Monthly Archives: October 2014

Dia de los Muertos

My dear friend Sandy loaned me her wonderful Day of the Dead dolls to play with this week. These dolls are incredibly detailed for their size, they are only 1 1/2″ tall. They are meant to represent the spirits of … Continue reading

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Texture Play

Applied Kim’s ‘pumpkin grunge’ texture, soft light @ 47% and also SJGP Artisan’s ‘etched’ texture, multiply @ 27% So, yesterday I shared 3 images from my Be Still assignment. This image was the one I said was my favorite. I … Continue reading

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Still Life Painting Inspiration

Taken w/ 24mm @ f/10, ISO 500 @ 1 second. Applied Kim’s ‘moodswing’ preset The lesson this last week was to look to still life paintings for inspiration. My still life above was inspired by this still life painting by … Continue reading

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Every Leaf is a Flower

Taken w/ 35mm @ f/4.0, ISO 500 @ 1/800 sec. Applied Kim Klassen’s ‘every day’ texture with multiply blend mode @ 62%. Font is Bayern Handschrift. This quote says it all for me. In the Spring I get excited when … Continue reading

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Turning In

I was out in the garden early in the morning, doing some Fall clean-up and feeling a bit of a chill in the air. I decided to take a break and grab some hot tea. As I sat there looking around … Continue reading

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Texture Tuesday Spirited!

This time of year my attention turns toward Halloween and I think this still life captures the ‘spirit’! The image was taken w/ 35mm @ f/5.6, ISO 500 @ 1/320 second. I applied Kim’s ‘monday’ texture @ soft light 100%. … Continue reading

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More Playtime in the Greenhouse

Continuing from Friday’s post, thought I would share more of the images I’ve taken in my ‘new’ space. This experience has reminded me of the importance of celebrating where we are right now and appreciating what we already have. I’ve … Continue reading

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4 Things and a Recipe

Normally I don’t post to the blog on the weekend, but I just finished my latest ‘Be Still’ assignment and am excited to share. The assignment was to incorporate 4 things into a still life: a loaf of bread, twine, … Continue reading

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Friday Finds – A ‘new’ place to take pictures…in my own backyard!

Do you have a place in your home or on your property that you really haven’t thought much of…and then one day you see it in a whole new light? Well, that happened to me this week. I’ve had this little … Continue reading

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Taking it Easy on Texture Tuesday

Taken w/ 35mm @ f.3.5, ISO 500 @ 1/80 sec. Applied Kim Klassen’s ‘within’ preset and her ‘monday’ texture @ linear light 55%, removing most of that from the coffee cup. Just one picture for a quick post…didn’t want to … Continue reading

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