Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 19

Here I used the basic image, cropped to the area I wanted, added a wonderful texture that I made in  DJ Pettitt's class.  It makes the image look as if it has water droplets on the flowers.  I added some text and the frame and Voila!  
Spring is only six days away!  Bravo!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Daily Joy

 Today's joy is...............

driving down Pacific Coast Hwy. after my workout, listening to The Who singing
 "Baba O'Riley/Teenage Wasteland" and stopping at the local Starbucks for my 
double espresso and muffin.

The sun is shining brightly - it's supposed to be in the low 70's at the beach.

The sycamore trees are just starting to leaf out.  In the tree world here the sycamores seem to be the harbinger of spring. Later the liquidambars will leaf out.

This gives me such joy it's priceless!

All of this was inspired by reading an entry in "First Sip". The selection was titled 
Many times I visit this blog first thing in the morning and I feel 
centered and empowered for
the day.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Day 18

Day 18 was done using my image, my texture and a texture of Kim Klassen's. I followed one of her video tutorials in her Test Kitchen.  
I look at this beautiful rose and wonder if Spring will ever arrive.  The weather is 
teasing us.  Every few days we get a spurt of warmer weather, the sun actually shines through the clouds for a few hours.  

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Day 17

Inspired by so many photography sites and all the digital transformations, here are tulips three ways......
first edit
2nd edit
3rd edit
original image

Textures by Morguefile, Kim Klassen
Shadowhouse Creations. 
Textures make
all the difference in obtaining the different looks.