I did a bit of a lift from Barb Brookbank’s Keeping up With the Times blog. I thought this would be a beautiful way to try to remember to find something every day that makes me happy, and keep moving along in my 101 in 1001 goals. So, thank you for indulging me and sharing 10 things that made me happy this past week.
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Beyond Layers: Day 25
How cool is this image? I know, right? Pretty dang spectacular… I even amazed myself with this one. So I signed up for a 30 day free trial at Rad Lab… Ummmm, can you say YUM? So fun! I used the Red B&W filter on my image (who knew it was possible to have a red b&w filter?)… then I used the Crack, Boom, Pow action from Yellow Sky Actions (Oh, they are soooo tempting and yummy, but I have not succumbed to purchasing any…yet). I added Kim Klassens “I Am” texture at multiply blend mode with 100% opacity, then again a second time at 69% opacity. I really wanted to add some text to this image, but it really seemed to want to stand alone with what I’ve already done to it. I love playing in Photoshop. It makes me so happy. Much better than watching t.v. (although everyone seems to be watching Jersey Shore, and forgive me, but I don’t have any clue who or what Snookie is other than it sounds like the name of a poodle). I apologize for not posting the meta data for the original shot. I’m sure it’s in Adobe Bridge somewhere, and I just switched over from ACDSee to Bridge, so I’m still getting my feet wet. Just when you think you’re starting to grasp anything in photography or design, you learn that you haven’t…. I guess that’s the beauty of it, eh?
Beyond Layers: Day 24
My darling daughter Gabriella took this shot of me… does that make it a self-portrait if I don’t actually take it myself? Kim (my Beyond Layers instructor) challenged us to take our self-portrait; be in front of the lens instead of behind it. So I thought I’d be a little playful and hide behind some delightful tiger lilies and have my little Gabbatron shoot me with my Nikon. (I used MCP’s Vintage Throwback action, btw.)