Continue Creating!

I have been creating paintings like a mad woman and have really been enjoying doing it. What I have been struggling with is keeping the blog updated with my progress. I’ve been doing it but it has started to feel more like a chore and I have only been giving it minimal effort. So I decided that more effort but less posts was the way to go. I will want to make sure that I am posting regularly but not having to spend a significant amount of time getting everything organized EVERY SINGLE DAY!

I have spent several, frustration filled days trying to get my printer to work properly. One of the goals that I had was to not only sell the original paintings but to offer prints of the paintings so that I can have some larger sizes available. The new scanner is awesome and I love it so much I want to hug it…but I won’t…the minute I love an appliance enough to hug it is when it decides to go to appliance heaven. My printer is and Epson Photo Stylus R1800 that I have had for a couple of years. I cannot find ink in the little town that I live in so I have to either order it or travel to go get it. So earlier this week I made a trip to get ink…and go to costco!! So I picked up my ink, some lovely art supplies and a whole bunch of food stuffs from costco.

However, to my frustration, the ink that I bought was DRIED OUT! I travelled 2.5 hours each way and the darn ink that I bought lasted 5 head cleanings. Grrrrr. One of the more frustrating things about my printer is that it has been designed to not work once you run out of one colour. I was held hostage by my printer and it taunted me with “nah nah nah na na nah” So off to Amazon.ca to order MORE ink. I might as well have just through $20 on the ground and jumped up and down on it, laughing manically, for all the good it was to spend money buying an empty ink cartridge.

Not only was I held hostage but then I had to figure out why it would only do “quick prints” prints with lines in them and not any type of quality. I ended up having to google “why is my epson r1800 not printing” before I found a page of people that had similar problems and scrolled through about 4 pages of ideas before I found out what would work. In amongst all of this I have been painting and reading and enjoying the start of this lovely summer.

So from now on I will be posting several days in a row of artwork, rather than everyday. I have also included links to my easy store should you wish to purchase one of the paintings…or 2 or 10…I would love you forever and send Christmas cards every year if you bought 10 paintings…just saying 🙂

Purple Lollipop Painting Purple Etsy     Green Lollipop Painting  Green Etsy   Yellow Lollipop Painting Yellow Etsy Orange Lollipop Painting Orange Lollipop etsy   Gummy Bears Painting Gummy Etsy

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  1. Oh I was feeling your frustration! Imagine being held hostage by a printer. And driving all that way for dried up ink! Oh my! I love your candy and I hope you sell squillions. I must check out your etsy store when I find some time. I’m feeling a little bit of hostage stuff myself. Whoop!

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