The most dangerous thing about the brain is where it can go if you’re not careful. Why, today I picked up a yard of white silk-rayon velvet in the remnant bin at Thai Silks, and my mind immediately leapt off into thoughts about devore (burnout) velvet. You put a chemical called Fiber Etch on the back of the velvet, and it eats through the rayon pile, leaving a raised pattern of velvet against silk gauze. Apply it with a silkscreen, and you can create your own repeating pattern.
“And then,” the mind thinks, “I could do repeats of the AIDS Lifecycle logo, and dye it in rainbow colors, and…”
So now I am researching devore velvet and silk printing tools. I don’t know WHERE I’ll find the time for this, without sacrificing quality time with the book, but like I said–it’s dangerous what the brain can get up to if you’re inattentive, even for a moment.
I have not, however, forgotten about The Book. I finished the Overview section today and am ready to move on to the section on marketing–this one’s gonna be tough since I have no idea what to write. I will probably email my coach for suggestions.
Meanwhile, I have finished another chapter in the book on Flash, and can now create my own handy-dandy buttons with frame anchors. It’s achievements like this that made this nation great. Really. 🙂