Sunday, December 30, 2012

Kathy this is for you

Which do you prefer,  a single Kaliedaglobe or the collage?
I'm thinking one of these might make it into being a holiday card next year.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

It Would Be So Nice

If all the individual colors of the world join together and allow the
 sum to be more beautiful than the parts.
I can not decide how I want to spell Kaliedaglobe, Kalide-a-globe, Kalidaglobe....
Perhaps one of the expert spelling viewers would like to make a determination for me!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Maybe I'm Having Too Much Fun

I think maybe I need to get out more. HA
I have been working hard at improving my photography skills by using my camera daily and also by experimenting with Photoshop and learning special effects.  It has been almost a full year and I think I am finally starting to leap rather than crawl
This first image was taken Jan 2 2012 at a makeup counter in Macys
and I was asked to put my camera away.  But not before the SNAP.
I have been an active participant on the Ugly Hedgehog
for over a full year now.  Hard to believe I have made CYBER FRIENDS
there, but it is true, I have.
One of them heard my plea for help and responded and, well,
I can now Kalide at full size rather than at Tuxpi where all images
are significantly minimized.
Thank you Andrew if you happen to see this. 

I love a Kaliedaglobe


and it is always fun to play in black and white.

Not to forget my friends Swede and GG
who got my on track to practicing with cut and paste!
as you can see I do need a little more practice....
Yeah....I think I need to get out more.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Something Special

There really is Something Special about this time of year between Chanukah and the secular New Year. Here on the east coast it is usually cold and this year we even had a nice little snow flurry to whiten things up for Christmas. Warmth is derived from family and friends...and a little bit of the bubbly.
Beautiful decorations and ornamentations are everywhere...I made my own.
We wake and rise with the sun.

Head over to the farm.

Start the food fest with the best ever sticky stuff.  This year made in a bundt pan
and maybe the best yet.

Sometimes it is the little things that bring the most pleasure.

This is really little and I love how each year the mini town seems to grow.

As the morning wanes and the sun starts to set we make our way to the next feast.  We are always greeted with smiles, delightful chatter, good food and drink.
Sue this last image is derived from your dining room chandelier.
So I would like to conclude by saying to all,
may your days be merry and bright.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

It was a LOVELY evening

It did not snow and that was fine with me...
but it poured love and that is what made it such a fine evening
with a friend of over 40 years...(hmmmm should i stop counting),
her daughter and her adorable grands.

Thank you Ruthy

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merge and Emerge

Day and night and the music of the wind.
Day dawns and sun sets on the Mediterranean

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Its just so funny

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


This has been something I have been trying to figure out for a while...How do I get one image to frame another?  Now all I need is someone to help me get a decent picture of hubby and me.
Obviously I still have lots to learn

Monday, December 17, 2012

It appears as if I have gone GONZO

The back of a bench, Jaffa-Tel Aviv Israel....because I liked the pattern.
Colored and added my eye ball.
Kind of infatuated with seeing through it all.

Cropped it and applied colors with paint bucket.

Then I spun it into a globe.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Still Playing with Photoshop

From this
to this
Then to see the pattern in black and white.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Meteor and Holiday Lights

Went out looking for meteor lights and found my neighbor in the dark, fumbling to put up his  holiday lights.  Never saw anyone putting up lights while they were actually plugged in and lit.
He looked pretty happy so I guess its all good.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

After Several Hours of Photoshop My EYE Went WACKO

Ill have to work on this a bit but its a cut and paste first!...Well if I were to be honest it was my is the first.

I was trying to get the whole big round swirl to replace my eyeball.... playing around is just not going to help me get it right...might have to actually find some directions.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


The Inn at Lambertville Station had a lovely tree in their lobby...used photoshop to lighten up the foreground just a little bit to balance out the back lighting
I thought it might make a nice KALIDAGLOBE and it did.

It was so foggy yesterday that even by 11 you could hardly see across the river from Lambertville to New Hope

It had lifted some by the time I got home late afternoon.  And then another Miracle....Frosty was decorating the river front with lights and BALLS.

Monday, December 10, 2012


Shady Brook Farm puts on a really nice show and costs a pretty penny too.
These are just two from the neighborhood.  I need to go back out when it isnt raining.

Saturday, December 8, 2012


I suppose Miracles are up for interpretation...It was a Miracle that my MOCHA CHEESECAKE cracked a smile.
Then another when Aaron claimed it! ..hmm was that a miracle?
It really did look like someone was trying to demolish it
by the end of the night.  Or was it trying to demolish itself.

Light a candle and let the miracles begin.