Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
"Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty ; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated., When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind" Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley 1925
Snowflakes in their unaltered style and form are little design miracles...they take my breath away. I have a feeling that they fascinated Mr. Wilson Bentley as well. Click on his name above to read more on this man who studied these amazing crystal sculptures.
Click here to visit a site where you can make your own digi-snowflakes. You can add a message and send them to someone if you wish. They get kind of addictive if you are going for perfection though! Fun for kids too...
I meant to add that the photo below is of the last few crab apples on our tree. I digitally enhanced the tint/saturation to make it more bold. Then adjusted the contrast and finally added two masks over the top. I rather like how it turned out...reminds me of the olden days somehow.
Hugs to all!!!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
During the night a storm blew in awakening me from my slumber.
It tapped and rattled at the windows, whining loudly through the trees. It howled most of the night, reminding me of a child's' temper tantrum, demanding my attention.
I pulled my blankets up around my ears trying to stifle the petition of the storm. Knowing the storm was not getting any sympathy from me, it eventually quieted down and subsided its lobbying for attention and finished the night in silence.
As I awoke this morning, I peeked from behind the blinds not knowing what to expect from all the commotion of last nights child-like temper display.
The storm lay in sweet repose at my feet, and I, as if the proud Mom, just stood and grinned astonished at the beauty.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Of course, I can not leave well enough alone and had to "tweak" some of my photos...I added in a little blue hue for a touch of whimsy.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
This is my April entry using her image and my digital photos... roses altered to sepia...a butterfly and digital embellishments with the text "moments".
I haven't been able to create much lately but this challenge came at the right time and gave me just the right inspirational kick in the muse to get my creative juices a jump start.
I saw my first butterfly of the year yesterday, that resembled the one in the photo...it gave me hope of the Spring to come...
Hoping everyone is blessed!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The workshop is winding down now and the last step is the "in the studio" approach to making a fabulous finished mat for our photos. I am not able to access my art supplies right now so I will have to put this last step on hold until a little later and come back to it.
In the mean time I will be continuing on my own to explore this fun new adventure of digital tweaking...I feel that I am just really scratching the surface of what there is to explore and so for now, I must be content to keep my hands clean and out of my art supplies and on the computer keyboard keys!!!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
and it was cool including my own photo into the mix...
I think the wall clock gave the girl a frame and a theme to work with so that was fun...
...the digi-bling was from Roben-Marie from Paper Bag Studios ...http://paperbagstudios.com/shoppe/
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Rainer Maria Rilke
This photo is a vintage photo of a sweet little girl ...I digitally layed it over a photo of a wall clock that I took at the flower shop...
The quote is one that really struck a note with me...I have been really pondering the meaning of life and death lately... my Mother was given just 6 months to live or less and will be going back home with hospice care to spend her last days...time is such a funny thing...sometimes it seems like you have so much you don't know what to do with it and other times you wish it would stand still for just a little while longer...
Remember to not take the small things for granted...a hug, a passing smile, a kind word...count your blessings no matter how small!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
...as I was cleaning out the last of the Christmas and bringing back in the living room decorations, the black iron chandelier and the silver mercury glass ornament crossed paths. I had already been pondering what I wanted to put on the candle cup area (had already decided I didn't want to use candles) and as chance would have it...whoolaa--- just the look I wanted!
...here's what I did...realizing that the candle cup had a nail-type holder sticking up from the center (to hold the candle) I thought that if I took off the cap on the ornament and turned the ornament upside down over the nail to hold it...oh yeah! How fun was that!!!
Don't you just LOVe-LOVe it when you come up with a creative way to use something ???!!!
OK, so I wasn't quite finished, and taking these super cool silver leaf ornaments that my SIL sent ... draped them from the bottom of the chandelier... way fun!!! Now to finish decorating......off I go!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Most of the hectic work is out of the way by then and it is just usually me, the music and the flowers...even the walk-in customers are at a lull and even on the coldest of days I feel nestled and snug inside with all the sights and scents of the beauty of flowers...and all that surrounds me... ...this is a close up of the sun highlighting an antique table...
Monday, January 12, 2009
The workshop is broken down into 3 assignments, “Out in the Field” taking photos, “Manipulation” using the software and “In the Studio” for a technique that will bring it all together in an altered art project worthy of framing. The “In the Studio” is a plaster of Paris technique done on the matte frame that your manipulated photo will go into.
This photo is one that I took at the flower shop I work in of some roses...I had just de-thorned and put them in a floral bucket...The lighter colored ones are called "Kerio" and the darker orange ones "Milva"...