Artists Statement

I paint as often and as much as I can. I take classes when I can afford it, but the money usually goes to buy more art supplies. This blog is to share the results with you! I am a Work in Progress.

Dianne Lanning Fine

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

OK, got a new printer/scanner so this is a test

8X8" water color, Iris I
Well! It's not easy, but it finally worked!  Let's try the other one. . .
8"X8" water color Iris 2
Well, I hadn't figured out how to crop yet with this one. It's really odd, but when I tried to save them to iPhoto I got a blank rectangle, even though it was .jpeg.

Anyway, there are two more pictures in this set of Irises, but I'm "teched-out" now. I need a nap. I spent much of yesterday getting my cheap new little Canon printer/scanner installed and wi-fi set-up (it actually is on my LAN, the old one had to be connected on it's own little Wi-Fi so I would have to disconnect from my LAN and connect to the printer.) This afternoon I realized I hadn't seen anything anywhere about how to scan with it. It was as though the topic was being carefully avoided. You wouldn't believe how weird it is to initiate a scan on this set up.

It's odd the way "they" think. They seem to expect some things one just "knows," like telling someone there is a great party going on and what time it is, how to dress, what to say when you get there to get in, but never giving you the address or directions.

It takes me back to Lotus 1-2-3, I had to keep asking people how to delete instead of just overwriting (they spelled it delit then - should have given me a clue.) until finally I found the right geek. He looked at me like I was from another planet then told me f2 (remember softkeys?) was delete, like I must be an idiot. So I asked him where does it say that? He seemed to think it didn't need to be written down, "everybody just knows." WRONG. And there was a point when he didn't know it either. He just couldn't remember it. Way back then some software came with a template that fit over the upper part of the keyboard and showed what each softkey meant. Lotus 1-2-3 didn't have one. Er, anybody hear of Lotus 1-2-3 anymore? Guess why.

OK, rant over, it's just been sort of a trial.


  1. Bonjour chère amie,
    Je suis très heureuse de vous retrouver après ma longue pause estivale !...
    Un bon résultat avec votre imprimante...

    Gros bisous ♡

  2. Hello Dianne:) I hope you overwon the problems with the scanner/printer. Don't give up! Or did you throw him out of the window haha Anyway, your irises are beautiful no matter how you crop them! I hope everything is allright (with you and the printer). Big hugs.