Crisis Averted: Save Your Photos

I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a momarrazi. I take pictures of my kids over every little thing. I have an extensive collection of their antics, silly faces, and moments. That is until my hard drive crashed. Then my back up hard drive crashed. I panicked imagining all the moments that were forever gone. Agonized that my wedding was gone…...more

Smudged Painting Effect PSCS3

After another restless evening with doggie antics, I am exhausted, so, today, I am posting a tutorial I made when I owned a photo restoration and graphic business and used Photoshop CS3. It should take me all of ten minutes to write this little bit and post the video and then I need another nap....more

#MicroblogMondays – How About NO?

This was the view from my front door this morning. It’s been s@#*ing (I consider it a 4-letter word of the foulest language before mid December) on and off since Friday, so the world was already white, but today it began in earnest. It’s been a heavy, wet snow that is supposed to turn to rain tonight and then freeze. I’m hoping it doesn’t....more

Day Trip to New York in Photos

A train ride into the city.....more

Ending Blog Posts with a Little Something

Perhaps you have noticed the little photo strips down the bottom of each blog post lately. I have used Flickr and Blogger since 2005!  That was also the year I purchased a Sony Cybershot DSC-H1 camera.  The Sony stopped working March 2010 which is when a Canon Powershot SX120 IS took it's place out of necessity. ...more

Swirling Sky

I've been fascinated by the sky since I was a wee one.  Although I prefer night skies (the stars are my guiding light), any sky will hold my interest.  I am proudly one of those people who even at 42 still looks at clouds searching for animals and shapes.  If you don't, you should try it.  You'd be amazing at what you find.I took this particular photo because I was intrigued by the crisp white clouds being threatened by impending storm clouds.  Any comments or feedback are welcomed! ...more

Water...Where It Begins

Photography 101:  WaterThis is the start of the river where we push off with our kayaks.  Kayaking is one of my favorite things in the summer for relaxation AND exercise-all wrapped into one.  I was inspired to try B&W by @DebraB thank you!...more

The Beauty of Raindrops

Living, Loving, Laughing... http://youthinkyoucanblog.wordpress.comIt rained today.... ...more

My version of Street Photography

Living, Loving, Laughing...

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

Beef stew with root vegetables is cooking on the stove, along with a teapot of water for some chai tea.  I’m going to write the second post for NaBloPoMo.A few weeks ago, on a trip to the thrift store, I came across Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity.  I’ve known about her work for a while now.  Some time ago it was suggested to me, and I got the book from the library but I never followed the steps.  I didn’t have enough time in the two weeks I had borrowed the book....more