Curiosity

Everyone is aware of the saying “Curiosity killed the cat” saying, but there is a little more to the saying “but satisfaction brought it back”.

Curiosity can spark inspiration. I know with me, I’ll be doing something that I already enjoy, I might be looking up videos or reading up online about what I can do to improve. Usually, I get sucked into the rabbit hole of discovering something else.

I was looking up some writing and poetry techniques and got into looking at calligraphy. My desire to add something new to my ever-expanding list of skills got the best of me. I spent a good amount of my time looking into calligraphy instead of what I was originally looking for. With that said though, calligraphy and poetry go hand in hand. After about 30 minutes of looking at images of upstrokes and downstrokes in calligraphy, I discovered a couple new to me forms of poetry.

As I have been working, I write stuff down all the time. Now I pay attention to my handwriting a little more. I also know more about calligraphy than I care to know for now until I get a calligraphy pen set. Yes, I will be doing calligraphy soon. Without being curious about calligraphy I would not have stumbled upon the poetry and writings.
Always be curious, try something new, don’t be afraid of failure, for not attempting something in the first place is the only true failure.

Always be curious, try something new, don’t be afraid of failure, for not attempting something in the first place is the only true failure.

Image by Adrian Balea from Pixabay

A couplet for Juliet

Another year passed, as you grow older,
I will always be your strong shoulder.
As days fly by, and you are my daughter,
Soon I'll give you away at the alter.
I love you so much, my words can't communicate,
That love for you will always be first-rate.
You are My diamond, my gem, and my unique pearl,
But most importantly, you'll always be my little girl.

© Levi Wooten, 2019

AutoDesk AutoCAD Tip: Double Click Action

Quick tip for AutoDesk AutoCAD:

Change your double click action for common objects like lines or circles from quickproperties to something that is more commonly used with lines and circles.

I have changed my double click for lines and circles to match properties. This is a common command for me to use. Feel free to modify your double click action to match properties or maybe you use extend and trim more often than match properties.

You could even set your double click to start the command do draw that selected entity. “You want a line, double click a line.”

I’m not saying that quick properties is useless for everyone, I’m not a big fan of it since I have my properties pallet up to the right of my drawing area. Also if I have it floating to my mouse cursor, I usually still need to see the objects that are behind the quick properties pallet.

Remember, the beauty of AutoCAD is its ability to be customized to suit the individual.