Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday's Shot - The Color Green

Can you guess what this is? It's part of a green plastic purse that I photographed during my visit to the Newport Flea Mall. Loved the abstract look of it and the intense color.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturday's Source - Window

The source of one of my digital images:


Window (the top image) is available as a notecard from Paper Press.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday's Fotos - Original Photos

My photographic method is to take lots of pictures of whatever is around, and then turn them into useable images in Photoshop. I thought it would be fun to show the source photos I used for some of my images taken at the Flea Mall last weekend. The blue elephant above and
this red glassware came from the same photo:
Hey, Hey - I'm cute - take me home!!
This Old Irish Toast,

basket of shells,
and colorful jars all came from this photo:
Can you spot all of them?
The hurricane lamp and
these two similar images
were gleaned from this admittedly lousy photograph:
It feels a bit like working on a puzzle when I'm playing with the photos!
This clown on wheels,
Charley Weaver, and even these tools

all came from this photo:

And last but not least,

I found Shelton the Skelton sitting on a large band saw.
One really can do wonders with Photoshop!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday's Work - Still Growing

When I started this afghan, I bought one skein each of the red, white, yellow, lavender, and purple yarns. I was using those colors for the centers of my hexagons, and managed to run out of all of them at about the same time. Timing is everything, right? Rather than buying new skeins of those colors, I decided to get more green yarn and use solid green hexagons to keep the afghan growing and to form what would look like borders. So far so good - I'm happy with it.

I'm working my way down the second side of the afghan, and then I'll add hexagons to the top and bottom till it all looks finished to me.

Here's an extreme close-up! And a link to the earlier blog. I'm almost out of green yarn again, which, happily, means another trip back to Michaels. :o)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Flea Market

Saturday I visited a local flea market with the idea of taking some pictures. It was open, but it's winter, few sellers were there, and many of the items I saw were covered with dirt and dust. I still took lots of pictures, but when I processed them in Photoshop, I decided to use the "poster edges" filter on all of them. Why? To me, it hid the dust!!
This bus caught my eye before I even went inside. Old and decrepit, but it was in one of the vendor parking spaces. Wonder if someone lives in it?

There were shelves and shelves of herbs and spices.

Some spikey high heeled shoes

I think you can still see the dust on this piece....

For Rent. Tenant must have feathers.

Guess this is a grinder.

These horses looked ready to gallop off the shelves.
A child-sized chair.
I look forward to the warmer months when this flea mall will be a hive of activity. I'll be back with my camera.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday's Sequence - Emeralds

My digital art, and from whence it came....


The back of a park bench. The grass shows through the holes.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday's Fotos - An Assortment

Geese Swimming


Pampas Grass

Bogue Sound

Pond Reflection
Some photos from recent walks. Which one is your favorite?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday's Work - Another Afghan

Yes, I know it's Thursday. I'm a day late for Wednesday's Work, but I'm not giving up the alliteration.... Last week I showed photos of a different afghan. I thought I might have finished it by yesterday. Haven't touched it since.

Instead, I started working on a different afghan using the hexagon technique I described in an earlier post. This time the outside row for every hexagon is green.

I was thinking "spring flowers with green foliage."

Now I have two afghans to finish, but no promises since I seem to have already started a third afghan, and am getting ideas for a fourth one.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Room With a View

When I was taking pictures of the snow Saturday morning, I took some of the photos from inside the house, through the windows.

In Photoshop shop, I altered the photos using the Poster Edges filter.

I love the effect this produced.

This photo caught the glass door and a window. The building in back is the garage.

This was my favorite. Our desk and some plants show inside the house. I left some color in this picture, while the others were "desaturated" to make them black and white.
Today the temperature is in the mid-50's so much of the snow will be disappearing. I don't mind seeing it go because I can always look at my photos and remember the beauty of the day.