Birthdays and Printers
This week I’ve been very busy having a rather good time. My husband took me to Manchester on Wednesday so we could take a look at PCWorld (Computer shop) and go to Waterstones (Bookshop). I like to do things hands on, I like to feel the books and read the prefaces and just generally immerse myself in the experience, I bought a couple of books courtesy of some money my son Darren gave me, one of which was Children of Hope by David Feintuch.
We had lunch in a 15th Century Restaurant, and while the surroundings were great the service and food were not very good, I would have expected better for the price. There is also a Festive Fair at the moment on St Ann’s and St Albert’s Squares and we did not have time to visit both, but we are doing on Monday. On my birthday (24th) we spent the morning rearranging my computer room which I’ve wanted to do for ages and now I’ve got my beautiful desk back <big grin> with a TV to boot. Later that day I went to the beauty salon and was very pampered (thank you sally) who also managed to improve my back problem (which I happened when I was visiting Boston in April, I fell on some very slippy steps coming out of Starbucks (which I only got to spend 20 minutes in with all those lovely books). Then my husband, son and his girlfriend and I all went to The Copperfield, where my husband paid for a very very expensive meal. However the service and the meal (apart from my steak which was not cooked medium well but medium rare – and they fixed that to perfection) were second to none, I’d been taken there before for our anniversary and thought I’d like to go back. Next year I will be kinder to my husbands wallet though and ask to go elsewhere <smile>
I need a printer to produce prints and cards etc for my original Pen and Ink Abstract Art I’ve been looking at printers that compromise on price as to the quality that I need. I’ve been looking most closely at the Epson R1800 Printer which retails at £399.00. Speaking to the people at pcworld they pointed me to http://www.calumetphoto.com/ who are specialists in photos and prints, so I’m going there on Monday. I don’t want to spend all that money and buy the wrong printer, I did think I should be looking at a scanner but I was told I needed a good camera. I really don’t know what I need, however I know what I want to do. That is to produce limited edition prints of my art work and cards and other things that can be sold at craft fairs. I like getting out and meeting people and would love to do more craft fairs.