A close up view:
The Trodden Path. They offer several FREE online art classes in addition to classes that you pay for. The name of this class is: Ten Textures & A Folk Art Tree. It is taught by Jane DesRosier. She is also the creator of The Trodden Path.
Being very new to art, I didn't realize you can add a variety of textures to backgrounds and this class covers every step of the way!
Until Next Time,
P.S. I am very proud of myself. I am not very computer savvy, and I usually default by getting help from my daughter on the simple tasks of photo editing, resizing and such. However, I have decided that I need to be a big girl and do these simple tasks for myself. I am teaching myself how to use Picasa, and to my surprise -- I did it!! Here is a photo cropped, resized, and enhanced color changing: Not bad for a beginner if I do say so myself. Oh, plus I added a watermark, too.