Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Calypso Burden Series #7 of 10 ~ Backups ~ Email ~ Link ~ FaceBook

7.5" x 5.5" image
Acrylic on 140 lb. watercolor paper
The Calypso series #7
~ A series of 10 images, all share some of the same vivid colors and technique of acrylic loosely applied onto a gessoed watercolor surface, ready for framing with or without glass as the acrylic has a medium applied for protection.
As I post more images and information on my art blog, I see the need for some kind of backup. I have made a copy of the Template. I am also emailing copies of my blog to myself. I have 2 email addresses and will use one of them for the copies. Here are my steps for Backup:

1. Blogger Template Backup:
HTML/Backup/Restore Template/Download Full Template
I put it in a blog folder on my hard drive before I removed some of the html code.
2. Email Backup of Posts:
This does not give you a back up of your images – only the
Dashboard/Settings/Show Email Post Links? / Yes/ Save Settings
At the end of the post, there will be a white envelope , click and fill in the
address to send. If you have enabled Google AutoFill you won’t even have to type
the information in. I have my copies archived in my Google Gmail account and I hope it will never be necessary to access them. I email them to myself after all the edits have been done.

I’ve been reading the HELP section trying to find the answer but I didn’t even know how to phrase the question but I tried this today and it works. For example: If I’m referencing something in my email or in another’s in a blog and I want to link to it here's what I do. On the home page of the blog everyone’s url is the same address. But I want to reference a specific post from my friends blog, Betty talking about A Cause for Celebration or Cindy’s post about Pretty in Pink and Connie’s Kick Up Your Heels . or Margie's Nancy’s Red Boots go to their side bar and find the post you want to reference and click on it and that will take you to a specific url when you are taken to that page, copy and paste it into the link button. That works if you want to refer to links within your own blog, also. See below. All of you may already know that but I didn’t.
I tried to register again in FaceBook. See Tuesday’s Post for my FaceBook experience. This time I made it. I registered for the Dallas/Fort Worth area as I overqualified for the high school or college age crowd. Don’t know what I will do now but I’m registered. A message from FB said I’m now able to email my friends and tell them I’m registered but my friends don’t belong to FB and are not in the database so no friends yet. I don’t think I know one person that uses Facebook.
At least there are 3 friends in Calypso Burden painting. I wonder if they met on FaceBook or in a painting class somewhere?


Connie Michael said...

Another interesting painting and post. I'll try it and you can be my guinea pig. Let me know if it works.

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks, CM, for being so agreeable!

Elizabeth Taylor said...

Nancy, I'm loving your series and still figuring out the "ins and outs" of blogging.

When I'm leaving a comment such as this one [by clicking on the word "comment"] I can use certain HTML tags.

Let me see if I can get to my blog from yours by creating a hot link to the letters DYBBB for Do You Blog Before Breafast in this HTML Code

Nancy Standlee said...

I posted this on your site:
Well, Ma'am, you got them thar code down purty good in that DYBBB. Do you think my abbr. might be NSAB? We'd know.

gotyme4u said...

I love these little vignettes of yours. The looseness is something I want to learn more about.

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Nancy Standlee said...

C2, wait until I return from the Burridge Workshop in Oct. I hope to be painting loose, loose, and more loose!!!

Wisteria Blue said...

Very energic paintings.
Beautiful colors.

It reminds me my passion for Art which I have put in a corner since long time.
Joyful person you are?

Nancy Standlee said...

Wisteria Blue, I treasure that comment about being joyful. I looked at your wonderful photographs on your My Tibet site and see that we both like the movie "Bridges of Madison County". I hope you renew your art interest, maybe start a small sketchbook with a few watercolor washes, maybe a few sketch impressions from your photos? Thanks for the comment. I didn't leave a comment on your site as I was not for sure where to click? ns