Monday, July 25, 2011

Nothing Says Summer Like...

Fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. 
Slice these up with some sweet onions, douse with a bit of olive oil and a bigger dash of red wine vinegar,salt and pepper. Heavenly. 
Or that doesn't suit your Southern soul spread a layer of mayo on white bread then add a thick slice or two of tomato, salt and pepper. This particular feast got me through many a painting classes in grad school. 
We've been trying to grow some tomatoes this year and we have some fine looking vines...but no 'maters.
These delicious specimens came from the farmer's market. I just might need to make another trip back there this week. Besides it's time to pick up some peaches 'cause I'm thinking homemade peach ice cream in the near future.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Comment Posting Problems

I've heard from a few people that they are not able to post any comments on my blog. If you don't mind, please post just a word or two for me to see if I have fixed the problem. Thanks so much.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Photoshop Love

This month I began an online class, Photoshop Essentials, with Kim Klassen. She makes everything so clear. Great videos. I have played around with my PSE software for over a year not realizing all the potential. I would definitely recommend taking a class with Kim. In fact she is beginning a new "Skinny Mini" free class soon so check it out. While you are there also sign up for her Texture Tuesdays. Each week she creates a texture to share which you can  download. Just one example of why I love the mixed media art community... so willing to share. Here's one photo I've been working on from the class.

The other is the same photo from the post "Two Tents" that I took in Ocracoke, NC. It has had a bit of manipulation plus a texture added. I am loving the idea of playing with images digitally and then using them in paintings and mixed media. Does anyone else do this?

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