Tuesday, July 17, 2012

It's Texture Tuesday and More

Out watering the front yard flowers for about the umpteenth trillionth time this summer I saw Aaron and his Dad walking home.  Aaron stays at a small day-care here in our neighborhood so every evening Dad walks to pick up Aaron and then the two walk home together, slowly but surely.  I quickly grabbed my camera again, and began to snap away...how could one resist a charmer like this, especially with his little cap.  He steals my heart he is so darn cute.  


Busy gathering fallen berries...important work.


Look out ladies, here comes gorgeous!!


After spending the day inside, again, I did manage to make some progress on finishing my bathroom projects.  Today I put the final coat of primer on all the drawers, cabinet and doors of the vanity that will be painted black, changed out the hardware on the yellow bathroom vanity, hung curtains in yellow bathroom and washed a couple of loads of laundry.  So this slouch got a little something accomplished today.  Not as much as I wanted, something always pulls me to grab my camera and take a walk around the garden.  And then ofcourse I have to come back inside, download the pictures and then begin to edit them, oh my I do get distracted....

A little distraction....I have never seen a bug like this, it is a wowzer!! I wouldn't mind having a piece of jewelry or a scarf with these colors and patterns.  Nature is amazing.


And another ball jar, this one smaller than my other two.  Picked it up at the same place I bought the others, a little antique store in Elburn, IL.  It's a hoppin' place, pieces going in and out all the time.  Saw several items there I could easily have brought home, but resisted.  I used my new Ball Jar on this week's challenge at Texture Tuesday.  Kim challenged is to use 2 or more of her wonderful textures on one image.  And that I did...1st layer Linen Look at linear burn 58% opacity, 2nd layer French Market at color burn 62%.  Erased the first layer around the flower at 11% opacity, desaturated and lightened the whole image after adding the layers.
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And finally, again with Kim in her Beyond Layers class, she has challenged us with fence week, fences all week long.  I have always had a place in my heart for fences, any kind, any shape so this will be fun for me.  I was really glad there was a fence separating me from this bull, he definitely had his eyes on me.



"If you always do what interests you, then at least one person is pleased."  ~  Katherine Hepburn

Until next time.....

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Deanna ♥

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  2. such beautiful blue eyes. wow. (:

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  3. Great photos! Aaron steals the show! Your images are beautiful.

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  4. Oh Deanna, that little guy is just over the moon cute! All your photos are just gorgeous and THAT bug, bestill my bug lovin' heart, I love it!! WOW

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  5. Such a cute little guy.

    I've never seen that bug before. It is pretty. Is it a 'good guy'?

    Love your texture work.

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  6. Such a wonderful selection of photos again, Deanna! I always love coming over to admire your captures and read your posts!

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  7. Lovely photos! You have a beautiful blog.

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  8. All you images are gorgeous, Deanna! Aaron is a beauty.

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  9. Love your captures of this adorable little guy.... that last one especially... WOW, those eyes. I also took a photo ( well several) of a bug just like the one you have taken here. What an amazing looking bug. Love your fence and your processing!

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  10. Oh Deanna....these are fabulous....that little man is going to be a lady killer. And that fence with the bull...wow...that is a spectacular shot.

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  11. Haha, I love that Katherine Hepburn quote. That little boy is really something else! Have you shown his parents your photos of him? I think it's the eyes--they just dazzle. He really is a photogenic child. Enjoyed all your photos and textures and edits. Sounds like you did a lot to me! I'd call it a productive day if you can get chores AND photography in. Enjoy the rest of the week!

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  12. gorgeous shots! The child is beyond beautiful, that bug is out of this world, and I love your texture work.

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  13. Deanna, your photographs are beautiful, and that little fella is absolutely precious.
    Have a wonderful evening!
    xo.

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  14. I'm so glad that something pulls you to take these photos so I can see them.

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  15. Such a handsome little guy! I love the photo of the bull and the quote too!

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  16. You are so dang good! Those portraits are sooo great!
    Is that bug w/the flowers on his back and teeny tiny little guy? I photographed one on my sliding glass door a couple of years ago, but it's gone in the crash.

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  17. What an adorable little fella. Those eyes are amazing.. And I just love your photos for TT.. Your editing looks amazing..

    Hugs~

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  18. You are right such a gorgeous little boy, everythng about him screams classic. I don't think I could leave him for a second if I was his Mom. Glad you got a lot done today, always makes you feel better. Love the quote of Audury.

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  19. He is adorable...I wouldn't be able to resist getting his picture either. Good job making progress on your bathroom redo...lots of work goes into a project like that. I chuckled about your comment about wanting a scarf or jewelry to match (ha, me too!)...and I know this must sound redundant by now...but your photos are all so lovely. I feel like a broken record saying that, but it's true!!! :)

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  20. Wonderful post. First that little Aaron is adorable and just as cute as can be. Gorgeous eyes.
    Fabulous photo of that bug. I've never seen one like that either and I agree it has amazing colors and patterns.
    Also enjoyed the photo of the cow/bull.

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  21. Your images again are delightful!! Your use of textures is beautiful. That bug is quite amazing!!

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