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    Default Merry Christmas and this took about 10 hours

    I've seen on clipart places that the "flat,, curved paper, origami" look is trendy, and I've never attempted this, so with a guide of stock art, I took on our Christmas card for this year.

    Don't feel left out if you didn't receive a print in the mail: first my driver went out, then I ran out of paper, then ink. It's times like these that try a man's soul. And pray you don't kick a piece of hardware into many disparate pieces.


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    Merry Christmas to all.

    And to all: yesterday was Winter solstice in the Northern hemisphere, so today's one second onger than yesterday, not shorter!

    I can practically feel that tropical breeze here at 43.0481 N.

    Happy Holidays from Barbara and Gary
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    Default Re: Merry Christmas and this took about 10 hours

    Absolutely fantastic.

    Featured Artist on Xara Xone . May 2011
    . A Shield . My First Tutorial
    . Bottle Cap . My Second Tutorial on Xara Xone

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    Default Re: Merry Christmas and this took about 10 hours

    Thank you, friend.

    After the holidays, if there is any interest, I'll post the Xara file so everyone can see how I achieved the effect. No shortcuts, just a lot of drawing and keeping the source of light consistent.

    Cheers,

    Gary

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    Default Re: Merry Christmas and this took about 10 hours

    I'm always interested, Gary...

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    Default Re: Merry Christmas and this took about 10 hours

    Will do, then, after the Holidays.

    Man, am I tempting fate. The drive didn't come today (snow did, though, which might explain the former) and I'm typing right now on borrowed ti

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    Default Re: Merry Christmas and this took about 10 hours

    And the sentence trails off in a dramatic and fatalistic pause...

    Absolutely no worries, Gary! I'll ask the computer gods to smile upon you. No, wait. Don't they like to screw with us?

    Best wishes to you and Barbara over the holidays.

    Mike

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    Default Re: Merry Christmas and this took about 10 hours

    Ah, you got the... erm, joke, for lack of a less flattering term!

    Asking the Computer gods reminds me of an excellent series that began last year, American Gods, based on a book by Neil Gamen and produced by Bryon Fuller.

    Actually I did ask the Computer gods and the only reply I got was:

    Skip Ignore Abort

    And to all a Good Night!


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    Default Re: Merry Christmas and this took about 10 hours

    That is great Gary and I would be interested. All the best to you and Barbara.

    Stygg

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    Default Re: Merry Christmas and this took about 10 hours

    REALLY nice work!!!

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    Default Re: Merry Christmas and this took about 10 hours

    Excellent cut paper effect. Cheers to you and Barbara OG. *<|:-)>
    Gary W. Priester
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