Hello Kittens & Dawgs, In case you missed the mews, I posted my Skywatch Friday post yesterday. I know things are a bit confusing around here but what do you expect, I’m a woman and chance are, you are but if not then you’re understandingly nodding because you have a woman in your life. 🙂 I’m keeping things low-key the rest of the month in my posts as I prepare for the April A-Z Challenge. I’m glad you came back for your weekly dose of laughs with this edition of Friday Sillies.
Yesterday I shared an ordinary photo of gray rainy skies and as promised today I’m sharing how I used that photograph in Pixelmator applying some cool brushes and backgrounds to create three new photo artworks but first let me ask, did you vote in my latest round of BoTB yesterday? If not, I hope you’ll hop over to cast your vote! 😉
In the first photo, I applied two different Brusheezy brushes – birds and deer.
Usually, I keep my layers visible in a working copy of my image so I can share with you what I used but I messed up and didn’t save the file. In the next image, I added a grunge background. There are many good free resources you can find on the Internet if you like this look. It makes the picture a bit moodier.
Finally, in the last image, I added another overlay of realistic water drops to the above image. I shot the original picture through a raindrop splattered car window which is barely visible in the unedited photo, but with this added background enhances that rainy day sense.
I am sharing my Rainy Day Photo Artwork with the Skywatch Friday photo family.
Thanks for joining me today, Kittens & Dawgs and I hope y’all will come back tomorrow for your weekly dose of laughs with Friday Sillies!
Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! In February I shared some photo-art created of images taken near Big South Fork and the below picture was taken the around the same time the others were snapped with my first point n’ shoot digital camera, Canon SD880.
This is an ordinary photo but I see it as an open canvas to add layers and embellishments to create something new. I will share my SWF contribution a day early in tomorrow’s post and I hope you’ll come by to see how I recycled this plain picture into my newest photo artworks!
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Okay, you not-so WW crowd, you’re here and there’s no need to rush off just yet. I invite you to stick around for the second half and help pick the next winner in March 1st of Battle of the Bands.
March has been a rainy month and the above photo depicts how our skies have looked most of the time. Although we did not see any sunshowers, the first song to pop in my head inspiring this battle’s song choice is, Have You Ever Seen The Rain written by John Fogerty and performed by the roots rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival. CCR hit #1 on the Canadian national singles chart RPM 100 in 1971 with this song and in the same year, it peaked number 8 on the USA Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
BTW, I’m not participating in Thursday Movie Picks until June while I prepare for the April A-Z Challenge but I’ll be here to give you your weekly dose of laughs with my newest edition of Friday Sillies!
Good morning, kittens & dawgs! Tuesday Tunesation featured mewsician is new-to-me.
James Morrison is an English singer/songwriter who rose to fame in 2006 with his début single, “You Give Me Something” (song number three on the above playlist) peaking at #5 in the UK and #1 in New Zealand. It became a hit in Europe, Australia, Japan, & Iran. I find his soulful, rock style is rather nice and easy to listen to while writing posts or reading others.
This month, I putting together multiple daily posts into one. I don’t know if this will make life any easier while I work on my April A-Z posts but that’s my hopes.
I’m joining Les from Ink Interrupted for Tuesday Coffee Chat this week and this morning’s prompt: Where are your Lucky Charms? It’s St. Patrick’s Day this week, whether you are Irish or not, do you have any special totems or symbols of your culture?
Me Lucky Charms are in the cupboard, lassie. Where else would they be? 😉
I know you’re talking about cereal but I couldn’t resist being my usual silly self with this prompt. When DD#1 began her junior year in our homeschool high school I knew I didn’t want to get our kids the typical class ring and that’s when I began thinking about our Irish culture. That’s when I found this not-so-expensive Claddagh rings with our daughters in mind from Creative Irish Gifts.
We got DS one from the same site but either they no longer have it or I’m not remembering what it looked like. He had a masculine style Claddaugh ring.
Many, many years ago when we use to get our annual Christmas bell from Helix Pewter & Copper just before they closed their business door for good DH got me small Claddaugh windchime. I think it’s meant to be hung on a Christmas tree but I have hung by a cord from the ceiling. It makes the slightest tinkling sound if I blow on the chimes. What I’d like to get is a horseshoe to put on our door. While I am not superstitious, I do like the legion behind the hanging of the horseshoe of good fortune and is a sign that keeps Satan away, otherwise, I just think it’s a nice Irish decoration. I bet I could find an old horseshoe at my in-laws’ place. I’m gonna have to look the next time we visit. 😉
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 hope you’ll join me at midnight and link up with my mid-week meme not-so Wordless Wednesday.
K.D. Lang is a Canadian pop, country singer/songwriter with an eerie sorta resemblance to the late Karen Carpenter that I found a bit mesmerizing in her cover of the classic hit made popular by The Hollies (1974) and landing them in at #2 on the UK and #6 on the US mewsic charts, but what I found it interesting is that the songwriter, Albert Hammond, first recorded “The Air That I Breathe” in 1973.
Thank you for including me in your Monday, kittens & dawgs! 😉 It’s great to be back as co-host to the best dance party in Blogosphere with the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” gals! Thank you, XmasDolly, Stacy, and Colette for having me back after a long hiatus. Now, I invite you to hit the dance floor. This week’s theme is “Band Names or Song Titles with the Word ‘Air'”