"Skating in the pond" is a class I promised last year but life got in the way. I just lost all my data on my computer and my class was one of them . I decided to do another one so that I wouldn't have to cancel the class. I am having a lot of fun with it. I plan on giving it away as a Christmas present. I have started with the snow, and buildings- having all the buildings and skaters ready to be added. This is one of my favorite classes so I do hope the girls enjoy doing it.
It is a lovely sunny day here in Calgary, we had a chilly spell for the past couple of weeks but it is nice and warm now - a real spring day.
I will show you more of my 'work in progress' as I complete each section. I still have to put in 2 more buildings, snow mounds and some shadows on my snow. I also have to do the edge of the pond. Then will work on the pond and also a mound of snow with some birches at the front. Lots of fun.
shows a bouquet I recently received from Rob's ( my son who passed away in December) former wife. I was so pleased with them. She is a very fine person and it was so nice to have gotten back in touch with her recently.
I have been working all day in trying to find my class emails and other information after having my computer 'crash'. It has been a long day, but some of my dear friends on learningfa have sent me the classes they received and it has made it much easier than having to re write the classes.
Our weather looks as if it is going to improve a great deal this next few days. We got a showering of light rain and then a wee bit of snow today so I am looking forward to the nice weather.
Easter is next weekend -- time does fly by. Shirley
has been a passion of mine for the last 4 years- I was going through some of my old discs - trying to find photos I can use for my Thread painting classes, as I lost a lot of information and I discovered this one, which was one one of my first real attempts of doing thread painting of an original drawing. I remember the feeling of satisfaction when I finished it and framed it. I gave it to my aunt and as she is in Newfoundland - I haven't seen it on her wall. I hope you like it.
I played with photo shop all day yesterday and learned quite a bit. I had no
problem manipulating the pictures, however I am having problems saving the changes to the photos - especially putting them on the blog. I finally put it in my iphotos and then transferred it to my desktop with a jpeg format.
I know there is a much easier way so I am going to read about transferring pictures as well as putting the manipulations into the photo shop library.
It was lots of fun and I hope to use what I am learning, on one of my challenges. The attached picture was the original for the header manipulated picture. I hope to have more soon! (after I figure more out)