My PC, the one I do pretty darn near all my digital work on, is stuck with a blue screen of death. Again.
When this happened I was initially yelling at my computer at the top of my lungs and crying. I have been so far unable to start it up [to desktop] but after some effort made it to the command prompt and am attempting a number of possible solutions. I am incredibly frustrated and it goes pretty much without saying that I’m going to miss the April 10th goal I had set for myself regarding the video channel.
I feel sometimes, no, I KNOW, that I’m doing things that push my pathetic hardware and tools to the breaking point. I don’t have any other choice; this broken down pile of garbage is all I can currently afford. If it goes down permanently I am stuck with a serious mountain of problems and I don’t know if my web network would survive that.
I am selling a lot of old vintage books, or trying to, but although they are apparently of some value nobody is bidding on them. I hope that someone buys something soon on Etsy or eBay, from me, as that would give me access to options like buying a good replacement video card sooner, rather than later, and having local backups of key files instead of relying solely on a cloud service. Basically I get the sense that my workflow has a minimum of redundancy and that when one of a few dozen key things fails, everything in the pipeline grinds to a halt. Maybe some things could even get ruined permanently as has happened occasionally before. Things breaking, stalling, progress in fits and starts, is happening way too much lately. Really hoping for a breakthrough here someday.
I’ll keep you all posted as this fiasco progresses.
Am hoping that some of you will buy something from me on Etsy as I am using this delay as an opportunity to make and post new art there and also some batches of old works I might as well list at low end prices.
And again, there is the magazine stuff from 1964, I Maestri del Colori, old art publications that I am trying to sell right now, among other eBay listings.
Thank you all for being so patient with me generally.
I know this has been a long, slow wait.
If you haven’t already noticed the ‘ways to help‘ page on TriumphantArtists.com, um, now would be a good time to do something on that list so maybe, just maybe, I can get things moving again. Again, thank you.