Monday, July 29, 2013

Free Patterns!

You probably have heard of Jenny of Elefantz.  If you haven't do yourself a favor and check her designs out.  Some of her designs are so very simple, yet they are so very beautiful.
She has several free patterns and you can download them to PDF.
Click HERE to see those.

I am just going to share a few that are free but she has some lovely patterns that you may buy if you wish. 

You can also find Jenny on Facebook

These images aren't very clear but do go to her store site to browse and download any projects you like.

Have a great week!


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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Watercolor Class with Stephen Guyton

It wasn't too long ago Carly talked me into taking a watercolor class. You might think that I must know how to sketch and paint on paper.  Well you would be mistaken. I can't sketch or paint a lick. Did I go to watercolor class?  Well, of course I did.
This had to be fun....a room full of people probably born with a talent for painting and me...has to be fun!

Our teacher was Stephen Guyton
He volunteered his time and is such a great artist.
We had the class at our very beautiful library in Florence.

He and Randy went to school together, so this was special to Carly and me.  
I know Randy would have been happy to know that his friend was there teaching us.
He always told me of Stephen and his sketching.  
He said that he was always drawing in school.

We had a large room full of students!

To my surprise sitting next to me was an old friend's pretty little daughter

Meet Savannah
She was a lot of fun and yes I tried to copy her paper...

I know he is an excellent teacher because before I left I actually thought,
Hey, I can do this...and you know it wasn't long before I was at craft shop buying brushes and paper and oh my gosh I needed this and that.  It is a good thing Carly had already bought me a new pallet and paints before class...or else I might have spent much more money...

Another satisfied student.  I'm sorry that I didn't get her name.  
She was a very nice lady.

Can you tell that we had fun?  I hope so because we really did.
Do you want to see my first ever watercolor seascape?

No, I don't think you do...

Always go and do things that you wouldn't dream of doing.  What is there to lose?
Not one thing, you can always learn something and at the same time have fun doing it.


Monday, July 1, 2013

The Creative Blog Hop #19

Hello and Welcome!
I hope you all had a wonderful week and that the week ahead is just full of creative energy!

Featured Artist from last week is:

Kelli of Seriously...I think it needs stitches
with her

Excellent projects from everyone and thank you so very much!

Now, time to link up for another great week!
Welcome all!

1.  Write a post or you may already have one that you wish to share about your creative talents Include pictures. In fact if pictures of your creation are all you wish to share then by all means do so.   If you wish, share your instructions and materials used:  Tutorials of course will be accepted, gladly.

2.  The projects or items must be Tasteful we have viewers of all ages so please keep that in mind

3.  The project you share must be your Own Creation or you must give credit to the owner

4.  Please include The Creative Blog Hop Button on left side bar or in your post please add a link back to dolly's designs so that others can see and come back to the blog hop.

Your blog will be listed in the Creative Crafters' List on the right side bar when you link a post.
 Let's have some creative fun now!