Sunday, February 28, 2010

{Life - you Never know where it Might take you}

One last effort -lol
Well after 5 hours and many failed attempts with other projects
I at least have this one
It also will become a fabric postcard

Saturday, February 27, 2010

{The Art of Living Cheerfully}

Ok... I think I have to say that I am "getting" PSE7.
While most of what I do are happy accidents I am able
to tweek even then.
It's taken well over a year, or has it been over 2 years (maybe it just feels like it)
of working with PSE7.
But I am now able to get results of the
kind of things I was wanting to do.
And let me tell you it has taken hundreds of hours
(some of them very frustrating :-0)
as anyone who works with Photoshop knows.

I have been wanting to do a quilt with chairs as the
subject.  I wonder if I might be able to us this?
And as the PSE workshop is ending I will be changing my focus.
But first maybe something with houses

{The Morning was Singing in Wonderous Celebration}

I am finally starting to get a bit of PSE7
I must say this is one of my favorites
Susan's class will be ending soon
and I will have the time to start using
all of these wonderful photos

Friday, February 26, 2010

{The Beauty of it All}

Week 4 of my Photoshop class with Susan Tuttle
I can't give all of the steps (I really don't know what I am doing yet)
But basically I started with the photo of the tulips
that I altered to get rid of the price tag.
Did the W4P1 steps but it was uninteresting so I began to play around.
I cropped and added this photo as a layer.
Then used blending modes, opacity settings and
some brushes and use the pencil

Sunday, February 21, 2010

(Wishing it was Spring}

While we are glad to have the snow/rain here in
the mountains of Arizona I am longing
for the warm sunny days we are accustom to here 

{Seasons of life...}

What can I say.  I'm taking  an online PS class.  So it's practice
practice practice
and then some more practice
all becoming stock for future projects

Saturday, February 20, 2010

{Altered Photos}

Play with PSE7 adding brushes and trying out some masking

changing colors

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

{Wonderful Old Lace Finds and Art Journals}

Another great find was this bag of lace edging
Many of these lace edgings will be used in another personal art journal I am
 starting.  I have scanned in over 30 years of family Christmas photos
that I plan to but in a journal.
And those  "star" shaped pieces would be perfect for this journal.
I love adding lace to journal pages and I have plenty here to go around.
I don't know when or who first placed lace, or paint for that matter, on and in books
to create what I now call art journals but I do love the look.
I'm gearing up to making blank art journals for the spring and fall art shows.
And will keep posting updates as I go along. Right now I am busy creating the different elements
that I will combine. 
Painting, altered photos and lace

Monday, February 15, 2010

{What I Would Say... and What I Will Remember}

While blog hopping I came across this video.
My children are grown now.  And I can say I have few regrets.
The problems they have now are that of grown-ups and I sometimes need to wait
while they work through it themself.  And this can be hard as I can no longer fix it for them.
I am comforted in that they come to me when they are in need and I can still hold them in my arms and
comfort them and tell them it will be ok.
Because I know it will be.
My life has not been fancy and I don't have lots of money. 
But that does not matter because a great life is not defined by those standards
it is defined by this.  This is what matters.
Looks like my three columns is preventing the entire video beening shown
so here is the link or I have posted it at the bottom of this blog

{And the OWOH winner is...}

WhAT a WiLD rIde this has been ;-)
Using the random number generator to select the winner...

I will contact you directly for your mailing address.

I want to THANK EVERYONE who stopped by.
I will continue to be visting each and everyone's blog.
I have already found a few I have added to my
blog list so that I can keep in touch.
I am truly honored by those of you who have added me to your Favorite's Blog list
or who joined me as Followers.
I feel truly blessed

Sunday, February 14, 2010

{New Alice in Wonderland Journal}

I have been wanting to create another Alice in Wonderland
About a year ago I create my first Alice journal.
Since then it has sold.
And although it was sold to a wonderful friend who gave it to her sister
as a gift ~ both real Alice lovers.
I have missed it.
So when I was wondering around the antique store the other day and
game across this rabbit head puppet I just knew
he was the beginning of the new Alice in Wonderland Journal.
I'm not sure how I will use it yet.
Whether it is use as a 3D piece or whether I take photos to use.
Either way he gets new cloths first.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

{Do you know how to dream with your eyes open?}

Spending time dreaming with my eyes open

{Does anyone know what my OWOH # Is?}

Sounds crazy I know but I can't find me on the list.  But I know I'm there.  I love to know where I am.  And as people are finding me.  Maybe one of you would let me know.  Thanks so much ;-)  The official entry post is below.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

{Learn to pause...}

or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.
altered photo soon to be apart of my fabric postcard collection

Thursday, February 4, 2010

{Giveaway details this weekend}

I just discovered this.  I won't have time to post the giveaway
details till this weekend.  I have to finish the art project and post it.
Then I will officially be in.  So check
back to get yourself entered.  You will have about a week to do so.
If you want to leave a comment on this post I'd love to hear from you.
But remember I am not official signed up yet so you will need to stop back
by and post your comment on the official post.