I also played with the printer and made four fabric prints from my collages. The color is a bit less intense and less yellow than in the original, so I will have to play with that. Also, I have to find a way of getting my own fabric through the printer as it jams on one layer of freezer paper. Will try two next. I want to try a variety of media -- chiffon, poly, silk, etc. -- with pigment inks, the possibilities are endless. The CIS I bought is not yet functional so I will have to invest in some refillable ink cartridges in the mean time. Boo. Awaiting a tech help reply from inkproducts.com, but am not optimistic. I ordered a different CIS for the school printer using inkxpro.com and they were really helpful in resolving a tech info (we'd ordered the wrong one somehow!) and getting it working. Wish I bought mine from them as well! Live and learn.
One good thing about being sick all the time is little annoyances are just that -- it amazes me how upset some people get over little bad things that happen in life. Everything is relative. Not that I don't get annoyed at things. too -- I certainly do. It is just that reality kicks in faster than it used to and I realize it is just a little thing in comparison to the major challenges that people face...such as disability in my case, or dealing with a serious, life threatening disease in the case of my dear cousin. I hear people complain all the time. I was at Homegoods a couple weeks ago and there was a lady arguing like a lunatic over not being able to buy a basket that someone else had bought and was inadvertently put back on the floor. She wouldn't budge in her position that she found it on the floor and had to have it, regardless of the mistake. She held up a long line of annoyed shoppers with her extended tantrum. Have to hand it to Nicole, the very patient and responsive cashier, who handled it very well. I may have slapped the woman and told her to sit down and watch the news some night if she wanted to understand what a real problem is. That's why I don't work in retail, I guess!
While I try hard to not get upset over little things as it has a negative effect on phyisical well being, I am not immune to such tantrums and feel sure many of us have had our cages rattled by "little" things. I went ballistic, albeit hopefully respectfully, at the Verizon store recently, and seriously I do feel bad about that. We all are human and are capable of focusing on small annoyances instead of stepping back and seeing the big picture. Especially in a the frenetic, stressed out culture we all seem to be part of. I wonder if the lady at Homegoods knew how to make a basket, and sat and wove for the length of time she argued, if she would have been so upset? I doubt it.
What will you make today?