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Salvia, I Think!

I planted a whole lot of the seeds there, and I hope that’s purple salvia and not just weeds. Otherwise I should be tearing them up right now and not waiting!

Here it is in one flowerbed, but I haven’t seen any sign of it this year. It’s a perennial, so it should keep coming back. I have another flowerbed where it seems to have vanished too.

Here it is in another flowerbed and it’s growing strong. I need to take pictures of it. And the other with just the seedlings, that’s a new flowerbed. They’re really beautiful if I can just keep seeing them year after year. And yes, for master gardeners, I’m sure the seedlings are all too close together. So what do I do? Try to transplant them? Or keep trying to figure out my plot for this book and carry on?

I managed to reach 10,000 words on Red Wolf. 70,000 to go. Still need a great plot and conflict between the hero and heroine! I’m also redoing a cover for one of my fantasy books. I’ve looked at tons of book cover artists premades, but don’t see what I’m looking for and when I try to have something custom made, I usually am not that happy with it.

I could say that my writer’s block is because I’ve written probably 70 books and it’s hard coming up with brand new plot ideas. I could say it’s all the alarming news about the coronavirus and what is in store for all the countries of the world that are dealing with this–and believe me, I worry about everyone everywhere! I could say it’s because sometimes this is just my method of madness and if I keep writing I will have an ah-ha moment and know just what I need to do to fix it.

And I could say it’s a combination of all three and I’d probably be right. But I persevere in the face of real catastrophe while I try to concentrate on the deadline book, because the deadline isn’t going away.

All I can say is stay safe and keep going!

Terry

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Butterflies and Flowers…

Monarchs were all over the gardens at the arboretum, and then not sure what this other is, but caught it at the wetlands. 🙂

Had a ball at the Buns and Roses Tea and all the other great things we did–Big Cat reserve, wetlands, book signing the night before, Dallas zoo, Fort Worth zoo, arboretum, and today is grandbaby day, but after that….it’s back to writing.

Have a super, duper day!

Terry

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Do You Give up Easily?

I don’t! Success is measured in pushing forward and making it happen.

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When I was a kid, I struggled with math concepts. I was good at math, but not the way the teachers were teaching me. I learned how to do some of it my own way. Everybody has to find the way that works for them. I’d get the correct answer, but the teachers insisted I use their method. Why? Mine worked for me. As long as it works, don’t fix what isn’t broken!

A photographer who gives online tutorials on working with Photoshop, had given a really neat one on using gradients on a picture. Not just to change the colors in the photo, but to give it a beautiful depth and quality that it didn’t have in the original photo.

I don’t know if this link will work for everyone. You might have to join her FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/taralesher/?multi_permalinks=1727142380636219&comment_id=1727228527294271&notif_t=like&notif_id=1492263775292604

Sooooo cool. BUT, I ran into a bit of a snag. I wanted to create gradients like she did. Not working. Save. Load. Not on my gradient tool bar.

So I was watching several different Youtube videos on how to create them. Easy. I did it myself, but still not saving to my tool bar. That’s okay. I’ll figure it out. Eventually.

But one of the sites I looked at on how to create them mentioned places that have them for free! So people made up tons of them and share them with you so you can just use them, and not have to create your own.

http://www.vandelaydesign.com/photoshop-gradients/

So then, I try to download one of them. File doesn’t work on my Photoshop. Can’t download.

I tried a different one.

http://enhancers.deviantart.com/art/JJ-s-Gradients-1-Skin-Tones-191369946

It worked!!!! Woohoo! I think I’ve got it. Well, maybe not. Now I have to use it and see what a wonderful job I can do.

But, you see, if one thing doesn’t work, try, try, try again.

So, hmm, is it working for me? The gradients are on the gradient tool bar, but now my gradient thingy seems to be stuck and clicking on ANY of the gradients doesn’t change it. It has to be something simple I need to do. Or not.

But if there’s no struggle, you see, when it finally works, it won’t have meant as much. Don’t you think?

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I did it! My gradient bar was on 0% opacity. No wonder nothing worked.

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The world is at your fingertips.

Never give up! Never surrender!~~Galaxy Quest!

But sometimes, you have to take a break, and start again. 🙂

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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