Saturday, February 28, 2009

Smile..You're on Candid Canvas (Mystery Artist 4)


When I say "Mystery", I really mean it, cause this time it's even a mystery to me. I have no idea if I got in the ballpark with this one..so let me know. The thumbnail I had to work with should have had a title..."Photo of the artist in a dark forest on a moonless night". Also, my scanner bellied up and I had to shoot a photo of this, so the quality isn't up to par (how's that for an excuse?). At any rate, my apologies to the artist. Please don't send a hitman after me.

Note...I have had all kinds of problems with Blogger. First the verification code wouldn't allow comments. So I shot it. Now even Joe the Plumber can comment. Next, I've gotten 34,618 E-Mails from anxious visitors saying they couldn't connect. They get a message like "Windows can't open this blog. Operation aborted". So I deleted my music gadget hoping that'll work. I contacted www.getsatisfaction.com Naturally, I can't get no satisfaction. Went to Blogger Buzz...the "buzz" is the sound of the "helpful" employees and blogger gurus snoring their fannies off. With Google's money seems like they could at least do as good as Pogo Games. OK. Spleen vented. Patience, James.

Next. Windows to the Words debuts TODAY. Visit. Comment. Participate. If you don't I'll hold my breath till I turn chartreuse. Well, maybe not...but I will cry.

NOW, SERIOUS. Seriously...really serious.
I have a few friends in Australia who keep me posted. I heard from them and am devastated...heartbroken. Go to www.brunosart.com Watch the video and see what was lost. It will break YOUR heart. It is so encouraging that he has the spirit to even think of rebuilding. I look at my little problems and feel so small. I'm looking into trying to get an E-bay auction together of donated artworks to help this cause...more on that later.

Have a great weekend. Your buddy in the rainforest.....James

13 comments:

  1. Nice painting James. I think working from a barely perceptible image can be fun at times. There is no telling who will come out but they will be unique and related to your sitter in some fashion.

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  2. Hey! It's letting me post a comment! Something must've worked to fix it!

    I don't know who your mystery artist is, but she's pretty!

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  3. Great painting James!
    I hate having Blogger problems..... it's so frustrating.... hang in there!

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  4. I tried commenting on the Windows to the words yesterday and it would not let me. I plan on doing a painting but could only see one of the photos posted. I'm going there next and hope that I will see all this time and be able to comment.

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  5. She looks good James, Don't know who it is though.

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  6. UH OH. I may have blown this one up the royal kazoo. Still got my fingers crossed (Hey...it WAS a terrible thumbnail)

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  7. Not bad James! You definitely have a style that is all yours...and that's a good thing!

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  8. Oh Michelle....If I ever see you...you have a big hug coming...and a bunch of bananas. I was fixing to join the monkeys in the trees outdoors. It probably isn't that close a resemblance, but at least you didn't say Bin Laden or Aretha Franklin.

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  9. Karin Jurick is who I think it is.

    It's tragic that Australian fires can be so deadly. What a loss!

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  10. Great work James! It does look very much like Karin (not that I would have guessed myself without reading Michelle's comment).

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  11. James, by waiting to comment last, I got to see the answer! These guess the artist postings are fun. Texas misses you, James. I drove through Carl's Corner last week and I looked for Willie Nelson at the truck stop there but must have just missed him. ; )

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  12. Hola Nancy. Willie was here having a cup of coffee with me. It was pouring down and he said he had to get ON THE ROAD AGAIN for some Texas BLUE SKIES. He left my BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN. He was gonna catch some TRAIN THEY CALL THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, but he hitched a ride with an ANGEL FLYING TOO CLOSE TO THE GROUND. Good to see him again, cause he was ALWAYS ON MY MIND.

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