To Think About

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."
Celia Thaxter

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Adobe Photoshop Digital Collage Practice

My goal this summer is to gain a better understanding and ability in using Adobe Photoshop. Here is a collage I put together using lots of different elements and brushes. Fun to do! And with Adobe Illustrator, I was able to copy my font for the tag and make the capital F & S much more ornate with Illustrator's "glyphs" palette.
Celebrating 32 years of marriage today! Went and had a pedicure at the Coldwater Creek Spa; true luxury! Dan is going to have his first session with my trainer at 24 Hour Fitness. What better way to celebrate 32 years but with a commitment to get in shape and hopefully stay healthy for another 32!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Simple Treasures

I have sent a few pieces to Simple Treasures in Jefferson City, TN. These are my first consignment art pieces, so we will see how well they do. Jill Lester is part of a community renovating their old downtown. You can find out more at:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Call for Art

“A Call for Art”

Whether you are a professional artist or a new emerging artist, we would like to invite you to submit one or more jewelry projects to be considered for a future publication! You must live in the USA and be over 18. Please contact me at: for more information. Thanks!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Adobe Photoshop Exercise

I have been practicing with Adobe Photoshop using The Scrapper's Guide DVD. Her instructions are real easy to follow. This was fun to create. I used a vintage photo I accumulated from somewhere, and then used the great graphics that Cottage Arts has for download. There is so much to learn with Photoshop. So many secrets of manipulation! The DVD I am using is very helpful.