Thanks Western! The second one is actually the one that I gave up on because it wasn't turning out right, and the first one is the one I'm on now.
And here is my progress so far. It's been a bit challenging, but I guess it's good for me to get out of my comfort zone and expand. I have another dog, a child, and a calla lily (flower) coming up. Not used to all these requests! Lol It's flattering that people like me. Mom is thinkin' it's taking up just a bit too much time from my school work... sc0149e1fc.jpg