Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Up a Mountain

Rainbow from my back door

I only just got home. We spent the long weekend through Tuesday hiking in the White Mountains of Maine, like we did last year.  Look for a leaf peeping post next week, once I weed through the photos.

Good news: my watercolor sold in the first minute of the 10X10 Art Show. There were long lines outside all 3 venues. Plenty more paintings are still up and available for purchase through the end of the month to benefit Arts Are Elementary.

Blog Watch:
  • Check out the kitty fixing a printer @troutbirder.  I’ve been having computer problems, does she do house calls?
  • On the funny animal theme, Cheffie Mom@Dishing with Debbie has frogs in her toilet.  Life just hopped up: Debbie also landed a newspaper column.  Congratulations, Debbie!
  • Each Little World posted a link to a site, the Book Depository, that allows you to order a book printed in the UK and will ship to anyplace in the world for free.  I haven’t checked it out myself. 
  • Bid a sad farewell and thank you to David@authorblog.  His “Post of the Day” was like my “Blog Watch.”  He shall be missed in the blogger community as he’s brought so many of us together.  David is quitting blogging to write more novels.  Good luck, David!
Google Blogger Posting Tip:
If you switch to the updated editor, as I recommended 2 weeks ago, you might also need to upgrade your template.  My “Minima” template was cropping my photos.  Switching to “Minima Stretch” kept a similar look but with full frame images.   The other cool feature is the reader can stretch or condense the post width.  You can preview a new template without changing your current settings:
  1. Dashboard
  2. Layout
  3. Choose New Template
  4. Minima Stretch
  5. preview template


Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Congratulations! I am very happy your painting sold. Your rainbow picture is beautiful and everytime I see a rainbow it makes me think of hope and promises.

Tracy :)

Bonnie Zieman, M.Ed. said...

Sarah: Thank you for the links and blogging tips. I will look forward to your White Mountain pics and congrats on your fast sale.

The Grandpa said...

That was a fast sale' And a great rainbow picture.

A Cuban In London said...

Glorious landscape, That's why I love autumn. Many thanks. Sad news about Dave. I, too, used to stop by every now and then. But hey, if he wants to spend more time writing novels, well, good luck to him :-)!

Many thanks for your comments on my blog.

Greetings from London.

tina said...

Congrats on selling your watercolor so fast. I am not surprised at all.

Keri Mikulski said...

Gorgeous pic and congrats!! ;)

cynthia newberry martin said...

Congratulations on the watercolor and I'm looking forward to the leaves!!!

Anonymous said...

congratulations on selling your painting!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on selling your painting.
It is so lovely.
You deserve to sell lots and lots.
So glad you got to do hiking and leaf-peeping.
Leaves are till weirdly green around here.

Delwyn said...

Hi Sarah

thanks for the info today...and I look forward to seeing the pics from your hike...

Happy days

Rosaria Williams said...

I didn't know you were also an artist. Congratulations! Great tips here. Thanks.

Hana Njau-Okolo said...

Love the rainbow. Asante sana for the blogging tips. When I am ready, I'll be back to reference again. (: I look forward to leaves peeping...

troutbirder said...

What a gorgeous rainbow with a red frame. No reds here in the Heartland, though, due to early snow. Glad you enjoyed my kitty repairman! The painting you sold right away is wonderful. Wish I had been there. Finally, since its so obvious how much you like to stay close to nature, along with all your other interests, I did revive my original nature blog. It can be found on my profile page. :)

Kelly H-Y said...

Wow ... the first minute?! How awesome!!!! That is so cool ... congrats! And, that picture from your back door is stunning!

Bee said...

Sarah, I'm looking forward to those spectacular leaves! I'm a bit stunned that we've well and truly rolled around to autumn again, though. Gratifying news about your painting. Good for you.

It IS sad about Authorblog . . . I'm hoping that he will just take a break and then come back.

Up in London today; I'll be in touch soon. xx

Sarah Laurence said...

All, thank you!

The Grandpa, welcome back! Nice to reconnect with you.

Lakeviewer, yes, I have 2 careers. You’d think I’d have the sense to pick at least one that is more lucrative, but I love what I do.

Bee, there is SNOW in the forecast here in Maine. I’m not ready. I couldn’t find a hat this morning. Say hi to dear London for me.

Rose said...

Congratulations on selling your painting so quickly! I'm not really surprised, though. Thanks for the tip on updating through the new Google editor; one of these days I'm going to take the time to make over the look of my blog.

Sarah Laurence said...

Rose, call it virtual spring cleaning in between manuscripts. I fear my blog is far tidier than my home.

Jan said...

Great about the painting.
And your blog is constantly interesting.
I'm learning lots about your part of the world.

Sarah Laurence said...

Jan, I knew almost nothing of Maine when I first moved here. Before that, I had visited only twice. Even after 12 years, I discover new things.