Special-effect fills with Ink/Stitch

We’re going to get a little adventurous with the effects today, using a feature that hasn’t been added to Ink/Stitch’s menus yet. First, I’m going to prepare my objects that I’ll want to fill. In this case I’m using text (not Ink/Stitch lettering, but Inkscape text) that I will convert to shapes and ungroup (Path […]

Things you probably didn’t know

The USPS isn’t profitable chiefly because it (unique among federal entities) is required to fund retiree benefits fifty years in advance. Because of this, it relies on overtime instead of additional personnel – fewer eventual retirees. Cutting overtime accomplishes the same thing as cutting post offices but bypasses the requirement for public comment. Ditto shaking […]

Wren update

Mostly this is a test to make sure I have the Facebook/Instagram connection correctly connected. But it’s also a fuzzy update on the Carolina Wren babies, since I emptied and refilled the bird bath today and took some blind pictures (this is the best). Their eyes are open, so I’m extra careful about not showing […]

Wren update

The adult wrens weren’t around when I went to refill the bird bath yesterday, but they’d been hauling bugs all morning so I knew there were hatchlings. I risked sneaking up, sticking the phone to the opening and clicking blindly and sure enough, there they were. I’m trying not to let them get too acclimated […]