[HNW] status re Flowers of the Needle
c.knewell at Comcast.net
Thu Sep 30 11:11:31 PDT 2010
I am curently stuck slogging through 14 pages of charts. The printing is so
small I couldn't easily manage it well even with hand re-inking, so I'm
painstsaking doing it during digital cleanup. A variety of people have
suggested along the way that Adobe Photoshop could "do it all". I beg to
disagree. The ink loss from the original pages was such that there is no
predictability. Some kind of fancy scanning software might have been helpful
in the easier tasks of darkening in faded ink. But for ink loss-- there is
*no* shortcut. I must clean it up dot by dot, as it were.
However-- once past those pages (curently on p.155 out of 180) , I sail
through the last few pages to the END!!! Yes, the END!!!!
I have recently chatted to a good friend who is going to be building me a
Web Page. Yes, I get a free Web page by being on Comcast, and they have
templates. She, however, is a wiz at this type of thing. I'm a Klutz.
My eventual Web page will have a free download of my 1597 Sibmacher book,
as well as the "Stalking The Wild Assisi" article. This time with color
scans from my Learning Sampler. Someday I hope to get the permission of the
Cleveland Museum of Art to let me include the photo of that 16th century
portrait of Maria. She is wearing a chemise with collar and cuffs done in
Once I'm done with the digital remastering of FOTN, I want to write a short
intro, especially with tons of "thank yous". After that I "shop it aorund"
to three local printers. I'm not sure if it will make sense for me to print
it and try to recoup costs. I really can't say until I've gotten bids. I do,
however, recall that two bids for doing the much smaller Sibmacher made my
If it turns out that printing it is not feasible for me, then it will
probably be downloaded somewhere -- unsure. I would need volunteers to help
translate 180 pp into PDF files. Let's wait and see.
I will be meeting with my friend over the holidays --probably around New
Years. Once my Web page is up, there will probably be a spot on there re
updates on Flowers of the Needle.
I am a year behind where I wanted to be with this, but Real Life has been
rough at times and highly inconvenient.
All this is just FYI. Thanks for being so patient!
SCA: Kathryn Goodwyn
"too many centuries...too little time"
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