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Fueled by no sleep and too much caffeine,  I finally got around to checking my GIMP Script-Fu "actions". I've received many messages over the years that they no longer work.

The good news is that I cannot find anything wrong with them. The Script-Fu scripts are still compatible with the latest version of GIMP—that is 2.8.10 at the time of this writing. The bad news is that it took me like five years to get around to checking out the problem, LOL :lol: And here I was thinking that I'd have to relearn the scripting language.

One of the problems could be that the directory path for the scripts in version 2.4 was Program Files/GIMP-2.4/share/gimp/2.0/scripts, but now in 2.8 it is Program Files/GIMP 2/share/gimp/2.0/scripts. It's not a major change, but I can see if someone was thrown off by the new name.

The biggest change is how to refresh the scripts. Originally in 2.4 you went to Xtns > Script-Fu > Refresh Scripts, but in version 2.8 it is now Filters > Script-Fu > Refresh Scripts.


This does not mean that there haven't been any problems. Just none that I am aware of. There may have been a version of GIMP that caused incompatibility with the .scm files.  However, if anyone does have an issue, please give me more info to work with than, "it doesn't work." For example...

Are the scripts not showing at all under the Filters menu?

Are the scripts visible, but there is an error when they run? Do you get an error message?

What version of GIMP are you running?

Keep in mind that these are just a few basic things I'll need to know to be able to troubleshoot any problems you may encounter.

changelog 4/22/2014

  • I updated the location for all of the scripts within GIMP. They are now found under Filters > Color Effects > "name of pack".
  • The original files in deviations for Reminisce and Dawn on dA have been updated.
  • Script-Fu Color Effects was renamed to Script-Fu Basic Color Effects to avoid menu confusion.
  • Due to upload errors, Script-Fu Soft Effects, Script-Fu Basic Effects, and Script-Fu Basic Color Effects (originally Script-Fu Color Effects) have been uploaded as new deviations.
  • Script-Fu Soft Effects, Script-Fu Basic Effects, and Script Fu Basic Color Effects have brand new, more in-depth readmes.

gimp color effects packs

Here are my current GIMP script offerings:
Dawn Colour Effects Pack v.1.1 by ClaireJones That Old Time Feel Color Effects Pack v.1 by ClaireJones Reminisce Colour Effects Pack v.1.1 by ClaireJones
Script-Fu Basic Effects Pack v.1.1 by ClaireJones Script-Fu Soft Effects Pack v.1.1 by ClaireJones Script-Fu Basic Color Effects Pack v.1.1 by ClaireJones

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Figured I should update my journal. I've wanted to upload some of the pieces from 2013's calendar, but I haven't been able to get much rendering done. I've been waylaid by illness and post-holiday fatique (I ended up making ten knitted snowman ornaments for family, a crocheted fish bag for my niece, a knitted infant dress for my other niece, a crocheted lunch bag for my nephew, and a whole bunch of crocheted household items for a family white elephant gift exchange--all in the three weeks prior to Christmas; planning is not my strong area).

Mostly I'm writing to let you know about my new Facebook page. I'll admit that I don't usually spend much time at all on FB, but I'm trying to work on that. ^^; I would love it if you checked out my page (and maybe, if possible, like it)! :aww: I figured it would be better to mention the new page here on dA rather than bug everyone on FB.


I am always doing more than I should at one time and various things get lost in the shuffle. I want to let everyone know how much I appreciate the faves, comments, as well as the many views I receive on my work.  I am so grateful for everyone's support! :hug:

LOL, this journal layout doesn't match the current dA color scheme at all. Guess I'll need to fix that...

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Daily Deviation

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Today I received a Daily Deviation for Branched!  This is a special DD, because it's an important piece to me, the fractal artist.  Branched is a fractal over two years in the makIng.  I'm glad my obsessiveness paid off! 

I want to thank SuicideBySafetyPin for selecting/featuring my work, and also for nudging me to post again on dA.  Not that there was any drama about coming back, but as I explained in my last journal, life got in the way.  Also, losing much of my rendered work left me devastated and reluctant to render again.  I don't know what I would have done if I had lost all my parameters.  

For all of you who continued to support my past work and those of you enjoying my current work, I'd like to give you all a big thanks!  I'm also touched to know that there were many deviants who encouraged me to return to dA.  This is me glomping you => :glomp:

As a side note, I go on vacation this Thursday.  I'm in the process of deleting my 16,000 messages.  If there is anything you feel is important and needs my immediate attention, you have until Wednesday (4/18) to note me!  After that, I'm gone for a couple of weeks.

Thanks again to everyone! :aww:
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It's definitely been awhile.  

(Why does dA look different every time I stop by? Wow, the New Journal Entry page is completely different now.)

I was contacted by SuicideBySafetyPin through Facebook that I had been featured on Inspiration Station.  I was very surprised and touched by the response.  (Though, wow, some of you pulled out some really old stuff, lol).  I wanted to thank all of you who posted a journal entry about my work, as well as those who continue to use my guides and fave my work.  :glomp:  I sort of needed it with all the stuff going on right now.  

The past couple of years have been hectic.  My hard drive failed right before I was going to upload a new calendar and I lost a good chunk of my rendered fractal work.  My parameters were stored elsewhere, allowing me to easily re-render most of my work, but some pieces were composites and/or edited, making the recreation process for those trickier. That made returning to Apophysis and dA much more difficult.  Last year my husband and I were shocked and devastated to learn that my younger son, in second grade at the time, was being bullied by his long-term substitute teacher.  There were talks with the school and we strongly considered moving out of district.  I guess things sort of worked out in the end.  Our son did need therapy to deal with everything.  We later found out we weren't the only family having issues with this substitute teacher, but she remains a major part of the school's PTA.  My cat also completely disappeared one day.  :sniff:  She was an indoor kitty and we have no idea how she got out.

Oh yeah, my non-Christmas Dancing Black Mage avatar was also lost in The Great Hard Drive Crash.  Not yet sure what I'm going to do with him.

But it hasn't been all doom and gloom.  Much of the reason for my absence from dA is due to life in general.  I had no idea that two children in school was so exhausting.  So much stuff to keep track of.  At least I don't have to watch Yo Yo Gabba Gabba anymore.  (^=^)  I ended up getting a really awesome computer with an AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor (that's a 3.2 GHz six-core processor) with 8 gigs of RAM and some other nifty stuff.  I originally planned to buy a corresponding HP monitor, but went with a much higher rated 23" 16:9 Samsung.  My younger son was playing on my computer the other day (Mommy's computer is usually off-limits for the kids ;) ) and he stopped to let me know how great he thought the monitor was.  Never one to dwell on one hobby for long, I have started crocheting little amigurumi plushies--usually for my younger son, but sometimes for myself--and learned to knit.  Wow, was that a horrible learning process.  :faint:  I'm glad it's behind me.

I plan to upload a few pieces of Apo pieces soon, then I'll be going AWOL for a bit, because next Thursday we leave for Disney World!  We're getting really excited (okay, mostly just me; it's been over 13 years since I've been to Disneyland).  We've never done anything like this before.  The best we've done is gone to a waterpark a couple hours away.  Boy, planning this trip has been sooo overwhelming these past few months.  I really feel it's important for the kids to see more of the country than just the Midwest.  My older son was born in California and lived in Florida and Maryland before we moved to Iowa when he was two, so he doesn't have any memories of living anywhere but here.  The younger one was born and raised in Iowa.  We'll also be going to Kennedy Space Center.  When we first broke the news, my younger son was way more excited about going to KSC than he was about Disney World.  Actually, we discovered to our chagrin that neither of our kids were familiar with WDW, LOL.  I've had to use YouTube to fill in the blanks.  YT does come in handy sometimes.

Once again, thanks again for all your kind words!


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So, I've been a little, ahem, busy lately and haven't been able to update my dA account. Plus, I'm on a really slow computer right now (which is driving me bonkers).  It's taking forever to do much of anything.  Hopefully, I can get the wireless adapter for my computer soon to jack into the house's main internet connection.

Bear with me, please.  It's going to take quite a bit of time to go through messages and upload some new pieces.  Haven't been doing lots with Apophysis, but there are a few things to share.

Financially, things haven't been so hot.  We ended up leaving our apartment before we got behind on rent and have since moved in with my in-laws.  Didn't stop the apartment from claiming we were behind by several months :pissed:.  (We weren't.)  Right now I'm alone in Iowa with the kids because my husband is off in Wisconsin (La Crosse) attending a short school.  He only has a month left, but it's been really hard getting everything to work.  

We borrowed the minivan from my in-laws to take the husband to Wisconsin.  While I was driving around with the kids, the transmission died, leaving us stranded.  It was fun getting that drama fixed.

On the day I was to head back to Iowa with the kids, I woke up with a horrible throbbing pain in my wisdom tooth.  When we had been packing up the apartment, I had a weird numbness in my mouth, but it was Friday night, and the dentist was closed.  The numbness went away the next day.  Since we were busy moving, I just put it behind me and didn't think much of it.  Of course, now I know that it was the beginning of an infection. My top wisdom teeth came in perfectly, one of the bottom ones was a bit wonky but up, and the last one...didn't quite get there and was growing into my cheek.

By the time I got back to Iowa, my face was really swollen on one side.  It took awhile to get the infection down with antibiotics--antibiotics and pain medications that made me very sick and sleep all weekend.  The dentist I saw decided to remove all four, which I wasn't keen on, but was in too much pain to care at that point.  He was going to do it with me conscious, which frankly freaked me out quite a bit, considering I had fully believed I was going to be sedated until I made a quasi-joke to make sure I was going to be unconscious and discovered otherwise.  So, I got a referral for sedation.

I was apprehensive because I don't ever remember being sedated, but I knew that I didn't want to be conscious as my four teeth were removed.  

So after all that drama, I went to the oral surgeon and when I woke didn't hurt.  :O

Sure, I was on Darvocet (this time I made sure not to get Vicodon :bleh: ) and 800mg of Ibuprofen, but I was able to move my mouth without trouble and eat (relatively) normally the next day.  Mostly, I just feel like my gums are swollen, but it's never been particularly painful, even when I didn't get to the pain meds on time one day.  From all the stories I heard, I was expecting something in the realm of childbirth pain.

Strange. The infection was agony, but the surgery was nothing.  Now, all I'm left with are four gaping holes in my gums and big bottles full of Vicodon and Darvocet.  :laughing:

So that's been a short synopsis of my activities lately.  Hopefully the journal won't be too messed up.  I'm getting too frustrated with this computer freezing every so many words.  I'll fix anything that needs fixing later, when I'm more patient.  ;)



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frac·tal1 /ˈfræktl/

noun Mathematics, Physics.
a geometrical or physical structure having an irregular or fragmented shape at all scales of measurement between a greatest and smallest scale such that certain mathematical or physical properties of the structure, as the perimeter of a curve or the flow rate in a porous medium, behave as if the dimensions of the structure (fractal dimensions) are greater than the spatial dimensions.

[Origin: < F fractale, equiv. to L frāct(us) broken, uneven (see fractus) + -ale -al2; term introduced by French mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot (born 1924) in 1975]

[1] fractal. (n.d.). Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved March 15, 2007, from website: [link]


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