Using Adobe Kuler_Creating from an Image

I am so pleased to announce that I have published my first instructional video on my Vimeo account. You may remember that last summer I posted a series on using Adobe Kuler in your creative workflow.  The first one was Confused About Color?  The second one was More Information on Using Kuler Color Tool Online.  At the…

Floral Friday_1-10-2014

Greetings everyone!  I am so glad to be back with Floral Friday again.  Well…I guess this week it is Floral Saturday since it is 12:42 Saturday morning! I thought I would post something a little different this time…don’t get too close or you might get poked!  While Kris and I were visiting my Mom in…

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
Ansel Adams

New Orb Technique

Update:  Since I just switched themes on my blog, I needed to post the gallery that corresponds to this post again. So be sure to click through to the gallery page below! I am SOOOOO excited!  I love when I find new techniques.  I first have to send a shout out to my friend, Cheryl…

Floral Friday_7-5-13

Happy Floral Friday to you…one day late!  I know you have seen this lily before in several forms but not in this form!  I just learned a terrific technique for adding a reflection to an object and this lily was the first thing I tried it on.  Here is the original: The basic technique, which…

Typography Class_Lesson 2

For our second lesson in Typography, we learned about the 12 different classifications of typefaces and how type can be images!  We then had to choose some words and “depict” them with our choice of font, effects, and color.  The final version had to show what the word was!  This was so fun for me….

Annika at Her Best…

When Kris and I were at the ARC (Association Retreat Center) for our AFLC Annual Conference, we took one evening to meet with Annika, our daughter.  We ate together at a very cool restaurant right on the St. Croix River.  We ate on the deck and had a lovely supper.  Then we just walked by…

Typography Class_Lesson 1

My third class from Sessions College for Professional Design is Typography.  I had no idea how much I didn’t know about Type and how to use it well for design.  I was in Stillwater, MN recently, again (love that town), and I found myself literally surrounded by type in signs, wall art, ads, etc.  I took many photos and…

Bokeh and Sparkle

This is a photo I took in 2011 at an antique store in Colorado.  I was experimenting with depth of field.  This was part of my original Project 365.  This time around, I processed it differently. First I processed it in Lightroom 4 giving it more blacks, contrast and brightening up the exposure.  Then, I…