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Ginny K.

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At 02:12, Jan 30, 2018

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Got it! Sorry for the delay – I was at school.

At 18:44, Jan 31, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Sure thing Ginny! Here you go:

Looking forward to seeing the pics 🙂

At 19:25, Jan 31, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Cool – you’re full of ideas lately. It’s fab! Been doing them with the nuns, too?

At 19:40, Jan 31, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Hah, sounds like me! My mum has the green thumb but I do not. Mum is a gardener for fun, and my sister is a florist for fun and in her profession… so who knows why I didn’t get that skill!

I’m sure you’ll win them over for the farm project… I bet it’s impressive seeing all the finished products up together!

At 20:12, Jan 31, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Hahah, sounds like H has some good new hobbies! Important to keep him well fed so he can do good work there 😉

Hah, too true on the drinks front… not really our crowd! But I’m sure we’ll find plenty of nice things to do anyway!

At 21:43, Jan 31, 2018

Harmoney-CarringtonHarmoney Carrington said:

Hey can we meet up I really want to meet you I think your are a very sweet person by your pictures

At 13:58, Feb 01, 2018

Gwenfrederick002Gwenfrederick002 said:


At 16:48, Feb 01, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Ah yes I’m afraid everyone’s user page maxes out at 100 – it’s too many numbers to crunch otherwise, to get that view data. Would slow us all down 😉

You can always look at the number of views at the bottom of any given article, though! If you want me to email you a list of all the articles you’ve started for you to save somewhere on your computer, I can do that, too 🙂

At 17:12, Feb 02, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

No problem – I’ll do that today!

At 19:32, Feb 02, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Sent you the list!

I’m glad the primose project was such a hit – how lovely to get some of that vibrant color when it’s all wintery out there.

Hah, good the old teacher is keeping you on your toes! Can’t forget to dot the “i”s and cross the “t”s… or add the apostrophes!

Heh, your plan for convincing H sounds good! Tell him we’d love to see him again, too 🙂

At 22:30, Feb 05, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

You’re on a rolllllll! I’ll have a look in a sec 🙂

At 22:33, Feb 05, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

At 22:37, Feb 05, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

At 16:29, Feb 06, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

No prob, Ginny – very happy to help, and very happy to get them out there in front of the eyes of hopeful painters-to-be!

At 04:20, Feb 08, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Ahh ya, got to admit, we are enjoying some pretty sunny and blue skies… guilty as charged! Will send them your way as best I can 🙂

At 23:21, Feb 16, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Fun one – Easter-ready! I put the inuse and basic format in for you!

At 23:30, Feb 16, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Aww nice – both the toy bunny and the watercolor. Can’t wait to see 🙂

At 20:07, Feb 19, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Hmm I don’t think the place cards or spring part is too vague, but the various media might be a bit general. What about just How to Make Spring Place Cards?

At 20:08, Feb 19, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Make Spring Place Cards Using Various Art Media.

I started the format here:

If you add a # before each step and make sure there are no blank lines, the rest should fall into place 🙂

At 20:27, Feb 19, 2018

Midnight-DreamsLily said:

Hi! I’ve been looking at your inspirational art articles, and they’re beautiful.

At 20:38, Feb 19, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

No prob at all. I’ll tweak that title and you can go from there 🙂

At 06:06, Feb 20, 2018

Midnight-DreamsLily said:

No problem!

At 03:17, Feb 22, 2018

HaileyHailey said about Paint a Bunny in Watercolor:

Hey there, I wanted to let you know that I just promoted your article on How to Paint a Bunny in Watercolor. That means it’s now fully published and searchable so that readers can find your good advice! Nicely done 🙂

At 18:05, Feb 22, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Adorable bunny! How did the nuns like the project – have they tackled that one yet?

At 19:01, Feb 22, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Sure thing – I tweaked it all here:

When you add the inuse, don’t worry about adding the date. Just type: {{inuse}}. The date is automatic 😉

Adorably fuzzy bunny! Aw yes, I bet they’ll love the birdy one. You should snap a pic of their end results one of these days, or better yet, get them to upload them (long shot, I know!) 😉

At 03:30, Feb 25, 2018

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hi Ginny! How are you? Long time no talk 🙂

At 22:01, Feb 25, 2018

AdelaideAdelaide said:

So wonderful to hear that! Your articles are always great!

At 17:44, Feb 27, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Love seeing all the techniques going into the fur topic – that effect is great, where it sort of spreads out (because it’s wet, I assume). Super nice look, and seems soft and fuzzy 🙂

At 18:36, Feb 27, 2018

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thank you so much for being part of the reason I stay at wikiHow! It will be five years next month. Lots of love to one of the dearest friends I’ve made there <3 Hope to see you at another meetup or to visit your state.

At 18:04, Feb 28, 2018

AnnaAnna said:


I’m not working today – home with the babe – so I don’t have my computer open to reformat, I’m afraid. But you can still move the images around and address the layout, by just going to the page in edit mode:

You can dooooo it 😉

If you have trouble, drop me a line tomorrow and I can help out and show you the tricks for future 🙂

At 16:58, Mar 01, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Ah well, strictly speaking I was off, not working, but you know me – hard to resist sending a note when I see a wikiFriend around 🙂

Hope painting goes well today!

At 23:26, Mar 01, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

So glad the hearing aid has made such a difference!

I’ll check my email – hang in there through the bad weather! Drink some tea and stay warm 🙂

At 23:43, Mar 01, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

At 23:54, Mar 01, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

You’re very welcome! And the bunnies in a row look so sweet – can’t wait to see the rest 🙂

At 23:36, Mar 02, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

No worries – have a good weekend!

At 19:00, Mar 05, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

At 20:06, Mar 05, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

No prob Ginny!

At 22:09, Mar 05, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Can you send me the page you mean, Ginny? It’s hard for me to comment without knowing the context.

Consistency in the imagery is a factor if you’re talking about the broad scale of all wikiHow articles, but there are certainly niches like crafts/art/watercolor/etc where exceptions to that make sense. So consistency wouldn’t necessarily be the rule of thumb on the kinds of topics you create. We’ve excluded your articles from having their images redone for that reason.

Sometimes articles that don’t necessarily need editing or visuals get swept into the queue based on reader feedback or other data (this shouldn’t happen to yours on the visual front, but it’s possible they were redone before we started excluding your articles, which I think was the summer before last or so, when you and Chris worked on the reverts together?). Generally, these decisions come down to reader feedback. We’re constantly trying to improve helpfulness ratings and feedback from readers, to better meet their needs.

That being said, when our team is looking at many, many titles at once and trying to process what topics could use redoing to make them more helpful, some topics that don’t need redoing sometimes slip through. Sometimes a bold edit is worth trying, and other times it isn’t. Let me know what topic you’re talking about, and hopefully I can shed some light on what happened and where we can go from here 🙂

At 22:47, Mar 05, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

PS I looked through our database entries for articles you’ve started and couldn’t find any that we’d done a big edit on. Course, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened, but I’d like to follow up and see what the deal was. Can you link me to it?

At 23:25, Mar 05, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Ah I see, okay. I thought you meant that the article text had been re-edited, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here. Sorry I misunderstood!

Anyway, I talked to Connor (head of our visual team), and we’re on the same page about not redoing watercolor images like this. It looks like this one just slipped through when he had a big list of thousands of topics he was processing. Sorry about that! He sends his apologies and has undone the changes – luckily nothing is ever irreversible on a wiki. I appreciate your spotting the issue!

At 00:06, Mar 06, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Sure thing, Ginny – I’m glad the visuals are back, too. Just in time for Easter, after all 🙂

At 03:21, Mar 09, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Aw I’m so sorry to hear that, Ginny – what bad news. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that her health looks up, even if that’d mean beating the odds. Paint an Outdoor Garden Scene in Watercolor is such a nice one, too. I’ll be keeping her in my thoughts this weekend!

At 14:39, Mar 11, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

I’m glad it helps you in some small way – though not as much as it helps all those readers and new painters out there! I hope your friend is doing better. Sending hugs!

At 02:25, Mar 15, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Sure thing – here, so you can see the layout for next time:

I’m glad you got to see Pat and that it was good to see her. I can well imagine the difficulties, but I’m glad you overcame them! Well worth it, I’m sure.

Oh it’d be lovely to have you join us! Just let me know fairly soon, as our office manager is looking at field trip reservations shortly and we’ll want to include you in the numbers. I hope it works out!

Hey there, I wanted to let you know that I just promoted your article on How to Paint a Lily with a Variegated Background in Watercolor. That means it’s now fully published and searchable so that readers can find your good advice! Nicely done 🙂

At 22:16, Mar 17, 2018

CaeiiaCaeiia said:

Very nice article! I am now inspired to try that out, and I don’t paint that often! 🙂

At 23:52, Mar 17, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Exciting! Do fill out the form when you can but I’m glad we’re a-go 🙂

At 04:09, Mar 18, 2018

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I’m spying. I’m going to see you in May??

At 04:10, Mar 18, 2018

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I told my mom! She’ll love it!!

At 23:46, Mar 18, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Super exciting! No need to send hotel confirmation as long as you’re all sorted there, but I’ll take the form details when you have a chance. Looking forward to seeing you both soon!

At 00:54, Mar 19, 2018

AdelaideAdelaide said:

That will be wonderful, but I’m afraid Sarah’s not going. 🙁

At 00:57, Mar 19, 2018

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I so can’t wait to see you!

At 02:55, Mar 19, 2018

CaeiiaCaeiia said:

I definitely will! When I draw flowers, I tend to make up my own inadvertently. Maybe I will get around to making some sort of daisy/tulip hybridized painting 🙂

At 22:52, Mar 19, 2018

CaeiiaCaeiia said:


At 02:19, Mar 21, 2018

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hi Ginny, I am so terribly sorry. I don’t remember posting that, but I’m your friend and I would never mean to scare you. I hope you aren’t too upset or confused! Where is it?

At 18:39, Mar 21, 2018

SarahBSarahB said:

At 19:43, Mar 21, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Sure thing, Ginny- all sorted! Just wanted to check: do you own the copyright to the chick pics you’ve uploaded so far? The example ones?

At 19:59, Mar 21, 2018

SarahBSarahB said:

Thanks Ginny, yes, I cannot travel, and because of that I cannot get medical insurance, so fingers crossed there will be a wikiHow Meet Up in the UK Sooooooooooooooooooooon! We’ve had an unusually cold winter, but you know the Brits, a single snow flake can send us into a panic! Hope to have the g-daughter here for the Easter school hols. S.

At 23:52, Mar 21, 2018

EricEric said:

At 00:09, Mar 22, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Ah okay – some “free” images are okay to use here and others aren’t, because of our Creative Commons license. If you have the links, Eric or I can take a look and update the licenses if they do work here. Just let us know 🙂

At 02:32, Mar 22, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Okie doke, Ginny – no prob!

At 18:51, Mar 23, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Fab! I’m not at the computer today and I expect it’ll be boosted before I am again, but if not I’ll snag it in NAB, no worries. Looks like a fun one!

At 19:39, Mar 23, 2018

XxVxXXxVxX said:

At 22:37, Mar 23, 2018

AnnaAnna said:

Ah that’s great, on both counts! Congrats on the RS, and on the story being published. Lots of good news 🙂

Hope you and H have a fab weekend!

At 23:01, Mar 23, 2018

XxVxXXxVxX said:

No problem! I do agree, perfect for Easter!

At 08:57, Mar 26, 2018

VishwavijayVishwavijay said:

Hey Ginny,
Im so back at wikiHow. 🙂 How are you? Please forgive me for the very late response. I can tell you have been pretty busy contributing your wonderfully colorful articles. I hope to bond with you as I contribute.

At 13:31, Mar 29, 2018

SarahBSarahB said:

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