Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Pic of Tweedles & a Psychedelic Look

Good morning to you all! I've been playing around with some animal images & came up with a new one of my dear little friend, Tweedles! Her moms haven't seen it yet so this will be a surprise for them to see their sweet girl up here this morning. Both of these images were done on the same background. It's pretty amazing how the look differs with a little color alteration. It was a free Google background. The other image was a freebie from morguefile.com.
Happy Tuesday everyone!

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Blog Design & More PSE

Good morning! Friday has arrived & it appears to be a bit cooler today.
I did a blog makeover yesterday. I like to change it up every few months or so. I never thought the day would come that I would actually use a piece of my own art for my blog header. I've come a long way baby!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hot! Hot! Hot!

Well, it is going to be quite hot today....probably upper 90's here. Time for a dip in some water!! The bottom picture I am posting turned out looking like a young woman rolling into shore from the ocean. I thought she looked very cool. The images both came from pdphoto.org. They have become one of my favorite sites. The top image was done on my art paper as a background & the image was a freebie. I positively LOVE this image. I have also acquired images from other VERY generous bloggers, another one being http://thesumofallcrafts.blogspot.com/
Happy Tuesday everyone!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Friday

Good Friday morning to everyone! Today's pictures include a family one. The bottom picture is my mother-in-law & her mother back in the early 30s. The background, I believe, was from Elizabeth Golden. People are so generous with their artwork but sometimes I have a hard time remembering where I got something. On the 2nd photo both the background & foreground came from pdphoto.org. The top photo was a free clipart image & the background is some of my art paper I tweaked a bit.
I hope you enjoy & have a wonderful & creative weekend!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Pictures

Friday is upon us! How quick it arrived. The week just flew by.
I have a couple of new pics I am posting this morning. It is getting very difficult to pull myself away from the computer. My preference is to sit & play all day with it. I did have a new follower this week that referenced a free image site called PDPhoto.org. That is where the image on the top photo came from. It is a wonderful resource for photos. You can donate (and I did!) to help keep these photos coming.
The 2nd photo was a freebie...the background & the image.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Obsessed with PSE

Good Monday morning! Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I am officially obsessed with Photoshop Elements! I am starting to feel fairly comfortable with some of this so it's time to branch out a bit. This week I am going to sit down & read Susan Tuttle's book, Digital Expressions. Hopefully, I will learn to incorporate a few other steps in the PSE mix. I am certainly enjoying myself!
Todays piece is a freebie background as well as the image itself.
Wishing you all a creative week!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

More Creating with Photoshop Elements

Good Thursday morning! This has to be the most pleasant summer EVER in California.
Still getting June gloom in August! Predicted high temperature today is 76!!!
That's about 20 degrees below normal for August. I LOVE IT!
I am posting yet another Photoshop elements creation. I was very pleased with this one. The background just made it for me. It was a freebie from Elizabeth Golden at lastdoordownthehall.blogspot.com. Elizabeth shares images with us quite often & I am very appreciative of her generosity. The other image was a freebie also but I can't remember from where! I hope you all enjoy it.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Home again from Paso Robles

Good morning everyone. I just returned yesterday after spending 5 days at our 2nd property in Paso Robles. I got a few things done there so that's a good thing. The place is looking great. The trees my husband planted seem to be growing very well.
I am posting a few pics of the property this morning. My husband loved this place but unfortunately, it brings me a great deal of sadness now in spite of its beauty.
You will see the entrance to Independence Ranch, some pics of the Poplar trees lining the driveway, various trees on the property & the BIG BARN. My husband put his heart & soul in this property & I know he would be loving the way it looks today.