EXCITING CHANGES TO COME!!!

Dick and I have made some big changes for the year to come!! We are downsizing to free us up to do the things we have always wanted to do ..... that is.... free to travel, spend more time together, follow His lead for new adventures, no more retail store after 27 years, more time with kids, but still MORE ART and probably some sewing classes for girls ..... that is a dream right now ..... but the ART won't stop, it will be here on the blog as soon as we finish remodeling our NEW/OLD smaller home about 20 miles away. SO STAY TUNED ... we'll be having a big sale and beautiful house and property SALE in the SUMMER!! MORE FREEDOM ON IT'S WAY!!! WooHoo!!! And THANKS for all your support the last twenty seven years in my shop!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

NEW POSTCARD....

Before below and the after is above....the lines under the truck are actually petal lines of a gerbera daisy from one of her textures....it just gave that dry August ground interest! I took this photo for an AD campaign .... maybe .... and then started fooling around with it digitally. In DJ Pettit's Class (listed in my favorites under Gentle Whispering Hues) we learned how to do layers and photo manipulations. We also learned how to use photos of different texture to add texture to our photos and use or manipulate them in an artistic way. On this photo I used three of her new FREE textures she so graciously shared with us. Really I was just wasting time playing and the more I played I began to like what was transpiring ...I thought it looked like those old forties or fifties photo postcards that have that super enhanced saturation that make them look almost surreal, but colorful. Anyway, I've decided to use it for a card or postcard to advertise the Fall Collection at the shop. (But I will wait until I see if I won the competition I entered!) I guess wasting time can be productive!! Don't tell your kids or husband that...teehee. Honestly, we all need to play ..... enjoy the present moment ... and relax. BLESSINGS!! TODAY, THE 31st, WE JUST FOUND OUT WE WERE ONE OF THREE WINNERS ON THE PRODUCT DECOR IDEAS FOR THE ROUND TOP COLLECTION!!!!! WE GOT A BIG PRIZE!!!! WOOHOO!

8 comments:

mystele said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!

Say It In Color said...

Thank you teach!! Not as adorable as your "Catch a falling star..." everyone check it out!!! It is my favorite....at this time!

Emelie said...

Well I am in the mood, this posted photo and photo work gave me a warm feeling of the days ahead. Lovely!

Did I ever tell you I so like your brid dog, well if i said it once I said it again it is a lot to keep the viewer's interest.

I am in a fall fest mood right now.

Say It In Color said...

Me too Emelie! I welcome the slow falling of the leaves and that first nip in the air....it will be porch time for me to just breath some cool air and be thankful!

Nelda Ream said...

LOVE this postcard! Congrats on the win!

DJ said...

Woohoo! Congrats on your WIN, kid!
and the Ad photo is awesome! Yes, use it!
Tell us more about it when you can...
You deserve it after all your hard work!

Patrina's Pencil said...

I love what you have learned to do - this is spectacular. It's so colorful and inviting - makes me want s to stop and walk right on in! Great talent!!

Blessings
Patrina <")>><

Mary said...

this postcard is fabulous!!!
love the orange truck too!!
congrats!!