Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Project 52 & An Announcement

I was at my computer A LOT last week, which you will hear more about later................

While I took far fewer photographs because of it, I did stick to my intention to walk regularly and was delighted to come across these "alley sunflowers" on one of those walks.

A little point of reference for my "Pic of the Week" 

So here it is: Project 52 - Week 27

©2013 Dianne Poinski
iPhone - photoshop

So, what have I been working on?

Some of you may already be aware of this (or tired of it because I have been talking about it for awhile), but my brand new "Photo Artistry Workshop" site is now up and running. And the reason for all the hours at my computer?  I pretty much did the whole thing myself! (Wordpress has themes which makes it easier to build a site, but it was the, name servers and the membership part of it that challenged me!)

On this site are a few free tutorials (some of which you may recognize as modified blog posts from here), with plans to add more in the coming weeks.

The main feature of this site will be the private tutorials I will be offering. A couple of years ago I did launch a private Blogger site also called "Photo Artistry Workshop", but it was clunky and not at all automated. This site was primarily a place for my "Online Hand Coloring Workshop" and served it's purpose at the time. (If you were a member of the old site and did not receive an email from me on Tuesday, please let me know.) The plan all along was to build a new site, fully automated and easier to navigate. And this week I finished it!

In addition to the private "hand coloring tutorials", I will eventually have "iPhone" lessons as well, but....... one thing at a time.

I receive at least one email a week asking about an online hand coloring course and now I have a place to send them...................but registration won't open up until next week.

What I am asking people to do now, is be sure they are on the email list that will be notified when it is officially launched. Everyone on this list will receive a discount off the regular price. I am also running a Facebook contest where one person will receive access for free. This will begin tomorrow (Thursday).

So here are a few links:

Home page:  (Note: if you are on the site and something seems wonky, let me know please!)

To go straight to info about the private tutorials, click here: Hand Coloring Workshop (There is a link on this page where you can sign up for the email list if you are not already on it)

Free Tutorials: Free

For the Facebook Contest: Facebook Page

I am sure you will be hearing more about this, but for now, head over there if you are interested.

This will be my only post this week. I am taking a little "tech sabbatical" beginning Friday. Except for important emails (and Instagram), I am pretty much going offline until Monday or even Tuesday. Wish me luck!


  1. it is awesome, I read every word on your site :) so glad you are doing this, you're an excellent teacher and an inspiration!

    1. Thank you so much Marie!! Filled with gratitude right now..................