Friday, December 12, 2008

New Fluffy Corgi Designs

I just created two designs for fluffy corgi lovers. One is the "I Love Fluffies" design above, and another that states "I Love My Fluffy Corgi." I placed them into my CafePress store. Now off to start Christmas shopping! (I know I am getting a late start.) I have jury duty in a week too. 8( I Better hurry up!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

New designs with elements!!

I created these with my wacom tablet and photoshop elements.
I received my photoshop elements for dummies book, but quickly realized that I have learned more from just fiddling with the program. So I have uploaded new designs to both my Cafepress stores. I wanted to create some new corgi text designs.
Just in time for the holidays!

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  • Thursday, November 27, 2008


    I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

    May your stuffing be tasty
    May your turkey plump,
    May your potatoes and gravy
    have nary a lump.
    May your yams be delicious
    and your pies take the prize,
    and may your Thanksgiving dinner
    stay off your thighs!

    I am so thankful for my family and daily gifts: food, shelter, clothing, good health, friendship, the beauty of nature, and the kindness of others.

    Pass the pumpkin pie!!

    Saturday, November 22, 2008

    Having fun with photoshop elements

    I am having fun playing around with my wacom tablet and photoshop elements. I find it pretty complicated, so I can imagine that photoshop is tough. I bought "photoshop Elements for Dummies" today, so maybe I can figure out some cool stuff. I hope to make some new designs with text for my corgi store.

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    My pembroke welsh corgi 2009 calendar

    My 2009 calendar is now available!
    2009 Pembroke Welsh Corgi CALENDAR
    Chock full of cute and unique art of the corgi.
    A perfect holiday gift!
    Keeping track of important dates on your calendar is easy when you can view 12 months of original corgi art. This high-quality calendar is printed on thick 100lb cover weight paper and adds impact to any room.
    Each page measures 11" x 8.5"
    Measures 11" x 17" when hung on wall
    Full bleed dynamic color

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  • Friday, November 07, 2008

    Oh oh...Don't upset Barney

    Yesterday Barney, President Bush's scottish terrier, bit a reporter at the white house. Jon Decker, a political reporter for Reuters, had just finished a live shot for MSNBC at 10:35 a.m. when he spotted Barney and his handler on a walk. He bent down to pet him. Barney bit him on the finger.

    Barney seemed to be in a bad mood for some reason. Maybe he took the news that he will have to leave the white house soon badly? Barney and his friend, Miss Beazley, have a popular webcam at the white house.

    The reporter was fine as we was bandaged up by the white house doctor and given some antibiotics. There is speculation today that the new first dog may be a cockapoo. Maybe thats what set barney off. I wouldn't want to leave either. Private chefs, beautiful gigantic house, and that huge lawn!

    Thursday, November 06, 2008

    The New First Dog

    President-elect Obama promised his two little girls that they could get a dog when they move into the White House.

    There is spectulation that they will pick a rescue dog or shelter dog.
    Malia, his older daughter (10 years old) has allergies, so they need to keep that in mind.

    Obama’s running mate, Joe Biden, is also getting in on the act. He told reporters traveling with him earlier that his wife had promised him a “big dog” if he got elected.

    Jill Biden had taped pictures of different dogs on the back of the seat in front of him on his campaign plane to inspire the candidate as he criss-crossed the country in the final sprint to election day.

    I have heard they are going to wait until spring for their new addition after the transition.

    One dog out there is going to be very lucky with a new address...1600 Pennsylvania Avenue! I wonder what breed it is going to be?

    Look at that lawn..lots of room to run!!

    The Digital Age

    Last christmas, my husband bought me a Walcom bamboo Fun drawing tablet. I really haven't had a lot of time to fool around and figure it out. It comes with Adobe photoshop elements and Corel painter essentials.

    Its fun to play with photos and change colors. I would love to learn how to "paint" a corgi from scratch and have it actually look decent. I will just keep playing around to try to get the hang of it.

    I think it is a wonderful tool to change colors in existing photos, designs or artwork. I think I may try to change some background colors on some of my corgi designs. That would be useful.

    The corgi photo above was one I took at a local dog show. In photoshop I erased the background and put a colored one in. I learned how to do transparent backgrounds also. Just doing that was exciting!

    I tried to fool around with Corel painter. It looks like a cool program, but man, they get technical, and I get lost. I guess the more I play the more I will learn.

    Digital art is whole other world. It has no limits. It's fun and I wish to learn how to create awesome work, especially to put in my CafePress stores. I guess practice makes perfect...I have a whole lot of practicing to do.

    Friday, October 31, 2008


    Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love It!
    I love fall. I live in the Mojave desert in California, so any cool weather (not too cold) is more than welcome!
    I love to dress up in costume too. It's fun to be someone else for one night.
    Last year I was snow white. My husband was grumpy. LOL!
    We didn't have ANY trick O' treaters last year. I miss that. I used to decorate my house when we lived in a more "city" area. My street is kind of rural (no street lights and the houses are sort of far apart) but a few blocks up they get a lot of kiddies. So I always buy candy we like so we can eat the leftovers. BOO!
    Be careful and have fun!

    Friday, October 24, 2008

    A cute corgi site

    I came across this cute corgi site today,
    There are comics featuring corgis that must have taken a lot of time to create.
    They are cute and very imaginative!
    They feature adventures of Wasabi the corgi.
    Check them out!
    There is a photo gallery of pembroke welsh corgis and some fun links!

    Wasabi's YouTube page with a bunch of cute corgi videos:
  • YouTube Corgi Comics

  • Click on the Corgi Comics link:
    visit corgi comics | the story of the pembroke welsh corgi

    Sunday, October 19, 2008

    Ode To The Waffle

    Every christmas my sister and I exchange holidays. One year I have Christmas, and she has Thanksgiving and we trade off each year. We always have a christmas breakfast, which is the usual, eggs, bacon, sausage and biscuits. This year It's my turn hosting the christmas breakfast.
    I am entertaining the thought of "the waffle bar."

    I am envisioning warm, freshly pressed waffles with a variety of toppings available..strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, bananas, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, real maple syrup. Sounds different and YUMMY.

    While browsing the internet, researching the beloved waffle, I came across some interesting history behind the crisp goodness.

    The waffle has a long history behind it:

    The ancient Greeks used to cook very flat cakes, which they called obleios, between two hot metal plates.
    In the 13th century the oublie became the waffle. A plate was forged to create them.
    Waffel is from the Dutch wafel.
    Thomas Jefferson returned from France with a waffle iron.
    In 1953, Frank Dorsa introduced frozen waffles into supermarkets, calling them Eggo Waffles.
    National Waffle Day is August 24th, the anniversary of the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron. Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received his patent for a "device to bake waffles" in 1869.
    International Waffel Day is March 25th.

    I didn't know there are so many kinds of waffles, belgian waffles, american waffles, potato waffles, Hong Kong style, chicken and waffles, even tuna and waffles.. and the list goes on..
    I don't care for the Belgian waffle, too much powdered sugar.
    I'll have my waffles with just butter and syrup please.

    Here's a website with a 123 waffle recipes!


  • Wednesday, October 15, 2008

    More new items!! YAY!

    I have added these new pieces to my website. One is a handsculpted, handpainted, polymer clay corgi sculpture,"Corgi with Heart." It is approx 4 inches tall by one and a half inches wide. Gloss shine.

    The other is a corgi puppy welcome sign, handpainted on pine. It is sealed and hanger attached on the back. It is painted a dark english navy with gold trim.
    It is fun to mix it up a bit. I mean I like to paint and dabble in other mediums. I love to paint, whether it be clay, collage, canvas, paper, you name it.

    Clay is fun!
    Sculpty clay is a cool medium. It's easy to work with and its oven bake.
    Don't get me wrong, it takes time to get something that looks right or to add detail. Well, it takes me a long time anyways. It's rewarding though. Just don't overcook, or your sculpture will get a bit brown.You can paint a clay piece after baking with any craft acrylic paint. They have sculpty glaze that is brushed on in matte or shiney glaze.

    Wood is great!
    I like painting on pine. I like the hardness and smoothness of the wood. I get wooden blanks from my local Michael's craft store and sand them well. Sometimes there are dings, dents, and rough spots in the blank. Look over any blanks well before you buy. You can primer the wood if you would like, but sand between coats.
    Then I draw on a rough draft of my design and paint with acrylic paints. You can always use stencils for lettering, if you would like. After drying, spray with an acrylic sealer. I don't recommend the signs I paint to be exposed outdoors in the elements but I do have one on my front door (sheltered) year around and It is holding up great.

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  • Tuesday, October 14, 2008

    Corgi ACEOs are here!

    I have listed some corgi ACEOs on my website available for purchase!
    There are over twenty to choose from. They are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches - the size of a trading card. I have taken a few of my favorite paintings and recreated them on small miniatures!

    These cards are handpainted originals! Art for your pocket! You can trade them with other corgi lovers, frame them, or put them in an album, the sky's the limit when it comes to small format art!

    They are painted heavy watercolor paper, sealed and signed. I then slide the finished piece in a heavy plastic toploader (the baseball card type) for total protection. They can be easily removed by you if you so desire.
    my corgi art website:

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  • Monday, October 13, 2008

    "Corgi and Cat" New corgi art painting

    A corgi with a fiesty new friend..a cat!

    "Corgi And Cat"
    This is an 8"X10" acrylic ORIGINAL on watercolor paper. It is ready to mat and frame.
    Please view details about this original piece
    now offered on my corgi art website:

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  • Monday, October 06, 2008

    I joined a website corgi group today

    I joined a website today it's called GoCorgi.
    It's like corgiland! It's great.
    I haven't had time to investigate everything yet (theres so much information and fun stuff)but I will soon. There is a corgi forum, picture gallery, corgi news, corgi groups and even a corgi halloween contest!
    So, If you have a corgi (or have corgi envy like me) drop by the site and check it out at

    My newest bunny butt painting.

    Hahaha!! This little pemmy decided he wanted the WHOLE box of doggie cookies...

    This is an 8"X10" acrylic ORIGINAL on watercolor paper. It is ready to mat and frame.
    Please view details about this original piece
    now offered on my corgi art website:
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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2008

    ACEO little corgi paintings!

    I am currently paintings some ACEOs of some of my previous paintings. They are scaled down versions with some differences.

    What are ACEOS?
    ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions and Originals". These cards have one main rule - they are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches - the size of a trading card.
    Cards are sold either as originals or editions. Make sure you know which you are buying! If it is a print it should say so, and it should be numbered and signed, usually on the back.
    All of my ACEOs will be tiny originals. Art for your pocket! You can trade them with other corgi lovers, frame them, or put them in an album, the sky's the limit when it comes to small format art!
    I am having a lot of fun paintings these. I am painting them on heavy watercolor paper. They are sealed and signed. I then slide the finished piece in a heavy plastic toploader (the baseball card type) for total protection. They can be easily removed by you if you so desire. I think I will offer a few on ebay and put some on my website. I will post the finished ones here for all to see!

    Sunday, July 13, 2008

    Original Artwork Direct From Artist!

    I am now offering artwork direct from artist on my website.
    Buy It now with free shipping. I will update with new offerings
    when they come available. I will list on Ebay very rarely from now on and focus on offering more unique original corgi art on my website.

    Now Available:

    Please view details about this original piece
    now offered on my corgi art website:

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  • Thursday, June 19, 2008

    Tasha Tudor has Died

    Tasha Tudor died on June 18th 2008.

    She was a great american author and illustrator of children's books.
    She had illustrated nearly one hundred books, and her latest was Corgiville Christmas. She was known for her beautiful illusrations. Corgis had long been a love and favorite subject for Tasha Tudor's paintings.

    Please click on the link to view her obituary page put up by the Tudor Family.
  • Tasha Tudor Obituary

  • She had many books written about her and her gardens. You can look up her name on and see books she has written and illustrated.
    Link to the family website:
  • Tudor family Website

  • Books

    Pumpkin Moonshine
    A Tale for Easter
    Snow before Christmas
    Thistly B
    The Dolls' Christmas
    Edgar Allan Crow
    Amanda and the Bear
    A is for Annabelle
    1 is One
    A Time to Keep
    Corgiville Fair
    Tasha Tudor's Seasons of Delight
    The Great Corgiville Kidnapping

    May she rest in peace.

    Wednesday, May 28, 2008

    Now offering prints!!

    I have been asked in the past about prints. I am now offering prints of selected works! All my prints are 8"X10" printed with vibrant color on Legacy 65Lb. Canvas paper. $12.99 with FREE shipping! Buy more than one, still FREE ahipping.
    Please visit my site for prints!.....

    Thursday, January 17, 2008

    "Be My Valentine"

    "Be My Valentine"
    8"X10" Mixed media,acrylic and paper on canvas
    Listed now on ebay!

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  • This auction ends:Jan-24-08 11:43:44 PST

    Saturday, January 05, 2008

    Another original corgi painting

    7"X5" acrylic on canvas
    Ready to hang!
    It is listed on ebay.

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  • This auction ends:Jan-12-08 14:46:29 PST

    Thursday, January 03, 2008

    First corgi painting of the new year!

    "View From The Donut"
    Handpainted original on a 7" X 5" canvas.
    Staples on back. Sides are painted black.
    Ready to hang!

    It is listed on ebay.

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  • This auction ends:Jan-10-08 15:45:27 PST