Well, stone me and leave me by the side of the road to be nursed back to health by a passing Samaritan! Who'd have thought that carving up a rubber with a scalpel, inking it up with an indelible pen and pressing it hard onto pure, white paper could be so awesome? The answer to that is probably a figure rather than just the name of one person and at a guess I'd say that its in the region of around 1,500 to 2,000.
So as you might be able to tell, this began as a seemingly overambitious attempt to make a business card that I could create at the time of handing over. That's still on the cards (Booooooom! I'm here all week!), but the major revelation was the ink pen. I went looking for a mini ink pad, but got nowhere and decided to make my own. Found some old foam, cut open a washable ink cartridge from my son's pencil case and combined the two. I think it's fair to say that as far as failures go, this one was pretty much on the verge of turning pro. So as a last ditch effort, I just used the big old black marker. Full awesomeness achieved, cup of tea, feet up, bask in my own reflected glow.
And, yes, I did carve an entire URL back to front, forgetting the text should be mirrored. If you want to discuss it further and maximize my humiliation, I might suggest a defenestration session. Gratis. It's on me. Don't mention it.
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