Monday, January 23, 2012
ONLINE ART BUSINESS? RAM REQUIRED
OVER A WEEKEND OF SINGLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES
Plein air was out of the question. "Par la fenêtre" was how I did this little sketch, House in the Woods, in between gathering RAM. The little painting was supposed to be a dash off, but I was abstracted by downsizing the picture file on my computer to increase open memory on my hard drive. "How to Market and Sell Your Art Online by Lee Rowley, the book I was supposed to take to Cancun, but decided it was better read at home near my computer, had gotten me started.
IF I should choose this form of marketing--which the author highly recommends,(what a shock given his title), one of the first things I need is a computer with lots of RAM. I had one, I thought. However, upon inspection, it appeared I did not. I had to clean up my C drive (of the multiple photographs of my works in progress, which I neglected to delete).
After downloading thousands of photographs,I had a smidgen of RAM left. Rather than rush out and buy a new computer (when I've sold absolutely nothing online), over the weekend, I've been eliminating duplications, the poorly taken, the what-the-hell-is-that photos--and the huge fool around video files I've stored. I've opened up some space on the hard drive, but no where near what Rowley would consider adequate for doing business online. 500 gigabytes would do it. I have 9.28 GB free of 99.4! I gained 2 point something GB over the weekend. I really should have concentrated more on the painting and less on this over-the-hill device!