Everyone is always putting the Blogger format down so I thought I’d give OLW a try and see what all the fuss is about.
On Saturday Katrina called me and asked me to come to Waukesha to check out their Janboree Ice Sculpting contest on Main Street. It didn’t hurt that walking around downtown would give me an opportunity to spy some of Waukesha’s murals also.
I won’t bore you with images of all the ice sculptures, but here were my two favorites.
There seemed to be a musical theme going on, most of the sculptures featured instruments, but these two highlighted artists. On the right is Elvis drinking a cup of coffee in front of the local coffee shop and on the left is good old Major Tom, “floating in a most peculiar way”. I caught sight of David Bowie in Zoolander on TV this afternoon, such an icon who made a lasting impression on the music world and pop culture.
We also saw some tempting items to purchase at the Almont Art Gallery and the Little Swiss Clock Shop. The cat eye sculpture could be mine for $129, or perhaps the clock for my kitchen for only $68?
Someone twisted my arm and made me buy some chocolates in Allo Chocolat instead.
My thoughts on Open Live Writer? I couldn't figure out how to get videos inserted so I had to publish it up to Blogger as a draft and go into their program anyway. I also didn't like that there wasn't a preview button. I know there is a white box around photos in Blogger (and that there is a way to get rid of it but I'm too lazy) but all the photos I inserted in OLW have a distracting white bar underneath them which looks worse. I find Blogger's writer to be more user friendly personally, but I suspect it's all just a matter of what you are used to.
Linking up to Monday Mural.