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Book Cover Photo for Photo Art Friday

For the last Photo Art Friday of 2012 Bonnie asked us to pick our favourite art photo that we might put on the cover of a photo book.   I remembered the very one that I really liked and I would probably put it on a cover.  Like Bonnie I have been thinking about making a book of photos that I have taken this year in the garden.  Our camera club had a speaker on this very subject last week and had some of her books there to look at.   I have been using Scott Kelby’s book on  Adobe Lightroom 4 and one of the chapters he shows how to go about creating it.  My second choice might be this oneFunny enough they both have similar colouring in them.   What have you chosen for your cover photo?  I am joining Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art for Photo Art Friday.  As this is the last Photo Art Friday for 2012 I hope to see you here in the new year.

A Church Steeple for Photo Art Friday

Bonnie gave us a lovely texture to add to our photo this week called signed and sealed.  I used it on a photo of a steeple on a building in downtown Newmarket.  I thought that the texture just needed enough empty space for all the writing in the texture. I will be joining Pixel Dust Photo Art for Photo Friday.  I hope that you have a great weekend.  The parking lots at the malls are packed now with Christmas shoppers. I hope that my blogging friends in the United States had a wonderful meal with family or partook of another way to spend the day  and of course took the time to count your blessings.

A Gift of Warmth and Beauty

A wonderful gift was recently sent to my husband who was diagnosed with esophageal cancer this year. At the moment he is cancer free thanks to the wonderful Doctors and Nurses at SouthLake Cancer Centre and many hours of chemotherapy and radiation treatments with excellent technicians  and lastly a good Surgeon. Even though he is on the mend he does not feel that way most of the time.  One of the things that he feels constantly is the need for warmth. He lost a lot of weight from an already slight frame in normal times.   His time to feeling well comes slowly day by day.

Our friends in Peterborough, Judy and Les requested that a quilt from Victoria’s Quilts of Canada be sent to Paul to keep him warm.  This lovely quilt is a lap size just big enough to wrap around you while having an afternoon nap. It is done in white and black with a brown border and backed with a warm flannel material.  It is masterfully sewn and quilted together. It is quite a work of art.  We thank them for this mos…

Still Life in Digital for Photo Art Friday

I set up a little vignette in the brightest room in the house this afternoon and used some items that came to me hand easily.  I used two layers of Bonnie’s texture Vintage Vellum that made it look old worldly.


I am joining Photo Art Friday at Pixel Dust Photo Art.  Have a great weekend. 

Lest We Forget 2012

In 1944 my Dad was a young flying officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force stationed in Tor Bay, Newfoundland.  Today he is 92years old and his memory is fading away into dementia.Today, we remember the men and women that have served our country in the two world wars and in many wars and battles since.  Some gave their lives for us to be free and some still battle with the thoughts and memories of what they saw and felt during their time of duty.  We honour their sacrifice.  The poppy we proudly wear signifies their calling and reminds us to never forget. I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.   Have yourself a wonderful week.

Lines for Photo Art Friday

To decide on this weeks challenge for lines I went to the web for a definition:  This is what I found.Definition: Leading lines are lines within an image that leads the eye to another point in the image, or occasionally, out of the image. Anything with a definite line can be a leading line. Fences, bridges, even a shoreline can lead the eye. If can pair leading lines with a subject that is placed according to the rule of thirds your image should be very strong.I have a favourite little spot in the countryside that I go to in the fall because the road is lined with maple trees and has those snake rail fences that I adore. I know in this spot I will see lots of colour.  I love the contrasts in colour between the leaves, wood and the line of trees.  A texture of Bonnie’s called Vintage Vellum was applied and the I went to Topaz Adjust 5 to enhance it a bit.  A frame from Coffeeshop blog lends itself to making the photo look interesting and then I added some text. I will be joining Bonnie…

A Get Away Weekend Mosaic

Last weekend I went with friends on the annual shopping trip across the border to the Buffalo area.  The friday when we arrived the day was lovely and warm and dry so in the evening my friend and I took a little walk to look at the shops before we headed off for dinner.  All my photos were taken with with my Iphone.  The remaining  two days of our trip were very wet and cool so no more pictures. The photo in the top left were taken after dinner.  The homes on this particular street were so lovely with large properties and old maple trees.  One of the stores was a shoe store that offered shoe parties.  I got a red velvet cupcake from a shop called Firefly for my dessert. The bottom right was in front of a shop catering to your pets.  They had two pet strollers for sale in the front which I did not get a photo of. I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.   Wishing everyone a speedy recovery from hurricane Sandy.  We only had some strong winds and lots of rain but others were not so fortunat…

Cobblestone Road in a Victorian Era

This week for Photo Art Friday with Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art we were given a texture called Cobblestone Road and asked to create some art using it.  I have recently discovered Dover Publications that send you some graphics from their books to use in your own artwork. I thought of them immediately as this week the selections were the Victoria Era.  I used the Cobblestone Road texture as the background and using layers in Photoshop I added one of my own photos of a run down shack in the area and then two of the graphics from Dover Publications. I had to make friends with the eraser tool to get the backgrounds off and then try to get the idea of perspective for the composition. I then used a texture called oilpainting from Shadowhouse Creations and blended with Linear burn at 34%.  I hope you like it.  I had fun creating it.