After a painful lesson in graphics storage, the conclusion reached was the nut behind the wheel didn't understand what this gadget was and used it as a full time, accessible memory extension of her computer. Had she had an owner's manual to read, she might have gotten it and saved herself the suffering over the loss of digital photographs. After the horse has left the barn, this artist understands.
'But on with art and painting. A CANVAS FOR JD'S PORTRAIT IS FINALLY ON THE EASEL. Being my first three quarter portrait in oils, he's going to take a while. But I will love every minute I spend with that beautiful boy.
While I work up the courage to begin, I'm fiddling about with another charcoal self portrait with that hood that fascinates me. Again I'm pushing myself with a difficult head tilt. That's the stuff that keeps me interested.
I am now almost back to healthy. Would you believe that this whole season of colds, blues, vertigo attacks and just last week, emergency room gastroenteritis and dehydration was due to the sinusitis that settled into my system from that very first cold I got coming off the plane from Mexico. I'm finally on antibiotics and on the mend. My energy is back and I'm finally thinking about art again. (Being in the ER, I missed my art and business workshop, much to my disappointment, but I'm picking up the notebook the leader put together tonight).
As for the photos, they are gone or they are not; I haven't heard. But for certain I will be making new storage arrangements for graphic data--in the Cloud. And it's time for a new computer with a bigger drive.