Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Inspiration from Jessica Sporn

After watching Jessica Sporn's video, I was inspired to try to use the technique to make some more bookmarks!  Although I used paper, instead of paint as the background, I still feel that they turned out pretty good! (I've got another 3 in the works).  And, I won the tag that she gave away at the end of the post!  I should receive it in a few days - how exciting!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Birdhouse in the Woods

This is a painting I did today, at Carlynne Hershberger's Studio during her monthly "Painting Party".  Since we all paint the same painting, and it's a copy of one of hers, I usually give these away to my family.

Carlynne is responsible for almost all that I know about doing art!  I started taking classes from her in 2008.  She helped me with oils, watercolor and acrylic.  If you live in the Central Florida area, check out her workshop on April 3 & 4 at  the Lifelong Learning College at the Villages.  She will be teaching "Color and Texture in Acrylic Landscapes".  I'm going to try to be there!  You can see samples of her incredible work here:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/hershbergerhuff.

It was fun to get into acrylic painting for a day!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Finally Fixed

Finally!  Took my computer in to be cleaned - had a bunch of unwanted stuff on there!  He explained to me that Blogger is owned by Google, so they are always trying to get folks to use Google Chrome as their  internet browser, so once in awhile they fix it so you have to use Chrome to make things work on Blogger.  I've done that before, but I didn't think that it was the problem.  Anyway - my advice to anyone having ANY issues with Blogger - try Google Chrome and see if you still have the problem.

So, these are my other "Paper Doll" bookmarks!

Saturday, January 11, 2014


For some reason, I'm not able to upload my photos to my new post.  I'm not sure how to fix this, so if anyone has some hints - please let me know.  So frustrating............

When I try to add the photos (it does let me upload them), I get a small circle on the page that changes colors - and then everything freezes, and I have to go totally out of the internet to close it.

I'm thinking of changing my blog to another site.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Paper Doll Bookmarks

Today, I was inspired to start a little collection of "Paper Doll" Bookmarks.  I found these darling faces and accessories downloads in an Etsy store.  Then I just collaged them on bookmark blanks, and added the dresses and words.  These are just the beginning - I have a bunch that I want to do for Mount Dora.  I've added photos of each of them, so you can see them up close and personal!