Old School Crayola (coloring for adults) is this Sunday, where I’ll unveil some new coloring pages. I made this one earlier today. Feel free to download it. Reminds me of Game of Thrones (one of my favorite books by the way)… can’t watch the series… it’ll mess up the characters I have in my head…maybe in ten years.
I like a bunch of recipes from this book . A few include:
-Loaded Sweet Potato Bites – Pg. 19
-Bacon Guacamole – Pg. 22
-Almond Parmesan Zucchini Fries – Pg. 29
-Cajun Crab Cakes – Pg. 38
-Smoked Salmon Bites with Herbed Cream Cheese – Pg. 41
-Lemon Chia Pancakes – Pg. 166
Let’s explore DIY coloring sheets with Project Gutenberg, Pixlr, and Inkscape!
-Project Gutenberg contains over 50,000 ebooks, most of them out of copyright.
-Pixlr is a cloud-based image editing program.
-Inkscape is a vector imaging program.
- Go to Project Gutenberg, find a book, open it in HTML format and take a screenshot of the graphic you’re interested in.
- Crop the image using Pixlr, MS Paint, or editor of your choice, and save the image.
=====Navigate to Pixlr=====
- Select ‘Adjustment’ and then ‘Desaturate’
- Right click on the ‘Layers’ window and select ‘Duplicate Layer’, then change the ‘Mode’ to ‘Add’ and adjust the ‘Opacity’ to your liking.
- Right click on the ‘Layers’ window and select ‘Flatten Image’
- Select ‘Adjustment’ then ‘Brightness & Contrast’ to adjust the image. Select ‘Adjustment’ then ‘Levels’ to bold the darker parts of the image. When done, press ‘OK’.
- Select the eraser tool to erase what you don’t want and then save the image (MS Paint works great for this as well)
=====use the free program Inkscape=====
- Open the image in Inkscape and select ‘Path’ and then ‘Trace Bitmap’. Click the ‘OK’ box.
- Drag the new image out of the way and delete the original behind it.
- Select the lock graphic from the top of the screen and then click and drag your image to the desired size (you’ll see the width and height numbers adjust in real-time)
- Select ‘File’ and ‘Export’ to save your completed coloring page.
Print the zebra and color like a boss.
This tutorial helped me create this post.
Digital magazines straight from Sacramento Public Library to your phone or tablet. SLAM was just added today. The NBA season starts on October 27. For 2016 the Kings get a new arena and with the library just blocks away I can finally start wearing Air Force 1’s to work, right?
What?! The library has a book on that!
We’re off to see the wizard!… just read the book, watch the movie, show up and discuss both. Reserve your copy with us or read it online through Project Gutenberg. Make sure you watch the most popular version of the movie (1939 – Judy Garland) and maybe even check out: The Wizard of Oz – 75 Years Along the Yellow Brick Road.
More details on meetup.
Hang out with your favorite librarian and his trusty ThinkPad at Hacker Lab with a bunch of folks from SacLug (Sacramento Linux Users Group). I’ll be presenting on encryption with ccrypt and scripting with Conky. In other words, learn how to secure your data, monitor your system, and keep up to date on weather data…because I LOVE weather data, doesn’t everybody?!
If you don’t know what the heck i’m even talking about…you should show up anyway! Linux is where it’s at. We’ll teach ya’.
Ask me a question, write me a letter, draw on an envelope, send me a horrible looking sweater, mail me a poem, send me a photo of your cat. Send me anything you want. Maybe I’ll put it in my cubicle, maybe I’ll wear it, maybe i’ll post it on the blog, maybe i’ll write back. :p
Color like a boss this Sunday with some of our super rare design sheets. Some of them were taken from an out of print flora and fauna design book published over thirty years ago. Behind a revolving bookcase to or two I’ve also uncovered clipboards manufactured from back in the day, most likely right here in Northern California…they don’t make em’ like they used to. I’ll have newer designs to color as well. Gotta have variety. ;)