Saturday, March 21, 2015

facebook and art

Daisy's - oil on panel - 6 x 8"
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There is a new facebook page called ASK (Arts Scene Kingston) and yesterday I posted a query about my 5 missing paintings from the rental gallery.  I was most happy to receive an almost instant reply from Ben Darrah who has been hired to do the job of closing down the accounts left outstanding after the actual rental gallery closed last summer. Good news indeed.  Ben is a good guy, and as an artist understands the artists position... it's good to know he's working on it.

I have 2 facebook accounts.  One is personal stuff (for family etc)and the other is an artist page. I thought it was a good idea at first, but now I feel like it's a little redundant.  I'm still learning how to manouvre  it. For example when I'm signed in on the personal page, if I post on the artist page it disappears! I guess i'm supposed to sign in on the artist page to do that. duh. and you have to encourage and invite people to 'like' to your page for it's visibility to grow. duh. stupid. lame. but so right now.  ha ha ha.  the things we artists do in the name of promotion.

I came down with a cold Thursday, so I'm not feeling like painting. This small daisy painting was a Monday effort. During the evenings watching telly, I've been knitting birthday socks for Holly, which will be at least a month late for her birthday as I only have 1 done. 

Last night I started smocking a little bishops dress for Miss Ella my grandaughter.  So I'm not idle, just not painting.  My eyes aren't what they used to be so dont look too closely at the stitches, they are wonky, but I know Ella wont care. Rachel had a brown gingham dress when she was little, and I loved her in it, so that's why I chose this colour again. ...memory lane:)


  1. Hi Sally,

    I have two Facebook pages too, but only use one, so I should ditch the other. I find it's hard to keep up with it all, and like blogs the best. Love the painting, the sock and the gingham smocked dress. Love gingham and I'm happy it's back this summer.

    XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

  2. i agree i like the blog better than fb too! thanks Barbara! enjoy the sunshine!

  3. I LOVE my sock!! :))

  4. Sorry about your cold Sally! Hope you are well soon! Love your "Daisy's!"

    1. thanks Michael! Cant wait for spring these days!


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