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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Watercolor Painting

I've had so many questions about photos and the New editor that was introduced many months ago, that I've done a tutorial on it. It's not a comprehensive tutorial but may give a bit of help to some of you who are struggling with photos on your blog. Just go here or click on the tutorial above under my banner/logo.

Recently I celebrated another birthday. Now, I've admitted the only thing I ever ask for is my dinner out. I'm not good at remembering or celebrating my birthdays and have even been known to forget our anniversary or kids'/grandkids' birthdays. Birthdays are just not high on my list of priorities—mine or anyone else's. So that being said, I have this little story to tell you.

As you may know since I've mentioned it before, I've had an eBay group for over 4 years now. We chat about our lives and decorating and crafting and we've all grown very close and on occasions some of the group have met each other in person. But they treat me royally. I truly do love each of those women.

But a few days after my birthday I received an email from a member who quit—although we still keep in touch via emails—asking me if I checked my mail that day. I confirmed that I had, thinking she meant email, and thanked her for the e-card she sent. She emailed back quickly saying it wasn't email/e-card, but the regular postal service. I had grabbed the mail from the box on my way in from a bit of shopping and told her that yes, I had in fact checked my mail box. She quickly emailed back that she sent something and her confirmation slip said it arrived today. All of a sudden I looked up at my video cam that monitors my front porch and saw a package out there that must have been left while I was out and I had forgotten to check the front porch. Our mail lady leaves packages on the porch for me.

So I quickly ran to the door and opened the package and this is what I found inside—this gorgeous watercolor painting from her! I gasped and was so astounded that she would be so kind as to gift me with such a lovely watercolor. And she even matted it for me. I don't have a frame that it will fit snugly in, but I love using old frames I have painted. I just can't throw them away and mats are so expensive, I have to be creative so this is what I've done.

Isn't it just beautiful? I truly and thrilled and in awe of her talent.



  1. what a wonderful gift..she nailed this is you to a T..:)happy belated birthday Chick!!!;)

  2. Oh, this is just the sweetest.

  3. What a lovely truly are blessed with your friends.

    I hope you had a Happy Cake Day!


  4. Happy Belated Birthday, Connieness! You silly one - forgetting and all! :)
    What a sweet friend you have and the watercolor is beautiful and it's totally you! She does know you well, doesn't she? Your framed it up so nicely too.
    I want to thank you for the tutorial on the New Editor! I have tried it a couple of time and just hated it and couldn't seem to get the hang of it. I was putting in all my photos and then trying to go back with my wording. Just couldn't get it to work. Sometimes I really don't know where I'm going with my post and it sort of evolves and I don't really know what I'm going to type until I get started. So...I guess I could upload a photo and just type yada yada or abc and when I had done this to all my photos could I go back and type what I wanted to? I may try it again.
    You're just the smartest one!! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. First of all, dear Connie, Happy Birthday!

    Now - what a treasure from your friend! It is simply lovely and even lovelier when you know she took the time to send this to you. It perfectly suits you, I might add.


  6. OH Connie; What a lovely gift she sent you,,, it is just beautiful,,, what a talent she has.... and a very Happy (late) Birthday....


  7. Happy belated birthday! What a sweet gift.

  8. Happy Birthday!!! Love the present! So fits you and I love where you put it on the wall. I hope you are having a great day!

  9. What a perfect gift. That is totally you. Sorry I missed your birthday, so Happy Belated Birthday. Hugs, Pat


    oh it's a nice thing to have great and talented friends!

    ciao bella


  11. Oh Connie it is surely you. How beautiful you have framed it and hung just in the right place. I will be glad when I can venture to larger paintings. I am still shy of starting one so big. I am trying to utilize pages now but can't figure out exactly how to post and/or edit post for the new pages. I see you have several pages. You are such a treat teacher, maybe you could give me a hing. I have done two, but don't how I did them. Thick brain here.LOL

  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CONNIE!!! Is hubby taking you camping for your Birthday?! Knowing you, you can pretty up that pop-up and have fun "glamping"! Love the painting. It is beautiful!



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