Over the weekend I had to reshoot all of the artwork for the book because, for several reasons I just won’t go into (who needs book authoring drama?), my artwork was rejected by the art department. I cannot begin to tell you how demoralizing that is for a designer! Heh. At any rate, the publishing company gives you a very strict set of requirements about how your monitor and system needs to be set before you even THINK to begin shooting figures for print.
Since Friday, my screen resolution has been set to 1024×768. I finished shooting the last of the artwork on Sunday. Monday, I woke up and started working. All day, I kept having this creepy sensation of being boxed in. I couldn’t quite figure it out – but something just wasn’t right in the world of me. I must have been engrossed in my “TO DO” lists because I didn’t realized, until today, that I still had my monitor set at 1024×768! No WONDER I was feeling claustraphobic! Ugh – I reset it to my regular 1280 and all is well and good with the world now. Imagine if they had wanted me to to shoot at 800? You guys would have needed to come bail me out of the local mental ward! Question for you – – what is your resolution and does size matter?
In other news, on July 27 – 29th I am attending the Blogher Conference in Chicago. I’m very excited because I’ve found out that Kathy is also attending! I had the great opportunity to meet Joelle at the SXSW Conference in Austin last year – – now I get to meet the other half of the Moxie Girls team, and I’m thrilled. My goal – besides avoiding having my picture taken with a lampshade on my head after too many Martinis? Is to get a picture of Kathy and I with some kind of pickle – to round out the series.
If you’re going to be at Blogher, let me know! I’m headed down there on my own, with no real plan of action except to nose around, listen in, introduce myself to some new bloggers and, of course, attend the cocktail parties. Let me know if you’ll be there – we can swap contact info! Some of the folks from Wiley Publishing will be there, as well – so it will be nice to meet some of the names that have been floating around my email box over the last year!
Still deep in the editing process of the book. I promise it will be done soon. Seems like this has been going on forever, doesn’t it? Meanwhile, it’s storming here – we’re FINALLY getting some of that rain that Paul has been enjoying over in the UK. (@Paul – you’ll be happy to know that I was able to find a spot for you. . . but it will be up to you to search and see if you can find where it is. OooOO – hide and seek, how FUN!)
That’s it – back to work for me. I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel!!