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Tuesday
Feb252014

Texture Tuesday - Still eDition

This Weeks Theme - Still 
 

textured with last week's freebie simple at soft light - 75% opacity

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

This weeks theme - STILL

Next Tuesdays theme ....Tuesday, March 4th.

Free & Easy.... 

 

Hope this post finds you well.....

I've been desperate for a little solitude.... It fills me up.... feeds my soul.....

Life is different now..... seems I have very little quiet....... 

But this afternoon....I came back from my walk....and discovered..... absoute silence....true bliss.... 20 minutes.... then it was gone.

'sigh'......

My 20 Minutes of Bliss

I've been craving chocolatey treats.....but I'm trying hard to eat only healthy things....Anyhow.... today.... I had a few Dare simple pleasure chocolate biscuits (low-cal....with very little nutritional value I'm sure.....but still..... quite nice) I sprinkled some sugar-free chocolate covered peanuts into the mix....... Enough to satisfy the craving.... 'smile'....

Some days you just NEED a treat.

I didn't drink the milk... but had to photograph my new milk bottle (from Michaels) along with one of my new and oh so sweet paper straws.... (a lovely gift from a friend...xo)

Confession....I had a diet coke with my snack....hanging head....  (that's a discussion for another day)....

 

My Super-Simple Still Image Recipe

All images processed in LR then into photoshop for a layer of last week's texture Simple....at soft light.... and varying opacities (65-85%)....I absolutley love the papery touch it added to the photos.....

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Texture Lovin' Listers the download link for the February trio went out via email last week..... If you missed it.... Click HERE to download the set.

Not on the list? Want lots more freebies? Click HERE to sign up.

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Happy TT friends.... Link away....

with gratitude.....and LOVE ..... always....and forever.....seeking stillness.....

xo,

 

 

 

Monday
Feb172014

Texture Tuesday - Simply Light

This Weeks Theme - Light...simply Light

mouse over to see the before lightroom and texture magic. texture used waterfront 29 

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Free & Easy Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

This weeks theme - LIGHT

Next Tuesdays theme ....Feb 25th

still....  simply still....

 

Hello friends... 

Short and sweet.... it's a busy week for us. We are off to Winnipeg for Doctor's appointments..... Hoping all goes smooth as silk.... 

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My Light - Image Recipe

Processed in Lightroom...... accentuating the light and shadows.... Then into photoshop ..... I added a layer of waterfront 29 at multiply 34% opacity (masked from the table and subject.... Just enough to add a little something extra to the background)

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Texture Trio - Three New Freebies

Texture Lovin' Listers the download link is coming your way later today.

Not on the list? Want freebies? Click HERE to sign up.

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pssst....

did you hear the Photoshop Photography Program Special offer is back. Photoshop CC and LR5 for just $9.99/month.

Click here for the details.

Click here to read my thoughts on Lightroom and/or photoshop.

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Happy TT friends.... Link away....

with gratitude.....and LOVE ..... always....and forever.

xo,

Tuesday
Feb112014

Texture Tuesday - Love... Love... Love

This Weeks Theme - Love

sweet and perfect wool felt heart ...a gift from Beverly... thanks again sweet friend.

 

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Free & Easy Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

This weeks theme - LOVE

Next Tuesdays theme ....Feb 18th....

Light....  simply light.....

 

Hello friends... 

Here we are... a few days away from Valentine's..... 

Any plans for Love Day? Personally... I hadn't even thought about it.... til I started this post. Life is such a fast blur these days.

I want to thank you for all the loving comments on last Fridays post.... I truly appreciate your words....... Thank you!

I do believe my cloud is lifting.... I am beginning to feel more like me..... and it feels good....

Phew..... 

Soft & Subtle - Image Recipe

Processed in Lightroom...then into photoshop to add one layer of HSH at soft light 62% opacity......a little type and a tiny heart stamp..... from this set.

Before and After - Side by Side
 

In honour of Valentines...

A Little Video - by my sweet and amazing London friend Xanthe....

Give yourself 90 seconds to watch.... It will definitely bring you some cheer.....perhaps a little film inspiration as well.....

Be sure to pop over to Xanthe's site.... check out her amazing work.... Here's my latest fav video.... Flower lovers....you gotta watch it.....

Note to Xanthe.... you inspire me..... xo
Note to Self...  gotta start shooting more video.... what on earth are you waiting for? 

 

pssst....

did you hear the Photoshop Photography Program Special offer is back. Photoshop CC and LR5 for just $9.99/month.

Click here for the details.

Click here to read my thoughts on Lightroom and/or photoshop.

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Happy TT friends.... Link away....

with gratitude.....and LOVE ..... always....and forever.

xo,

 p.s......True love.....

Tuesday
Feb042014

Texture Tuesday - Strong & Gentle... 

Next week's TT Theme Announcement 

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Free & Easy Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.....

Next Tuesdays theme ....in honor of February.... is

LOVE....  simply love.....

 

Hello February... 

Here we are... one month into 2014....already.....  Oh my..... I definitely have some catching up to do...... 

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How are you dear friends? I hope well..... 

Oh my.....It's almost 10pm... I had the greatest of intentions for today.... 'sigh'....

The truth is....this re-entry thing is TOUGH stuff...... much harder than I imagined. But rather than beat myself up... I'm going to hold tight to these words.....One day at a time.

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.

Beautiful.... don't you think?
 

Today's Recipe

Main edits in Lightroom then into photoshop to add 2 layers of the latest TK texture hsh. One layer at multiply 20% and another at soft light 100%.

New Textures - A Simple Pair

List members, watch your inbox... the new texture link is on its way.

Not on the list? Want free textures? Click HERE to register. 

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pssst.... did you hear the Photoshop Photography Program Special offer is back. Photoshop CC and LR5 for just $9.99/month.

Click here for the details.

Click here to read my thoughts on Lightroom and/or photoshop.

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Happy TT friends.... Link away....

with gratitude.....always....and forever.

xo,

Tuesday
Jan282014

Texture Tuesday - From the Other Side

 

celebrating.....pretty things & perfect poloroids....

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Free & Easy Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

The theme - Free & Easy ...... 

Once I'm settled....... and on track.... we will get back to some TT themes.....

Until then.....Free & Easy..... it is.....


The Other Side

First... I've missed you. Seems like forever. Thank you for all the welcome home messages.... so kind!!

I'm here!! At my beautiful desk.... surrounded by my 'things'....... Benny... snoozing....at my feet.... Boys in the background.....So good. So grateful.

John is thrilled to be home. This is where he should be. I'm continually amazed by his strength....courage......his faith.......... He inspires me.... daily

We made it.

Homecoming

We arrived on Friday.....Seeing Benny in the drive.... tail wagging.....big hug and lots of kisses...... walking through the door.... familiar, cozy.....safe.... The best!!
Once all the 'stuff' was unloaded.... we sat together on the love seat (like we always have)...he snuggled up close and fell fast asleep......as if the past 8 long months never happened..... exactly what I needed....

Emotion

A few days in...... Emotions..... bubbling up, and over....... A flood....the gates have opened......

I'd love to say it's been nothing but joy & gratitude....but, truth be told....... along with all kinds of good and gratitude......there's...sadness....... frustration....stress....

The reality of 8 months.... GONE.... a lot to process..... When you are 'in-cancer'....it's all about the cancer.....Every thing....
Staying at the Port...a bit like being in a bubble.... all we left behind.....was simply.......left behind......

Now

I go to the studio... stacks of mail.... papers.... so many receipts.......voicemail....Oh my...... I turn on the lights .... bulbs burnt out..... simple things....... yet so symbolic....

Life didn't wait ...... time marched on. So clear ... now that we're home....

Surreal.... difficult to express..... a little sad.... 

I know.... this sounds ungrateful..... I mean seriously... WE ARE HOME....John is WELL......We are BLESSED. Our prayers have been answered. I should be nothing but joy-filled..... I shouldn't be stressing about the mail, the bills..... or burnt out bulbs.....

But sometimes.... you just gotta give into the sadness...the worry......the stress.... if only for a moment or 2 or 10....
Then pick yourself up...dust yourself off....and move on......

And so..... I am ...... Marching on.....

As I pour this... out....onto the 'page'....a sense of....relief........  letting go... It helps! Thank you.

What I know for sure....

In this very moment.... this space....our place....
I am happy... I am grateful... I am HOME..... All is well.

Tell me..... can you relate to my woes?  

Been there before? Any wise words? Your thoughts are always a gift. 

Time to sign off..... bundle up.....and head out.... Ben is ready for his night time walk..... minus 41..... Seriously!!!??!  Thank God for a northface parka... warm winter woolies......and....Benny...He makes everything okay.....

See you Friday....if not before..... So much to do.... and share... I can not wait to dive in!

Thank you for listening...for sharing... ... your prayers, emails.... encouragement...gifts....EVERY SINGLE THING..... We are FOREVER grateful.

with so much love....

 

xo, 

Link away my friends....

Tuesday
Jan212014

Texture Tuesday - Please Hold.....

 

on the window sill - textured with 0511

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Free & Easy Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

The ongoing theme - Free & Easy ...... 

I'm so glad you all continue to pop by and link up your beautiful textured photos...... THANK YOU!

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Home Sweet Home

It looks like the day has almost come.....(I hope).... If nothing changes .... we are packing up and heading home this Friday. Oh my gosh.... I'm excited and nervous.... all at once. The Port feels like home....Our life here....almost 'normal'... But it's time....I'm so looking forward to seeing our home .... Ben... our family...friends... again.

And so.....I am putting 'this' on pause .......

I'm packing up my props and pretty things... the make-shift desk, all my gear....8 months of this and thats..... So many boxes..... a bit of a mess right now....

But not for long.... I will be back up and running next week.... And I can not wait to be posting from home again!!

So many things to look forward to.....

Start to Finish.... 2B.... new features.....new classes.... Lots of good stuff.....

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Thank you for all the love and support... prayers, emails.... encouragement...beautiful gifts.... We will be FOREVER grateful.

So much love....

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Link away my friends....

xo, 

Friday's eCourse Give Away Winner is

Roxanne.

Roxanne wrote:


Tuesday
Jan142014

{Texture Tuesday} My One Word.... 

 & the eCourse Give Away Winner Announced.

subtly textured with rue from the cloth & paper collection

 

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Free & Easy Texture Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art!

The ongoing theme - Free & Easy ...... 

I'm so glad you all continue to pop by and link up your beautiful textured photos...... THANK YOU.

My One Little Word

I started a 2014 one word list several weeks ago... typically.. writing things down helps.....

I've struggled......... One word for an entire year..... is BIG.

Last year... my word was OPEN. I remember writing....'I'm open to whatever life has to offer'......Hmmm.....not exactly what I imagined.... 

But, this past year has been much more than cancer. I've discovered a whole new world... beautiful people....places and spaces..... I grew closer to my husband...parents... family.....God.... I discovered an inner-strength I didn't know existed... so much to be thankful for....

It's been difficult.... at times almost impossible.... but through it all... there's been many gifts....I can honestly say.... no regrets.

And so.... today.... I read and reread your one word comments below Friday's posting.... I love reading your thoughts.... and ideas.... everything you share here.....Thank you.....

I pulled out my list yet again......... and my word finally appeared....It feels right....

I've choosen...

 

Definition of re•fine (rɪˈfaɪn) 

1. to bring to a pure state; free or separate from impurities or other extraneous substances.
2. to purify from what is coarse or debasing; make elegant or cultured.
3. to bring to a finer state or form by purifying or polishing.
4. to make more fine, subtle, or precise.

v.i.

5. to become pure.
6. to become more elegant or polished.
7. to make fine distinctions in thought or language.
8. refine on or upon, to improve by inserting finer distinctions, superior elements, etc.

 

Number 4 'to make more fine, subtle, or precise..... I think of my site, creative offerings, my photography, my art....LIFE.. and it sits well ....feels right........ I think of my writing.... a process of reflection, writing...then refining what pours out onto the page... powerful......Good stuff.

Definition number 3 'to bring to a finer state or form by purifying or polishing.'  or number 5 'to become pure.I think of John and myself.... all we can do together to aid in recovery, build strength, purify....let go.... especially once we are home sweet home....

I could ramble on and on.... but honestly... Refine simply FIT.... felt right..... It is the one.....

 

I had some powerful choices.... I won't let go....

PAUSE, TRUST......and TRANSFORM.....will sit by my desk... on the fridge.... by my bed..... along side REFINE.... gentle reminders as I move through this year.

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Johns Latest

We had the assessment on Friday..... we didn't quite get the green light.... but it's close. The doctors want to see one more GOOD week.... He's scheduled to get his central line removed on Jan. 22nd..... If nothing changes we should be good to leave here around the 24th....Fingers crossed.... 

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The eCourse Give Away winner is:

Lynne G

Lynne wrote: My word for this year is HOPE. I just found out I am pregnant this morning and hoping to not have another miscarriage.

Prayers for you Lynne... please drop me a note so we can get you set up for the eCourse of your choice.

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Link away lovely TT'ers..

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So much gratitude....

xo, 

p.s. Credit for One Little Word goes to the lovely Ali Edwards.....