the ache for home by pistache

the ache for home

the ache for home lives in all of us
the safe place
where we can go as we are
and not be questioned

a quote i rather like from maya angelou, who i also rather like

for the miniature theme of the latest composite challenge

monday. wow. what a day of errors. i'm sharing a gallery space with two painter friends for a week in october and when preparing my images to go to the printer, i realised - at 5.30am, in a cold sweat - that since january i have been saving my photoshop images at a very small size & resolution appropriate for viewing on here or instagram. totally forgetting that i would need much larger images for printing - too late, since i delete the photoshop files as they're so gigantic. guuuuuuuulp. so i spent the day trawling for new images - fortunately i have a ton! - from the days before i lost my marbles

to recover from this trauma i permitted myself an evening jaunt to create the image above. got to pretty much the end point you see above - with no saving as i went along (WHAT WAS I THINKING?) - and deleted it accidentally. i dug around trying to find it, couldn't believe it was gone. it was gone. some choice words streamed out and i went to bed. and i recreated it today from the beginning

so ... two painful lessons learned! i will try to pay attention better from now on ;)
wow, so sorry you had a very bad, no good day. But it looks like you have gathered your marbles and are marching forward! This is a wonderful composite!
September 8th, 2020  
Oh boy....what a day... thanks for sharing, I delete a lot of files as well
September 8th, 2020  
oh Clare, I can imagine just how you felt. Good job you weren't leaving that printing to the last minute and that you have such a vast library of excellent images. Perhaps having done this one twice over, it is worthy of a showing at the exhibition. I think so.
September 8th, 2020  
fabulous composition
September 8th, 2020  
I admire your dedication! Sounds like an amazingly frustrating day. Well done on this great image.
September 9th, 2020  
This is wonderful. I canโ€™t believe it was borne from such angst, Clare. Oh my you are in a dilemma about your gallery offerings.
September 9th, 2020  
very nice image. so much story to tell, wonderful
September 9th, 2020  
Oh Clare, how frustrating to have deleted the files without creating large formats. This composite/composition/creation was truly inspired.
September 9th, 2020  
What a bummer to have lost the original files--yikes! I sadly know the feeling, so frustrating!
September 9th, 2020  
Oh Clare! So frustrating and worrying. However this image is amazing you are very talented. I've forgotten how to use my camera so I'm starting again at the beginning!! I just love this image it's a big fav from me.
September 9th, 2020  
Brilliant image - but sorry about your journey to get here - devastating... :-( you are so talented - love your work always
September 9th, 2020  
sweet composite, is that a flower dress? Lovely. Sorry to hear of your file loss, I know that sick feeling!
September 9th, 2020  
We can all relate to the loss of files. Great work on the composite.
September 9th, 2020  
What a day you had !!! But well rewarded with this dreamy image !
September 9th, 2020  
This is very frustrating! I don't like working on the computer, and you already do the same thing twice. Horrible! The result was great but I shudder at the mere thought of how long it must have taken you.
September 9th, 2020  
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thank you so much lovely 365-ers for sympathising with my predicament! a delight to hear from you all and grateful appreciation comes your way in spades :)
September 9th, 2020  
This is gorgeous. So sorry about the tech headaches. Very excited about your getting gallery space next month.
September 10th, 2020  
Oh I feel for you! But the outcome of all your trials and tribulations is beautifully creative. Hope you'll show us your prints hanging in the gallery when the time comes.
September 11th, 2020  
I feel for you! I have not had that happen too often with photos but have definitely had it happen with my writing. My photos I can often retrieve but when I lose a chapter- it's gone for good and hours of my time are wasted. So now I have the computer automatically create back ups every 15 minutes. So sorry that some of your work is gone without a trace but glad to know it's improved you post-processing routine and that you were able to recreate your idea at another time. And the outcome is another fanciful creation!
September 11th, 2020  
Fav
September 13th, 2020  
Oh, no... how unfortunate but also ... how flexible and strong. Fav ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ƒ
September 15th, 2020  
@olivetreeann ooh yes losing chapters would not be fun :(
September 16th, 2020  
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