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  • Half a Face, Plus Some Blogs I’ve Found During this Challenge

    Way Back Wednesday, Half a Face

    So, I am continuing to share my old art from Junior High School Art class, which puts this way back in the early 1980’s.  Some of my artwork from so long ago has been lost, and most of it is damaged at least a little.  One assignment I remember involved taking a magazine picture of someone’s face, cutting it in half, and then trying to draw the missing half of the face. I’m sure this is probably a really good way to improve your portrait drawing skills.  At the time I was happy with the results the way I did them, but now I look at it and really wonder why I didn’t do  more details in the eye, I mean I just colored in the entire iris and pupil in gray, and didn’t give her any eyelashes at all!  Oh well, I was just a kid after all..

    half face drawing lesson
    When I was in Junior High, this looked pretty good to me, but now the eye looks all wrong!
    The original magazine photo has faded and has glue streaks all over it too, so its harder to see any detail in it.

     Some Blogs I’ve Enjoyed Reading During the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

    The January Ultimate blog challenge is almost finished, and today’s suggested topic was to share some of the blogs we’ve enjoyed reading during the challenge. I have enjoyed several. These aren’t in any specific order, just because I list one before another doesn’t mean I like it better.

    • Jane Porterfield always gives lots of great SEO and website tips, I know I really need to take the time with her blog to try out all her suggestions, its like a crash course in Search Engine Optimization.
    • Chondra Rankin is a blog that is great to go for personal development and positive thoughts!
    • The Martha Review gives great book and product reviews so you can find out about an item before purchasing it.
    • Nita Beshear is a blog about life from the perspective of a widow who still manages to be postiive most of the time.
    • Words of Encouragement is a blog that, well, give you words of encouragement from a Christian point of view.
    • Cerebrations is a business blog by Roy Ackerman.
    • My Creative Wings is all about creativity of many different kinds from art to writing.
    • Biblical Parenting is a blog all about parenting from a Christian perspective.
    • Design with Kelly is all about design, art, and home decor.
    • Digital Maestro is a blog all about websites and online strategies.
    • My R and R Space is a personal blog reflecting on all aspects of life!

    So, I hope you will visit some of these websites, and let them know you learned about them from here!

  • Blogs You Should be Reading

    For day 17 of the Ultimate blog challenge, we were asked to post about blogs you should be reading.

    Art or Craft Blogs

    First on my list I’ll include the art blogs I think you should be reading.


    Daisy Yellow

    I include Daisy Yellow  on my list because I feel it is a wonderful blog that inspires others to create, it is because of Daisy Yellow’s ICAD challenge that I discovered my passion for art.  So, I really do encourage you to read and participate in challenges on this blog.

    Janice Gill Art

    Janice Gill Art has some lovely paintings in both oil and acrylic.  She also posts tips on how to improve your paintings, and tips on selling.  Not only that, but she sometimes runs giveaways, check her out!


    Personal Blogs

    If you are the kind of person who likes to follow personal blogs, there are two I recommend to you.


    The Martha Review

    The Martha Review is a blog where you might run across a neat home decorating idea, a story about the family, a book review, or a money saving tip.  The variety of topics and material posted should really provide something for everyone, so I encourage you to check it out.


    Alice’s Grand Adventures

    Alice’s Grand Adventures is a blog where you’ll find lovely photography, prayer requests and reports, stories about the author’s personal life, tales about her local church, and her general thoughts about just about everything.  You’ll also see her sidebar where she links to some of her other blogs, one of which is an art blog called Sun, Moon, Stars, which is where I first encountered this author.



    Spiritual Blogs

    The Preacher’s Word

    The Preacher’s Word is a great blog to go to if you want some solid biblical articles on the Christian life and current events.  It may not appeal as much if your faith isn’t Christian, but I still feel you would be able to take something away of value, and encourage you to read it.  For myself, I am a Christian so I find myself in complete agreement with what I’ve read there so far. Either way, I encourage you to check it out.


    Words of Encouragement

    At Words of Encouragement  you’ll find just what the title implies, articles encouraging you to be positive, to do things that build your happiness, to love your neighbor, and to encourage others.


    So what blogs do you like to read?