Monday, January 6, 2014
More Palette Knife Play - 30 in January 2013
Folks, I don't know who posted this painting to my blog, but I would strongly suggest that if they want to continue to use a palette knife, they consider getting some instruction! And also, IF while they were painting they were thinking things like, "My friend Sharon paints the best chickens and will surely know what's wrong with this one," THEN the person who painted this one truly should be told they did not paint this in the spirit of our motto here--Paint Like Nobody's Watching! Enough said.
Except I need to get back up on my soapbox...excuse my self-indulgence. Actually, if you were here yesterday, you probably want to skip this part:
One of the the very best things I have ever done for my blog readers was to figure out how to get rid of that "prove you're not a robot" thingy for when readers want to leave a comment. I would encourage all bloggers to do the same. The tests to see if someone is a robot are getting smaller and blurrier and harder to pass. I did find the other day that if you fail about three times in a row, they throw one at you with larger, clearer print. Yes, you have to REALLY want to leave a comment on someone else's blog to try to prove you're not a robot four times!
Bloggers, you can still have good control over the comments on your blog if you enable moderation. That way, all comments go to your email and you have to approve them prior to their posting on your blog. So, you use your own brain to decide if someone is a robot or not. Actually, Blogger does a good job of catching most of the spam comments and not even sending them to your email.
Of course, we all have a choice how to handle comments on our own blogs....but I know the feedback I've had from my followers about not having to prove themselves not robots is..."what a relief!"
Feel free to email me for instructions on how to make this change to your own blog, and Happy Painting!