I have finally gone pro at FineArtAmerica.com. They finally started accepting the .png format. So I have spent the last three weeks re-formatting and loading old and new images the way I have always wanted them to be done. Was pleasantly surprised how loading the .png was handled and very satisfied I only have to load once for all products and not a second image for wall art.
Also been tweaking the website they supply and now have to catch up new thumbnails all around my other ports. Been very productive couple of three weeks. Happy with it so far.
Thank You FAA for expanding your system.
I am a single, self supporting, struggling artist and freelancer, not to mention old and on a very limited income. I tried, but I could not get myself to push the rent it till you die or go broke button.
I have used and loved unquestionably my Adobe software for almost 15 years. I looked at other software over the years, but nothing made me want to scramble for the money needed to keep my PSD and AI. But now I have firmly drawn the line and take offense at Adobe's attempt to hold me hostage.
I have jumped Adobe's ship for Corel. Got a good sale and moved over for less than a years cost of Adobe at discount. I used Corel years ago for a short time at another JOB and then forgot about it. A friend reminded me about it during a whine and cheese party and asked me why I did not use Corel? Dah!
I looked, I investigated file moving, and I leaped. Two hours up and running and file work around simple. Yes, I know some time in the learning curve and full file conversion.
I also work with and financially support a new public service web site SocialServicesDatabase.com - Serving South Central GA. This site is a free social services database and is being designed to be self supported with donations, hopefully soon. The next hurdle is getting a new Database up and working. Volunteers would be nice.
...is to not try. It does not matter if I am successful or unsuccessful in any attempt to navigate some course of action. Not being successful does not mean I have failed or that I am a failure, it simply means, I was not successful at that particular time.
The important thing for me to remember is to not let being unsuccessful for a moment lead to true failure... loss of hope, loss of emotional feelings or a diminished capacity to care. These things are what lead to real failure... giving up and no longer trying.
I know despair and depression are the weapons my mind uses to immobilize me and keep me from trying again. Learning to take the next step, just to keep moving is the only way to succeed. Pausing only long enough to gather my bearings and renew my strength. As long as I put one foot in front of the other I can consider myself successful.
Life Is A Dance...
Two steps forward now one step back
Move to the left swing to the right
Dance again to a new rhythm
You are welcome to watch my dance