Tuesday, March 29, 2011

good golly miss molly

it will three months since i brought little miss molly home

and has become a wonderful part of our family

she has made herself right at home

Saturday, March 26, 2011

snow bonus

the one good thing that came out of the last snow fall

was some of the cool photos

(above, you know spring is on it's way when the geese come home)

as i was walking past one of the many driveway i notice how the

snow landed in the cracks it looked like cracks in marble

so i took a shot

when it got home i notice that the snow had made a nice oval frame

so i played a bit in ps

changed it to black and white and added it to several photos

here i used the color burn blending mode this one i used overlay

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

no surprise

this morning i woke to a nice dusting of snow
no surprise, i do live in canada
(i've seen snow in april)
on my morning walk i manage to take several photos
it was walking back home when it got nasty
it's now afternoon and it hasn't stopped
looks like a foot so far
back to dreaming of spring and time in the garden

Sunday, March 20, 2011

photoshop fun

with temperatures cooling back down
i decided to stay in and keep warm
which gave me time to play with some of my
canada blooms photos
above, one of the floral arrangements

i added six layers
4 textures from shadowhouse
a letter i found at the old paper show
and a clipping mask
playing with the blending modes
until i was happy with the results

Friday, March 18, 2011

signs of spring

a sure sign of spring!!
the dairy queen open this week
just in time for the nice weather
12c yesterday (54f)
i'll enjoy it while i can
march's weather can turn on a dime
so i haven't started cleaning out the garden just yet
i'll wait for april

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

canada blooms

what better way to spend a rainy day

canada blooms opened today

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

helping out

aid for japan
my friend marie from lost aussie
has created this beautiful digital artwork
and is offering limited addition prints
with all the proceeds going to the red cross
order your print here
i ordered mine today
thanks marie

Thursday, March 10, 2011

twisting wire

i can get a little carried away twisting wire
it can be quite mesmerizing and therapeutic

a few hours later i made several for presents

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow
march is hope that spring is just ahead
no matter how crazy the weather----rain, then snow,
rain again, minus 9 one day plus 9 the next
no matter what march brings, i have hope
above, another shot from the parking lot on sunday
several layers of texture and some text

Sunday, March 6, 2011


sometimes you just never know when or where you'll be inspired
yesterday i was helping my friend gillian with a ps project
i was showing her how to add texture to a photo
it inspired me to see thing through someone else's eyes
today i wondered downtown to the artist project
200 artist under one roof
i was so inspired when i left i started taking photo in the parking lot
(above, one of my photos with 3 layers of texture on top)

check out some of my new favorite inspirations

Friday, March 4, 2011

brownie collection

i can't remember when i got my first brownie
somewhere along the line i ended up with 15
i only buy one that is different from the ones i already have
on wednesday i found 2 i didn't have
(above, brownie hawkeye , duraflex II and holiday)

brownie bullet i found that came with the original box price tag $2.60

8mm movie camera and starflex


starluxe II

brownie 127, baby brownie special,
starluxe and fiesta
i also have a starflash, reflex synchro, square bullet,
regular baby brownie and a starflash

the fiesta camera came with the orginal box, a flash and film inside
what a surprise, i wound if i should have it developed??

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

a day in the country

i spent a lovely day driving out in the country with my friend lu
we stopped at the queensville antique mall
lots to photograph...............

i did manage to find a few cameras for my brownie collection
and take over 100 photographs
it was nice to see the big blue skies

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

waiting patiently

with the days getting longer
and the big meltdown
(i can see my front lawn!)
i'm dreaming of getting my hands dirty

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