Adobe recently, and finally, released a new version of Fresco that I can now use on my laptop. Until now, it had only been available on iPad, which was hugely disappointing because it looked like an amazing hybrid tool that allows both pixel and vector based drawing. Since I've gotten it, I've been playing around… Continue reading Night Sky Silhouette & Reflection
TJ Fox On Redbubble: Photo/Art Prints And Fun Products
One of my most recent and ongoing projects has been setting up a Redbubble store. The goal was to have a place to offer prints of many of the photos I post here, but there are so many other cool things you can get from them as well. This is ongoing because I still have… Continue reading TJ Fox On Redbubble: Photo/Art Prints And Fun Products
Playing In The Studio
I'm playing with sterling PMC for the first time in years. I had forgotten how much I loved it. It is amazing that a small lump of clay can be fired into a finished sterling silver piece. It doesn't look like much yet, but it is going to end up being a book charm for… Continue reading Playing In The Studio
Graphics For Envie! Magazine
So... that graphics project I mentioned? I was asked to redo the logo for Envie! Magazine as well as work up a badge for their blog awards. In the process of working on those, we decided it would be really awesome to make a badge for any of the staff members that wanted them for… Continue reading Graphics For Envie! Magazine
Northern Lights Cake
I finished! Seriously glad it is done, though. It was a blast and, for the most part, it came out really well. I was hoping to add more color, but with that base teal, it didn't work out. I had several of the issues I kind of expected to have with some color bleeding and… Continue reading Northern Lights Cake
Best of 2019: Moments
Outside of photography and the books I read this last year, I thought I'd note a few of the bigger moments and highlights of my year, things that I did or experienced that I was really proud of or stuck with me as important moments. There will always be tons of those when it comes… Continue reading Best of 2019: Moments
For the first time since my kids were tiny, Halloween feels so different and I just don't have the motivation to do everything I have for years. I'm not doing the garage this year. I'm not dressing up this year. I barely got up the energy to do a pumpkin (mine's on the left), though… Continue reading Happy Halloween
Rose Hip: Manipulated
Can I Just Say…
When I see someone posting about being born in the late '90s, knowing they are a functioning adult, my brain sort of cramps and I get a little twitch in the corner of my eye. OC was born in the late '90s, so this kind of statement makes me feel incredibly old knowing I have… Continue reading Can I Just Say…
In all the messing around and playing I've been doing (yes, around reading), I made a truly awesome discovery. I can draw on my new tablet using one of my absolute favorite drawing techniques. It is a little more work to get the base layer in place, but it is loads less messy and being… Continue reading Cool Discovery!
Dark Sky Viewing: Stars And The Milky Way
We had several goals for our trip to Wisconsin. Take a couple of hikes. Scout locations for both sunrise and sunset photos since we were on the peninsula and could easily get both. See the stars under a seriously dark sky. My part was seeing if I could pull off taking pictures of those stars.… Continue reading Dark Sky Viewing: Stars And The Milky Way
Altered Rose of Sharon Bud
My Day: Uploading 90+ Photos
It took forever and I found that some of my images were actually too big (first time for everything) and I had to do some adjustments. That said, I'm now sitting at well over 400 images on my Pixels photo print site. Including all the stunning water shots I got the other day. Playing with… Continue reading My Day: Uploading 90+ Photos
I'm finally getting around to doing something I promised BG a year ago or more. Painting her bathroom. I am so not looking forward to it because it is a small space with not a whole lot of solid wall. That means there is going to be a crap ton of up and down on… Continue reading Painting Day
My creative muse is pushing at me again so I'm still playing around with photos in an effort to satisfy it. I don't know that is working entirely, but I did really like how this one turned out. The original:
I wanted to play again just to see if I could do another one that came out as cool as the first. I'm wondering if that first was a fluke or just the perfect image for what I did, because I haven't been able to get another one to look nearly as good. I still… Continue reading More Playing
Manipulated Rusty Iris
Normally I don't touch my photos with the exception of a little adjustments on color or lighting if the image I take doesn't come out quite on par with what I saw or a little cropping. Every once in a while, I'll make one black and white or even just reduce the color saturation. Overall,… Continue reading Manipulated Rusty Iris
The sale and promo for any photo prints or my book ends this Sunday! Details below. Original Post - In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m running a sale on pretty much everything. Pricing for everything runs from Monday, April 29th thru Sunday May 12th. If you’ve ever considered grabbing something, but just weren’t certain,… Continue reading Last Chance!
Yellow Dandelion Curls
I've added nearly 20 new images to my photo print site, including this one. Everything is still 25% off thru Mother's Day with the promo code: NMHZHV.
Mother’s Day Sale!
In honor of Mother's Day, I'm running a sale on pretty much everything. Pricing for everything runs from Monday, April 29th thru Sunday May 12th. If you've ever considered grabbing something, but just weren't certain, now's the time to pick up my book or a photo print. Either to treat yourself or as a really… Continue reading Mother’s Day Sale!
Pink Bleeding Heart
This is just one of many new photos I've added to my photo print site. I just can't get over how cool some of these look in finished products. I think I'm going to research some sale options for Mother's Day.