The list of things I can’t do is endless. I’m not talking about splitting the atom here, but rather just things like Photoshop and texting and Wii. I bought Photoshop, and in fact it is staring up at me from my Mac dock. I took a $300 class, and learned nothing. The instruction was a scam; the instructor a scammer, and I was the should-have-known-better scameee. Then I tried the free tutorials that come with the Photoshop program. That didn’t work either. And the Youtubes I chose from the morass of helpful hints are just as useless to me. I’m no better at technology than I am at knitting socks. I just don’t get it.
But then earlier today I read where you can buy these beautiful banners, with your site custom inscribed. Indeed, you can buy entire websites with buttons, banners, and probably bells and bows, all “hand-painted” and copyrighted. And then my epiphany…
I can “hand paint.” I can draw just about anything. And I can draw on pre-printed cardstock. I can stamp on book and magazine pages, not to mention some of those beautiful Restoration Hardware catalogue pictures of rugs that I can scan and print. I can glue and stamp and collage my way around just about anything. And then I can take a picture. And I know how to upload; who doesn’t? Wordpress helps you slice what will fit in the banner space. So I just figured out I have an (un)virtual endless number of ways to create a banner.
The banner above is my fourth foray into the world of creating my own graphics the old fashion way. No, I know it’s not great! It’s not even good. But it’s a start. And I can see myself creating something new, something timely, something that will change with the seasons and the holidays, and of course, my whim, whenever I feel like it.