One of my Yahoo! groups had a watercolor journal workshop that I began, but at the time my daughter and her two little ones were living with us and I was babysitting full time, so I didn't finish the class and had a hard time keeping up with what I did get done.
I have a picture of a lovely oriole singing at the feeder in my sister's front yard which I am currently using as the "wallpaper" on my computer screen so that was the picture I decided to paint. I began by lightly sketching it, then I used a few layers of watercolor, but I am not very good at mixing colors to get the shade I want, so I switched over to my Caran d'Ache Neocolor II crayons for the final layers.
Also, while checking in at Sitemeter to get the stats on this blog, I noticed I am closing in on 10,000 visitors. I expect to hit that number sometime next week. That seems like a great reason to have a giveaway. This one is a little different as I want the winner to choose from a number of possible prizes instead of selecting it myself.
The prize will be a book, but the winner will get to choose from these topics: making handmade books, digital photography, Photoshop CS3, origami, Chinese brush painting, or digital scrapbooking.
Here is how it will work:
1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me which book you would choose if you won.
2. If you would like to be entered twice, post about this giveaway on your blog and come back and tell me about it and leave a link to your post.
3. Be sure to check back to see if you've won.
I love having giveaways and wish I could give something away every day, but the postage costs would put me in the poorhouse.
Tomorrow I am riding with my dear friend, Tina, to Muskegon to play with art all day long. I will tell you all about it.