Life Lessons

"Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming enlightened human beings.” – Allison DuBois

Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer Is Here

After some of the strange weather we have had, I think summer is finally here!  I couldn't wait to get home from work today and jump (dunk & then float) in the pool....ahhh....summer....

Enjoy your weekend...

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. 
~ Margaret Lee Runbeck

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Capturing Images

Original photo
Photography and Photoshop have been an incredible creative outlet for me recently.  I had someone ask me if it's the same as a darkroom.  I have to say no....and yes, but different. My older brother had a darkroom for awhile in my father's workshop and I remember how much I loved developing black and white photos. You can do that and so much more in Photoshop.  It is a digital program and you have the ability to manipulate your photos in so many ways. I am still a beginner with it and don't know how to work with all of the features but I'm having fun!

On Monday of this week I had an assignment with my online Big Picture class - Picture Color and it was to "tweak" a photo to look vintage. I have to say that there are so many women in this class that are professional photographers and so many gifted women (hundreds) that take incredible photo's.  I was delighted when my photo of an old Nomad, Bel Air car was chosen by the teacher, Tracey Clark to be posted on Shutter Sisters, an incredible online site that features great photography.  Check it out!

"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace." - Richard Pryor

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Color - Turquoise

Since joining Pinterest and Picture Color, I have discovered things....yes...things...about me....well at least about my color choices.  I just recently spent the afternoon with Mr. B floating in the pool with Margaritas....what can I say?  It was heavenly.  Well, I had my two doggies afloat on the raft with me.  They were trying to be tough and at times even relaxed (as it was a two man float)! But the joy lay in having the time to relax and finally feel like summer had's supposed to rain tomorrow but for that instant, it felt like summer was here!   Turquoise of the colors of summer......

Clockwise from bottom left - Hacienda de las Flores in Moraga CA,  Baldwin Beach, Tahoe CA,  Succulent, Kayak at Baldwin Beach, Tahoe CA, Nomad car at San Luis Obispo CA, shutters in Portifino, Italy.

“More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure.”  - Cecil Beaton

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