Disaster! What a terrible Day!!!

This is a Short blog. I have a list of things to do that I need to get done today. It was going to be a late night and I was prepared for it.

The blog I wrote didn’t go straightforwardly as for some reason with this new Mac program with photos in the cloud, I can’t download them straight to my blog unless I do it on my iPad! It took ages to work out and then everything else started going pear-shaped.

I was printing for the Garden Show at Stansted this weekend and ran out of ink. It is the very special ink used in Giclee prints that is archival. I had to refill the printer. The desk was cluttered as I didn’t have time to clear it in between jobs ( several jobs at once you understand). The ink was on the table, I dropped paper, applicators etc,etc. but then got it done.

I settled down to carry on and looked up at my last masterpiece. It was called 52 shades of grey: Bearded Iris. It is now called 52 shades of grey and one of Vivid Magenta.




I had scanned it, so you might see it sort of – if I can stop feeling so devastated.

What about my list? Not even a fifth of the way through.

16 thoughts on “Disaster! What a terrible Day!!!

  1. Oh no Gaynor, what a shame! And such a beautiful drawing. I’m not surprised that you’re devastated but this sounds so familiar!….jobs mounting up and leaving things lying around. We have to do so much multitasking as artists it’s overwhelming at times. It’s a wonder we get any artwork done at all. I have to buy a new laptop, I was tempted to go down the Mac route but think will stick with a PC, so that I sort of know what I’m doing. And hopefully all the other devices are compatable. I used to use a Mac and they are better but the learning curve might just be a step too far for me with all the changes. You have my sympathy.

    1. Hei Dianne, thank you for your sympathy – a shoulder is much needed now. A few moments ago I got an email about a new YouTube video on Esperoart. He has done some beautiful work and some truly botanical. This one was a flower painting on an Iris. I thought it was just what I didn’t need right now, but had to look. I actually managed to sit and watch and relax. How amazing was that? It just shows how good he is!
      Regarding macs. I have all apple now and when I get this little thing sorted, I’m sure it will be OK. I guess it was me trying to hurry. Watching my husband on his Windows laptop, I wouldn’t go back for anything and he regrets having done so too.but good luck whatever you choose.

  2. I’m devasated for you Gaynor! Such beauty scarred! I have a friend that says, when disaster strikes, “it’s only a piece of Paper”. But I disagree it’s all those hours of blood sweat and tears mixed with love and tender care for your creation. I think I’d have to have a lie down in a padded cell!

  3. Tragic! what a shame. But it is still a beautiful beautiful drawing. I know what you mean about the photos, I am spitting feathers at Apple for highhandedly removing iPhoto from my computer.

    1. If you know of a way round it, let me know. Normally Apple is so intuitive, but I now feel that I need to read some instructions! That us a negative for them.

      1. I don’t know away around it, I think you have to go back to previous version of operating system and I really can’t face that. I’m just trying to learn how to use it, but I am seriously pee’d off.

      2. I don’t think I will be going back either. Haven’t got time to fiddle. But will have to look into it when things slow down a bit.

  4. Oops, Gaynor – so sorry – disasters are never good but I am sure you will go forward. Poor Sarah – hope she is OK !!

    1. Always move forward. Done is done. Sarah is fine. I just happened to be talking to her, looked sideways and saw what had happened. I think she thought the end of the world was there! But she got my initial response – poor thing.

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