Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sunday's RED and How Casper Continues to Bring JOY

Went to the Full Moon in Lambertville for breakfast and then took a short hike past the Station to the boat ramp...hadnt been there in soooooooooooooooo long.  There was a paddle boat there with red paddles just begging to be photographed in the waning morning light.


Then we walked over to Judy Henn's Gallery and I was shocked to see my image of my Casper on the wall for sale. I brought her that image to paint for me on consignment and paid lots of moolah for the painting. Notice how different it is from her other images for which she creates the backgrounds...I wanted my CASPER in the WATER...and insisted on my image. 

She asked for many images so she could get the best rendition and a few weeks after I PAID for the first one she solicited me to buy another...more to her style..again from one of my images...

What could I say...I couldnt let someone else have this original could I?
Now she is printing them and selling them and her colleague informed me they are best sellers....
Me?  I just miss him.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Shimmer Shine and Glow

Shimmer Shine and Glow
Playing in Photoshop
Dont you know

Here is my first question regarding these images...what do you think of the signature...should I leave it off and sign on back????

Saturday, February 23, 2013

RED Dawn

 Every now and then the sunrises over the river are spectacular as was the case yesterday.
I was still in my jammies when I saw it out the window and ran for sweater and boots.
It really looked just like this.
One short moment later, it looked like this.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Beauty Even in Death

The Bird of Paradise was such a fun surprise and a joy to see bloom and fade.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sometimes you have to WORK IT

I wish I new what the first flower was called....It was indeed beautiful.  However, it really didnt glow quite like I made it.  I think I like it better in a kalideaframe. 
I was pretty happy with the tulips without any post processing until I read a suggestion to
take a closer look at your images and see if you can find a picture in a picture...so I did.
I went from some to just one.  Just a simple crop and there ya go!!!! 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

New Jersey Flower Show

This years theme at the New Jersey Flower Show is MARDI GRAS. The Convention Center is the perfect place for this show allowing easy movement through all the exhibits and venders.   It was great fun having a visit with Kathy on Bourbon Street and a preview of Spring here in NJ. 
Red was Hot

Friday, February 15, 2013


I am having a lot of fun playing in Photoshop but it can indeed be frustrating. 
I look toward the night moon for some inspiration
Cant figure out how to soften the edges where the two images connect....

I am however, learning to use some of the tools and finally broke through my total lack of understanding of LAYERS.  Now I at least get it, but wheeew still need lots of practice.
Think I'll to take a walk and pick some flowers at the Kalideaflower Farm to clear my mind.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Pink and Green So Pretty

The Kalideaglobes are fun tomake and so pretty.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

You Say Its Your Birthday

It happens every year and this year we decided to share it.
Furman's birthday fell on a Saturday night and we couldnt think of anything better to do than invite a few friends.  10 was a perfect number for comfortable seating around the table and food prep, and what a feast we had. 
Kathy started us off with an appetizer and prepared some home made cranberry sauce.
Ruth provided the salad.  The rest of the guests contributed libations and help.
The Pea Diet works so much better when you add turkey, stuffing, potatoes and gravy.  The turkey was particularly delicious if I must say so myself.  I will forever and always brine my turkeys

Of course, we could not invite everyone and Jack was left out.

Phyllas Dylafire was invited but only available for a short appearance.  She left us with a warm glow for the remainder of the evening.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

There's a Place in the Sun

Where there's hope for everyone.......
What fun it was to spend some quality time with a life long friend in her new place in the
Florida Sun.
We were liesurely able to watch the sun set and rise and had the pleasure of watching a full moon rise.   We enjoyed long walks, long talks, good food and grand mood.
Thank you Ruthy.

Hello, so nice to see you.

Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

Dancin in the Moon Light

Norton Museum visit.