Sunday, January 26, 2014

BeFunky!

I have had a lot of fun lately
using an easy  little online photo editor 
called 

I love it because it is so user friendly!

Takes me less than a few minutes a lot of the time
 unless I am really looking for just the right effects.
Here are a two I made just this week 
with sort of a before and after -so you can see the amazing difference!
 This was a photo from last weeks 
artsy gal gathering I attended - we have a Facebook page
and I thought we could use a header for it.
This is what I created for the page
using BeFunky!



 This is is a photo of a band
I was featuring in a music page that I co-administrate.
Kind of blah right?


Well - Viola!
A nice funky version that I think grabs your attention
much better.
I have used it for so much the last few months!
I think it is very easy to use if you are tech. challenged
and just want to work on something a bit faster than photoshop allows time for!
I really wanted to share that little tidbit with you for today!
If you are stuck indoors
and want something to play around with-
head on over to 

Let me know what you think!
Happy Sunday everyone!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Quote of the Week!



This is a painting I did a few years ago-
I added a favorite quote yesterday and wanted to share!

Happy Thursday everyone!!!







Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SO I thought I was back............

Last time I posted
I was all gung ho to get back in here.
THEN - December fell apart.
Two deaths in the family and an aging grandparent that
needed some outside care...
Very overwhelming month including the holidays.

So I am going to take it day by day for now.
Doing the little things 
that bring me some joy 
as I can 
and not on a time table!
 What does that involve?


Why Coffee of course!
I am still working on editing the 1,300
photos I took of Pearl Jam in Charlotte back in October!
(Isn't Ed adorable?!)
 Trying to keep up with new and old friends.....


I was asked to be admin on a music page....
(I edited the above photos into that logo strip!)
Remembering that laughter is the BEST medicine!
Laughing and having fun with photoshops of some of my gals!
Having fun with this crazy kid and teaching
him about music....
"Blackbird" sung by Eddie Vedder - give it a try
you will be TOTALLY surprised...
and the audience interaction is priceless....

So what have you all been up to?!
Here is to 2014 being an awesome year!
Thanks for being patient with me through this tough time!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

Finally in the mood 
to get everything out and start
decorating!

Here are some  cheerful scenes we set up
from Christmas past...


 Just a sampling of the collection from over the years!


Who knows what we will do this year?!

Hope you have a wonderful Friday
and find some inspiration out there!


Thursday, December 5, 2013

I'm BACK!

Hello Everyone!
I took an extended leave of absence
here to focus on my project
to help my friend with
Brain Cancer to meet his idol.
It worked!
Boy was it a busy last two months!
I was on the road for about 
a week and a half.
Some great surprises that
have happened since then and I was interviewed
on Sirius XM Radio about
the project as well!
If you want to see the results
of the project
you can visit here at
In a nutshell
here is what happened
We did get to meet Stone!
Eddie Vedder stopped by
Mike McCready as well!
We had a fun roadtrip and it was like a family
reunion!
Here are just a couple of photos I took...
   
Nothing like a little advertising during the trip.....


I learned a lot about photographing
in an ever changing environment.
The lighting constantly changes from the set up.
I took all of these from up in the stands -
we had GREAT seats -  I was not down beside the stage
like the hired photographers.
I think I did a pretty good job considering.
I used NO flash
and everything was on the fly!
  

See what I mean about lighting?
Purple, red, blue, green, white to a yellow  ...

 I have had to watermark all of the shots
to keep them from being copied / stolen
- so please forgive their placement.
It was an amazing experience.
Not only did it re-enforce why my friends
and I all love this band...
the morals they stand behind - encouragement to
be yourself - to help one another -
to let art help you through or to help others
through self expression- 
but  
it was wonderful to feel all
the support Clinton and I got
to achieve our goal!
The people who stepped up to the plate
who did not have to do a thing!
Some of my readers from here even participated! 
THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
I'm slowly getting back into
the swing of things
and some other
amazing opportunities have
popped up for me now
because of this experience.
I will share them with you
and December will be back to normal here
fun projects -
some simple photos -
and JUNKING!
Glad to be back everyone!
Let me know how you have been!
Happy Thursday!