Those of you who have been following me for a long time may remember a post that I wrote on my former, blogspot blog. The post was entitled “Pockets of Joy” (click to read it). It was a sad post, and a happy post – A post in mourning of my dear dog Shag (aka The Shagster) who had recently died.
Now, around a year after the anniversary of his death, I painted his portrait. It was therapeutic and a celebration of the best dog ever. I present to you, The Shagster:
“The Shagster” Oil on linen
“I hate technology,” I say as I type on my iPad, posting to a blog that people all over the world can read. The truth is that I don’t hate it, I hate relying on it and I hate when it doesn’t work right. Ironically (or is it coincidentally?) between the first sentence and now I actually switched from typing on my iPad to using my “real” computer because my iPad wasn’t cooperating. I’m pretty certain it’s smirking at me right now.
I haven’t posted in ages because my *ahem* blessed computer wouldn’t detect my camera when I attempted to load photos from my camera to the computer. No pictures on computer = no pictures on blog = why would you bother unless you’re just reading this for my charming wit? Maybe I just need to embrace technology MORE fully and have a fancy phone that takes good enough pictures that I can skip the camera all together, but I’m just not ready for that commitment to technology. I mean, who knows when all this computer stuff will just all blow over and we’ll be back to yelling at each other through tin cans and a string?
For the moment, my computer and camera have decided to speak to each other, so here are a few things I wanted to share with you, but couldn’t:
Seriously!? While waiting for my phtos to upload to my blog I went outside to bury some baby birds (one of the many stories I have for you) and came back in to find that my computer was just blank… black screen, no response, will not turn back on. So, now I’m back on my iPad… which again wasn’t cooperating and I finally managed to get my computer back on. So, now I’m on my computer AGAIN. This is ridiculous.
Dandelion in the process of “puffing.” Literally an hour later it was a dandelion puff. Pretty cool, huh?
What a long strange trip it’s been from the beginning of this post to now, so I will leave you with this peaceful picture and the promise that if you do not hear from me soon it’s nothing personal, it’s just that my computer has destroyed me.