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I used the wrong heading! | bicycle

THE BIKE #3919 20x24cm
The Bike #3919 Acrylic. 20x25cm.

Imagine my shock and surprise after posting this blog about a young boy who came to my exhibition and asked me to paint a picture of a bicycle in front of a large house. He wanted that to illustrate a dream that he had.  He wanted to live in a house like that one day.  This was a rather human story and I thought that was that.
Weeks later I looked at comments in my website.  I was horrified to find 197 comments of the most vulgar, porno-graphic language you can or rather can’t imagine.
What is our world coming to?   Maybe I am just too old to even understand what or where this comes from, but giving the blog the heading of” A boy’s dream”  was NOT the right one.  We live and learn.
I would appreciate your comments.

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Lizz’s Bizz. Murphy and all that

Once again Mr Murphy has had the last word. I was just getting my website sorted out and finding out how to copy and paste things all over the place when my renewal for my hosting became necessary.
With our horrendous exchange rate of R16+ to the dollar, it was just too pricey to continue with an American host for my site.

Fortunately, one can transfer your hosting and I did so, to a South African site which was much cheaper. BUT…and this is where Murphy stepped in again. The back up which my computer lady did for my site, disappeared into the ether. It had never happened to her before.

Well, now about 10 days later, I am a little sadder and wiser. I am learning all over again how to download, label and allocate my photos. I need to get my paintings ‘out there’, but it is becoming a huge task.

Still don’t know what Widgets are and how to use them. Do I need this at 76? Yes, I am heading for 104 so I guess I have time to learn. I so admire people like Georgie Moon who just publish daily and find all sort of interesting people and blogs to follow.

I think I will stick to painting. It’s what I do,and as I only started at 60, I have a lot to catch up on. This is close to where I live. Would you not also want to paint it?

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Just Bushveld. #3712. Oil. 150x60cm. R5800

Check out more paintings on my almost sorted out website:
http://lizmcqueensart.com

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My Futile Blogging…….So glad it is over-

So glad it’s over.  I see that this is the last week-end.  Thank goodness.  I got stuck with Widgets, beat myself up these last two weeks that I am so far behind,  it gets worse each day.
I have filed all the ‘assignments’  and hopefully I will meet someone one day who understands it all.  I don’t even think I have had anyone reading my blogs……so what is it all about???

Acrylic on paper. mounted
What Now? Acrylic on paper,710x540cm. R950
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