Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hard Scrabble....

Riding the White Pass railroad, outside Skagway, Alaska.  We came across this lonely little pine.  It seems the closer you get to the Arctic, the harder it is for trees to grow tall.  
This little guy was trying his best.

Created with:
My Image
Background copy @ Overlay 66%
Kim Klassen texture Autumn Burst @ Normal 48%
Kim Klassen Texture Autumn Burst @ Soft Light 68%
Kim Klassen Texture Scripted Autumn @ Soft Light 33%
Kim Klassen Texture Scripted Autumn @ Multiply 33%

I'm linking up with
Kim Klassen
Texture Tuesdays.
Click the link in my sidebar and see lots of great photo texture art.

Thanks for dropping by...

Friday, October 14, 2011


Sunset off Longboat Key, Florida.

Created with:
My image
Pixel Dust texture~~Fleeting Memory
Pixel Dust texture~~Silent Memory
Shadowhouse~~Grunge overlay 4

Again, I hit flatten before I wrote down the recipe.

I'm joining Bonnie and the great photo artists at
Photo Art Friday.
Click on the button in the side bar.  It will take to a lot of good art.

Have a good weekend...

Friday, October 7, 2011

Dance of the Flamingo ...

March, 2010
Riviera Maya, Mexico

Flamingo Dance

Created with:
My image
Pixel Dust texture~~Silken Waters @ Linear Light 66%
Pixel Dust texture~~One Life @ Difference 74%
Background copy~~Sharpened @ Soft Light 68% 
Double mirrored frame~~Picnik

I'm joining Bonnie, over at Pixel Dust Photo Art
for Photo Art Friday.

Click on the link below, to see more pixel fun.

Photo Art Friday

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Gratitude...Texture Tuesday...

Reflections from rain on the driveway.

Thankful appreciation for favors received.

Living in Central Texas, in the midst of an "Exceptional" drought
is certainly the emotion we feel whenever there is any sort of rain.

This week the prompt for Texture Tuesday is Gratitude.
Also, we're asked to use two different textures from Kim.
I used three.

Created with:
My image
Kim Klassen texture~~Autumn Burst @ soft light 100%
Kim Klassen texture~~Scripted Autumn @ Multiply 45%
I did this twice.
Kim Klassen texture~~Word @ Multiply 100%
Did this twice, too.
Desaturated a background copy,  blend mode overlay 100%

If you'd like to see other intepretations of Gratitude,
hop over to Kim's for more Texture Tuesday.

Click the link below

Friday, September 30, 2011

Photo Art Friday...Candy Lily....

Candy Lily Bloom.

This is a photo of last year's bloom.  This year, the Candy Lily didn't bloom.  Too hot?  Too dry?
We've certainly had that, here in Central Texas.

Maybe next year....

Created with:
My image
Pixel Dust Texture~Old Master Dust~Soft Light 69%
Pixel Dust Texture~Old Master Dust~Soft Light 93%
Shadowhouse Texture~Aged Photo Effect~Hard Light 73%
Shadowhouse Texture~Aged Photo Effect~Linear Light 83%
Background~PSE filter paint daub and Gausian blur @soft light 100%

I'm linking up Bonnie today, for 
Photo Art Friday.
Click on the link below to see more beautiful art made with photos.

Have a good weekend.

Photo Art Friday

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Texture Tuesday...Love and Roses....

Last year's Anniversary roses.

This week's challenge for Texture Tuesday is 'Love'.
What says love better than roses?  Especially, if they are an anniversary gift from your one true Love.  

Created with:
My Image
Background copy desaturated @ Linear Burn 17%
Kim Klassen Texture Crackerjack @ Mulitply 58%
Kim Klassen Texture Crackerjack @ Hard light 47%
Kim Klassen Texture Waterstain Frame @ Hard light 51%
Repeat Waterstain @ Hard light 51%
Kim Klassen Nature's Beauty @ Linear Burn 70%
Kim Klassen Nature's Beauty @ Soft Light 29%
Kim Klassen Waterstain Frame @ Linear Burn 51%

  Wow...that was a lot of steps.

Be sure to visit Kim for more great photo art.
Click on the link below.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sailing Away from Costa Rica....

We took a cruise last spring, down to the Panama Canal. 
On the way back, the ship stopped in Costa Rica.
It's a beautiful place.
Storms were forming, over the mountains, as we sailed away at sunset.

Created with:
My Image
Kim Klassen texture, Thursday
Pixel Dust texture, Silent Memory
Pixel Dust texture, Blue Me Away
I flattened these layers before I wrote down the recipe....drats!
Framed it up with a vintage frame from Coffeeshop.  I used the black & white conversion and the vintage texture layers.

Here's the original..

I'm joining Bonnie, over at Pixel Dust Studio, for Photo Art Friday.
Click on the button below to see some more photo art.
Have a good weekend.

Photo Art Friday

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

By the Sea...

We were in Playa del Carmen, walking on the beach.  This fishing boat was pulled up to the shore.  
I kinda like that fisherman....

Created with:
My Image
Background copy @ multiply 58%
Kim Klassen Pumpkin Grunge texture @ Soft Light 62%
Kim Klassen Crackerjack texture @ Multiply 20%
Kim Klassen Crackerjack texture @ Soft Light 100%

Thanks Kim, for the textures.

I'm joining Kim's Texture Tuesdays.
Click on link below to see some amazing texture photo art.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Natural Beauty.....

Native and Natural Texas Wildflower.  Mexican Hat.

Created with:
My Image
Pixel Dust texture Linen Blind @ soft Light 100%
Pixel Dust texture Studio Made Texture @ multiply 100%
Pixel Dust texture Studio Made Texture @ multiply 100%
Shadowhouse Creations Aged Photo Effect Mask @ soft Light 100%
Background copy desaturated, PSE9 paint daub filter, & watercolor filter

I'm joining Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art
for Photo Art Friday.
Jump over and see all the good art displayed.
Thanks Bonnie.

Photo Art Friday

Friday, September 9, 2011

Blue Mood....

Plumbago is one of our favorite flowers here.  They give a cool feeling to the summer.

Created with:
My image
Posterized in PSE9
Pixel Dust textures applied
  Desert Canvas @ multiply
  Studiomade Texture 8 twice  
   once @ soft light
   once @ linear burn.
forgot to write down percentages.

I'm trying something new.  I'm linking to a party.
This week is the first week for Photo Art Friday.
Thanks Bonnie, for hosting.
And, thank you for the textures.

Photo Art Friday

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Chicken Little....

Chickens are interesting creatures.  They hunt and peck all day, looking for bugs or seeds or whatever there is to find.  Scratching and throwing hay and dirt all around the pen.

Recently, we were 'chicken sitters' for our son's chickens, while they were away on vacations.  We went up and made sure they had fresh water and feed.  They were always happy to see us.  The younger ones would run and hide under the coop, waiting to see what was going on.  The older one, above, would greet us, coming over to the gate....as if to say, 'What did you bring me, today?'

I think they're all wishing for the cool days of fall.

My image
Pixel Dust Texture
Picnik frames

Monday, August 8, 2011

On the Beach....

Beach Bar
Cartegena, Columbia

Created with:
My image
Background duplicate 100% dry brush & paint daub filters
Texture from Shadowhouse Creations 'Aged Photo Effect Mask' @ hardlight 100%
Duplicate texture @ overlay 48% 

Thanks for visiting...

Friday, August 5, 2011

Elli's Birdhouse...

Our neighbor, Elli, has this lovely birdhouse in her back yard.  It's a view we have from our porch.
Nice, huh?

Created with:
My image
Duplicate image desaturated twice
Two layers of Shadowhouse Creations Oil Painting 2
@ overlay & soft light 100%
One layer Shadowhouse Creations Oil Painting 1
@ soft light 66%
Coffeeshop vintage frame

Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Texture Play...

Tufted Timouse at feeder.
PSE watercolor filter.  Should have written down the others...