Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Good Book

While Anna was home for Christmas, she graciously posed while reading her book so that I could begin a new painting. "Young Lady Reading" has been a theme I have been wanting to try for a good long while. After less than an hour of painting, we started losing light, and Anna had another commitment---another booking, so I took some reference photos in order to finish the painting later....

What I didn't know and had never experienced until now, was that when the atmosphere is charged with electricity as it often is during winter, and one tries to upload photos on a computer, the teeniest and tiniest of charges can erase an entire disc. In an instant approximately 200 photos were erased, including the reference photos of Anna reading her book.

After Anna was in her car ready to book it back to Austin, it dawned on me that I had lost the reference photo of her reading. I frantically knocked on the passenger window, explained the dilemma, she turned off the car, came back inside, sat on the love seat, grabbed a book, and quietly posed....again.

Thanks, Anna. It was the perfect book end to your stay.

3 comments:

CHIC-HANDSOME said...

great week

J. said...

Hrmm, Sarah, have you been able to recover the pix? I lost some baby photos from my CompactFlash card once (due to sleep deprivation, not static) and we found a little software program to recover them for us. It's amazing that pictures we had taken and erased a long time before were still recoverable from the card. The program wasn't anything fancy, but I remember we had to pay something like $40 to download it. They were baby pix, and we also weren't sure I wouldn't make the same mistake again, so we thought it was worth it. :) Anyway, just throwing that out there into the ether.

Sarah Hazel said...

Thanks, Joyce. That's a great idea. All the Christmas photos were on the disc, some adorable photos of our one year old niece and nephew twins, and who remembers what else....I thought everything was safe. We'll look into your suggestion.