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Tuesday
Aug192014

Texture Tuesday - Be Still My Heart Hydrangeas

 

mouse over to see the original 

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

The Ongoing theme for summer.....

free & easy.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details. New to link-ups, click HERE to view my link-up tutorial.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

“Texture


 

 

Same Photo.....2 different presets

Happy TT.

Oh my... I just got off the loveliest connect with the Be Still group!! So good to chat with such an amazing group....of genuine creatives..... 

Thank you all so much! My oh my.....I needed that.

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I'm afraid my post is going to be short and sweet.... and I will definitely be back here with more photos of these beautiful hydrangeas I found at Safeway!! Oh my gosh... sooo pretty......

They came in 3's....but because my day was cut short.... I only had time for a few quick photos....and for some reason...it seems a single flower is almost always right...

I thought I'd share a few different process versions... using presets that are part of my 31 Days class....Honestly... I love all 3 looks...... But you can't go too wrong with hydrangeas....  so much to love.

With that said... the thing I may love most about this photo ..... the way the letters on the linen peek through the glass bottle.....  

'happy sigh'.......

Today's Uptop Recipe

Toned and cropped in LR.... then I applied my new preset, Lightly 2. (part of the 31 days class content)

Next Photoshop for a touch of texture.....One layer of achieve at soft light, 100% opacity.... then a hue/sat adjustment layer, clipped to the texture to remove a little yellow.... and that was that....

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Today's freebie texture..... flow

 

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Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

  

 

 

Friday
Aug152014

Friday Finds - Genuine Creative Conversation ... Anyone?

 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new to this space.... 
Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

Please say hello....share your finds below.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
Endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link up to Friday Finds  (grab the button or share the link).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

Share the Friday Finds Button


Kim Klassen dot Com

 

 

Today's find.....A Creative Conversation ...lead to a ton of Inspiration.....

The Story 

I'm sure most of you know my lovely London friend, Xanthe..... She's an amazing photographer...and film maker.... We met almost 3 years ago at the first Shutter Sisters retreat...... This friendship has been one of life's loveliest gifts... 

I was really nervous about going to that first retreat... As most of you know....I'm a full on... self-proclaimed introvert... Going to California to meet a bunch of people I'd never met was a BIG leap for me....

Anyhow, the very first night... we all gathered, as contributors, for dinner. At the bar... most were ordering cocktails, while I was ordering my usual Diet Coke..... and... so was Xanthe. That's how it all started.... a Diet Coke... too funny. We ended up sitting beside each other for dinner that first night.... We just 'clicked'.....A TRUE friendship was born.

The retreat was mind blowing...... an incredible experience.... No exaggeration when I say.... LIFE CHANGING.

There's amazing power in real life connection with people who 'get' you. I had no idea....how desperately I needed that connection.

Xanthe and I are different in many ways.... But at the center ...we are two artists ...determined to do.... what we love... because we can't....not do.... what we do.

After the SS retreat we connected via skype....at least once a week... sometimes more..... We talked life, love.... fears .... creative ideas..... and everything in between. 

We met the following year in California for the best 10 day creative adventure.....ever....
and then.... Cancer happened...We missed our trip to California in 2013.... but through it all... we affirmed.... 2014!!! We will meet again.....

More on this to come....soon.

Back to my Friday Find... the creative conversation....

Lately....our visits have been spotty... at best....But this week... Oh my gosh!! We met on skype and talked through our thoughts... ideas... and more....Talk about bubbling up and over....

We needed this... so much!! We re-committed to regular connections!! Gosh darn....It's a MUST.

Some BIG ideas were born.... Things just seemed to fall into place.

 

So much to share....

Bottom Line.....Creative conversation with people who get-it ..... INCREDIBLY powerful!!

We have some BIG plans in the works.....centered around creative conversation....and connection.

We don't have all the details just yet.... but we'd love to give this a go......

Beginning with a Give Away session ....

Xanthe and I....would love to sit and have a virtual cuppa via skype with two lovely creatives... Might one be you?

Pick our brains, share your thoughts, dreams, fears.......business, photography, film, IG.... questions? . We're open.

If this give away session, interests YOU, please leave a note in the comments...or if you prefer, send a private message HERE.....  

Always love to see you here... Thank you for sharing your finds.....

Here's to a beautiful weekend....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡ 

xo,

   

 

  

p.s.

My class, 31 Days - Lightroom Tips & Tricks delivered direct to your inbox...is always OPEN for registration... Click HERE for details.

 

 

 

Tuesday
Aug122014

Texture Tuesday - Something Good is About to Happen

mouse over to see the original - textured with kk-achieve

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

The Ongoing theme for summer.....

free & easy.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details. New to link-ups, click HERE to view my link-up tutorial.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

“Texture


 

Happy TT.

Hello lovelies... How are you? I hope this post finds you well. I have a message for you.... today. It's short and sweet......

Something good is about to happen......

Sit with this thought... imagine it... believe it..... take it with you today......

Today's Recipe

Toned and cropped in LR.... then I applied my new preset, Quiet Dream.....
It may possibly be a new preset for a certain class I'm running.... just sayin..... 

Into Photoshop for a touch of texture.....both at multiply 40% opacity. I also added a hue/sat adjustment layer and clipped it to the texture to reduce the yellow.

The top image is textured with last week's achieve and the second is textured with today's freebie, quiet.....using the same recipe for both.....

Today's freebie: Quiet

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Happy TT....


with gratitude.....

xo,

  

A recent IG post... a photo of my Great-Grandma's linen table cloth..... with 2 layers of quiet, one at soft light 100& and another at multiply 20%...

 


 

 

Friday
Aug082014

{Friday Finds} Rediscoveries

  

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new to this space.... 
Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

Please say hello....share your finds below.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
Endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link up to Friday Finds  (grab the button or share the link).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

Share the Friday Finds Button


Kim Klassen dot Com

 

 

My Friday Finds  

Hello sweet friends. How are you? Happy Friday..... 

Todays' finds..... Rediscoveries......Around the House....

I was working on something different for my Friday Finds....but I just wasn't happy with the photographs.....

You know when you want to capture something...... so beautiful... but it's not quite working out? Well that's what happened......today.

Rather than getting frustrated.... I decided...for now...to let it go....and try again when I'm not so rushed....

and...So.....I gathered a few oldies....but goodies......and snapped some pics.....

My tulip plant ..... another fake from Lady of the Lake.... Yep.... fake can be great! I think I said that a few weeks back....when I posted my herb photos? : )

Next two old chairs..... I've missed them.....

And finally this scarf.... it's super scratchy.....never wear it....but I love it in photos. And that was that....

All photos were processed using my LR Preset Touchadrama.... (from my 31 Days Class)

Always love to see you here... Thank you for sharing your finds.....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡ 

xo,

   

  

p.s.

My new class, 31 Days - Lightroom Tips & Tricks delivered direct to your inbox...is always OPEN for registration... Click HERE for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Aug052014

Texture Tuesday - Evening Light eDition

 

mouse over to see the original - textured with kk-achieve

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

The Ongoing theme for summer.....

free & easy.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details. New to link-ups, click HERE to view my link-up tutorial.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

“Texture


 

Happy TT.

A quick post.....

A Pear,  favourite bowl...my new linen tea towel.....summer light... and voila.... ♡
Today's TT photos.....

Today's Recipe

Toned and cropped in LR.... then I applied a new preset called Gentle.....
31 Days students..... it may just be landing in your inbox (possibly soon...hint, hint).....

Into Ph0toshop for a touch of texture.....

A layer of today's new freebie achieve at soft light 85 % masked 50% off the pear...... 

That was that......

Today's freebie: Achieve

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Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

 

p.s.

My complimentary Lightroom-Begin course starts next week.

There's still time to register. Click HERE for all the details.

 

 

 

Friday
Aug012014

{Friday Finds} Hello August

 

 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new to this space.... 
Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

Please say hello....share your finds below.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
Endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link up to Friday Finds  (grab the button or share the link).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

Share the Friday Finds Button


Kim Klassen dot Com

 

 

My Friday Finds  

Hello sweet friends. How are you? Happy Friday.....

Todays' find..... The Evening Light

To be honest... I almost posted an archive for today's FF post..... 

I was quite simply running short on time..... and then I walked past the dining room window....The evening light caught my eye.... and Oh my..... 

I snipped a daisy....and took some photos out on the porch..... Goodness the summer light.... is just so right.

Always love to see you here... Thank you for sharing your finds.....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡ 

xo,

   

Oh.... gotta show you this shot of Ben.... can you see his furrowed brow? 

'why won't you just come outta your hole and play?'

 

p.s.

My new class, 31 Days - Lightroom Tips & Tricks delivered direct to your inbox...is still open for registration.
Get the details HERE.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jul292014

Texture Tuesday - Pretty in Pink

 

mouse over to see the original - textured with kk-pinit 11

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

The Ongoing theme for summer.....

free & easy.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details. New to link-ups, click HERE to view my link-up tutorial.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

“Texture

 

 
  

Hello lovelies. Happy TT.

Another quick TT post and recipe today.

Lightroom

I applied 1 to 1 crop.... then toned... Next I applied Summer Sun from the Be Still class presets.... Really pleased what it did to this photo.....

Into Photoshop

I added a layer of today's freebie..... follow...at soft light 100% opacity.

Next the quote.... by Charles Spurgeon....

If you can't see His way past the tears, trust His heart.
-Charles Spurgeon 

Font: 1809 Homer... really love this font.

  

Today's free texture: Follow

List Members, please watch your email for the download link. Not on the list, click here to sign up.

Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

p.s. 2 more days to sign up for my 31 Days Lightroom class..... Click HERE for the details.