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1.06.2013

Postcard Art Challenge


With the encouragement of my friend, Sheila, I'm submitting my drawing to Sunday Postcard Art. It began as an 8X10 art journal page...which I took to LunaPic and resized to 6X4. NOT an easy task for me. I tried to do the adjustment in iphoto first...since that's what I have on my computer...but I guess I'm really challenged because I couldn't even find an area in 'help' to walk me through it. Oh well. I did have QUITE the challenge, even in LunaPic and was so glad when my son-in-law popped in and helped me with it. EEE GADDS! So, hopefully this will qualify...as the above picture was DEFINITELY a challenge for me to get it to the correct size!!! But, hey, I learned. Mainly, I learned that I won't try this again for awhile. I'd rather make an entry of the correct size to begin with. HAHAAA!

Create Your Life,

annie!

PS - I'd really love to say that this is my design...but I was looking at a Christmas card and trying to duplicate it. Both pictures are shown together here

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  1. Well done, annie! This painting is just so beautiful. Liked your resizing story too.

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I really did have a difficult time with it...but I DID learn!

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  2. What ever the size this is beautiful.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  3. This is gorgeous Annie you should be selling your artwork...a lovely postcard!

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    1. Thanks Annie. :) I sell a little and am taking a huge step in opening an Etsy store. I appreciate your vote of confidence.

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  4. Oh, this is a gorgeous one, Annie!

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  5. Beautiful! (Sometimes 'birthing' a new piece can be painful! lol)

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    1. As you well know from the kissy fish! Thanks Robin!

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  6. Hello Annie, love your postcard..and that you managed to resize it..im terrible at such things!

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    1. I'm terrible too! Worse than terrible. You and me...we'll stick together.

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  7. This art piece is perfect for winter elegance!

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  8. I love it and I love that you persisted with the technology to make the submission. Good work.

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    1. Thanks Char! Don't think I'll go there again anytime soon. Too busy researching 'stuff' for Etsy to spend ALL that TIME on the computer. Which I already do enough of!!!

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  9. Such a beautiful painting, Annie. Wish my Winter looked like this - in the UK it's just very, very grey.

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    1. Thank you. Maybe that's what the flower gardens need there to thrive?!? Where I live, it's non stop sun, heat and humidity...but I think I prefer it over cold and grey.

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  10. Annie, this is so lovely. You are such a talent.

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  11. WOw! Wonderful drawing, just love it! Kim

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  12. Beautiful postcard Annie... your painting is gorgeous... so glad you could resize it...

    Wishing you a happy week...
    Jenny ♥

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  13. It complies beautifully! I love your resizing story, mainly because it makes me feel like I have company :)
    I dont care that you had inspiration from a card, this work is yours. Love it!

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    1. Thank you, thank you Liz! I was told when I was little that I couldn't draw...and believed it until I was in my 50s!!! So...now I attempt to draw but usually from a picture. Still don't have the confidence to sit down and draw from memory!

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  14. Oh I am so glad that you entered! Your drawing is fabulous! I LOVE IT!!! What a talent you are! Sending hugs and wishes for a wonderful day.

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  15. Beautiful painting, and beautiful choice Annie!
    Keep drawing as much as you can.
    Confidence will come! :)

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  16. oh, you are so good, even at drawing, this is so lovely, and the snow is so realistic!

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  17. I have to say that I love your version of the setting, it turned out quite lovely!
    You have a beautiful blog and the photos of your beach trip are amazing! Funny how we take our own surroundings for granted:)
    Take good care and blessings to you!!!

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    1. Thank you Patti! :) I really love my pictures and blogging is a great way for me to share them! After living here for almost 3 years, I don't believe I'll ever take a LoT of things for granted again.

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  18. You are so amazingly talented! I love it. It makes me want to walk into the scene and breathe it all in

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    1. Well thank you so much! That's how I felt when the little cardinals first drew me into the Christmas card I used for inspiration.

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  19. Happy New Year! Lovely painting...praying for DS. Adriann

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    1. Adriann!!! I was thinking about you today and wondering "where oh where has my Adriann gone". Good to hear from you!!! Happy New Year to you and yours! Thanks so much.

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  20. Annie, this is lovely! I know what you mean about resizing. I can crop pictures, but when it comes to having fewer megapixels, forget it. I have no idea what they're talking about. I have to hope the program will do it for me.

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    1. You understand! Thank you. :) If I could have plugged 6x4 into the program...no problem.

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  21. This is absolutely beautiful! Your talemnt is amazing....I adore the bird...my favorite, but it is all wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Sharon! I really appreciate your lovely comment. Cardinals are my favorite too!

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  22. What a lovely wintery scene. Well done! You make me long for snow!

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    1. Thanks Caatje! I long for snow at times too. It's 84 right now with an expected low of 75 tonight...so don't think I'll be seeing any soon! Hope you get some!

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