It's 6:30 a.m., cool and quite dark outside. Su and Pogo are still sleeping and I have been quietly sitting here making my list of things to do before it's time to pack up the suitcase again. There is a UPS store down the road a ways that I want to check out today. Perhaps I can mail a few things home to lighten the suitcase a bit. We'll see.
Yesterday we stayed in and played on the computer. Su was not up to par so we decided to do the flea market today. This was good for me because I had the chance to learn a few more things in Photoshop. Su is super smart with Photoshop, and has been teaching me so many things.
Remember the photo that I posted a few days ago showing the view from my porch? Well, I used that photo for my learning project. I added some plants, flowers and birds, then put Audrey and Pogo in the picture too. (Their photo was taken out in the parking lot near the dumpster)
I was able to learn shadow and lighting techniques, as well as improve on extractions. I even had to remember to put the "screen" on the new items. (I took the original photo from inside a screened porch.) All in all, I was quite happy with my "new" picture. Can you find all the "new" things that I added?
I also spent some time trying to do "photo blending" but was not very successful at following the tutorial. Later today I will give it another try. I also worked on a new "photo manipulation" project that Su is teaching at Digital Whisper. Alas, I cannot do just a little bit and then stop. So I kept going until I had my project picture finished.
Here is a preview showing the pictures that I used, the artist names, and the steps that I took to make my picture. All except the yellow rose and the sea gull were downloaded from Deviant Art.
And here is my finished project. Again, I was able to use the lighting, shadow and extractions skills and more. Not too shabby, I think, for my first attempt.
I'm just hoping that I can remember all this good stuff that Su is teaching me later when I get home and she is not close at hand to help me. I do write it all down, but sometimes I forget what my notes mean.
My friend Nani at The Chronicles of Nani was asked if she could write a limerick about herself. So, I thought I might try my hand at it too. Here's my first try (and maybe my last!).
Me and my little dog Pogo
Are always on the go go
Especially if the day has sun
Then we can have a lot of fun
But when it rains we no go.
Yes I know, it's quite corny, but it was fun trying. I haven't done this since I was a kid. Back then, it was easy to think up a little rhyme. When you get older, you think too much on how it sounds, so then it becomes a bit more difficult to write the limerick.
Now it's time to make another cup of coffee and start my new day. Rhoda, if you are reading this, it is 7:19 a.m. and daylight is just beginning. lol. Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.