Eternal life?

The one thing that has been bugging me most lately is that Mark has turned 67 years old this year. Of course I understand that people don’t stay as young as 18 or 20, but man! Did it make me realize that he might keel over about any day now.

And that absolutely horrifies me!

I have not grown up with Mark, like so many of his other fans have. I became a fan in 2009, when he was already established as Leroy Jethro Gibbs in NCIS. But throughout the years I have seen so much of his other works, that it absolutely feels like I’ve grown up with him. He has been there in the most darkest of days in my life when my mom passed away, but he has also brought me SO much joy and everytime I look at him it is such a familiar face. Not one I’d do well without.

My supermomma always used to joke around that she had signed up for another 7 years of life, bless her soul. I sure hope that Mark has signed up for another 67 years of life at least!

Tutorials, yay or nay?

For ages I have been wanting to write tutorials for my website. But where should I begin and what should or should I not include? Can I expect that my site visitors already have somewhat of an experience or should I start from scratch and add basic tutorials like how to install certain software and how to use it?

The thing is that writing tutorials is SO much work, especially if you want to do it right. Which of course I want, but I’m usually to lazy to get the job done.

Anyhow, let me know what you think and what kind of tutorials  you would like to see.

Tutorials I’ll offer:

  • Paint Shop Pro
  • Photoshop
  • Gimp

I also MIGHT offer video editing tutorials in the future, but I’m not sure about that yet as I still don’t know how various software works myself.

Having that said I wish you a wonderful day or evening depending on where in the world you are.

Long time no see, Imageready!

Lately I have been wanting to get back into the Imageready ballgame. I had enjoyed myself so much all these years ago that I decided to dust off my old version of Photoshop CS2 and Imageready. The newer versions of Photoshop come without imageready and I’m not ready to learn a trick I already know in another manner.

This is what I came up with:
A Disturbed icon and a NCIS Signature


I’m at home with a burnout at the moment and this gives me the opportunity to watch NCIS from the beginning in all its glory. In one of the episodes of season one, Gibbs fell asleep under his boat and was woken up by Tony calling him on the phone. That sleepyhead of his was just SO adorable.It was too adorable not to share. Click image to see full size

Helping out a friend…

and creating something of Mark is any girls w… DREAM, amirite? lol. Jeri, one of the friends I have made through my Charming Harmon facebook group, had been wanting to learn how to use Paint Shop Pro for like ages. Just a couple of days ago she took the plunge and bought PSP 2018. It looks quite different from the version I use (PSP X7), but in the end it all worked basically the same.

So I walked her through some fairly easy steps and we came up with this:
This is Jeri’s version:

and this is my version:

Not bad overall, right? I was pretty proud of what my friend accomplished with zero knowlegde of any graphic software.