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erasure of a page from Pepys' diary (Photoshop eraser tool version)


erasure of a page from Pepys' diary (MS Word blacklighting version)

going to dinner to hear news to his house to my house to the coffee house
going on.]

Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Saturday 14 January 1659/60. Two weeks in, I thought I’d see what this would look like if I used the eraser tool in Photoshop instead of the highlighting tool in Word. I like it better, but it’s more time-consuming to generate, so I might end up sticking with the “blacklighting.”

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    1. Oh, thanks, Jean! I’m obviously beginning to get a little looser with the grammar.


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