Thursday, March 8, 2012

Just a Whisper

I am falling so far behind in the class at this time but plan on getting to all the lessons in time. I love the whisper prompt, as I have found that I am inclined to lean toward the softer images since finding Kim.  The lesson on resistance really hit home too. What is it about damp,dreary, cold winter weather that takes the creativity out of us? That is how I have felt all winter. It isn't that I haven't been shooting, I have, I am just not inspired to do anything with them. The sun is shining today so I think I will make it a point to get outside and soak up some vitamin D while I can, as the rain returns tomorrow.

This little gown belongs to my sis in law, it was her Christening gown. She loaned it to me so I could use it for photos. I just loved shooting it. The softness lends itself to the soft muted and "whispery" type of editing.
I wanted a quote that had something to do with God and found this one. I think it fits the occasion of a christening a bit. I am loving checking in with Beyonders and seeing what you are all doing even if I haven't posted many things myself. What a great talented group we have.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What's The Story

This week over at Texture Tuesday the prompt for the week was the photo had to have a story. My friend Jacqui and I have driven by this old place several times on our way to one of our favorite wineries and each time we say "Oh, we have to stop and shoot this house before it falls down". So the other day we were headed out that way to go to an antique mall to shoot photos for our camera club monthly theme of Vintage. It was one of the days this week with no rain, just fog. When we were done with the antique store we headed out the road to where the old house set. As luck would have it, there was a drive way up to the house and NO no trespassing signs. I do not know how this old place is standing. From the front you can see that it is leaning but there had been a fire and most of the back of the house is just hanging. It won't be there much longer so I am glad that we made a effort to get some shots of it. We both wondered just what the story of this old house was, who lived there, how long what happened to them. At one time it must of been a very nice place. It isn't giving up it's story, the ghosts were silent on this day.

I used #7 from Ben's collection and 10-10-10. masking some off on each layer.

Texture Tuesday

Monday, January 23, 2012

6 Words

I cannot believe how fast time gets away from us. Here it is almost the end of January and I have not done a blog post. I have been using Flickr for Texture Tuesday's entries but need to get back to my writing here.This year I am following Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers class. I am really looking forward to this bringing me to a  new level creatively, as well as personally. This week, our 2nd, the assignment was to use just 6 words as a memoir for our life. I wrote down 6 words that describe a part of my life and I am sure that for each phase of my life there are 6 more words. I will work on that part too. For now these are the 6 that came to mind immediately


I have written my life story, but have not edited it to the point that I can put it on the blog. I will be working on that one too. This class is making me, and I am sure most of us, really think about how we evolved as artists as well as the people that we are. I really needed this class, I have been searching for so long to find direction.

The photo I used today was one I took last night with my iPhone for my Instragram photo stream. I am loving instagram. By using the iPhone I feel that I can be less strict on myself, as far as taking the "perfect photo". I just do it!! The link to my photos is below.

Kim Klassen Beyond Layers