Thursday, October 2, 2014

Beware of Attaching Everything to Google

Photo from Kid's Guide 
If you look at my past posts on this blog you will find a lot of gray triangles with exclamation points in them.  Wellllll, here's what happened, I think.

I had to change my email address.  When I did, I realized that my blog, my facebook and a bazillion other things were attached that address.  It took me over a week to get things switched and I'm still not sure I got them all.

I thought all was going well until someone told me I had a missing link on my blogs. After a little research I believe that all those pictures were some how attached to that email address and stored in something called Picasa. Being ignorant to how blogs work I had no clue my photos on my blog were stored somewhere else.  When I deleted the old email address all those photos went with it.  Sigh.

I find this to be a real issue since this is an art blog and what I write describes how I made the art. Grrrrrr.  This whole change my email address is getting on my last nerve.  I will slowly add the photos for the last two years back into the blog.  I'm not sure where the really old photos are at this point.  

Years ago my sister, who was married to an artist, was complaining about her husband not being able to fix something... my grandmother was laying in a hospital bed and gave my sister these words, "A Painter is not a Plumber."  My grandmother was dying and no one knew she was even listening to my sister talk to my mother.  Those words have great meaning in my family... And today I'll just say... A fledgling artist is not a computer guru, please be patient with me and this silly blog.


  1. I'd be so heartsick if that happened. Sorry this happened but your posting this may help some other artist.

  2. Oh no Boo, what - a - nightmare !! ((hugs))
    I saw/see the triangles and just assumed it was some silly Blogger thing because I remember reading several times, before I got my blog, that Blogger does weird things sometimes. Alas and alack. I do hope that you get all things back in order without too much more stress and without feeling like there's a big hurry either. And - breathe :o))

  3. I have always said my computer hates me. I am so sorry about the mess Boo.
    Sandy xx