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January 26, 2014

to do, and to re-do...

Last year sometime one of my friends saw my Dragonfly Girl drawings.
She asked me to draw her as a faerie with dragonflies and my flowers.
I had never drawn a faerie...first time for everything.

Here is the first drawing. I knew it looked just like her since my kids were asking me why I was drawing Cat.

This is a copy of the original since I bent the original paper using an eraser on it.
The copy looks a little (okay, a lot) jaundice, her wings a little devilish instead of faerie and my dragonflies and flowers have evolved since I originally did this.

 Here is the new drawing, in pencil for an outline:

I am hoping to have this one finished in a couple days and off to her.

I am glad I didn't give her the first one with a crumple in the paper and decided on a re-do instead.
It's nice to see how my drawing has evolved in the last year too!

Now I'm off to figure out Facebook!
Hope you are having a Spectacular Sunday.

January 18, 2014

so much to share...

I am so glad to be back in Blogland with all my Blog friends.
Hopefully all the glitches I have been dealing with are gone.
If you see anything weird or have problems here, please let me know.

Now onto fun stuff!

A while back I had posted that I won the pillowcase from Lil' Shy's Pillowcases Christmas giveaway?

Well it arrived in the last week or so and it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
All of the edges were either doubled hemmed or serged and the color is awesome.
It is so soft and well made. I am really impressed!
You can pop over to her site HERE and there are links to her Etsy shop too.

Next, I got our little family made into crows by my daughter.
There is one for me, my daughter and her two brothers:

Aren't they cute? They look flat in this picture however they are very plump:)
The crows are laying on our "Traveling Towel" we use to protect items we mail to each other and to send messages along with the packages.
She also made me the cutest Faerie doll that didn't photo well. I will have to try again.
That can be for another post.

My new bendable clip-on light is up on the easel and I have started a new painting.
It's really nice to be able to see what I am trying to do.

My Sissy and her coworkers got me a laptop!
I needed my own computer and my old laptop was way too old to use anymore.
I guess they don't even make the hard drive for it.

I am SO happy using my own computer and setting it up for ME!!!
I have been feeling very dependent on others these past few months and this new computer gives me some much needed independence.
The most beautiful part of receiving this gift is that people who don't even know me, helped to purchase it.

And it fits perfectly on my art table so I can stand or sit or take it to the couch or bed too!
I feel so loved and blessed.

Oh there's more, a new fur baby:
Meet Buddy:

He is a cute little 3 month old Chihuahua. 
I have always been a big dog lover and never really attracted to little dogs.
This tiny guy totally changed my opinion.
He is a bundle of pure love & joy.
He was brought in and he adopted me. I'm not complaining at all.
Buddy is so easy to train. Doesn't he look like he could be Charlene's baby?
Charlene is acting like his mommy also and doing a great job.

That was a lot for one post. Time for a little break and some painting.

Have a great weekend!

January 16, 2014

happy blog dance...

After hours and tears and finally having to just shut down my computer and walk away, I got up this morning, got a cup of coffee in me, and started again to figure out how all my images on my blog disappeared.

A breakfast bar break, back to the laptop and still confused.

Just as I was ready to give up and rebuild my blog, I went to New Post, hit the picture icon, chose From This Blog, saw all my blog pics (YAY) and a tiny little link at the top to go to online albums for editing. I went there and found that all my blog pics had been changed from anyone able to view to me only. Okay I really do not know how that happened. I went through all the albums and changed the settings on each one to make public and VOILA' pictures are back!!!!

I also found 2 posts that were unnamed and one even had 3 comments although there was nothing there??
I deleted them immediately.

SO, I have so much to blog about! And I have this great new laptop to do it on. As soon as I figure out how to edit photos I will have a post full of them!

Have a great day with no electronic glitches!

January 15, 2014

HELP!!! My images are all gone...

I guess that is what happens when you are off blogger for a couple weeks. I got a new laptop thanks to my Sissy and her coworkers. I finally got internet back up and wanted to post for WOYWW today.

I was prompted to basically "have to" join Google+, so I did (now I feel like a little sheep) and since I had no photo editing, I tried using Picasa online like I use to and now was prompted to download Picasa, baa, baa, baa...

So here is my blog, pictures, banners, images all gone.
My images are still in the Picasa file and I can also see them when I hit the insert picture button and choose the option for a pic from this blog.

AHHHHH!!!! Sniff, sniff, wiping tears...yelling AHHHHHHH!!!!

Does anyone know how to fix this????

Thank you.