Tuesday, July 20, 2021

"Indoor Garden" Fabric Appliqué (at framers)

I finished this fabric appliquê in 2018.  Back in early March of 2020, I decided to have it framed and hang it in our newly renovated kitchen. But then came Covid  and lockdowns, etc., it never happened.  But this week, I took finally took it in to the framers; should be ready in two weeks. Before I left it with the framers,  I decided to take a picture.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Accidental Self-Portrait

A couple of days ago, I was trying to take a picture of our new bathroom mirror, and I didn't realize I was also taking a picture of myself.  I liked the composition, but I the edges of the mirror were cut off in a few places.  I have a thing about squaring the circle, so I opened the image in Painter, added pixels on all sides, and used digital pastel to finish the lines of the circle.  I haven't done a self-portrait in a while, so I guess this will have to do.  This is my everyday look: T-shirt, lock-down hairdo, phone in hand, taking pictures. This is me, at 73.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Bargain Bouquet (with Prisma's "Disco" filter)

Here's another take on my "Bargain Bouquet".  I used a Prisma filter, and this time I chose "Disco" which as you can see gives the image a very different look.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Bargain Bouquet

We made a quick trip to the grocery store, even though it was almost closing time.  Some beautiful bouquets were marked down, so we bought this one. This bouquet was a bargain, but if you ask me, flowers are always worth it.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Windowbox in July (with Prisma filter)

Yesterday's post was a photo of a windowbox on our deck. 
Here's another version of the photo, this time with the Prisma app's "Dallas" filter.   

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Windowbox in July

 Windowboxes are back on our deck this year, thanks to my daughter, who comes over to garden. Despite a rollercoaster of temperature extremes, torrential rains, and even fog, the flowers are doing well, as you can see in this photo.  Tonight I cropped the original photo and did some retouching.  I also used my Prisma app to create another version with a filter, and I hope to post that here tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Flowers of Suggestion (Digitally Modified Photo)

“We need milk,” I said at Whole Foods. He insisted there was enough milk at home. I was wrong, he said. Okay fine.

We checked out (no milk), went home, put the groceries away. I went back to work in my office, upstairs. He stayed in the kitchen, getting ready to bake something. 

A few minutes later, he says he is going back to the store. To buy milk. For his recipe. Because we are out. 

“Anything else we need from the store?” he asked. 

“Well,” I said, “while you are there, you might want to pick up some flowers for your wife.”  

And so he did.

*Photo is digitally modified with Prisma, Painter, and iPhoto.