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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Midnight Munchies And Great Bird Seed!

July 21, 2012

It's three o'clock in the morning, and I'm wide awake.  I've raided the fridge, watched a bit of television and played quite a bit in Photoshop.  Tonight it's back to my night shifts, but not to worry, I can nap later this morning. 

The project this week for Photo Art Friday is to feature light in our creation.  I usually start off with a photo that I think I can enhance with either filters or textures (or both) and then I just let my mind wander from one idea to another.  I add and subtract other photos, textures and filters until something pleasing appears.

In this photo art, I used a photo of a butterfly bush, a photo of Jasmine, and two textures from Bonnie at PDPA.  (Lavender Row & Mauve Threads)  Then I topped it off with a rain texture of my own.  After manipulating each layer, the results is a piece of photo art that pleases me. 

I have no clue what to call my new picture, but I had a lot of fun making it.  Photo Art Friday is open to everyone, so why not treat yourself and give it a try. 

I also worked on a dragonfly photo art piece, but I'm not finished with it yet.  It's still needing a tweak or two.  Actually, I started out working with a  photo of a tiger lily.  From there, I progressed to the dragonfly, Jasmine's photo, and then the butterfly bush.  In between, I tried six or seven different textures until I found what I liked.  I also used several blending modes on the different layers.

I think my mind is in overdrive tonight (actually this morning) because my itch reaction is slowly starting to go away, and I'm moving forward.  I know the pet adoption agency has been checking my references because my friends call to let me know.  I'll just  take it day by day now.

I have some cute photos of one of our little squirrels enjoying a feast of bird seed.  These were taken Thursday from my kitchen window.  Is this not the cutest little kid?  Note the happy grin on his face in the last photo.  Must be good bird seed!

Gosh, I seem to have a horrible case of the munchies.  I just finished a sandwich of ham and cheese with lettuce and mayonnaise, and now I'm eyeballing a little cup of yogurt.  That yogurt is looking mighty good.  Too good.  I think I'll eat that too!  This should take care of that little ole pound that I lost.  I can't wait to get back to my exercise routine.  (I never thought I'd hear me say that!)

I think maybe I'll try for that nap now.  My mind is starting to wind down, so maybe a little sleep is in order.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a magnificent day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Miriam said...

Your picture for PAF is so lovely Edna.

Anonymous said...

What lovely work!

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

Beautiful job on the photo with all the blending, the squirrel too, I feed 3 with birdseed, raw peanuts and black oiled sunflower seeds...LOL! I love watching them play with each other too! Have a terrific weekend! Hugs!!

Carola Bartz said...

This is real photo art - it is beautiful. I love the colors. And those squirrel pictures are wonderful!

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous Edna. You've made her seem to be floating in water ... Thank you for sharing with PAF.

Sherri B. said...

What a lovely effect - your results are wonderful. And yes, that squirrel looks happy as can Thank you for sharing!

The Queen Jester said...

Lovely job on the blending to create a true work of art. Of course, with someone like Jasmine to work with that can't be too hard!

louciao said...

Your photo art just draws me in and fills me with peace and warmth. Absolutely lovely.