The weekend was an uphill struggle. I woke on Saturday with a headache, so I thought as I wasn't feeling up to writing patterns or beading I would head over to Hurricane and Wildfire Beads. I met with Lora and we planned my classes for the next few months, chitchatted and then I got to see her work. She was working on an order for her lampwork beads and I got to watch and pelt her with questions. She re-itterated that she wasn't going to teach me...lol! She thinks I'd make a very good lampworker and doesn't want the competition. She laughs and says she'll probably end up teaching me.
It was a good visit and I enjoyed the drive, even in the rain, but I still had the headache. So I still wasn't up to doing anything that required concentration and it was like that for the evening too.Sunday morning the remnants of the headache were still there and after shopping I took a nap. Finally I was feeling well enough to work out the supply list for the project for Beadwork, which is good because I have to send that in today along with my contract. I was feeling well enough in the evening to do a little beadwork and as the 'Beads in Time" I designed for Lisa matched the colors for the Margie Deeb color challenge over at the Art Bead Scene blog I thought I would have a go at making my entry. The piece went together so quickly and I'm really happy with the result....it makes me remember lazy days at the beach so I've named it "Beaches".
Now I just have to figure out the photo to send in. I'm confused because an 8 x 10" photo at 72 ppi is barely making 104K and they're asking for a 1MB minimum. At 600ppi it makes 1,900K .
So, anyone have any clues to what I'm doing wrong?