Friday, March 26, 2010

Oh boy did I MESS up this time.

I cannot believe it, but, I think I have somehow inadvertently deleted all the pictures on my digital camera !!!! That means all the ones from my week in Washington state at the art and spirituality retreat, my nephews wedding, and various other things. Thank goodness I had put at least most of the good ones from my trip on the Artsonia ( a web site for student art that I used to put my students art on) so they at least were saved. I also made actual prints of all of them.

I still don't know how I did it, except I was messing with my camera trying to change some settings, and I guess I must have accidently erased them. I am sorry because there were some really good ones of family from the wedding.

Oh well, I guess I will learn to back my memory card up and make a CD every so often so this won't happen again. The only things on it now are the pictures I last posted of the Zentangles. I was messing with my camera, because I didn't think my pictures were coming out very clear. Well I really did a number on the old camera now. I don't have a scanner, so this is the way I put pictures up.

I don't know much if anything about scanners. Is that a good or better thing to have when putting up pictures on posts or other places?? I would love to have some feedback from you
more experienced bloggers out there.

Well, I have had to work so much this week, that I have had little time again for more than just a few small Zentangles. These three I did with the cards from the Zentangle kit I ordered from Rick and Maria at It is kind of fun to do it in this small space. Good for the
learning curve anyway.

My son is going to try and figure out if what I did with my pictures is my camera or my computer, but, I don't hold out much hope of being able to recover anything. Well live and learn right.

Hope all have a good weekend and next week.

Here are three square Zentangles I guess you could call it a "Trio of Tangles". Sorry for the bad joke.


  1. Oh Martha, losing photos is so heart breaking. One of those things we learn the hard way.

    As for scanners and photos, I have done both. I don't have a scanner when I am in Wisconsin so I take photos; take them in bright sun or they get too dark.

    I have a scanner in Arizona and LOVE it, well worth the money and they are not too expensive. If you are going to post a lot, scanning is the easiest way.

    Love those zentangles!!

  2. I think that there is software out there that can sometimes recover pictures from a memory card. I had to do it once and did a google search. (I don't have the software on my current computer to tell you what it was called) I am not sure if it will help if you reformatted your card, but it might be worth a try.

  3. I'm so glad you were able to retrieve your photos. OMG I'd die if I lost my images!

    I wanted to stop by and thank you for your visits. They mean a lot to me. I don't always have the time to respond to everyone but the oldtimers already know that about me.

    As far as joining the various groups, there are usually links in our posts to (cactus Monday, Animal Wednesday, Skywatch Friday, Six Word Saturday and Illustration Friday. (I think those are the only ones I'm involved in!) I'm actually scaling back a bit because of the amount of time it takes. Now that I'm feeling better I really have to get established and find work if I can. This transistion has been hell to say the least, but now I'm embracing Spring and the changes don't seem so hard.
    If you need help linking to any of those venues please let me know. I'd be happy to help!

    Have a wonderful Sunday :)

  4. These drawings are really really beautiful.

    I lost all my photos when my computer completely and irrevokably crashed. Fortunately, I'm kindof neurotic about making prints immediately, so I still have my best one.

  5. How aweful to have lost your photographs! I'm so nervous about losing them that I have a double back-up. As for photographing vs scanning artwork, I scan + photograph everything! Whatever brings out the best in the art is what I use for the blog + Flickr. I absolutely love having a scanner.