Sunday, August 31, 2008

Mono Monday Plus #8 (MM#22)

Mine this week is just a simple one.  Haven't had time to try anything new.  This is a picture I took last week of Damianna.  I took it to Picnik.com, applied the holga-ish effect, then used the fade filter to add a little color back.  I guess I could have taken the dirt smudge off her face but, I like it. LOL

 

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mono Monday Plus #7 (MM#21)

Decided I would go both ways this week...First up a crop and change to black and white using the holga-ish effect.

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Now for the next one.  Three pictures, layered....
 
The originals...
 
 
 

Friday, August 22, 2008

Picture Perfect~~~Look-a-Like

My Aunt's, Flora and Shirley Ann.  They've both lived in Society Hill for over 50 years and people still get them confused.  LOL  Mind you the population of Society Hill is about 850.  Now, fast forward 20 years and you're looking an my cousin, Morticia, and I.  LOL

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Picture to words~~~ Movement...week three

She was finally here.  The place she had always dreamed of.  That place that had aways called to her.

She stood there, looking at the beauty before her.  Rays of light beaming, through the clouds, above the magnificent old building.  The birds seem to be drawn to the light, as was she.  Circling ever upward, toward it's warmth.

So many emotions filled her.  Peace, contentment.  A sense of arriving home after a long journey.

But, there was also sadness.   A feeling of emptiness.  She was not supposed to be here alone.  The one that had been her light, the one that had pulled her from the storm, had fallen into a darkness of his own.  What she had offered, what she had given, had not been enough.  She had not been enough.

Life was full of such strange twists and turns.  The one who had given her hope, the one that had seen her, even though she tried to hide this from others, had also been the one to give her strength.  The one that had given her the courage to walk away, the ability, to say goodbye.

There was something waiting for her here.  She knew it.  She could feel it.  She would leave the sadness and emptiness behind.  Her time had come.  She was off to find her destiny.  Whatever that might be.

 

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Monday, August 18, 2008

MM (I forget which number)

This is actually a blend of four pictures.  Don't have time this morning to dig them all up but, this is the results.  I thought I had posted this on a blog when I first did it but, darned if I could find it.  Anyway, I blended the pictures then used the holgaish effect in picnik.  Then changed it to Sepia...

Have to work in Southern Pines today.  Bit of a ride from here.  Y'all take care and have a good one.

 

Saturday, August 9, 2008

MM 19

Nothing fancy here this week.  Just cropped and changed to black and white and added a frame.

 

 
 
 
 
An Edit...The following picture is my original, I think.  I was looking at the numbers on the photo's last night and for some reason the numbers don't match.  So, here's another.  I didn't even notice it because I always go by the numbers unitl after I posted.
 

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Picture Perfect~~~Precious

My Cousin, Morticia.  Yesterday, while chatting with Emmm, I brought up PP.  This weeks theme, precious.  Naturally, my grandmonsters came to mind but, I wanted something different.  Now, to show how slow I am, I didn't even think about "Precious"  Morticia's little friend.  Emmm reminded me of it.

Precious is Morticia's hand gun.  She's an ace shot.  She can out shoot all the males in our family, with the exception of her son, Justin and she's the one that taught him to shoot.

Precious goes with her everywhere she goes.  She does have a license for this.  I know there are those who will think this is a terrible thing but, in her business, it's a must.

It does make things interesting sometimes when we're going in and out of shops. LOL  Metal detectors start ringing when we walk in.

On a serious note, what's precious here to me is the bond Morticia and I share.  I dearly love my cuz.  She's one of a kind.  Not much she can't do.  She and Claire share a love of stitching.  She's a fantastic cook.  Grows her own vegetables.  Has animals galore.  She's raised a couple of deer that have been brought to her when the mothers were hit by cars.  She has a natural instinct when it comes to animals.  She's very good at healing them.

She's always there when a family member needs her.  She's always trying to take care of everyone.  Sometimes at her own expense.

There are many more things she's good at but, that's enough for today.  Off to work soon but, look forward to viewing the entries this week. 

Y'all take care.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Adventures of Linda Carol and Morticia

 
Last Wednesday morning, around 2am, Morticia and I arrived at the beach.  Even though we were tired and weary from our everyday lives, we felt a relief.  We were at the beach.  It was time to have fun.  Misery and trouble could not find us here.  Or so we thought.
 
Morticia's son, Travis, had purchased a new car.  She got up that morning to go help him iron out some insurance issues.  When she returned, we walked over to the Airport Diner.  They have a great breakfast there.  We sat down and I was eagerly awaiting my grits.  Then...my phone rang.  The health inspector was in my store and I was a the beach.  The waitress picked that moment to deliver my grits.  Unfortunately, I couldn't enjoy them at that time.
 
We went back to Morticia's place and I was on the phone for some time, back and forth, with the store.  The inspection turned out okay but, it had taken some of the um-mph out of the day.
 
With all that behind us we decided to go to the beach.  The sun was shinning, clear blue skies.  A gorgeous day, at least for a while.  Usually, we go to Garden City but, this time we went to Myrtle Beach.  We payed our 2 dollar parking, started toward the water. 
 
 
That's when we heard it.  The sound of thunder.  Within minutes we were walking on the beach in the rain.  We had a great time although, I was a bit worried about my camera and several of my shots had blurry spots from the rain drops.  I was actually glad I had a filter on it so the lens itself wasn't getting hit.
 
As the rain got harder we ended up under the pier.  This too was fun.  I had so much fun trying to get different shots of the water.  The backside you see reflected in the water is Morticia's. LMAO
 
 
 
After this, we headed back toward the car  (Moticia's NEW car).  Wet but, happy.  We had decided to go to The Palace Theatre to see "The Magical Spirit of Ireland".  We called up to find out what time the show began and were informed that we needed to purchase our tickets in advance because this show filled up fast every night.  We were only minutes away from the theatre so, wet and bedraggled, we stopped on by.
 
The inside was gorgeous.  An amazing place.  We were told we could take pictures of the inside of the Palace but, not of the show.  We had a little time before the show began so, we went back home, checked out our camera's to make sure the rain hadn't caused any damage and had a bite to eat.  Got cleaned up and off we went.
 
If you ever get to Myrtle Beach, this is one show worth seeing.  The dancers were fantastic.  The Irish Tenors, fabulous.  The whole group was very friendly.  We had a chance afterwords to talk with them and grab a few shots.  Or, at least, Morticia did.  When we got to the theatre and I opened my camera bag, I realized, my camera was still sitting on the kitchen table. 
 
And this was just the beginning.  There was also the death of a hat.  The crazy lady on the beach and an interesting tale about  fried green tomatoes.
 
 
Okay, so I had to play a bit. LMAO.  I also did this in black and white but, It needs more tweaking.