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Title: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: liz on August 22, 2017, 08:17:50 AM
Just wanted all of you dear friends to know that I thought about an art journal for a long time. I want to share about art and me, how I got started with drawing and painting.  The major part Paint Basket played in my life will be written soon.  I still have to find a top photo and maybe work out a few kinks on  http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com (http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com)
-Liz (pls feel free to comment, OK?!)
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 22, 2017, 09:03:26 AM
Good for you, Liz. 

I tried the link but it requires a password and there is no place to sign up for one.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: liz on August 22, 2017, 01:22:21 PM
MaryAnne, pls check again!  I'm not too akamai and even wrote Art with Love instead of http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com (http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com)
It's all too new for me this blog thing- trying to get everything to work right.~Liz. THANKS!
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 22, 2017, 01:53:21 PM
OK, Liz, this new link worked and I was able to blog you back!!

Good job.  Proud of you, girl!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: nolan on August 22, 2017, 02:47:37 PM
off to a great start, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: liz on August 22, 2017, 06:03:13 PM
 :thankyou: MARYANNE & NOLAN!!!
The comment section is working.  I still can't get the links to work on this new wordpress format.
I told Pat to start a blog, too, since he has so much to say and a blog is a good place to speak the thoughts in your head about art and the part it plays in your life, your joys and frustrations, etc.  Lots of people like journal type blogs especially which mine will be.  ~Liz
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: dennis on August 22, 2017, 06:36:46 PM
Great Blog  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Win on August 22, 2017, 10:50:23 PM
Great start Liz,  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 23, 2017, 02:55:08 PM
Mazel tov on your blog, Liz!! You're a painter and a writer - so much talent!! Keep it up!
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: liz on August 23, 2017, 08:50:52 PM
 :thankyou: DENNIS, WIN, & SHARON for checking out my blog.  You will get a big kick with the photo I posted today! It won't be until next week when I will start posting about Paint Basket!   :) ~Liz
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Happychappy on August 25, 2017, 03:35:04 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Liz, I have just checked your blog too and LOVED reading every word.  I am so proud of you.   Patricia
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: liz on August 25, 2017, 11:06:39 PM
 :thankyou: , PATRICIA, I really appreciate that you visited my blog.  I always have enjoyed journal type writing and have a stack of  journals.  When I was teaching, my students thought I had so many stories to share with them.  I love listening to folks relate stories about their lives, like my dad would tell me stories as I was growing up up to when he had Alzheimer's and could still speak.  His long term memory was a lot better than short term and I was amazed with what he could remember.  I hope to tell a lot of stories on my blog!  :) ~Liz
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Happychappy on August 26, 2017, 04:17:51 PM
Liz, I will be looking forward to reading them.  Patricia
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Val on August 31, 2017, 06:32:45 AM
 :heeha: Beautiful blog Liz and a very interesting read.   :congrats:
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: liz on September 16, 2017, 11:00:55 PM
 :yippee: :clap: :yippee: :clap: READ ABOUT PAINT BASKET TODAY AT
                                       
                                        http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com (http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com)  'The Road Back to Art'
                                       
                                         :hug: ~Liz
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 16, 2017, 11:06:18 PM
Cool, Liz.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Val on September 18, 2017, 03:10:22 PM
 :heeha: Wow Liz! Your blog is growing and what a beautiful story is unfolding as it grows.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

How lovely our Emily is, so beautiful.  :1hug: Hugs for Emily when next you see her.

Such a wonderful write-up for Dennis, Nolan, and PB. Plus.... a hearty round of applause for all our wonderful members!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you Liz, looking forward to future installments!  :yippee:
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: liz on September 25, 2017, 12:07:04 AM
 :) Just posted about how Dennis and Nolan are the best art teachers ever and how I learned to draw from Paint Basket by taking Nolan's Dog Drawing Course.  There are drawings of my family's pet dogs and more. See http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com (http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com)
I am expecting more interest in Paint Basket and more visitors here since I also posted on my other blogsite 'God's Enduring Love' at http://heulu.wordpress.com (http://heulu.wordpress.com)


~Liz
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: dennis on September 25, 2017, 12:36:35 AM
Much appreciated, Liz.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Val on September 25, 2017, 10:18:45 AM
 :yippee:      :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: liz on September 30, 2017, 03:39:43 PM
Aloha Everyone,


Posted today 'From Drawing to Painting!'  http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com (http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com)


It's about  how I started to draw with Nolan Clark's Dog Drawing Course which led to painting family pets. Coming up next will be how Paint Basket drawing classes and the Let's Draw course gave me a good foundation of skills and techniques that could be used in painting! 


Cheers,
~Liz  :)
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Val on September 30, 2017, 03:50:20 PM
 :yippee: Great installment Liz!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :heeha: I remember all those dogs so well. I loved the photo you took of all the pups together, I still think it would make an amazing painting.  :whistle:   I know just the artist to do it... she's brilliant!   >:D    ;D      :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 30, 2017, 04:56:16 PM
You tell such a good story, Liz.  So delightfully readable.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: liz on September 30, 2017, 06:32:43 PM
VAL, the pups all grew up!  Here's Hoku at 2 years old.  Once in a while he visits his mom, dad, aunt, and one sibling.  The other 4 are in other families.  I wish I had time to paint the dogs again, but I have other paintings to do for another fundraiser coming up.  :) ~Liz
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Val on October 01, 2017, 07:34:40 AM
 :2funny:   He's brilliant Liz! Maybe one day.....   ;)
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Gita on October 01, 2017, 09:03:24 AM
Liz, your blog is interesting and you have chosen a nice wordpress template.  O0
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: liz on October 01, 2017, 05:13:10 PM
 :thankyou: GITA,  Wordpress blogs are really easy to start.  I was able to use my own flower painting instead of one of many headers that are available, but I couldn't change or move that block from the middle, so I just left it.  So it's there by default and I know so little about computers that I didn't want to try to mess with it anymore.  Thank you for coming by and do come back again!  :)  ~Liz
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: liz on October 08, 2017, 03:11:56 PM
 :) Posted yesterday: 


http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com (http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com)   
     'Learning to Paint Trees'


Two helpful techniques to know for drawing and painting 'better' trees- identifying the tree canopies; leaving tree holes.  ~Liz
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Val on October 08, 2017, 05:29:14 PM
Liz, you are a real pro at this! I could never keep a blog on a regular basis, I just write when the mood strikes!  :crazy2:     ;D
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: liz on October 14, 2017, 08:55:04 PM
 :painting: Have you thought about how you got started in art and what you enjoy about it?
SEE- 'Why I Like to Paint'  http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com (http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com)


VAL- I do like to write journal style, but not every day.  Twice a week on Tues. and Sat. From Hawaii.  I read on somebody's blog that he writes because he likes to write.  If some people find his posts and read, GREAT, if not he would read his own posts!  I'm glad that some folks have found my blogsite!  :) Liz
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Val on October 15, 2017, 01:05:36 AM
Liz your writing leads one along a wonderful and inspiring journey. I look forward to your insights, it is interesting to hear from other artists how art opens one up to a new way of truly seeing the world around us. It really is magic.  :heeha:       :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: liz on November 02, 2017, 01:25:56 AM
 :thankyou:  To all of you who are reading my posts. This week I wrote about how I was a co-founder of a school in 1978,  the first of 2 posts on Recycle, Reduce and Reuse.
              See http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com (http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com)
-Liz
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Happychappy on November 02, 2017, 04:42:13 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Oh! Liz, how I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post .... I was transported into another dimension, I was that engrossed. You write so well and captivate the reader's sole attention. I have come away from your post feeling so very happy and uplifted by how and what God has done in your life and the lives of others, whom you have touched.  Thank you for writing such an interesting post and wishing you much success with your future endeavours and good works.


Patricia
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 02, 2017, 08:41:10 AM
Liz,

The link led me to something written in a foreign language.  Ateliernachtegaal’s Blog  Written in 2008

Can someone else try clicking on Liz's link and see what you get?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Happychappy on November 02, 2017, 01:01:34 PM
Mea, I had no problem this morning with Liz's link but when I tried it this afternoon after reading your post, I too, got something to do with Atelier paints and night owl's blog (I think is what the translation might be).  Weird. I think we should bring it to Nolan and Liz's attention.


Patricia




Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 02, 2017, 01:19:16 PM
OK, Patricia.  I will send this to Liz and Nolan.

My theory, though, is that the link should have said "artwithaloha."

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: liz on November 02, 2017, 05:17:44 PM
 :blush: You're right, MAL, I forget myself and write 'love'; did it at least a few times, but usually caught myself.  It really is a new blogsite for me, too.  ~Liz
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Val on November 03, 2017, 07:59:34 AM
 :2funny: Liz you are not alone!   :doh:
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: liz on November 08, 2017, 10:55:59 PM
Hi Everyone,
So who's the Paint Basket member who gave a group of seniors recycled cardboard to do their art work?
See 'The Frugal Artist- Using Recycled Cardboard' http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com (http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com)
~Liz
Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: Val on November 09, 2017, 02:29:19 AM
How wonderful Liz! You are such a mentor for the arts.  :smitten:   So nice of you to share your gifts. One just never knows what little thing will bring joy to others. Thank you for that.  :1hug:

Title: Re: Liz's New Blog Site
Post by: linley.plester on November 10, 2017, 05:02:50 AM
Some very famous artists have painted on cardboard. A few hundred years later art conservators curse them because cardboard is not usually acid free and is hard to conserve. Tough! If my art on cardboard is valuable enough to conserve in 200 years, then let the art conservators earn their money. In the meantime, paint on anything that you can apply paint to. Often I suspect that all this bumpf about using acid free materials so that the art work will last a few hundred years is more to benefit the shops that sell art supplies than the artist, or even the art buyer. If someone buys your painting cheaply, the chances are it will be turfed when they change the colour scheme of the room. Haven't you heard... it's a throw-away economy now-a-days? Good on you Liz! AND that other person who gives her senior citizens students cardboard to paint on!