|My Purse, Colored Pencil, 1/7/2010.|
My second drawing for this blog. I kept it.
After they taught me all about my new 'Book,' Georgia sat down to take a look at what I had stored many more times than necessary. What she saw horrified her. Not only was I out of memory from too many duplicates, but I had a ferocious virus--something called Open Candy. When I told her I got rid of my virus protection because it just kept sending me these scary messages on little signs all the time, she hollered something in Greek that sounded a bit nasty, sat me down and made me start going through my picture files. She needed enough space to install a new virus protection program. When she had what she needed, she downloaded virus protection and turned my laptop over to my son to do his thing: he cured the sick machine.
It took everything he knew from years of experience and all night long. In the morning, free of disease, Georgia gave me my homework assignment: free up at least 40 GB. So far, I've cleared 17.4. I only have 22.6 to go. I'll be here in front of this screen for quite some time the way I understand my situation. There are 1024 MB (megabytes) in one GB--in case, you're as clueless as I am. If not, these numbers should give you some idea of what a hoarder I was.
|By January 7th, 2011, one year into the blog, daily|
drawing seems to have driven me mad. This isn't a keeper.
This morning, I read a great line in John Adams by David McCullough that I think applies both to daily painting and computer care. It's from a very old play, Cato by Joseph Addison, and was frequently said by both John Adams and George Washington. "We cannot insure success, but we can deserve it."
At a GB a day, I'll be sitting here trying to deserve some degree of success for quite a few days to come--at least till we leave for Mexico next week. --Maybe I can coerce the house sitter to clean up a few files? Nah, that's for me alone to do.
|Chocolate Mice, Acrylic on stretched canvas, one of the first completed easel paintings, on my journey back to painting via this blog commitment. Finished in early February, 2011, I'm the only one who likes this painting.|