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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Morning Glory Memories

this morning i went for a visit to see what Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art was up to. i like her artistic style and today she was offering two of her beautiful textures as a freebie to play/test out. they were irresistible and this evening i've given them a little workout.

this first photo is one that was taken while i was in Honduras this past Christmas. i didn't think it was a great shot for a variety of reasons but i wasn't ready to totally give up on it either. so i tucked it away for possible future photoshop play and today while i was looking through my photos it popped out at me as a possibility for using with Bonnie's textures.
so this is what i did:
  • cropped it square
  • duplicated it
  • added the Silent Memory texture at 40% opacity - hard light
  • added the Fleeting Memory texture at 30% opacity - overlay
  • flattened it
i'm very happy with the results. thank you Bonnie. i hope to play with these textures again very soon.

Morning Glory Memories

it's interesting how seeing and experimenting with this shot brought back so many different memories from this special trip. it was the first time i had seen my daughter in over a year and a half. not only was i happy to see her again (all whole and happy and oh so freckled) i was also pleased to be able to experience the country and people that she had been involved with during that time. while there with her i realized that she was a young lady with extraordinary discipline. she's tough as nails on the outside and amazingly resilient but inside she has a heart/spirit that aches to make the world a better place. what a winning combination (!!) and such a blessing in my life.

today's gifts included:
  • a visit from a close friend
  • trying out the newest kitchen gadget: a handy dandy cherry pitter.
  • smelling the fresh lemon that i sliced for iced tea ~ lemons smell really good~!!~


  1. Thank you for playing with my textures Libby! It's fun to rescue a photo we are not sure about with a little enhancement.

    Your daughter sounds like an amazing woman.

    I always enjoy reading about your gifts of the day!

  2. The textures had a unique effect on the photo and the memories had a pleasant effect on you!

  3. How fun to reflect now that you've been home for some time. The photo is lovely.

  4. Hi LQ! I agree, lemons smell SO good! I would like more lemon smells all day long. Your daughter sounds like a true and wonderful soul! Happy weekend, sweet friend.


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