Hello Kittens & Dawgs! It’s officially spring, aren’t you glad? With the change in season comes what? That’s right spring cleaning! Let’s get our giggles on with these Friday Sillies tribute to spring cleaning!
On Wednesday, I share the original photo of today’s photo-art creation. I reduced the image brightness for more contrast creating tree silhouettes in the foreground, then I added a starry background. I like this new jazzed up version over the original.
I’m sharing this starry sky photo-art with the Skywatch Friday shutterbug family and you’re welcome to tag along!
For more social media network fun and inspiration join these ladies below!
Most of next week I will be away from Blogosphere while I prepare my posts for the April A2Z challenge which kicks off Friday, March 31. That’s a wrap for now but you’re invited to hit the dance floor (mewsic theme – “Music from Sci-Fi movies and/or TV series”) on MondaysMewsic Moves Me.
Hello, Kittens & Dawgs! This month is marching right off the calendar, isn’t it? The good news is it’s spring time again which I’m very happy about. Now, if Mother Nature will only get her act together!
Today’s SWF contribution, I used Pixelmator on the photo I shared Wednesday by increasing the contrast making the trees a silhouette in the foreground and then I added a starry background (freebie resource found at Pixabay) to jazz up my original image, which I really liked.
What do you think?
I’m linking with the family of photo enthusiasts from around the globe on Skywatch Friday!
Next Friday, the April A-Z Challenge begins and I hope you’ll join me in my month long commitment as I will share my rusty but budding artistic abilities with a daily sketch. Okay, that’s a wrap for now but don’t forget to hit the dance floor with me (mewsic theme – Sci-Fi Movie and/or TV series) on MondaysMewsic Moves Me!
Until next time, have a laughtastic weekend!
I’ll return to my regular Friday social connections in June but I invite you to join these fine bloggers if you’re looking for inspiration, friendship or to build your social media network.
Howdy, Kittens & Dawgs! Last year this time, DH and I were enjoying a drive in the mountains. It was a gorgeous spring day but the wind had a nippy bite. We stopped at an overlook along the Cherohala Parkway and walked the very short trail to the observation deck.
The panoramic view is nice but what really caught my eye as we were leaving were the trees. What character, I thought and had to snap a shot. Now, looking at it doesn’t look like much but I played with the image coming up with a new photo artwork which I really like and I’ll share it on Friday.
Do you see a shot like this and think I can use this scene in my photo editor for something really cool or do you just say, Nah, I don’t like that so much and go on?
Let’s move on to my last week’s BoTB. The song choice was John Fogerty’s Have You Ever Seen The Rain covered by Belinda Carlisle and Karen Souza. At firs,t both contestants were at even keel but then Carlisle pulled out taking the lead and stayed in front of the showdown by a big margin. While I liked Belinda, Karen’s slow jazzy tempo seemed to suit my mood but casting a vote for Souza still left her with less than half the number of tallies. The gal earning the golden mic with a 9 to 4 victory is…
Check with Stephen to see how the other BoTB showdowns went down last week. I’m undecided on what to do about April 1st BoTB. It’s sorta up in the air with the A-Z Challenge but if I can swing it, then I’ll do it. 🙂 I’ll leave you with this bonus track, and just a short reminder that next week I’ll be away from Blogosphere mostly while I pull together my A2Z posts set to begin March 31. I hope you’ll hop over for your weekly dose of giggles with Friday Sillies!
Good morning, kittens & dawgs! Tuesday Tunesation featured mewsician is new-to-me. Looking for more artists with a bit of that old Motown style, I was introduced to Robert Rudolph and the Family Band. You know how you hear mewsicians say, I grew up in the church? Well, this group actually did. They did not listen to any secular mewsic and didn’t even know it existed. They started off as a gospel band called Sacred Steel and Robert was out of his teens before being exposed to funk, rock, soul, jazz, and the whole band jam set. He blended these styles to form his own mewsical flare. Now, give a listen to RRTFB!
I’m joining Les from Ink Interrupted for Tuesday Coffee Chat this week and this morning’s prompt: What is your favourite indulgence?
It really depends on my mood. I love chocolate, so it could be a good truffle. The best truffles I’ve found come from Godiva! Ice cream is another favorite. I think I can eat this every day, especially chocolate peanut butter or anything pertaining some form of chocolate. lol Turkey Hill All-Natural has the best Choc PB we’ve found and it’s so goood! I don’t know why more national brand ice cream manufacturers do not carry this flavor because it’s a huge home run at our house. Of course, I’ll never turn down a decadent chocolate cake. I have a fabulous triple chocolate cake recipe that I use to make DH’s bday cake and it’s so yummy!
That’s a wrap for this morning. I’m hopping over to Stacy’s for Random Tuesday Thoughts and you’re welcome to join me if you want. I hope you’ll hop & link up tomorrow for Wordless Wednesday.
I will be absent from blogging most of next week, except for Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me, while I finish getting my A2Z posts lined up for April and then to kick off the challenge with my first post the last Friday of the month. However, I hope you’ll join me at midnight and link up with my mid-week meme not-so Wordless Wednesday and to learn who won the last round of BoTB!
Good morning, kittens and dawgs! Before I launched into my mewsic choices today, I want to share next month’s A-Z theme – Art Sketching through the Alphabet .
After I started college and then moved from career life to motherhood my artist ability (what little I had) sorta vanished. I did some doodling while the kids were small but my mind was not devoted to it and I couldn’t nurture these interests. So, it fell by the wayside until last year and that’s when I had an awakening to rekindle the glimmer buried within and it stunned me to see there is still hope! I am challenging myself to sketch anything that captures my eye using the daily alphabet prompt. I’m not sure how well this will translate but perhaps if nothing else it will encourage others to massage a dormant talent to life. I hope you’ll decide to join me each day as I share a bit of me with you A-Z!
I have scheduled posts set for the rest of the week for your enjoyment and my convenience but something came up last Tuesday that shocked my world. I can’t talk about it because I don’t like airing publically things that are sensitive and I find myself struggling to stay on top of this storm-tossed sea but all I can do is ask for your prays for DS.
I’ll do my best to make my rounds and I hope to see you back for Tuesday Tunesation!!