Saturday, April 26, 2014

My First "Girl Crush"…..

Ok……..I'm just gonna put this out there….
I have a huge "girl crush" on Carla Hall.
I think she is the coolest….funniest….
wildest woman ever and I want her for my BFF!
I always look forward to her instagram
videos and watch her on The Chew just
to see what she's gonna wear. She 
cracks me up with her facial expressions 
and humor….and she cooks!
I want to be just like her!

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Seeker

More iPhoneography for you…
I shot this yesterday using Camera+ while
my grans were hunting Easter eggs then
opened it up in Pencil Camera and played
around with the filters until I got the look
I wanted. Easy peasy…..

Raw image:

and my sweet boy….

Raw image:

Sunday, April 20, 2014

In Her Easter Bonnet…..

Easter at my Grandmothers in the 50's……
oh how I hated being dressed like this!
There should have been a law against doing
this to little girls!

Happy Easter….

Friday, April 18, 2014

Oh Yeah…..!

Lettuce from my garden…
oh yeah…
that's what I'm talking about!

Slid down pretty easy…
now if this crazy weather will decide
what it's gonna do maybe I can get started
on getting my veggies planted. 

I have four rosemary plants about
waist high that really took a hit this winter.
It looks like 90% of the plant is dead but I
do see some green on all the plants. Keeping
my fingers crossed they decide to stay with me.

Fresh tomatoes….can't wait!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Arlene Was Here

My senior picture and a snapshot taken in a jail
cell where women were housed back in the 70's 
make up this piece. I used Image Blender to combine
the two…adjusting the layer mode and opacity to
get this effect. 


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Foxy Lady

Just felt like having a little fun tonight.
Snapped a picture of a vintage sewing pattern
with Camera+ and cut out this lady's body.
Her head is from a picture I did playing 
around with free motion sewing. I combined
these two in Procreate and merged the
completed body with the background in
Image Blender adding the text with
Swag Word.

"You know you're a cute little heart breaker
You know you're a sweet little love maker

……Foxy Lady"
                                                                    jimi hendrix

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Follow Your Bliss

"Follow your bliss and the Universe will
open doors….." 
                                                           joseph campbell

Snapseed and VSCOcam were the apps
used to process this shot. Only added a little
HDR and a filter.

Raw photo:

iphoneography…..definitely my bliss….

Friday, April 4, 2014

Oh What the Heck…..Stairway to Heaven

I wanted to call this Stairway to Heaven but
it isn't a stairway…is it? This was taken this
morning in an alley down town. I liked the
angle and how it seemed to fade out from the
sun glare. 

I opened it first in Snapseed and applied an HDR
filter…adjusting the scale until I got the muted color.
Next a filter was applied in VSCOcam to further
enhance the color of the brick. Last thing I did was
apply two textures in DistressedFX to get the heavy
texture on top and add the darkness around the 

Here's the original raw from the iPhone:

All in all I'm happy with how it turned out.

The pollen count has held me hostage this last week so
I haven't ventured out to do much shooting but have been
immersed in a wonderful PhotoShop class so I've kept
myself busy inside. I wish I had been able to take this
class when I first taught myself to use PS. I can't say
enough good things about it and would recommend it
to anyone wishing to make digital art.