Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lotus Flower

Hello Friends.  So glad you stopped by.  Can you believe the way the gas prices are going up?  They're reporting that parts of Florida are paying $6.00 a gallon.  Outrageous!  I know I'm not paying as much as some folks are, but that doesn't mean it isn't hurting me just as much.  It's ridiculous.  And as bad as I feel I am economically, I know there are plenty of others in worse shape than me.  Those are the ones I feel for because I know they're really hurting.  Hopefully this won't last too long and we'll be back down to a reasonable price soon.  There's always hope.  Right?

Well, now that I've vented, here's this week's creation.




















Ain't it purty (hence the blog title)!  I thought it turned out so good that I tried it in another color.



















I think I like this one better.  What about you?  Which one do you prefer, pink or yellow?

I plan on making some tutorals sometime in the near future, but right now I'm concentrating on getting a variety of  products made to sell on Etsy.  Do you think my painting is of selling quality?  Please let me know what you think.  Also I would love for you to follow my blog.  And if you have a blog, let me know so I can return the favor.

I also want to send a thank you to Tanya at Blogelina for all her help.  She has so many resources for us newbie bloggers with tips, articles, classes, you name it.  If you're considering your own blog, take my advice and visit her at  http://blogelina.com/ .

Til next time, have fun!

86 comments:

  1. I love the pink one! My art talent consists of stick figures!!

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    1. Except for doing this, mine is too.

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  2. Hi Julie, you might want to check in with Blogelina and let her know your blog URL is broken and needs to be updated. Anyway, I got her by pasting in your URL and looking at your posts. I saw this one mentioning Blogelina and realized it was the one you meant to post. Thank goodness gasoline prices are not yet $6 here. We paid $3.63 at Costco last night and my husband filled two five gallon cans to store. Your lotus flowers are very pretty. Your items look like they could be sold, but you know you can really only find that out if you put them somewhere that people can see them, like Etsy. I'm not sure how Etsy works but it would be the place to start. Best of luck to you!

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    1. Thanks Starlene. I just posted the right url. I gonna start with Etsy. Thanks for the advice.

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  3. They're both beautiful, but I like the yellow better. It's just so sunny and cheerful.

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    1. My thoughts exactly! Thanks Erin.

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  4. Both are very pretty but I like the pink one a bit more. I can not even draw a good stick figure for real. Easy2Save

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    1. Thank you Victoria but I bet you could do better than you think. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. You're really talented. I am all thumbs!

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    1. Thank you Corinne. They're not perfect, but I'm getting better with each one.

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  6. Hi there! Good luck with your art. I'm curious how big those pictures are? My blogging buddy Lynden is also embarking on a new crafty blog. You might really like it (I'm daft at craft!). She blogs at http://aneleganttouch-lynden.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Katy. Thanks so much. These pics were shot with a regular camera and uploaded to my Kodak file. When I attached them here, I chose the option for small because the medium looked too large for me. I will check out Lynden's blog as soon as I finish my 100 comments.

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  7. I love the yellow - I'd want it on a white or pale pink background I think.

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    1. Thanks Anjanette. BTW cool name. I started out putting it on a white background but couldn't get enough contrast for it to show up good. Maybe with enough experience I'll be able to accomplish that.

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  8. I love the pink one most. Looks like you're just starting off with your blog, so good luck! I wish I was arty like you.

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    1. Thanks Judith. I am just starting and I've got a lot to learn.

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  9. I like the yellow one best I think, although they're both really cute! I'm not crafty myself, but I love reading craft blogs and thinking "maybe someday..."

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    1. I know what you mean. I subscribe to too many already.

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  10. I like the pink one best. You have a talent here, for sure! Good luck selling them on Etsy.

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    1. Well thank you Kecia. That gives me confidence.

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  11. I like the pink one, but mostly because it looks purple in the picture and purple is my favorite color. ;-) Both are beautiful.

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    1. I'll tell you a little secret. It is purple, and the other one is Orange. They just look pink and yellow so that's what I called them. BTW purple is my daughter's fav color too.

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  12. Hmmm... I think I prefer the pink lotus -- but they're both very decorative.
    Isn't it fun, learning and practicing new things and hobbies? Cultivate your talent, Julie, it's a gift.

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  13. They are both very pretty, but I like the pink one best. And the price of gas is out of controll...

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  14. These are very pretty. What are the measurements? They look like stepping stones and maybe 12 inches by 12 inches, but then again they could be much smaller. You'll have to let us know if you get hooked up with Etsy.

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    1. You're right they are 12x12 stepping stones. I can't believe I left that out! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  15. I really like the pink one. Although they are both very nice. Great job. Our gas prices are not as high here yet thank goodness.

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  16. I like the pink one better. Great job painting! Whenever I paint something it looks like a little kid did it!! :)

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    1. Some of mine did too. I had to repaint a few times.

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  17. They are both very pretty. I am partial to the pink one. :)

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    1. Thanks Britni. Looks like the pink one is the most popular so far.

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  18. They are beautiful! I definitely think you would be able to sell those on Etsy :)

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  19. They are both so pretty! I like the pink best though!

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    1. Thanks Jaime. By the way, I enjoyed visiting your site after reading your post.

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  20. I like the pink flower. Very cute and creative!

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  21. they are both gorgeous in their own right but i'm partial to pink, so i like pink better :o)

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  22. I like the yellow one, but that is just me. LOL I thought it was on a hoofprint at first.

    You are very talented and if I didn't have my head in a cloud I wouldn't have thought that it was a hoofprint and known it was a lily pad. LOL
    www.foraging4aliving.com

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    1. Thats ok. It can be a hoofprint if you want. LOL Thanks for the compliment.

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  23. Cool look for stepping stones! You did a great job! Thanks so much for sharing!

    suzy

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    1. Well thank you Suzy. I'm having so much fun with this.

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  24. I too like the first flower better, or rather the coloring. Though sometimes you never know till you try. I also prefer the green background. Have you thought about adding some veins or other details to the lily pad?

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    1. I hadn't thought of the veins but now that you mention it, they would be cool.

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  25. I love the pink one, it pops more against the blue background (which is strange since yellow and blue are complementary colors). I do think your painting is good enough to sell.

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    1. Confidence building more! Thanks.

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  26. Those are both gorgeous! I don't think I could pick a favorite! I do love how the yellow "pops", but the pink seems more natural.

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  27. Can I ask what they are?? It looks like a box maybe? Just curious :-D

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    1. These are the 12 x 12 stepping (paving) stones. Sorry, I had mentioned that in an earlier post. I didn"t realize I omitted it til too late.

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  28. I think I like the pink one best. Very lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much. I like your blog name.

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  29. Oh Gas...It's pretty much at $5/gallon around me and we have to drive everywhere so it sucks!

    Those lotus flowers are so pretty! The pink is more traditional and natural but I think I like the yellow, very nice color combo! I think they would be nice sold as a set! A tutorial is nice but for someone like me who has no drawing/painting/art skills, we have to rely on purchasing our art! Although I still love looking at tutorials and sometimes trying them out even if they fail miserably! =P thanks for sharing your purty little thangs! Hope you'll visit my blog when you get a chance: www.mommykangaroo.blogspot.com

    Good luck with starting your own etsy store!

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    1. I hadn't thought of selling as a set. Something to think about. I think I left a comment on your post but I will go back and check again.

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  30. Those are gorgeous. And not I don't believe people are paying $6 per gallon. Poor Florida folks! I was feeling sorry for us hitting $4/gallon.

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    1. I know right? Thanks for the compliment.

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  31. There both Pretty and I like the green one best.

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    1. Uh, I assume you mean the lime green lily pad? Either way, thanks.

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  32. I love pink! I cannot believe gas is $6!!!

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    lisa

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  33. I love pink alot! But I really like the yellow one.

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  34. I prefer the pink one, but both are beautiful.

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  35. Yes, gas is getting crazy! The summer is going to be awful! You do create purty things!!

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  36. Oh, very pretty! I know a lot of folks who have had great success with Etsy, so keep up the good work!

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  37. You do indeed create purty things! I love both of the flowers you painted, but I think I like the yellow one just a smidge more than the pink one. Good luck with Etsy! I am just now getting started with a sewing business there.

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    1. Thank you Elaine. Now I'll mosey on over and check out your shop.

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  38. I love both of them!! but the pink one the most!!! The yellow is really cute those and I am not usually a yellow kinda girl!

    gas prices are INSANE makes me happy that I don't have a car at all, up here in Vancouver B.C. it is about 1.38 - 1.40 a liter! NUTS!

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    1. Oh, I only wish I didn't have a car, but around here it's a must. I'm a country girl. Thanks Eschelle.

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