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HEY and welcome to this little blog of mine! Ok, this is your last chance. Are you *sure* you want to venture on in? hehee Just kidding. It’s safe. Mostly. *rubs hands together with glee* LOL!! :) There is ALL KINDS of stuff in here… from recipes to poetry, fun stuff to animal activism… whatever I’m in the mood to post, pretty much!
So… that was your last chance. Now you’re hooked ;) you HAVE to look around. :D
ALSO… I love to write poetry… if that’s an interest of yours, please feel free to give my poetry a read. I have a lot :) and also a few e-books that I have written, on Scribd, which you can access at this link: http://www.scribd.com/AmyMeridethSwanson . The first one is a collection of my various poetry… about love, loss, life, and all the in-between. The name of it is “Soul Expressions… Poetry for Thought.” The artwork on the cover is an original design, done by me. The second one, and the one closest to my heart, is “Reflections of Nature… A Selection of Peaceful Poetry for Tranquil Moments” and it’s chock full of haiku, tanka, choka and free verse poetry.
OK… let’s get started!! I hope you enjoy my blog! Grab a cup of coffee (__)D or tea… or milk… whatever your choice… and come on in!! :)
I have just got started with this… I messed around with it some a few years ago but life happened and I got busy with other things. Recently though, I have gotten re-interested in it and I made my first ones. I just HAVE to share them and show them off!! LOL So please check my TAG/SIGGY page and if you see some you like, let me know and I will send you the link for them. Don’t just save because it will lose the animation effects!
For some great siggy friends, check out this Cafe Mom group! They are a great bunch of ladies and I have learned a lot from them! :)
I have just added a new page to my blog, to showcase some of my digital artwork and also photography. I will be adding to this off and on over the next week or two.
If you’d like to use one, just ask! :) … as long as original credit is given and it’s not used for monetary purposes, changed, or distributed as your own work… then I would love for you to use my art. If you *do* want to use it for commercial reasons, please contact me. :)
You can view my complete art gallery on www.artscapesbyamy.webs.com and if you would like, you can order a CD of super-high quality 300 dpi TIF files. The price is $9.95 a CD (+$3 for shipping), 15 images per CD. You can choose a pre-made collection or mix-n-match to your liking. These are sized for 8×10 photography background templates/layers, but you can use them for anything that would require a large resolution raw TIF image. I also do custom sizes and colors. Most of my artwork is abstract, intended to evoke mood and feeling through the use of colors, shapes, and style.
The files I will be posting here on my blog are JPG versions, suitable for viewing or using as regular wallpapers.