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Wow! I love this 'new to me' mac mini I got from my son. Its an early 2009 but loaded with the latest mac operating system 10.8.3 and its the fastest computer I've ever had, I've got it hooked up to my TV...its terrific.
Yesterday I got a poster size print I had done of one of my son's sketches/paintings........love it!
I only had one ACEO painting sell this past week, of course I only listed two so thats not so bad :-)
It was a cupcake I just did for fun.
I'll do some more paintings this weekend and re-list the one that hasn't sold yet.
I've been convinced to do some artwork for a new restaurant that will be opening in the fall down in Florida.  I initially turned it down but the new owner was persistent and it could be a new steady source of income for me in the future.....they will be selling the artwork they hang.
As predicted the prints I posted on ebay did not sell but after three listings the macaw did :-) I'm glad, I really liked how that came out and I think I'll do some more like it this weekend. This video was originally posted in 09 on youtube but if I saw it I've forgotten it. Anyway....interesting.
My son scored a free Mac Mini and is passing it on to me :-) Its a couple of years old but way newer than my iMac and I can't wait to play with it.

 
I'm hoping it'll be compatible with my tv so I won't have to invest in a monitor. It should arrive today or tomorrow.
The first really gorgeous day this spring and I'm behind the computer.  I found a new website where you can edit photos and create collages.... piZap.  I've been busy making a new collage to use in my ebay listings, I think it makes the ads look more professional......
I was so glad to find this, I've really missed picnik since they sold out to google, it was so easy to use, as is this new site I've discovered.....yeh!!
I made a quick one to use on Craigslist too.  I'm testing the waters to see if the mural business has rebounded......
Its been a long time since I've done any mural work, it would be fun to do one now and then.

No painting this weekend, taking a break from it.  I posted a few giclee prints for sale ($7) to see how they might do....this is my second try at prints, they seem to be a hard sell, not sure why....I framed a couple of my prints and hung them this weekend....they're cute :-) you can frame them large or you can frame them small.
I ran into a snag while ordering new prints at iprintfromhome.com yesterday.  I don't find their ordering process all that simple I had to make a couple of corrections during the process and all I can figure is that each time I did that and then continued on to submit the order I was billed.  I looked at my bank statement later in the day and saw that there were three $40 debits from them instead of one.  Unfortunately I can't speak with them until tomorrow but I'm sure it'll get worked out.  It is worrisome though when you live as close to the penny as I do.

Looking forward to the coming week....upper 70's and 80 on Wednesday....whew whoo!!!