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

  • 2009 Corgi calendar
  • 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.