Saturday, April 17, 2010

Remember Pillow Girl

6 x 12

She is available in my Etsy.

I had great fun painting her today.



This morning I was been made aware of intentions of the Ning Network future. Part of their announcement states, " We will phase out our free service. Existing free networks will have the opportunity to either convert to paying for premium services, or transition off of Ning."

In the beginning, I set up the network so anyone could see the "Main" page and after buying a workshop, you would be able to navigate all the tabs. Wednesday morning, I decided to accept all member request thinking maybe if you were able to navigate the site, you might get a better idea of whether or not you would like to buy a workshop.

Unbeknown to me, the Ning announcement came that same evening. I do enjoy their "free service"; however, I may be OK with paying for the service as well. I will be thinking about the possible options. But in the meantime, I wanted to make you aware of the following:

Until I have more time to research options, here is what I have decided today:
1. In the beginning I said: "ABOUT CLASS DURATION ...there is no end date on the class. It is there for your indefinite use. If it is necessary to take the class down, you will be given ample notice."

So, I guess this message can be considered ample notice of the possibility of taking the class down.

2. I would like to give anyone that wants to take the workshop a last opportunity to do so. Since the "Faces: All Norah'S" workshop was set up as a four week session, there is time for another session beginning now.

To that end, I will leave the Paypal buttons active until further notice and guarantee that you will have four weeks for class participation after you buy the workshop.
I really do want to continue this site and at this point in time staying with Ning is my top option.

I will be interested to hear from you. Don't forget, if you want to go take a look I am "accepting" members. You will be able to navigate the whole sight, add photos, blog, have you own "my page". In other words everything except see the workshop groups. When you pay, you get to do that too.



  1. love her sharon, love the hair.... thinking of destashing my napkins and thought of you?? xx

  2. I am glad that Pillow Girls is out and about, I know now this isn't a sham. Ha Ha not polite to laugh at ones own jokes.

    She is always beautiful and so together with her life and surroundings. I hope that the bird comes back, she has close friends in the Audubon. Her eyes and mouth are unique, not mention her hair,

    All day while pruning roses and feeding them, BTW they seems to be a sorry sight, I thought of my rabbit and wondered what he could do. He is fond of Roseville.

  3. Isn't it a total bummer about Ning? Our Etsy group decided it was worth ten bucks a month when we considered the upheaval it would be to our group to move.

    I'm excited there is still time to take your class! I've been wanting to and now I think I may finally have the time! You should be seeing something from me pretty soon!

  4. I do love her. Your girls are always beautiful. I need to look around on your blog. I have to catch up.
    Take care.

  5. I just love this girl of yours! beautiful work, as always.

    I sure hope you keep your Ning site up Sharon, it's a great gathering place with lots of wonderful people. I know we would all miss it

  6. I love the painting...beautiful...stinks about ning and I'm in a few ning networks...I wish I could take the workshop now...I would...I'll be keeping my eye out on your blog and go join the ning for now...hoping maybe you'll be able to stick I can take your class...take care.

  7. Beautiful work! I love the bright yellow of the piece...and so sad about Ning... yep, it'll be a membership kind of site - I guess everyone has to make the money to survive...

  8. I just love your work. I haven't been able to paint as much as I'd like, taking your workshop.. I'm a working girl w/limited being able to pick it up here and there and practice is wonderful. I'm waiting for your dvd!!

  9. Lets here it for the DVD. I'd buy one! Love the new girl.


  10. Adoro pintura, entre no meu Blog e veja os meus desenhos. Beijos...

  11. love your painting--as for the ning site-I'm sure lots of people would be willing to pay a nominal membership fee to help keep it going--or just keep offering classes to help pay for things--I'll be standing in line.....

  12. She is simply WONDERFUL, Sharon! I love her!
    Much love, Sanda xoxo

  13. I wanted to sign up, but am having horrible problems with Paypal and my cards... I hope the NING issue gets resolved or you find a better home for the duration.