Sunday, December 23, 2018

Christmas Eve and All is Well (well despite Internet lowlifes)

Monday morning - also Christmas Eve, i am delighted to be on holidays. Just lying around considering whether to spend time in the studio or indulge in sloth.
Get a message from a friend asking me why I have deleted my Instagram Account.

PANIC!! I jump out of bed and spend the rest of the morning sending emails, codes, photos, etc to the required authorities. And Ive only just settled down. @readdevine still isnt reactivated but Im hoping I can prove I am me after the holiday downtime. Sigh. I had someone changing my instagram email address and username the other week, and after changing EVERY password and app access I ever knew I thought I was in the clear. It seems not so.

So the moral of the story is - well Im not sure - change your passwords, yes. Get as much security you can (Insta security protocols dont really seem that secure - there are so many more checks via Facebook - and I thought they were owned by FB?) Handy to have a picture of your own face in your Insta feed so you can prove who you are. Listen to your friends. And be a friend if you see weird stuff happening on their pages.

I have an emergency insta account that is my full name without the hyphen, if I have to stick with that, it will fill up with images soon enough. Sad if I lose my several thousand followers though.

Peace and Forgiveness....

Time for another mince pie.

Oh and picture time! Here is a recent painting I completed. Acrylic on Canvas 92cm x 76cm I have called it "Adornment" as all those bush flowers really are decorating the rock wall big time.

Have a blessed Christmas Season no matter how and if you celebrate it.


Monday, December 17, 2018

Its Nearly 2019 and I'm back on the Blog!

First of all, if you are reading this, then thankyou!

In this busy internet world of ours I have thought the Blog obsolete, but I realise it is still a very good platform that I can share with you my works, my thoughts and my painting tips. Yes Social Media is pretty awesome - but so fleeting, and hard to come back to when you are looking for information.

So, an early New Years Resolution to Bring Back the Blog.

Here is my latest painting "Beyond the Blue Hills"
Acrylic on Canvas, Framed, 95cm square.
Inspired by a walk in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. 

Soon to arrive at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast. Enquiries most welcome.