Friday, January 23, 2009

"Sittin' Pretty" ACEO Little Girl in Victorian Garb.

This is a little girl, dressed up in Victorian costuming.
She is part of a local historical town's re-enactment society.
She was totally adorable. I want to do a large painting, but settled on an ACEO - which is 2.5x3.5".
I have her listed on eBay. But only for 3 days.
She took hours to do. There is much more detail than shows in the scan.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

OK. I worked it out.

I went back to my Firefox history to find out what site. It was scan4fast - I googled it - it is a malware site and is infected. BEWARE.
It truly is terrifying. I have a screen shot of it. Showing Trojans and other security problems. Scary! I've been on the net some 15 years, and HAVE had viruses, so they scare the heck out of me, but so far the iAntiVirus is well over half-way checking, and still showing no sign of infected objects.
I think if I had any, it would show by now. I did a lot of downloads today, so really thought I had picked up something.
But thought I'd put this on my blog in case someone else experiences the same. The funky font thing was possibly unrelated?
So, if you're about to install Jungle Unlimited font - perhaps be careful?

iMac problem - I know it's not art, but ...

I have an iMac. I had trouble putting it in 'sleep', and actually couldn't open it again. So had to power off. When it came back, all my arial font had changed to an almost unreadable font. I couldn't read my browsers, so google searches were fruitless.
I opened up 'word' and copied the funky font from out of an email, over to there. It showed up as being Arial, but it wasn't.
I took Arial out of my font folder. It still didn't change.
I had to browse through all my fonts, looking for the Ag sample that matched. I ended up being 'JungleStandard.ttf'. So I took that out of the folder, and put the regular Arial back. That solved the problem, but immediately, in firefox I got a page coming up that showed my folders, and was something about iscan? It identified all these viruses, Trojans, and insisted I download an exe file immediately.
It was SCARY, and it wouldn't let me access other tags on Firefox. I couldn't close it.
As far as I know (I'm only a new iMac user), exe are not the program files for iMacs.
I was told I didn't need virus protection for my iMac.
I tried downloading clamxav, but couldn't work out how to do that.
I have downloaded a free virus checker. iAntiVirus - it's currently checking, and has not come up with any infections after about 15 minutes and 302,000 objects checked.
I'm also running trend on Safari, with no results showing. I'm not sure if it's doing anything.
Well, I just thought I'd report this in case anyone encounters funky font instead of arial on their iMacs. That scan thing was terribly realistic.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

"Buttercup Lane" original acrylic painting HOUSE

on watercolor paper.

"There is a lot of detail and hours of work in this. I love houses, I sketched over 9,000 of them and this has to be a favorite! I am a member of the Miniature Art Society of Florida and past member of other miniature societies. I did this for a special display of miniature art."

This work also looks so lovely framed. I've got it listed on ebay.