Some Things Should be Left Unsaid

The following lil’ tidbit of Negative Nancy was expelled through my fingertips a few years back. Thankfully the draft was left unpublished, until now: Rewind to the summer before my daughter started kindergarten Damn it! … I just realized my hair appointment is today and I forgot to get a babysitter! FML!!! Kindergarten (for my youngest child)…

Designing Fluffy Clouds in Photoshop CS6

Rendering Clouds in Photoshop

If you’re a photographer like me, a large part of Photoshop goes untouched. Brushes… I rarely use them unless I need to erase something! It’s time to go beyond photos and fonts, and learn how to effectively create whatever I want! I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve sat on a magical tool for years and…

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The Blogger Paradox

For every moment I spend telling the world about my journey, is one moment less of doing the things I wish to tell the world about! It is my blogger paradox. So many stories to tell; a seemingly endless stream of pictures to show off, but when I’m busy living I don’t have time to…

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Playing with Fire in Photoshop

It’s been a while since I’ve done anything creative and lately I’ve really needed an outlet for my energy! Hence the flames:) It’s my first trial creating a fire effect following a design lesson on Alison.com. Even though the course was for CS3, I used Photoshop CS6 Extended it seems other than a new user interface, not…

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A Birthday Goodbye

On October 31st, 2015 we drove away from the cemetery in Kincaid, KS after saying goodbye to the greatest man I’ve ever known, my Grandpa.  Earl Roberts’ began most mornings at sunrise, with an old a.m. radio playing from atop the refrigerator, he sipped his coffee and played a game of solitaire. Read the local…

One of THESE Days

You know how people say “It’s been one of those days!” Implying the day has been so unbelievably awful that they’d prefer it to be over, rather than endure the day for one more moment. Forget those days. I want more of these days. A day like today. A day that is not special or significant in any way,…