I ask myself: what number is this “new endeavour”.  I can’t count that high.

So, today I’m learning how to put a shopping cart on this site.  If I’m successful you will be able to purchase the cute little digital prints that I produce directly from you stopover here on my blog.  By the way – thank you for dropping by.  I think it’s absolutely amazing that anyone finds me so you are definitely > ONE IN A MILLION!

Gotta go right now – gotta be learning.

I’m back because I’m trying something new.  It may work – it may not.

I’ve listed a couple of items on eBay as a trial run but I wanted to look professional with a classy Description page.  I can make it, I can save it a as a JPG, or any other file type, but its getting it to load on eBay that’s the hassle.

In order for it to be found by eBay it has to be on the Web – so – I’m thinking: “What if it’s on my WordPress site here?

This is the image I’ve made:Ebay 3 Girl Pink

(If you want to read it – you need to click on it)

Now all I have to find is it’s HTML and I’m flying.

Right from the beginning I feared that I wouldn’t keep up what is required of a blog. Namely dedication.
I get so involved in all the other digital things I do that this poor blog gets neglected.
O.K. so I was thinking as a filled an order the other day. (Glad I was thinking!) Would it be helpful if I posted the instructions I have for buyers who purchase my editable images?
These instructions are for working in WORD. I have instructions for doing the same with Open Office on YouTube
Surely it would be helpful to some – so here goes.
Let’s see if I can copy and paste:
Insert Text into Images by Phyllis Inward Page 1
© By Phyllis Inward
Of Art to Art
How many times have you thought: “Yes I like that image but I would like to personalize it with MY OWN words.
Now you can with a program that you probably have on your computer:
Microsoft WORD.
It’s very easy.
1. Open up Word
2. Go to INSERT > Picture.
3. You will have saved the JPG file that you wish to edit to somewhere on your computer. Access this file.
4. It will appear on WORD’s page:
5. You can type on ANY image, but it’s better if there is an open space for YOUR WORDS.
6. Still with INSERT tab open – Click on the TEXT BOX. Select the “SIMPLE BOX”
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7 Click inside box and start to type.
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8 To remove the text box BORDER: Click on the TEXT Box to make it live. Click on the FORMAT TAB – Click on the “Down Arrow” beside SHAPE OUTLINE > Select NONE. The Text Box outline will disappear.
9. Now all that’s left is to format the FONT . This must be one that is installed on your computer. The procedure is the normal method for changing font, type, size and colour in WORD.
Highlight the word you have typed – chose font and size and colour. It’s usually best to have the word/s centred.
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That’s all there is to it.
This method also works if you wish to add information to a photograph.
To remove the white background of the Text Box.
At #8, when you are removing the Shape Outline – the button above is where you must also remove the Shape fill to NONE.
Beautiful Church in Finland

If at first you don’t succeed?

Well of course the answer is: try, try again. So here goes:

I truly did mean to offer that image for free. But I recognise that – no one would want it. It’s so small and completely useless, and yet I managed to do fine with my first post on the “freebie” page.
I really do have to try, try again .Blog Freebie

I’m still not sure if this is suitable. I would love to know if- by right clicking and copying – it survives at a 300 dpi resolution and can be printed at 8.5 x 11 inches.

Someone, somewhere, please tell me. I can receive a convo at my Etsy store.
Thank you

Mistake number: (Oh Gosh I must be in the millions by now!)

I tried to post my latest free offering on my Freebies page. Can’t figure out how.
Hope the prior post is sufficient.
It’s the thought that counts – isn’t it?

Trawling instead of Doing

Well as you can guess I’m not doing my trawling in a boat. My trawling is strictly confined to the Internet. I spend a lot more time than I should hovering over Pinterest. It constantly amazes me the variety of interests that I find there.
But, what else should I be DOING? Perhaps keeping up to date with blog might be a start!
When I started this blog I knew I would not be a prolific as I wished to be, because I get sidetracked too easily. Nevertheless I feel bad that I have not posted any FREEBIES since the first post, so I’m putting that right, right now!
I’ve made a compilation page of some of the items I offer on my ETSY STORE.
I’ll show it here and also on my FREEBIES page.
Just click and copy – no restrictions – just enjoy.
Blog Freebie

Use It Or Lose It

I don’t want to lose it. I love my new toy!
Finally I’ve manage to figure out a few things, just enough to get me started.
The pen is fine once I’ve learned that it’s very definitely is NOT a mouse with a finer nose. It works in REAL space and now I do too.
I’ve made some cute little Christmas circles. One set with green backgrounds and the other set with beige.


I’ve also made them as ‘inchies’ but I haven’t listed those on ETSY yet.
Today I completed a little sketch of a little girl who loves her Teddy Bear so much that she takes it with her wherever she goes. Unfortunately she takes it out in the rain and the poor wee bear gets a little wet.


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