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Peach study, bad news, good news...

Peach Study
4" square
Color Conte hard pastels on light gray PastelMat coated pastel card. From life. The scan doesn't really do justice to the lighter colors and the patterns in the light side, a lot of reds and oranges got washed together in one flat red-orange and the lighter yellow-oranges flattened down to one orange. The original looks great though.

I'll be doing more sketches and studies in February. The weather's turned painful, today I wound up fighting my bad hip so much I got up then went back to bed and didn't actually get up till two in the afternoon. Rough season for my joints.

The bad news -- making and editing those videos was too much for my little netbook. Much as I love its size and convenience, we found out what was wrong when Kitten thoroughly went over it with all her skills and numerous cleanup software things. Turns out I had 206 registry problems, all fixed now... and that the CPU is dying. That'd be a $180 part to fix a $250 machine.

The good news is that she got her tax return and can lend me enough to replace it sooner than March, so on Friday when it comes in I can order an actual laptop. Have my eye on a very good one on sale at Tiger Direct and hope they still have some by Friday. Should be a good chance of it, not that many days. It'll be cool... and completely the opposite of the netbook since it's one of those 17" screen ones. Very powerful destkp replacement, suitable for doing videos, bigger hard drive, good graphics capability. It'll rock. Can't wait till I can get that here and get back to doing the videos again!
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Feb. 2nd, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
Yum, a peach :) That's great you're getting a new & faster 'puter!
Feb. 2nd, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yep, faster computer with, if they haven't run out of those, a honking big screen too so it'll be easier to have a bunch of things up at the same time. And really good for video editing.
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