Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Creek Becomes a River

I am still alive. Just wanted to clarify that.

I spent the summer working at a veterinary clinic as a vet nurse. I've spent many hours in vet clinics before, but always as an observer or a "little helper." Never been paid before.

I worked hard. My standing muscles developed so that my back didn't ache after the 11 hours on my feet. I learned a lot. I got to do jugular blood draws, insert venous catheters, draw up and give injections, identify parasites under a microscope, and clean a lot of nasty dog/cat teeth.

School has started again, and just like that my need to blog has returned. I don't understand my neural connection between book-learning and the absolute necessity of creating new things and charting them online. My crafty drive is back - it is a river again instead of the trickling little creek it was this summer.
I'm trying something new with the photographs; instead of simply photoshopping, I'm trying this online editor called pixl. It's fun experimenting with it, and I enjoy the effect.This is an example of how I feel like it makes the colors pop more without making them untrue to the real colors of the piece.
You can do montages, too.
What do you think?