Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mini-daffodil and Vertigo II

I used Coyote Crazed Coyote glaze on top of Black/Brown Duncan Covercoat. It's interesting that it turned out navy and kind of ran. This is the good side, since there is an area on the other side where the glaze didn't cover--either too much glaze or not enough.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Easter '09

Here's a quick glimpse of last Sunday--an Easter bunny and candy, etc.(thanks, Kansas Mom!), 2-1/2 church services including the sunrise service, Easter hat, bells and trumpets and choir, nephews, old friends, pancakes, boy scouts, wearing new Easter jeans instead of dress, rain, baptisms, more food including steak and Thai food, more rain, etc.

Oh yeah, and a long afternoon nap!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Photoshop effects

Yes, it's been over a week since I posted. This is what I've been doing. Aren't these cousins cute?!!!

They are my friends' lovely children and their cousins.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Recent creations

A few weeks ago, I made a few sprigs or stamps out of clay and made a couple of mugs using them. The first one is definitely my mug, and I'm not giving it away. Why? It has my name on it. That's the Chinese symbol for "Kim". A Korean lady in my pottery class showed me how to make it. The second symbol is something I revised from the book Ceramics from Islamic Lands from the library.

And this is a luminary with a large tealight.

This is a photo from last summer that I revised in photoshop, making the background black and white. That's my husband's finger. Am still deciding if I like this look.

Click here if you're new to my blog and don't know about my "Butterfly Rescue Mission".

Saturday, April 04, 2009

One week ago...

Am also taking a Photoshop class to help get me more familiar with my PS Elements software. I usually only use it to crop and tweak the colors.

Here is my before and after picture using a technique reminiscent of something called the Orton Effect (originally with film). It's supposed to give it a dreamy effect. Can you tell the difference?

Am also traveling vicariously through my friend, Kelly, who is in Germany right now. You can go to her blog here.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Happy April Fool's Day (the Beanboozled post)!!!

Have you been Beanboozled yet? Check out the link and then come back. You will understand all the weird faces. These are available at Super Target in case you want to get in on the fun.

Buz didn't much like the baby wipes flavor!

Chanda ate four assorted beans for $5.

Ty also had a little trouble with the baby wipes flavor.

And the champion is....JASON!!! He tried ALL OF THEM!!!

If you ask him, the worst one was the rotten egg flavor.

The box says this is the first edition. I have a good idea for second edition--chicken fat.