Spicy Rigatoni Bake with Pepperoni

Ingredients 8 oz Rigatoni pasta -pre-cooked with salt and olive oil  1 Lb. Johnsonville Spicy Italian Sausage  1/2 green bell pepper – chopped 1 Tbsp minced garlic  1 – 16oz. can Del-Monte Meat  Spaghetti Sauce  10 – 20 thin Pepperoni Slices  1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese – Shredded  Parsley – Dried (to taste & garnish) Salt…

On the Way To Bennu and Back 

“Leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again”; Not exactly, but I can say that my name is officially out of this world!  A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 411 rocket injected the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft into a hyperbolic trajectory away from Earth where it began a seven-year mission to return an…

Trials in Typography II: Wind

The second part of the typography series. A project I started in an effort to improve my graphic design skills using Photoshop CS6 Extended. (I have yet to take advantage of the amazing 3-D capabilities of this program … one thing at a time!)  So we played with fire in a tutorial which inspired me to learn more. The most…

Look What We Found Under the Oak Tree

Thanks to natures’ amazing camouflage abilities, I couldn’t see these brown toads at all. My foot nearly crushed them both! It took a camera and Photoshop editing to really pull them out from the background and luckily they played dead just long enough for me to run and grab my camera!  What a great amphibian…

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…