The Gutters

Took the day off to work around the house, get caught up with chores after being away for work every second week. After re-arranging the basement to make room for our new patio furniture (storing it there for the winter), I tried wrapping a weirdly shaped shrub with burlap. Used a whole role and still…

Visitors

Where are all my visitors? It’s been nine days since my last post. A big disappointment for me personally as I challenged myself earlier in the year to keep writing – regularly. It all started with the 10 Days to a Better Blog! challenge courtesy of John Saddington at Desk.pm. The usual things have been…

PSJ12 3D Button

Photoshop Journey #12… Yes, it’s back to creating something from nothing. I found that doing Photoshop challenges with actual photos was using up too much space. I’m still doing them, just not sharing in this space. For this week’s challenge, I decided to create a button, a 3D button… I got this idea (let’s face…

The Weatherman

Rain you think? All week I’ve been thinking of going for a bike ride this weekend, haven’t been in a couple weeks, work has interfered. Right now it’s dry but the forecast doesn’t look good. I like riding my bike, a lot, but not in the rain. Can be very uncomfortable and you get that…

Short Stories

It’s been a week since I last wrote something… There was no shortage of topics, just never sat down and put ink to paper. The Tesla – it happened while heading back to the hotel after a long day at work – turning left onto a busy street. There was a brand new Tesla on…

PSJ11 Pencil Sketch

Photoshop Journey #11… For today’s journey, I kept to my promise to keep working with photographs. In this case I started with a photo taken by my son. Who can be seen, twice, in the reflection. I was dressed up in a wig and dress for Fabulous themed party. I zoomed into the sunglasses to…

PSJ10 Art Paper

Photoshop Journey #10… I made a promise to myself last week that I would tackle something different on my Photoshop Journey this week. Something using a photo. I need to take a break from creating something from nothing in Photoshop. Time to try something new. I plan to do something with a photo next time….

PSJ9 Levitation

Photoshop Journey #9… Dropped the ball last week. Got busy, lazy, bored or maybe a combination of all three. Didn’t get around to my Photoshop Journey. In fact, I didn’t write much at all. I decided to take a crack at creating a logo, changed my mind halfway through and went for levitation. Started off…

PSJ8 Random

Photoshop Journey #8 A quick, random journey this week. I just started playing and ended up with the above. Problem is, I’m not really sure what I did. I deleted the Photoshop file. Too bad, I like the effect. I started looking at tutorials involving photos but lost interest… not sure why. Decided to venture…

PSJ7 Patterns

Photoshop Journey #7 Today’s Photoshop Journey is all about patterns. I Googled “Quick Photoshop Tutorials” and got several results. Chose one called 10-Minute Pattern Creation by Evan Eckard. Certainly not hard in that you can pretty well do anything you want. There is no right or wrong way to do this. The hardest part is…