Thursday, December 31, 2009

In case you ever wondered...

You know those annoying packing peanuts that are so abundant during the holiday gift giving season? You know the ones...they make your teeth hurt when they squeak together while you are trying to retrieve whatever goody might be stashed within them. In case you ever wondered what happens to one packing peanut when a 2 1/2 year old gets a hold of it, check out this picture.

This is just 1 peanut. Just one. I do not even want to THINK about what it would look like if he got a hold of this....

I don't think my vacuum cleaner is ready for that.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's been too long of a week to think of a clever title.

I've been playing with my adobe some more. I took some pictures of the flowers in my grandfather's yard over Thanksgiving. After living away from the south for 9 years (seriously, has it been that long???), I had forgotten that late November could still have some color to it. Everything is barren and desolate in Northern MO by the middle of November, so I loved all the beautiful flowers he had in his backyard. I especially loved this rose I found hiding behind the exceptionally large wood pile. (expecting a cold winter, you southern fried weather wimps?)

I decided to play with this picture first before messing with the zillion others I took.


sandstone texture

canvas texture

color fade with marbled glass

Look at me! I sound like I know what I'm talking about. Oh well, it's fun anyway. If I could just figure out how to make edges around it, like to make it look like a postcard or something. I'm having difficulty making it do what I want it to. But, this is the story of my life!