“It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out- it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” ―Robert W. Service
“They can’t hear my drums, but they can see me dance!” -Anonymous So… the drums were never in my head this morning- it actually happened by accident. I’m still experimenting with glass over images (and probably will for a long time), but I wasn’t feeling it this morning. The glass seemed to hide the image… Read More
“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill
My featured image, and something that’s been on my mind the last couple of days is Smoke & Mirrors. I know… it looks like a bird and a cloud. 😉 I took both shots yesterday, separately. The crow was surrounded by the haze above the city, and the cloud was right above where I stood. I… Read More
Say it as it is. No need to hide the truth, to deny the painful journey made nor to dwell in the experience. But move on in you life. Share with others. Being open is the only way, honesty being the best policy. Be frank. Be sincere to yourself. Use your hardship to navigate others… Read More
Yes, my glass is always half full (non-alcoholic beverages, of course). And, as my sponsor says… it is also refillable. 🙂 I’m experimenting with glass over images and this is my first test run. The trees were shot at the old zoo today, and in reading a tutorial last night I was led to Image*After, which… Read More
Don’t go in there! 😉 I ended up back around the old zoo today. It’s so beautiful outside, and they have some (gentle) inclines to walk (but I really felt it in my hamstrings!). I think I should get a Fitbit someday and see just how much walking I really do when I go out.
“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” -Gandhi
IF YOU LOSE YOURSELF in your work, you find who you are. If you express the best you have in you in your work, it is more than just the best you have in you that you are expressing. Frederick Buechner, Whistling in the Dark I thought it was rather coincidental (not) that my quote of… Read More
Today was a really good day. Although I don’t like to write posts that aren’t uplifting, or bursting with joy, I have to say that yesterday it proved to be helpful. For me anyway. Something in a comment got me thinking about my reluctance to make decisions. He mentioned that some people actually preferred having someone else make… Read More
In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock. -Thomas Jefferson
As you may be able to tell… today the sky is beautiful!
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Today my featured image is Locked Out. That kind of describes how I’ve been feeling the past couple of days, although I’m not sure if the correct phrase is locked out, or locked in.
A little Phoenix sky… with a touch of moon magic.
The wooden head here is actually part of a statue from that train museum. I believe it is Casey Jones, the railroad engineer- not to be confused with Teenage mutant ninja turtles. This was a fun little project because I finally learned more about getting rid of edges after removing backgrounds, and the sky was brought… Read More
Last train for now. I think I’m done experimenting for today. I’m going to sit down with something in mind and REALLY stick to the agenda later today. I saw a train in the graphic design book I bought, and managed to get lost in the whole train idea in the process. Still working on transitions… Read More
Hello everyone!! I’ve been spending a massive amount of time experimenting on Photoshop and I almost hate to say it, but it’s really hard for me to come up for air. And I’m only in the beginning stages… I just love learning new things! I’ve mixed a Utah field, one of my many taken from a… Read More
Yesterday I took a walk along the Los Angeles river again, and there wasn’t much out there. I got in some good exercise though, and it was really warm out! Anyway, I took a photo of the path I walk, and today added some mountains and sky that I shot from my living room window,… Read More
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it. Danny Kaye