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I now accept Venmo as well as PayPal for original art.

The cat keeps looking at my chocolate chip cookie like she's going to grab it and run. She put her face in my cup and stole some of my coffee. She's lost her mind. I know she left back splash. She should Venmo me the cost of coffee.

All art updates are on the sidebar under Purchase Art.

Crystal - Let the Mountains Shake
Crystal : Let the Mountain's Shake

I HATED those other themes. They weren't me at all. I couldn't stand it, but Twenty Twelve is back. Lets hope things go better this time. I so missed you Twenty Twelve. I don't like change that much. This theme fits my needs. I like it and don't want to give it up.

You may still have to come to my site to leave comments because the comment option may not appear on the WP feed. Just know you are always welcome to the webpage.

Now I can stop obsessing over this site. The comments on the WP feed may not get fixed. I have no idea how to do it and my web mistress isn't available right now. Shoot. I was starting to wonder if it's even worth going all out to get a nice theme and arrange it. If people basically read from WP then they can't see updates to pages or that there's new information on the sidebar. I'll still update it though.

...continue reading "My beloved theme is BACK!!!"

I'm working on getting my comments to show up in WP feed. I messed up the comment code for my other template. This is template is temporary and may change through the course of the day.

IF YOU CAN SEE the comment section from the WP feed please leave a comment.

Here's the problem, on WP feed my comment section wasn't showing up, however, if you come to my website comments can be left...... that is until I messed up the comment call for that template, dang it!

I need a template that isn't flashy and that shows my pages at the top so that art gallery titles can be seen and accessed. I don't want a template with thumbnails above new entries.

I'll work on this issue. Until then please be patient with my mess.

how do I fix this?

 

Well, Facebook is going to close the account I've been using for quite some time because I won't upload ID to them, however, I've had a second FB account since around 2015 that has been unused for months. I went ahead and transferred friends and groups to the 2015 account. Lets hope this is enough to satisfy FB because I don't have a 3rd account. If FB decides to close down the 2015 account then I'm off FB for good. As I changed things over, a copyright issue came up.

I made a girl mad because I told her she can't put my art on her blog without written permission and a small user fee. She said she gave proper credit. I said, the art says All Rights Reserved. She thought I was upset with her and said it's not like we're talking about Monet. I ignored her snark. She told me it was exposure. She used that word exposure as if somehow that word makes everything better. My eye is twitching right now. lol

Question. Would you be okay if a random company took your FB photo or a photo of your kid you put on your FB page and put it in their ads without telling you? You let them know that you're in business and that using your image for free is against your long stated policies. They say they can use it because they found it on the internet. ...continue reading "Copyright Revisited"

paintings, broken clay, handmade flower pendant and items found in nature

ONE DAY SALE - MaryJane16 45% off 1 item March 3rd 2017
www.sundrip.etsy.com or PayPal

(read this really fast like on commercials when they’re giving you the fine print) * International sales included. If you are unable to participate on these sale dates and need a payment arrangement please just use the email address on the sidebar so that we can include you. Please request your extension by February 28th. Remember, I asked for assistance with Mary Jane. I put the need out there, and my need has been filled. If you don’t ask then both sales will be missed.

Faith

I'm going to do a copy paste from my Facebook page.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who contributed or purchased art. It's appreciated. I tell ya, it came on time bc my girl is in pain and I can't stand it. Man, it's hard to watch her suffer.

BTW - when there is a need that I see on the net please know that even if it's $2 or $4 I will, do and have donated. It's been done for me. I strongly believe that one should share their blessings, it makes them sweeter.

Thank you again for helping my girl Mary Jane continue her life with me in a pain-free way. I'd like to add that a friend of mine here in Indy asked why the cost was so low bc her aunts vet was so high, my requested need seemed odd. The blessing in that is, the vet isn't charging me for anything but a standard cleaning with blood work and proper anesthesia. He is not charging me for extractions (3 in the mouth of a 16 year old kitty).

...continue reading "Funds Obtained"

This week end will be dedicated to posting new art. I'm finishing up the last few stitches on a few Tea Bears as well as finishing, scanning and posting new art in the galleries here on Sundrip as well as in my Etsy shop.

The Hope Cat is finished and listed on Etsy

Hope Bear

I slept late. I had a cup of hot chocolate.

la Q hot chocolate
Now I'm ready to get things done.
This is where I work

Faith

Mary Jane needs another extractions. Her other fang needs to come out and other teeth need to be cared for.

One photo shows her with a fang already removed, the second photo is of my old cat on an old chair with an old soft toy and an old blanket.

As forward as it is, I want to say that any art sales from here on will go to the "Fang Fund" which needs $250.00. I will update the monetary need and I will continue to make art available in the following locations.

Need is now $211


*Available Art" galleries here on Sundrip

Etsy www.sundrip.etsy.com.

If you would like to donate even a buck you may send that donation to my PayPal email address at SundripJournals@gmail.com.

(Please do not make purchases from Redbubble as I will not receive funds in time to meet Mary Jane's needs)

When the $250 has been raised through sales and/or donations, I  remove the note for need. $50 of the needed funds is what I currently owe the vet. $200 is for the full dental work and the other extraction.

Mary Jane is 16 years old and in good health, except for her teeth. She is in a lot of pain, pain I didn't realize was there until the emergency vet visit the other day.
Thank you,
Faith

I've updated the Etsy shop with a few new things. I thought I might try digital downloads of tree drawings. Sometimes I see drawings and think, I'd love to paint that. I figure a creative person can take a simple tree drawing, print it on watercolor paper and have some fun for a personal project. Why not? The trees in this entry aren't offered, this is an example of fun one might have with a simple tree drawing. You'll find the trees that are available for instant download in the Etsy shop category Community Grabs and Pay it Forward.


The Community Grab Bag and Pay it Forward section of Etsy
Pay it Forward art is Sundrip quality but is meant as a gift to the buyer. The gift is that Pay it Forward art will be as much as a 3rd less than normal prices. Once you accept the PIF gift you must find a way to make a small difference in the life of another person. Digital downloads will be in this section as well as Experimental art. Experimental art  is art created with techniques I'm trying out for the first time such as art on tiles. They may or may not be something someone wants, but I'll give you the chance to snatch it up. After a time it'll get tossed because I don't want to store it.

I think I might have to purchase a few more tiles. I love doing them. I have to work on photographing these things. I have a cell phone that I'm working with.... and shaky hands. This was taken with me leaning my hands on the desk beside a scarf.

Here is Mary Jane making sure this drawing is up to par. She's been in charge of quality control for years.  That's Bernhardt the Bear behind her sleeping on the job.

Flip flop the firebelly toad isn't employed. As a matter of fact she begs a lot.

I really like crickets
crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside

That's a face only a mother can love. I do, so does her tank mate Steve 'the Beast' Austin.

Pertinent links:  Etsy and Redbubble are where you can purchase art, or you can request a Paypal invoice. See the sidebar for my contact info.

Faith

UPDATE: The knives have been secured along with a small water color pocket set on my wish list. Thank you for the response. Please remember that I often barter and don't turn down reasonable offers for items on my wish list. The list is kept up to date. When items are received I remove them from the list.

Spatula barter requestWould anyone like to barter?

I'd like to have this new set of pallet knives found on Amazon.

Raih 9 Stainless Steel Special Effect Painting Knife Set Pallet Artist's Spatula .

These would be so cool to work with abstract paintings. 

If you would like to barter art for these new (not used) pallet knives please contact me. The art piece should be as close as possible to the total price of the knives.

Please see the sidebar for contact information so we can arrange a swap. My Amazon wish list is on the side bar as well and gives the direct link to the pallet knife set. 

Although I'm still creating items that are edge to edge with color and imagery, I still have a strong desire to explore abstract work. These knives will come in handy. There's such freedom in abstract work but I want to have more control over the media and to create more distinct textures. I believe my primary interest in abstract work is to create abstract seascapes and oceanscapes. A blogger and I agreed that painting water is calming and it draws you in. I love that feeling. 

It's interesting to see my art change over the years. Although I still paint and draw edge to edge type work and I still pump out paintings created with tea and berries, there's a drive for more exploration in abstract art.  ...continue reading "Pallet Knives Needed"

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