Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Summer Surprises

Remember that appellate brief I mentioned, that was going to take up a good hunk of my time? POSTPONED. Good news and bad news both, really -- I can play now, but it'll come back one of these days.

So, instead of sitting at my computer doing legal work, I've been fiddling with Photoshop and layers and textures. Wow -- a whole new avenue for play. I know I've barely scratched the surface when it comes to the things one can do with Photoshop, but right now the texture thing is keeping me engrossed. This shot, by the way, is one I took in Old Orchard Beach, on the coast of Maine. It was a gray rainy day and everything was deserted, and I love how it looks like a faded old postcard.

Lest you think I've been at my computer all week, I've been earning my Nursing merit badge. My sister, who lives alone in a charming little house across town, has had some unexpected minor health things so I've escorted her to the local emergency room, doctor's appointments, and the odd test and pharmacy-run. I've even figured out how to arrange cushions on her small living room floor to make quite a cozy bed so I can stay the night, and we've had a few sister sleep-overs. She's doing fine but it's nice to know we have each other for these curve-ball episodes.

I'm still mulling and sketching about "passion" for the upcoming 12x12 theme. Yikes -- time is running out. I think I'll be diving into fabric tomorrow. It has been a hard theme for all of us this time. Be sure to check the 12x12 blog on August 1 to see what we've each come up with!


  1. Anonymous7:31 AM

    I'm a transplant from Colorado nearly 30 years ago and live in Southern Maine. This is an awesome photo of OOB, nice job!


  2. Great picture. I am waiting from my upgrade to Photoshop Elements to be delivered and - having never really used the old copy I have now- am looking forward to playing with it.

  3. So glad you shared this photo - it's awesome! I'm a transplanted Bostonian living in Michigan now and miss the ocean something fierce! I always appreciated where I was raised for its close proximity to ocean, mountains OR big city!

  4. What a fabulous photo! Oh, the possibilities, there is so much geometry going on cast against the sea grass. Nice job!