Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Travel memory books

I've been making these for several of my trips.  I find a clipart on line of the place I'm going to.  I use notebook paper and type with my vintage Royal typewriter.  Some of the titles of the pages are
"stuff I bought", "what music I listened to", "who I met", "what I did"
It's a fun little book with simple documentation of my trips.

I made one for my recent Hawaii trip!

Here's some of the books I've made

Lemons to lemonade

This past couple of months I've been in an electronic whirlwind.  My laptop of eight years decided to crash!  Yes I said crash...the hard drive crashed.  I got an error code and tried all kinds of fixes I found on Youtube and Google searches.  Nothing worked.  I had to accept my laptop was dead and all the data, files, photos, music, videos,software, etc was all lost.  I know your next question is ... don't you back up your shit...yes I do, but I work on so many project daily and I'm backing up all the time and I still was not current on my back ups.  I honestly don't know what all I may have lost.  I used an old version of Photoshop which on any new computer the new software will be expensive.  I'm so heartbroken over all of this.  
After a few days I had to get real about how I was in the middle of some projects and I needed to get a computer/laptop.  After a days of contemplating PC vs. Mac.   I have a iPhone and iPad so it only seem the logical step.  Oh by the way, my iPhone is also broke and when that happened I decided to move to a Galaxy cellphone since it would be easier to move files/photos.  But since my phone and computer needed to be replaced it was a good time to go all Mac.  I bought a iMac Pro laptop and also moved on to a Mac desktop and I tell ya it's all good...real good.  The saying when you get lemons and I mean rotten make lemonade and you make sweet lemonade!
So far I'm on quite a learning curve but it's fun and exciting.  Biggest challenge is getting photo editing software and print software.  Little at a time.  
In the meantime, a friend has offered to tackle my hard drive and see if any data can be retrieved.   Fingers-crossed