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Yes, I've been at it again - changing the look of my - alyburns' (aka sideburns & alyjude) Hiding Place
If you spoke faster than David Hewlett you’d travel back in time: Michael Shanks
Yes, I've been at it again - changing the look of my
journal, after all, the New Year is here, January is almost gone, so I felt enough with the celebrating, already. But that left me with what do with my journal - and do it in a way that would last through summer until time to go Fallish/Holiday. Well, oddly enough, the answer came to me while I was fiddling around in Photoshop. I was taking a break from writing and working (I actually have a photo restoration project! YAY!) by imagining my dream home and, specifically, dream bedroom, see? And that led me to dream colors which led me to dreaming about the kind of art I'd like over my bed - uhm, still with me? Okay. So, as Nate Berkus and the decorators on HGTV always seem to do, namely create their own art, I did the same. Abstract art being my first love, I naturally went in that direction thus creating a piece that, should I win Lotto and have that dream bedroom-yadda yadda-I could print out, matte, frame and hang. (Yeah, I know, if I win Lotto, I could pay some big name artiste to do it, but this was more fun *g*).

So once I was done, I realized that the original version (before adding paint strokes in daub-like swabs and of course, the canvas texture) might actually serve as the new color scheme for my journal since it kind of matched the banner - and once I made the change, well, gosh darn it, the original piece, coincidentally, *snorts* ended up as my background. All this to say: I have a new journal look! *yawns with flist*

Oh, if you'd like to see the whole piece, as opposed to the bits of it in the background of *points upward* you know, my journal, and in the versions I ended up with, you can check under the cut. Because of the mood I was trying to create, the 'piece' is called, "Serenity" (can you see my nose in the air, acting all hoity-toity because I created a mish-mash of nothing? *G* And no, in spite of my love of all things Firefly like the movie, Serenity and Nathan Fillion), the piece just says serene and sleep tight - as in it's boooooring.*G*

The Original, as also seen now as my background:

Serenity - Dry Brush on Canvas

Paint Daubs on Canvas


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ninja007 From: ninja007 Date: January 18th, 2012 05:39 am (UTC) (Link)
there's no Jack/Daniel there...

*is sad*
alyburns From: alyburns Date: January 18th, 2012 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)

OMG, I put in the wrong one!!!!

When I was fiddling with a textures while creating the banner, one of the textures blocked Jack/Daniel (they're in the top right hand corner) and when I saved all the versions, I guess I accidentally copied the wrong one from photobucket! I will fix on Thursday, PROMISE! :) THANK YOU for noticing because I'd never voluntarily leave out J/D. NEVER!
ninja007 From: ninja007 Date: January 19th, 2012 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: OMG, I put in the wrong one!!!!

I am very happy now that Jack and Daniel have been put in... It wouldn't be the same without them...
alyburns From: alyburns Date: January 24th, 2012 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: OMG, I put in the wrong one!!!!

Yeah, it's now complete. :) Although...now that I'm hooked on the new BBC version of Sherlock Holmes, I'm feeling the need to add Holmes and Watson to the banner....

ninja007 From: ninja007 Date: January 25th, 2012 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: OMG, I put in the wrong one!!!!

I've been having a good laugh at the amount of times they are asked or someone says something about their relationship... I also wondered about Sherlock's cock blocking of Watson was intentional or not...

bluewolf458 From: bluewolf458 Date: January 18th, 2012 07:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that was the first thing I noticed, no Jack/Daniel! (Actually I don't recognise all the guys there. Have to be from shows I don't watch, assuming they're shown here.)
alyburns From: alyburns Date: January 24th, 2012 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)

I really need to organize my folders better

so I don't load the wrong things. :( I'm always loading the wrong versions of stories and now artwork. *slaps self* But at least I keep everything (God knows where) so even though it took a bit of work, I finally found the right banner (the correct 'final' with J/D). *whew*

What's odd is that I've looked at the banner each time I opened my journal and never even missed J/D. *sighs sadly* Maybe it's because the last seasons were so disappointing? And no, I don't think you get either the show, "Suits" (the two guys next to J/D) or "Person of Interest" (the two men above Steve and Danno of Hawaii 5-0). Hopefully you will, though, as both are great shows - IMHO - of course. :)
bluewolf458 From: bluewolf458 Date: January 24th, 2012 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I really need to organize my folders better

Or maybe because Jack wasn't in the last seasons?

Ah. No, I haven't seen either Suits or Persons of Interest in Digiguide. I've *heard* both titles, but that's all. I think Suits was among the shows that were being uploaded to Megaupload, but the first time I tried going onto Megaupload (ages ago) it wanted me to sign in, and I didn't feel comfortable about doing that. And of course it's now gone... I can understand the concerns about media piracy, but Hollywoood could pretty well kill it if they put stuff out worldwide at the same time, made DVDs region free and reasonably priced - oh, but of course that would reduce their profit margin, silly me. (I have long said that the problem with poverty wasn't that some people were being paid too little, it was that some people were being paid by far too much. I don't care what they do, nobody is worth what some top executives - or pop stars or footballers, who can be paid for one game what it would take most folk three years to earn - get.)
starwatcher307 From: starwatcher307 Date: January 19th, 2012 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, exciting to see Steve & Danno in the banner! Dare we hope for some H50 fic?
alyburns From: alyburns Date: January 24th, 2012 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm not sure

To be honest, I have their voices, etc. but I find the show so badly written and so messed up that I wouldn't even know where to start. Unlike TS, not even the beauty that is Alex and Scott can make up for the misery that this show has become for me. With TS, the wonderful chemistry between RB and GM was so powerful, nothing could ruin it (although TPTB sure tried *G*). Anyway, even if I did write some H50 fic, it will be awhile as I have those TS stories to finish first. :)
starwatcher307 From: starwatcher307 Date: January 24th, 2012 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I'm not sure

Well, that's good news for TS; I'm always excited to see a new Aly story!

As for H50, maybe your muse would be happy in the first season, or go AU from there.

Speaking of the current misery -- I just got the official 1st season DVDs. I was watching the commentary on the pilot, and it got to the scene where Steve and Danny are sitting on the beach behind Steve's house, and Danny is explaining how he sees his place in Hawaii. And the commenters (Lenkov and another, I think?) were saying that they realized right away that the 'connection' between the characters (I forget exactly how they phrased it) was as important as the cases and police stuff. So if they knew that then, why did they screw it up in season 2? It's enough to weep.

(Just listened again, and they didn't come right out and say it, but it was heavily implied. *sigh*)
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