I love the early morning, after husband goes to work and Rosey joins me at my desk.
Whew! I spent all day photographing two story lines, then spent all evening preparing them to publish. I finally designed a watermark I liked, one I can use on all my photo’s (not just dolly ones) and discovered how I can batch mark my photo’s in one fell swoop. However, I also discovered that while I thought I had been clever in watermarking as the first step, I soon saw that I could no longer use the book shape filter as it cut off the watermark. I now know that I can change the setting for moving the watermark up next time, but it is ruining the consistency I am trying to achieve in the look and presentation of Rosey’s Room and her stories. I am learning though how to do things in a different way and that is part of the fun for me.
That, aside, I am still trying to narrow down the font situation, because I have very limited space for wording, attaching the verbiage to the photo instead of writing. I want the font to indicate who is speaking. I already messed up for forgetting to change the storyline font from Meredith bear’s font on the first few chapters. Sigh. I think I need to write up a cheat sheet so I can stay consistent. I decided it would be too much to have a font for each doll, so only Rosey and Meredith bear have their speaking fonts, and since the rest will always be a story told by Meredith bear, it can be a book type font.
The Lost Crown has 12 chapters, one for each of the next 12 days. I broke the simple story down to about 4 photo’s a day, to keep from getting too long winded as I am want to do. After that will come the next storyline of Jones and Madeira, which I need to rework a bit to Rosey’s Room, as I deleted Thistleshire.
I took all of the photo’s of the Lost Crown on my husband’s shelf where he has his swords, a statue of Robert the Bruce, and the brass crown my dad made for my husband as a joke, where I crowned him the King of my heart many years ago. The shelf is up high, so it is wonderfully easy for me to photograph. Husband saw the dolls there when he got home and said they could stay, he thought it looked fun. I was surprised by that one! He also noticed Rosey’s room all walled up and teased me all evening about how I had gotten rid of most of my doll stuff for the move and it seems to be building back up again. I tried to look as innocent as I could.