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Above are fabric images from Alpha Stamps and a photo I printed onto fabric of my son Dallas, next to a canal in Venice. Yes, I have gotten a lot of mileage out of this photo! See here for another piece. I almost forgot to say, my son Dallas is in the 'States' for the Holidays and will be coming here to visit with his fiance' Liz on Sunday for 4 days!! They are employed by the International School of Trieste in Italy.
I hope you enjoy!
I have been playing with Photoshop filters. This is about the only thing I have figured out how to do! Here is a photo of Steven and the pups yesterday afternoon, accentuated with "poster edges". I find this program fun to experiment with. Click on the photo for details -it's cool! And yes, even though it has been colder here, when the sun is out we can get away with just short sleeves, no sweater. Don't hate me too much!
|Our tree is finally decorated!|
The stars are from our wedding
|Steven had one request . . . . we exchanged one present!|
|Just what he needs! (He loves Tim Dorsey books)|
|He made these for me!!! So lightweight & beautiful.|
|I love them! xoxox|
|Chloe and the squirrel toy : )|
|Asia in the sunshine|
|Tired already? We haven't even gone to my parents yet!|
The blipfoto site has me playing with photography more these days. Now, if you have visited here much, you probably already know I take a lot of photos. But since I found blipfoto, well . . . I find myself thinking more about how I take photos and trying things like Photoshop even when I don't really know how to use it. (I have learned a few things already just by diving in!) That's how I was able to get the graphic above from the photo below. It's my desk where my laptop sits. The picture is from our wedding night in 2005. Steven is taking the photo while kissing me, talented guy that he is! i love this photo.
I took the photo above today in that 65 degree sunshine and am pretty pleased with it. I have been trying to learn a bit about my husband Steve's Olympus SP-510 camera that I inherited when my camera got dunked in our canoe 'splash' last summer. I am grateful to have his camera, but you know how it is to learn new things when you are used to something else -it can be hard! So, I had been shooting photos only on automatic. I changed that today. I chose a "scene" and used the close-up macro setting. I like how it made the background a bit blurry and the flowers stand out more. I have much to learn about photography. I am using blipfoto to help me, thanks to Frieda! Blipfoto is a daily photo journal. While I have not added a photo every day, I do have a little collection going! You can view my journal here. It's fun.
Today I also met up with my new friend Susan, who lives nearby. I shared with her some of the many mail art envelopes that participants were so kind to send me through the mail art swap I hosted on creative swaps. Susan was in the swap, saw many of these envelopes online, and now she got to see them in person. She is so cute!
|Susan holding Sarah Boblit's envelope|
|Deck strips added|