Friday, June 10, 2011

Under Construction

Hello, everyone!

It's been a while since I have posted, and I have some news. I'm taking a course with Liv Lane to build a better blog. I began this blog a little over a year ago, and frankly, I'm just not happy with it. I wanted to focus on my art, and to a certain extent, I have. However, I have had trouble maintaining my enthusiasm for blogging, and thinking up topics.

You would think a professional writer would have no problem blogging, wouldn't you? But that's just not the case--at least, not with me. I've felt both naked ("what if I say too much?") and invisible ("nobody reads my blog") and quite honestly, I've wondered if it was worth continuing.

Until I saw Liv's course.

I am going to really try and make this blog a pleasant place to visit, one that you will enjoy reading, and I will enjoy writing. If you have suggestions about things you would like to see here, such as giveaways, guest artist interviews, or freebies, please let me know. I do love hearing from you.

In the meantime, here is a freebie for you today: a vintage rose playing card. Please right-click on it to download, and enjoy!

Also in Bloglandia:

  • Daisy Yellow is sponsoring the ICAD project. Read all about it here!
  • Lenna and her husband celebrate their anniversary; and 
  • If you like armchair travel, visit Paris Breakfasts. I can't say how much I love this blog!
Until next time--take care, and stay cool!


    1. Sandra, I think it's great you are back, making your blog a place where you want to write and share your art. Thanks so much for linking to my art journal post in your Bloglandia news -very cool! xo lenna

    2. Hi Sandra,

      Looks like a cool course! It is hard to come up with new postings - I know what you mean! Good luck with the course - let us know how it's going!


    3. Good for you Sandra!
      Liv's class looks tempting.
      And thanks for the shoutout!

    4. @Lenna, Thanks for your encouragement. I appreciate it!

      @Chris, what a nice surprise that you stopped by! I hope your blog is going well too.

      @Carolg, Merci aussi! et bon soir!

    5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I grew up in PA - Selinsgrove - where do you live?

      Also - you commmented on the White Stripes movie post, but did you also notice a more recent post with a link to Vintage Collective's photostream? It's this huge resource of vintage illustrations - thought you might be interested for your mixed media work.

    6. Hi, Betsy--Hello to a fellow Pennsylvanian! I am from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. I was in Selinsgrove a few years ago, to visit an audio store. Found a great used bookstore there, too, a couple doors away.

      I did notice the Vintage Collective link and checked it out. Thanks so much--very cool!

      Thank you, too, for visiting my blog. Hope to see you again soon.