19-Somethin’ #25

This challenge is sponsored by P.S. Annie! It’s called 19-Somethin’, where participants answer a question about their past each day of September. Sounds like a fun way to spend a September, right?


25. If you could go back in time to your childhood, would you? What would you want to change, if anything?

I would definitely NOT go back in time to my childhood. I wouldn’t mind going back to my young adult self to give myself some advice, but other than that I wouldn’t change anything.


Since it’s autumn, pumpkins are in season, and my answer was so short, I thought I’d post and Auntie Goose Nursery rhyme for fun!! For those of you who don’t know, a couple of years ago I rewrote all the nursery rhymes I could find and illustrated them using MS-Word. If you want to see more, go to the page marked Digital Art Books, then Auntie Goose.


Blogging A to Z: V is for …

Book Cover Makeover Review!

My Cover:

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Published Cover:


Makeover Process:

I overlaid a portrait of Admiral Nelson with a painting of the HMS Victory to come up with this cover. Admiral Nelson and the Victory figure heavily in the story and I really like the feel of the paintings.


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Blogging A to Z: M is for …

Book cover Makeover and Review!

My cover:

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Published Cover:


Makeover process:

I found a picture online of the gardens mentioned in the book and used it for my background. The momma and daddy duck are my own photos and the ducklings are from clip art. I remember I had planned on putting some shadows under the ducks to give them some depth but I forgot. Maybe next time! I couldn’t find the exact photo but these are the ducks!!617

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Blogging A to Z: F is for…

Book Cover Makeover plus review!!

My Cover:

flora & ulysses

Published Cover:


Makeover process:  I used a doodle I drew for a different challenge, cropping out everything but the girl! Found an image of of a flying squirrel and added butterfly wings to make it fly!!

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Blast from the Past – A to Z

Last year I participated in my first Blogging A to Z challenge and in anticipation of this year’s challenge I decided to start posting some of last years posts. My theme for the challenge was nursery rhymes. This year’s theme will be announced on March 25-or so. Want more info and join in on the fun? Click on the A to Z badge in the sidebar and take a chance & sign up!!!

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Orange, Black, Pumpkin Patch, part 5

Our story so far, Simon and Toby found a wonderful pumpkin patch but the pumpkins are ALIVE and one of them went after Toby! Where is the Evil Pumpkin taking poor Toby? And where is Simon??? Let’s find out!!

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orange, black, pumpkin patch_0034Whew! I’m so glad that worked out. I guess the boys learned to listen to Mom when it comes to wandering around at night!! Happy Halloween everybody!!! Treats only – No tricks!!!!