How do I contact technical help? I have 2 questions and don't know who to ask. One is that all the forum messages are coming out over-written and illegible on my screen. Is it Foxfire? Or me? And the…Continue
"Thanks, Boilerplater. I know what you mean. I'm actually quite inland from the coast and our weather is only the tiniest bit milder than some parts of Nevada. It's dry, 110'+ in the summer and in the teens in the winter with DG as…"
"Congrats! You designers near the coast have it made in terms of the variety of plant material you can use. Farther inland, where I am, we have these extremes of hot and cold that kill the more tender stuff."
Congratulations to you for finishing in the top three. Your design is most beautiful and well done.
I'm glad that you finally got the glich out and were able to show it properly.
I wish you good luck on Sunday night.
I didn't know you were here, either! I also didn't know that you went to RISD. I was at Brown from 1987-1992, then lived in Providence for another 4 years after that. The Therapeutic Landscapes Network has a group on L8L, so please join if you're interested. I'm seeing your photos as I type this; they are beautiful! Best, N
And good morning to you Jane--- Thank you for your kind words and for your vote. I visited your web site and looked at your drawings, just beautiful, wish I had a pencil as good as yours.
I well understand the economic limitations of the times, I also have been hit hard. So much so that I've "semi retired", so I don't have the nonsense of looking for work and getting ulcers while doing so.
As to drawings, a little story. My mentor, who has been a LA for over 50 years, complained to me that there was only one hand drawn plan in the competition, he's old school and does wonderful work. If his life depended on it it, he would not be able to do a drawing in CAD.
I recently sat on jury at Columbia University, there was a young man on the jury, who, I was told, could do all kinds of wonderful things with various programs, but could not even draft.
So, you are way ahead of many folks. A suggestion, if I may, make friends with folks who use CAD and Photoshop, see if they will make copies for you and try to learn how to use them.
Though you're not an LA, you'll want to represent yourself as professionally as possible.
I have been fortunate to have folks who have been very helpful in the past and I try to do the same. If you ever have any questions, I'll always be here for you.
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Don't worry about the glitzy software, you're kicking butt with your software. What are you using?
If it is an older version of Photoshop, try Gimp. It's open source and free and works almost like photoshop.
I'll give you my two cents here....but, I do hope other Professional LA's will jump in here as well.
A difficult question, but a very valid one! I think over the years, the Landscape Architecture has gone through a LOT of…"
"What's with the generalizations? Sketching can be a thought process, pretty sure no one thus far is disagreeing with you. But why the insistence that software can't be used in the design process? Seriously? Is there…"