sıɥʇ spɐǝɹ sıs ʇnq ‘ǝɹǝɥ ɯǝɥʇ ƃuıʇsod pǝɹǝpısuoɔ ı–ɥʇɹnoɟ ɐ ɹoɟ ɐǝpı uɐ puɐ ‘ǝpɐɯ sdn-ʞɔoɯ ʇuǝɯǝɔunouuɐ ǝǝɹɥʇ ʇoƃ ǝʌ,ı
˙ƃuıʎouuɐ ǝq oʇ ɹoʇɐɹʇsnןןı ɯoɹɟ ɥƃnouǝ ʇuǝɹǝɟɟıp ʇsnɾ s,ʇı ‘ǝsɹnoɔ ɟo–ʇı ɟo ʇsoɯ ɟo ƃuɐɥ ǝɥʇ uǝʇʇoƃ ǝʌ,ı ʞuıɥʇ puɐ ‘ʍou sɹnoɥ ןɐɹǝʌǝs ɹoɟ ʇı ɥʇıʍ ƃuıʎɐןd uǝǝq ǝʌ,ı  ˙ǝɹoɟǝq ǝdɐɔsʞuı ɟo ʇɥƃnoɥʇ ʇ,upɐɥ ı ʇɐɥʇ pǝssɐɹɹɐqɯǝ ǝןʇʇıן ɐ ɯ,ı
˙˙˙ǝɹɐʍǝǝɹɟ ƃuıpɐoןuʍop puɐ ǝuıן uo ƃuıoƃ pǝʇsǝƃƃns sıs  ˙ǝɹɐʍʇɟos ʇɥƃıɹ ǝɥʇ ǝʌɐɥ ʇ,upıp ı ʇnq ‘pןnoʍ ı ʇɐɥʇ pıɐs ı  ˙ƃuıssǝןq ʎqɐq puɐ ƃuıןɐǝs ‘uoıʇdopɐ s,ǝ ɹoɟ sʇuǝɯɔunouuɐ uƃısǝp oʇ ƃuıןןıʍ ǝq pןnoʍ ı ɟı sɐʍ uoıʇsǝnb ǝɥʇ
˙ʇuǝɯoɯ puoןq ɹǝɥ pǝɹɐɥs sıs ssǝnƃ ı os ‘sıɥʇ ʇnoqɐ ʍǝuʞ ǝɥs ‘ɹǝʇɐן ǝɯ pǝןןɐɔ ɯoɯ uǝɥʍ  ˙ןןɐɔ oʇ pǝsoddns sɐʍ ǝɥs oɥʍ puɐ sı uoıʇsǝnb ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ pǝɹǝqɯǝɯǝɹ sıs ‘ɹǝɥʇoɯ ɹno ɥʇıʍ uoıʇɐsɹǝʌuoɔ ɐ oʇuı sǝʇnuıɯ uǝʇ
˙ɯoɯ pǝןןɐɔ ǝɥs os (ןןɐɔ oʇ pǝpǝǝu ǝɥs oɥʍ puɐ) ‘ǝɯ ʞsɐ oʇ pǝpǝǝu ǝɥs ʇɐɥʍ ʇoƃɹoɟ ǝɥs ‘puɐqsnɥ ɹǝɥ oʇ ƃuıʞןɐʇ pǝɥsıuıɟ sıs ɹǝʇɟɐ  ˙dn ʇɥƃnoɹq sɐʍ ǝɯ ʞsɐ oʇ pǝpǝǝu ʎǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʇ uoıʇsǝnb ɐ puɐ ‘ǝuoɥd ǝɥʇ uo ʍɐן-uı-oɹq ǝɥʇ oʇ ƃuıʞןɐʇ sɐʍ sıs
˙sƃuıɥʇ ɥɔns ɥʇıʍ ƃuıpǝǝɔoɹd ǝɹoɟǝq ןɐƃǝן puɐ ǝɔıu ןןɐ ǝɹɐ sƃuıɥʇ ǝɹns ǝʞɐɯ oʇ sǝʞıן ɥɔɹnɥɔ ǝɥʇ–ʎʇıuɹǝʇǝ ןןɐ puɐ ǝɯıʇ ɹoɟ ʎןıɯɐɟ ɐ sɐ pǝןɐǝs ǝq puɐ ǝןdɯǝʇ ǝɥʇ oʇ ɯıɥ ǝʞɐʇ oʇ ǝןqɐ ǝq ןן,ʎǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʇ suɐǝɯ sıɥʇ  ˙uoıʇdopɐ s,ǝ ǝzıןɐuıɟ oʇ ǝʇɐp ʇɹnoɔ ɐ uǝʇʇoƃ ǝʌɐɥ puɐqsnɥ ɹǝɥ puɐ ɹǝʇsıs ʎɯ
˙ɔıʇǝuǝƃ ʎןʇuǝɹɐddɐ sı sıɥʇ ǝʞıן ɟɟnʇs
‘puıɯ ʎɯ pǝssoɹɔ ɹǝʌǝu uoısɹǝʌ ǝɹɐʍǝǝɹɟ ɐ ƃuıpɐoןuʍop puɐ ǝuıןuo ƃuıoƃ ‘ʍoɥǝɯos
˙ǝɯ ɹoɟ ʎʇsnɹ ƃuıʍoɹƃ uǝǝq sɐɥ ןooʇ ɹɐןnɔıʇɹɐd ʇɐɥʇ ʇɐɥʇ sɥʇuoɯ ǝɥʇ ɟo ǝɹɐʍɐ ʎןuǝǝʞ uǝǝq ǝʌ,ı puɐ ‘ɹǝuƃısǝp ɔıɥdɐɹƃ uɹǝpoɯ ǝɥʇ ɹoɟ ןooʇ ןɐıʇuǝssǝ uɐ sı sɔ ǝqopɐ ‘ʎןʞuɐɹɟ  ˙ǝʇıns ʎʇıʌıʇɐǝɹɔ ǝqopɐ ǝɥʇ oʇ ssǝɔɔɐ ɟo ssoן ǝɥʇ ƃuıuɹnoɯ uǝǝq ǝʌ,ı ‘qoɾ ʎɯ ʇsoן ı ǝɔuıs ɹǝʌǝ

ƃuıʇɐʇoɹ ɐ ʇɔǝdxǝ ʇnq ‘ǝןıɥʍ ɐ ɹoɟ ǝƃuɐɥɔ ǝɯǝɥʇ ʇsɐן ǝɥʇ ǝq oʇ sıɥʇ ǝʇɐdıɔıʇuɐ ı  ˙pǝƃuɐɥɔ sɐɥ ǝɯǝɥʇ ǝɥʇ os ‘ɹǝpɐǝɥ ɐ ƃuıuƃısǝp uı ɯopǝǝɹɟ ǝɹoɯ ǝɯ ƃuıʍoןןɐ sı ɯɐɹƃoɹd ʇɹɐ pǝsɐq-ɹoʇɔǝʌ ɐ oʇ ssǝɔɔɐ ƃuıʌɐɥ uǝppns ɐ ɟo ןןɐ ‘os

˙uosɹǝd uı ɹǝɥ oʇ ɯǝɥʇ ʍoɥs oʇ ʇuɐʍ ı puɐ ‘ƃoןq sıɥʇ spɐǝɹ sıs ʇnq ‘ǝɹǝɥ ɯǝɥʇ ƃuıʇsod pǝɹǝpısuoɔ ı–ɥʇɹnoɟ ɐ ɹoɟ ɐǝpı uɐ puɐ ‘ǝpɐɯ sdn-ʞɔoɯ ʇuǝɯǝɔunouuɐ ǝǝɹɥʇ ʇoƃ ǝʌ,ı

˙ƃuıʎouuɐ ǝq oʇ ɹoʇɐɹʇsnןןı ɯoɹɟ ɥƃnouǝ ʇuǝɹǝɟɟıp ʇsnɾ s,ʇı ‘ǝsɹnoɔ ɟo–ʇı ɟo ʇsoɯ ɟo ƃuɐɥ ǝɥʇ uǝʇʇoƃ ǝʌ,ı ʞuıɥʇ puɐ ‘ʍou sɹnoɥ ןɐɹǝʌǝs ɹoɟ ʇı ɥʇıʍ ƃuıʎɐןd uǝǝq ǝʌ,ı  ˙ǝɹoɟǝq ǝdɐɔsʞuı ɟo ʇɥƃnoɥʇ ʇ,upɐɥ ı ʇɐɥʇ pǝssɐɹɹɐqɯǝ ǝןʇʇıן ɐ ɯ,ı

˙˙˙ǝɹɐʍǝǝɹɟ ƃuıpɐoןuʍop puɐ ǝuıן uo ƃuıoƃ pǝʇsǝƃƃns sıs  ˙ǝɹɐʍʇɟos ʇɥƃıɹ ǝɥʇ ǝʌɐɥ ʇ,upıp ı ʇnq ‘pןnoʍ ı ʇɐɥʇ pıɐs ı  ˙ƃuıssǝןq ʎqɐq puɐ ƃuıןɐǝs

‘uoıʇdopɐ s,ǝ ɹoɟ sʇuǝɯɔunouuɐ uƃısǝp oʇ ƃuıןןıʍ ǝq pןnoʍ ı ɟı sɐʍ uoıʇsǝnb ǝɥʇ

˙ʇuǝɯoɯ puoןq ɹǝɥ pǝɹɐɥs sıs ssǝnƃ ı os ‘sıɥʇ ʇnoqɐ ʍǝuʞ ǝɥs ‘ɹǝʇɐן ǝɯ pǝןןɐɔ ɯoɯ uǝɥʍ  ˙ןןɐɔ oʇ pǝsoddns sɐʍ ǝɥs oɥʍ puɐ sı uoıʇsǝnb ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ pǝɹǝqɯǝɯǝɹ sıs ‘ɹǝɥʇoɯ ɹno ɥʇıʍ uoıʇɐsɹǝʌuoɔ ɐ oʇuı sǝʇnuıɯ uǝʇ

˙ɯoɯ pǝןןɐɔ ǝɥs os (ןןɐɔ oʇ pǝpǝǝu ǝɥs oɥʍ puɐ) ‘ǝɯ ʞsɐ oʇ pǝpǝǝu ǝɥs ʇɐɥʍ ʇoƃɹoɟ ǝɥs ‘puɐqsnɥ ɹǝɥ oʇ ƃuıʞןɐʇ pǝɥsıuıɟ sıs ɹǝʇɟɐ  ˙dn ʇɥƃnoɹq sɐʍ ǝɯ ʞsɐ oʇ pǝpǝǝu ʎǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʇ uoıʇsǝnb ɐ puɐ ‘ǝuoɥd ǝɥʇ uo ʍɐן-uı-oɹq ǝɥʇ oʇ ƃuıʞןɐʇ sɐʍ sıs

˙sƃuıɥʇ ɥɔns ɥʇıʍ ƃuıpǝǝɔoɹd ǝɹoɟǝq ןɐƃǝן puɐ ǝɔıu ןןɐ ǝɹɐ sƃuıɥʇ ǝɹns ǝʞɐɯ oʇ sǝʞıן ɥɔɹnɥɔ ǝɥʇ–ʎʇıuɹǝʇǝ ןןɐ puɐ ǝɯıʇ ɹoɟ ʎןıɯɐɟ ɐ sɐ pǝןɐǝs ǝq puɐ ǝןdɯǝʇ ǝɥʇ oʇ ɯıɥ ǝʞɐʇ oʇ ǝןqɐ ǝq ןן,ʎǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʇ suɐǝɯ sıɥʇ  ˙uoıʇdopɐ s,ǝ ǝzıןɐuıɟ oʇ ǝʇɐp ʇɹnoɔ ɐ uǝʇʇoƃ ǝʌɐɥ puɐqsnɥ ɹǝɥ puɐ ɹǝʇsıs ʎɯ

˙ɔıʇǝuǝƃ ʎןʇuǝɹɐddɐ sı sıɥʇ ǝʞıן ɟɟnʇs

‘puıɯ ʎɯ pǝssoɹɔ ɹǝʌǝu uoısɹǝʌ ǝɹɐʍǝǝɹɟ ɐ ƃuıpɐoןuʍop puɐ ǝuıןuo ƃuıoƃ ‘ʍoɥǝɯos

˙ǝɯ ɹoɟ ʎʇsnɹ ƃuıʍoɹƃ uǝǝq sɐɥ ןooʇ ɹɐןnɔıʇɹɐd ʇɐɥʇ ʇɐɥʇ sɥʇuoɯ ǝɥʇ ɟo ǝɹɐʍɐ ʎןuǝǝʞ uǝǝq ǝʌ,ı puɐ ‘ɹǝuƃısǝp ɔıɥdɐɹƃ uɹǝpoɯ ǝɥʇ ɹoɟ ןooʇ ןɐıʇuǝssǝ uɐ sı sɔ ǝqopɐ ‘ʎןʞuɐɹɟ  ˙ǝʇıns ʎʇıʌıʇɐǝɹɔ ǝqopɐ ǝɥʇ oʇ ssǝɔɔɐ ɟo ssoן ǝɥʇ ƃuıuɹnoɯ uǝǝq ǝʌ,ı ‘qoɾ ʎɯ ʇsoן ı ǝɔuıs ɹǝʌǝ

ƃuıʇɐʇoɹ ɐ ʇɔǝdxǝ ʇnq ‘ǝןıɥʍ ɐ ɹoɟ ǝƃuɐɥɔ ǝɯǝɥʇ ʇsɐן ǝɥʇ ǝq oʇ sıɥʇ ǝʇɐdıɔıʇuɐ ı  ˙pǝƃuɐɥɔ sɐɥ ǝɯǝɥʇ ǝɥʇ os ‘ɹǝpɐǝɥ ɐ ƃuıuƃısǝp uı ɯopǝǝɹɟ ǝɹoɯ ǝɯ ƃuıʍoןןɐ sı ɯɐɹƃoɹd ʇɹɐ pǝsɐq-ɹoʇɔǝʌ ɐ oʇ ssǝɔɔɐ ƃuıʌɐɥ uǝppns ɐ ɟo ןןɐ ‘os˙uosɹǝd uı ɹǝɥ oʇ ɯǝɥʇ ʍoɥs oʇ ʇuɐʍ ı puɐ ‘ƃoןq sıɥʇ spɐǝɹ sıs ʇnq ‘ǝɹǝɥ ɯǝɥʇ ƃuıʇsod pǝɹǝpısuoɔ ı–ɥʇɹnoɟ ɐ ɹoɟ ɐǝpı uɐ puɐ ‘ǝpɐɯ sdn-ʞɔoɯ ʇuǝɯǝɔunouuɐ ǝǝɹɥʇ ʇoƃ ǝʌ,ı˙ƃuıʎouuɐ ǝq oʇ ɹoʇɐɹʇsnןןı ɯoɹɟ ɥƃnouǝ ʇuǝɹǝɟɟıp ʇsnɾ s,ʇı ‘ǝsɹnoɔ ɟo–ʇı ɟo ʇsoɯ ɟo ƃuɐɥ ǝɥʇ uǝʇʇoƃ ǝʌ,ı ʞuıɥʇ puɐ ‘ʍou sɹnoɥ ןɐɹǝʌǝs ɹoɟ ʇı ɥʇıʍ ƃuıʎɐןd uǝǝq ǝʌ,ı  ˙ǝɹoɟǝq ǝdɐɔsʞuı ɟo ʇɥƃnoɥʇ ʇ,upɐɥ ı ʇɐɥʇ pǝssɐɹɹɐqɯǝ ǝןʇʇıן ɐ ɯ,ı˙˙˙ǝɹɐʍǝǝɹɟ ƃuıpɐoןuʍop puɐ ǝuıן uo ƃuıoƃ pǝʇsǝƃƃns sıs  ˙ǝɹɐʍʇɟos ʇɥƃıɹ ǝɥʇ ǝʌɐɥ ʇ,upıp ı ʇnq ‘pןnoʍ ı ʇɐɥʇ pıɐs ı  ˙ƃuıssǝןq ʎqɐq puɐ ƃuıןɐǝs ‘uoıʇdopɐ s,ǝ ɹoɟ sʇuǝɯɔunouuɐ uƃısǝp oʇ ƃuıןןıʍ ǝq pןnoʍ ı ɟı sɐʍ uoıʇsǝnb ǝɥʇ

‘puıɯ ʎɯ pǝssoɹɔ ɹǝʌǝu uoısɹǝʌ ǝɹɐʍǝǝɹɟ ɐ ƃuıpɐoןuʍop puɐ ǝuıןuo ƃuıoƃ ‘ʍoɥǝɯos

S-M-R-T

Ever since I lost my job, I’ve been mourning the loss of access to the Adobe Creativity Suite.  Frankly, Adobe CS is an essential tool for the modern graphic designer, and I’ve been keenly aware of the months that that particular tool has been growing rusty for me.

Somehow, going online and downloading a freeware version never crossed my mind,

Stuff like this is apparently genetic.

My sister and her husband have gotten a court date to finalize E’s adoption.  This means that they’ll be able to take him to the temple and be sealed as a family for time and all eternity–the church likes to make sure things are all nice and legal before proceeding with such things.

Sis was talking to the Bro-in-Law on the phone, and a question that they needed to ask me was brought up.  After Sis finished talking to her husband, she forgot what she needed to ask me, (and who she needed to call) so she called Mom.

Ten minutes into a conversation with our mother, Sis remembered what the question is and who she was supposed to call.  When Mom called me later, she knew about this, so I guess Sis shared her blond moment.

The question was if I would be willing to design announcments for E’s adoption, sealing and baby blessing.  I said that I would, but I didn’t have the right software.  Sis suggested going on line and downloading freeware…

I’m a little embarrassed that I hadn’t thought of Inkscape before.  I’ve been playing with it for several hours now, and think I’ve gotten the hang of most of it–of course, it’s just different enough from Illustrator to be annoying.

I’ve got three announcement mock-ups made, and an idea for a fourth–I considered posting them here, but Sis reads this blog, and I want to show them to her in person.

So, all of a sudden having access to a vector-based art program is allowing me more freedom in designing a header, so the theme has changed.  I anticipate this to be the last theme change for a while, but expect a rotating headers.  I should really learn CSS so I can personalize the blog even more, but, one thing at a time, here.

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