I've made my first attempt at icon-making! Another sign that pocketwitch
has succeeded in pimping me into the LJ community hook, line, and sinker!
People like elke_tanzer
were so kind to make them for me - it didn't really occur to me that I could try making one myself until just recently.
I took along a camera to my son's recent belt-test at the dojo where we both study taijutsu. I was only going to take pictures of his test, but I had nearly a roll to use up and couldn't resist snapping a few shots of the other people who were testing that night. A picture of cirobi
came out especially well, so I cropped it, put the words "badass ninja babe" on it, and sent it to her.
Then after I turned off the computer and went to bed, I kept worrying, "I forgot to check properties - what if it's too many k? What if there's an etiquette rule I don't know about, against posting icons with people's actual faces on them? What if...?" Then I fell asleep. The nice thing about ADD is that I can't concentrate on *anything* for too long, include things to worry about. :-)
The icon - and her reaction, which was immensely gratifying and sweet - can be seen here: http://www.livejournal.com/users/cirobi/184019.html