Thursday, June 27, 2013

I didn't think I could do it but I did!!!

Ok, a few months ago I dropped my laptop and smashed the screen. I have been using it as a desktop hooked to a monitor and such since then but missed the portability of my laptop. Especially being to able to work on projects and watch my son as he plays. I looked into replacing the LCD screen panel and it was reasonably priced but happened upon an Ebay auction for the whole screen unit at an incredible price so I went for it. Arrived so fast and I looked it and said, I CAN DO THIS! Well after unscrewing 20 screws, disconnecting tiny ( I mean tiny! ) connections, removing the hard drive, prying up the keyboard (ahhh) I looked at the shell of my laptop and gasped...what have I gotten myself into! Well I took lots of pictures while disassembling and that came in handy when adding the new screen. Knocked over my cup of screws and searched high and low for them all. Had to slightly bend the motherboard in order to detach a clip, O MY was that scary. I felt like a surgeon. I didn't think I would get my computer running again. Of course I made a backup but still, I would be lost. I reinstalled all the connections, screws etc and took a deep breath....pressed the power button.....Ta Da, the windows start screen appeared on my display! I cried, tears of joy that someone who really doesn't have a solid computer "hardware" background actually got it to work! Now mind you it has only been a few hours and I am still testing out the screen but come on, this is awesome! I am so energized right now. I know that just this small victory and now reclaimed portability will help me move forward not just with my artwork but in life. Now just not to ever, ever drop my laptop again (or spill hot tea in it like I did a year ago!). Enjoy your Thursday and take pride in the small victories you accomplish today!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer is here!

It is finally summer. Sun, heat and thunderstorms. Enjoying it!

Vintage Daisy Illustration
Nice vintage illustration of daisies, great for a sunny day like today!

Monday, June 24, 2013

It is HOT and I am burnt...

I am sunburned, a bit on my legs. Thought I would get some color but not liking the red! Nice weekend, wish they all were that way through the summer, weather was beautiful!

Here is a cute design I it!

Vintage Red Fox Print
Was a bit of restoration on this vintage design, it is so cute! Great for a child's room!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad!

My Dad's Birthday is today so super happy loving wonderful birthday wishes to you!!!

I made a delicious gluten free chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. MMMmmmm.

Some flowers for today's design.

Chinese Primrose Vintage Art Print
Nice vintage botanical print. Needed lots of color correction and some repair but I think they came out quite lovely.
Chinese Primrose Vintage Art Galaxy Nexus Cover
Chinese Primrose Vintage Art Galaxy Nexus Cover by Kinder_Kleider
Check out Primrose Casemate Cases online at zazzle

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Back Again..

Hello, again. Had some health issues and had some tests done, all ok so far just need to do more follow up tests. That had me worried for a while but did not stop me working on new designs, just didn't post on here. I kept to myself while recovering from one of the tests, it hurt but worth it to rule out anything bad. So far so good!

I am happy with the sales I have been getting, new ideas are popping up in my head.

Vintage Terrier Dog Print
I love this design below. It is so cute, had to do color correction and some damage repair to bring this vintage image to life. I think I am going to get me a plate with this image on it and hang it on the wall.