Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Technology woes, Just before Sunrise daily painting by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

Just before Sunrise
acrylic on board, 5"x7"

Oh, for the peace of the sunrise, above!  Ask me about acrylic painting, how to prime a canvas or ship a painting.  Ask me about the Florida Landscape, the Everglades, or Marco Island.  Ask me about arts and community.  I'm comfortable with these subjects.  But technology, no!

I've been very careful not to disturb my Blogger template much since those who try to personalize and change their blogs seem to have more difficulty than those like me who just let it be.  The offer offer to insert photos wherever you wanted on the blog was just too tempting.  If you included more than one photo on the old system, you had to load them backwards to get them to come out in the right place, so an offer to eliminate this difficulty sounded good.  I went for it.  I pushed one easy, tempting button on Blogger last week and wish I hadn't.  I want the old way back! 

UGH!  Some of you had the words and photos blended in ways I never intended. Please accept my apologies if this happened to you!  Everything is changed, and I can't seem to get a handle on how to fix it.  The font isn't the same, the tool bar is revised and preview has changed.  The cursor is jumping around unexpectedly and spell check is doing funny things.  

I have a website, a blog, a Facebook page, and I Twitter.  People seem to think I know something about the Internet, but the truth is that I skirt the tar-pit of technology with sticky feet, dangerously close to falling in.  Keeping up with technology is not easy for me and I struggle, learning just enough to get by rather than embracing the future. 

I purchased a mini-notebook this week, too, and a router.  Bear with me, it's going to be a tough few days. 


Susan Roux said...

Oh my, "the truth is that I skirt the tar-pit of technology with sticky feet, dangerously close to falling in. " Such a great phrase! lol

Thanks for the heads-up. I don't think I'll be doing anything to change my blog... (Though to be fair, I have three very technology-savvy sons.)

Love the painting, by the way...

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Love the painting.
Next year I am going to get to you early so we get our painting in. I so enjoyed our little adventure together.
I'm pretty computer savvy as well but let anything go awry, and I am paralyzed with anxiety :(

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

OH, Susan you are so lucky to have some young people to help. Mine are just too far away, but I have a young grandson who will be perfect in a couple more years!

Mary, didn't we have a nice time! It's sure not easy trying to keep up! Enjoy your summer, and I'll see you again when the cold winds blow!

Anonymous said...

Sweet colors in that painting! My approach to the computer (which I use a lot) is to learn just what I need/want to do, and leave the rest for someone else. Unfortunately, it's not a great way to keep current!

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