Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Photoshop

Ok, here I am trying out photoshop. I am having a heck of a time navigating around it! Here is a very clumsy attempt. The first photo is the original. I posted this a couple of days ago too....
The second one is touched up. Maybe too much, I am not sure. I dont know how to make the image I am working on in photoshop bigger so I can really see it, right now it comes up as a large thumbnail. I feel like I only get an 'overview' of what I am doing. Let's see if I recall what I did to this picture. Something with curves. Contrast. glowing edges. sharpen. um........ I think there was something else I played with too. I did manage to remember to do each thing on a new layer, and I did adjust the opacity. I think I can get the hang of this with a ton more practice.........

Maybe........

Monday, January 28, 2008

quilts

This quilt actually is the back of the denim one. I forgot to add it with that quilt. I didnt show you the back of the crazy quilt because its just a big piece of flat flannel.














Kup Kuffs!!

I am thinking of selling these and applying the $$ to the Mexico Missions at Thia's school. I still have a long ways to go with making them but at the way things are going, I should have some them all ready to go by Wednesday. And a better pic too with a clean cup! Ugh! lol.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Another day out with my baby

I went out with my dad and our cameras. I dont think he was too inspired, but I just have to give him credit for comming along and showing me his 'secret' truck/old building spot! We also stopped in at Providence Farms. There was something going on there maybe even something formal so we didnt nose around too too much. The yard that you go past as you are driving up to the stables always catches my eye and invokes many idealistic day dreams. The lighting was dreamy with its golden cast, pretty much anything looked more special.
I loved the way the sunlight and low shadows played off of this, otherwise, mundane fence. Even though it was very cold out, the way the light and shadows play off of the rail fence, reminds me of long drawn out summer evenings. The shadows creeping further up the yard give a hint of the relief that the sun setting brings from the pelting heat of summer. Although, it was far from warm out this day!
Out in Glenora, there is an old mill. We cant quite figure out if its abandoned or not. The saws dont look rusty and there is some fresh wood at one end. Regardless, it shows a lot of weathering and hints of a busier, more productive time for this mill. It reminded me of the mill that Pa worked at on the show, The Walton's.

I imagine that Johnboy would have helped his father out at the mill sitting behind the steering wheel of a truck like this one. You can be sure that any person needing a lift along the old dirt roads would have been welcomed next to the driver.


Amazing how much history can be stored in a chunk of old rusted metal. It almost looks sad as it sits there almost completely forgotten.








Tuesday, January 1, 2008