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    Hi, my November 7, 2009 post has completely disappeared and the images that were posted with it are labeled as “not attached to a post” in my media folder.
    Is this just a glitch, or should I re-post the entire thing? (I back up all of my posts in wordpad just in case).

    Thanks and happy holidays

    The blog I need help with is thesecretmuseumofmankind.wordpress.com.


    diesppeared = disappeared :)

    I just went for a smoke in the cold, and my hands haven’t thawed fully.



    Sadly, I have to tell you you’re in the wrong forum and need to be at WordPress.ORG.


    Thanks for the heads up:)


    Are you sure? I login to my blog at wordpress.com and my username/password aren’t even recognized at wordpress.org



    I believe the OP may be referring to his blog http://thesecretmuseumofmankind.wordpress.com/ in which case he is in the right forum.

    Posts don’t just disappear. Perhaps you inadvertently deleted it. Have you checked your Trash folder?



    Hm. . . I think posts might well just disappear, you know. I’ve lost one (that I know of), of my early posts, luckily of little consequence, and I know I didn’t delete it, and the same subject cropped up in October (I think), too.



    I wish usernames automatically linked to the WP.com blog. Such a pain when we have to root through the whole internet to find out what blog they’re talking about.


    Thanks for all the info. I am 99% sure that I didn’t inadvertently delete it. Where is the trash folder, just in case? (Been looking and looking).

    Normally I wouldn’t mind if a small post disappears, but it was a substantial one, with lots of pics/info from my solo show.

    Thanks again


    Found my trash folder. It’s empty. Is there a chance that it was deleted by wordpress for any reason? (maybe I didn’t credit the photographer for one of the photos I used, or maybe some of the content could have been perceived as commercial/advertising?)

    It’s a blog dedicated to my personal/fine art work, so I hope that wouldn’t be the case.



    You may want to check google for a cached version if it got published. Googlecache has saved many a post!


    Oh man, I just tried. No such luck. I get a 404 message.
    Here is what the link to the post would be:



    The post was definitely published. It had a few comments and everything.
    A friend of mine told me to do “regular updates and back-ups”. I know that backups are essentially saving the post as a wordpad file, but should I be somehow “updating” my wordpress as well?
    Sorry for all the double posts and questions. More stuff keeps popping up.



    not the regular link, the CACHED link. Here it is: (and your images should still be in your Media LIbrary, no need to re-upload them)

    2009 November 13
    by NikI took a couple of weeks off following the solo show at DeLeon White. The Secret Museum of Mankind was a huge success and I want to thank everyone who came out to see it and say hi, both on opening night and throughout its duration. The gallery will have the work in their permanent collection from now on and are releasing a book of their entire stockpile in the new year. Stockpile is kind of a gross word, but it’s late and I can’t think of another word for collection. It’s been a relaxing five weeks since the show. I’ve been eating a lot of candy and sleeping every night and going to the movies (more this month than I have in the last two years combined, which still only adds up to two or three movies). I figure that two more weeks of spoiling myself is plenty and plan to start working on the next show November 30th. The second solo show will be finished spring of 2011.

    Speaking of shows, I had work in a group show at the TA2 Sound + Music studios last Thursday. They do a lot of really fantastic work, ranging from animation, commercials and websites to recording, radio spots and art exhibitions. They did a great job with the show and everyone should check out their reels at:


    This week I will finish carving a block for a book of original woodcuts being published by my friends at Free North Press. They imported the paper from France and are very very excited to use it. It will be a 5″ x 7″ book, containing one image from each artist that they’ve invited. I haven’t carved a relief block in ages, so I’m excited and terrified to see how it’ll turn out. Mainly terrified though, because 90% of my carving memories consist of slicing through my hands bone-deep with gouging tools on an hourly basis. If you see me with bandaids covering my hands, please play along when I say that I’ve been handling cobras all day.

    This week I will also finish a drawing that will be in a group show at Show&Tell gallery in Toronto. It opens December 12th and I can’t wait to see the other work that will be exhibited. Simon opened the gallery last summer and has had a steady stream of really good shows ever since, as well as a very impressive roster of artists, whom I’m flattered to show work alongside. They have also opened a pop-up print shop which is only open for as long as the prints are available, so jump on it before they’re all sold out.


    Client work has been building up quickly through The Artist Group. I still can’t really talk about it yet, but it looks very good and I’m excited to see how far we can push it. They threw a really good launch of images at Ami, featuring a couple of the represented illustrators. Ami is a nice place. It was like being in an Aspen ski lodge. They make delicious boozy apple drinks, which I apparently am a sucker for. They also have things like fancy stones on the tables for resting chopsticks and complimentary bowls of greenbeans which you’re apparently not supposed to eat whole. My friend Shaun and I didn’t know any of this and made fools of ourselves all night. Then we realized that all of the waitresses thought we were an item, being clumsy and awkward, the way people tend to be on a first date or something. I also have a interview in an upcoming issue of Cheek Magazine, which is published by The Artist Group. I’ll post the link when it is released.

    I met with my friend Amanda Nedham last week and we worked out some collaborative ideas. Amanda’s show opened the day after mine did, at Le Gallery, and we didn’t have time to finish the collab drawings that we had initially planned to do for either show since we both ended up working well into the 11th hour. We still have details to work out, but we’re putting together fifty 8″ x 10″ limited edition wooden boxes, each containing 10 prints. Four from her, four from me, and two collaborative images. It will be ready for purchase in early 2010, but a small 1st run might be done in time for the holidays. We also saw our friend Adrian Dilena, who is a fantastic painter. Adrian and his girlfriend Amanda Sissons run an online talk-show called Late Night in the Bedroom, and they held the premiere screening of the fourth installment on Halloween. They interviewed me for one of the segments. Even though I’m convinced that I rambled and stuttered and inadvertently flashed a lot of gang signs, they assure me that it isn’t bad and is worth checking out. That last part is probably true because the show is really well produced and I hope it runs for a long time.


    It’s getting pretty late and I’m about to stop making sense soon. Also, Married…With Children is playing in the background, making concentrating on anything else impossible. I stenciled some hand drawn text at DeLeon White last Thursday morning for the “Wham City & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [Canada]” show that evening. Also, the mascot from my solo show is going to be in a music video soon.

    Next update will reveal everything this one is hiding.

    Alex Coleurs in DeLeon White’s back room

    Setting up the show

    West wall of DeLeon White

    South wall of DeLeon White

    East wall of DeLeon White. Photo by Dan Chan

    East pole of DeLeon White

    The Secret Museum of Mankind – 40 x 60

    The King of Trees. The Heir of Trees. Photo by Dan chan


    Best buds

    The downside of last-minute digital price lists. Whoever changed the prices for pieces 25 and 26 should worry about having their face broken

    DeLeon White wins the medal for most creative spelling of my name

    Making buttons with Emma

    Manifesto’s Toronto Artmap. My piece is the white one, far left

    Print at Marben for The Artist Group’s weekly illustration event

    Adrian and Amanda being cool and tough

    Batman picking up girls


    Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)

    Quick Stuff
    b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW call for entries 8/24/


    Wow, thanks a ton. That’s the missing entry.
    The strange thing is, that I have 8 posts in total (including that one), but my dashboard says that I only have 7.
    I have should only have 6 comments in total without that post, but my dashboard says that I have 8 (which is what I would have if the post still existed).

    I have all of that text saved in a wordpad file, so it isn’t a huge deal to re-upload it. But will this post ever return? I’d like to avoid messing up the chronology of the blog if possible.



    It probably will not. These errors are very rare, but they DO occur. I suggest re-doing the post, but changing the datestamp (on the right sidebar of the Write page, click the Calendar icon and you can post it in the past or the future).


    Awesome, thanks for the tips. Hopefully it doesn’t happen again :)

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