Nothing like starting off a new year with your computer freezing up and your backup drive starting to beep...the beep of death...Thank goodness I believe in redundancy. With all the images I have, some of them in huge formats, I have always backed up my computer on 2 other drives. But last year, I invested in Carbonite...and let me tell you, it was well worth the yearly investment of $54.95. (Honest I don't work for them...it's just a good thing I wanted to share.) It put my mind at ease because everything on my computer was backed up and I could pull it up easily. Being redundant really pays off, even if you decide you just load those precious images onto an external hard drive, you need to back up your files before you lose them.
I also used a really cool site today called Dropbox. I've used other sites like this before, but I really like how easy this was to take a huge file and drop it into a box for the other person to pick it up.
Now...onto other things, like making art. It feels really good to take a paint brush in hand, layer papers, maps, ephemera, paint chips and top it all off with one of my images (that I rescued from being lost in cyberspace, due to my relationship with redundancy.
Here's a few of the tableaux I finished over the weekend with Valentines Day in mind. There are others that you can see in my etsy store if you so desire.
We're doing some painting around the house...some fixing and some organizing. I can feel it...this is the year to clean out and organize stuff...I'll keep you posted on how that's going. Hope you are getting stuff you need to get done also...It's a good beginning to a brand new year.