Hello, from Washington State

sandra-9663

Junior Member
Hello everyone. I've been following the Facebook page for Just Art and have been enticed by the challenges. I finally decided to join in on the fun.
I'm a retired accountant, in western Washington State, in the foothills of beautiful Mount Rainier. I live with my two dogs, Strider and Ranger, both Border Collies, and both are trained for sheep-herding. I recently had a surgery to remove a meningioma tumor that was, unfortunately, behind my right eye. It was discovered when I went in to have cataracts removed. I still haven't had the cataracts removed. They didn't take out the entire tumor, because it was resting against the optic nerve. Now, they're watching and waiting, and then they will decide if I should have some radiation. They don't seem to be in any hurry, but I sure would like to get my cataracts removed. It's always a waiting game!! .. Anyway, so, I tend to create larger images, and I tend to stay away from intricate color blends. I just finished an online Photoshop class for brushes, and I'd like to use some of the fun things that I learned. I started another class for making frames. I love to learn new things in Photoshop. I started creating digital images many-many years ago, with Paint Shop Pro. I've been collecting kits and elements forever. My Dropbox site is loaded, but there's always room for more <big smile>. My daughter and her hubby are both computer techs, and they keep me up and running smoothly. It's good to have computer techs in the family!! Thanks for providing all these wonderful challenges. I'm looking forward to many happy hours of playing!!
 
Hi Sandra and welcome to Just Art! I'm glad that you joined Just Art and introduced yourself in the Forum. Congrats on receiving a GSO. from Poppy (Mary) for the gorgeous page you created for this month's ABC Fandango Challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your pages. If you have any questions, be sure to ask.
 
Welcome Sandra, I'm sure you'll find plenty of opportunity to use your skills here. The beauty of JA is that you can use any of that huge collection of kits and elements without worrying about whether it's ok or not.
TWO border collies! I'm impressed, we had one once, they're very energetic creatures. Ours definitely had the herding instinct but he hadn't been trained.
 
:-57 to Just Art Sandra, I am glad you found our friendly family,I am sorry to hear about health issues with your eye,I only hope you won't have to wait long to have your cataracts removed,I had one done earlier this year,I was amazed at how bright and clear colours are ,it really helps when you can see things much clearer.xx
 
Welcome Sandra! I'm sorry to read of your health issues and hopefully it will be resolved soon with a good outcome for you. There are a lot of dog people (including me) so I'm sure we will have a lot in common. I look forward to your participation in the gallery and also the forum.

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Sorry to hear about your health issues but welcome to the site. Maybe it will take your mind off your problems, at least for a bit. Great group here so if you need anything just holler!
 
Thank you, everyone, for the warm welcome!! I'm having so much fun, browsing through all the challenges. I have a million ideas percolating in the back of my mind. The Challenges are Wonderful. So Much Inspiration. I'm so glad I joined!!
JA5
 
Thank you, everyone, for the warm welcome!! I'm having so much fun, browsing through all the challenges. I have a million ideas percolating in the back of my mind. The Challenges are Wonderful. So Much Inspiration. I'm so glad I joined!!
JA5
Sandra, I'm glad that you have joined too!
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Hello Sandra, welcome :-57 to the forum. I look forward to your beautiful work. I am sorry to read that you are not well. I can imagine what you must be going through. My best wishes are with you. :-f
 
Hope your eye improves Sandra and that you finally get your cataract surgery. Welcome to the Just Art group or family. Its lovely to see new faces and to see new styles of work here. As someone said just before me, if you need anything, just call out, some one will answer.

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I just saw your post, Sandra. I'm sorry that I missed it last month. I am glad that you are here-- that means extra places for me to see your LOs-- and Strider and Ranger. You know how much I love them ♥
I hope that you are in a better place with your eye and cataracts. Sending hugs~~~
 
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