I ran across this today, looking through old files. I am now 48. So it’s quite old and humorous. I’m not 100% sure what I used this for exactly, or why *lol*!! Those of you who have known me to be in the pixel graphics community and first met me back in 2005 or so, might also get a kick out of this…
My name is Julie Jenks.
I am 39 years old.
I am married. My husbands name is Joe.
We have been together for 19 years.
Have been married for 10 of those years.
Have raised 2 children-Nicole and Bryan
Who are now 22 and 21 years old.
We have 5 grand children.
We both work full time jobs.
We live in a small town (pop. 1,815)
in Greybull, Wyoming
My husband Joe drives a semi truck.
He hauls bentonite locally.
Bentonite is in alot of everyone daily products like toilet paper.
Have you ever put a chocolate candybar in the freezer?
And it kind of gets white spots on it.
I was told thats the bentonite.
Dont quote me on it though. It could be miss information *lol*
Bentonite is all over the ground around here.
In the summer it looks like there is snow along the roadsides.
But its residual bentonite…
I work full time in the housekeeping department
at our state retirement center.
I enjoy my job alot.
I worked as a motel housekeeper for 10 years.
And wish I had left a loooong time ago now.
I enjoy working at the retirement center so much more.
And I love spending time on the computer
learning new things. go figure…
4 years ago all I knew how to do is send an email *lol*
I had absolutely no clue what was on a computer.
The things that were available.
I originally got interested in getting a computer
to be in quicker contact with my parents
and my sister. All of whom live in California.
One day my sister Jenny sent me something she
called a sigtag. oooh it was soooo pretty!
I had to find out all about this pretty thing
with the funny name. So, I did a search.
I came across a forum called delphi.com
And I found people making signature tags all
over the place.
Well, being the nieve newbie that I was.
I thought they were these fabulous talented artists
that were drawing these tags on paper. Then I guess they
were scanning them to get them into the internet. *lol*!
It wasnt long before I found out that they were tubes.
And I was told to download a trial of paintshop pro.
Well, it was all over but the crying.
Because I was instantly addicted.
After about 6 months of making beginner type signatures
from tubes. And cartoon drag n drop dollmaker sigs.
I found out that alot of the images being used were illegal.
And started getting educated about copyright laws.
So then there I was the artist in me,
wanting so badly to create.
But then I started to find out that there
were people out there trying to still create.
But asking real artists permission to use their work.
So, I started asking the artists that I admire.
And was only turned down once.
And I also started finding NoNo Lists appearing in forums and groups.
But then, I somehow found pixel painting.
And started seeing all these beautiful websites
decorated in pixel graphics!
And I was instantly addicted!!
So, I started searching for tutorials.
So I could learn to do this.
ooooh! I enjoyed pixeling soooo much!
And now here I am little by little drawing some
pixels on my own.
I’ve joined many membership areas for using tutorials
I am so thrilled now to be a member of several
terrific pixel forums! Never thought I’d find so many people
with the same interest and taste as me.
But finally, I feel like I’ve found someplace that I fit in.
Someplace in life that I belong.
Thank you to all the creative hearts out there!