Friday, May 22, 2009

Picture Perfect~~~Shades of Grey

I took this picture some time last summer.  Right after a storm.  I've sat here and gone through so many but, this was the one that I kept coming back too.  Too me, the sky is always so beautiful after a storm.  It seems to hold hope .... promise, as the light shines through.

I'm not sure if I've used this one before or not.  But, too me it fits.

I'm looking forward to viewing all the entries. 

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Just Thoughts

"If Love Were A Whisper, What Could I Give You To Speak"
Can't Let You Go~~~Matchbox 20

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What does this have to do with the moon?  Not a thing.  It's just a line in the lyrics from this song that has stuck in my head.  I just love the line.
As for the moon, I keep getting e-mails from a psychic  This last one was telling me that I was born on a Sunday.  Okay, I was  sooo.....  According to this person, I was born under a certain phase of the moon.  Something to do with the Moon  Goddess Isis.  I possess untapped gifts.  Hmmmm thing here is these gifts come with a price of 29.99 for 6 months.  It's a pendant of Isis.
Now, I remember doing a blog about the Moon Goddess Diana.  She was a hunter, warrior and such.  From what I've been able to find on Isis, she was a healer and married to her brother.  Another brother was jealous, had a box fashioned like a coffin, tailor made so that only the other brother would fit in it.  Once the brother was in, he closed the box and hid it away.
Isis is said to have mourned to the extent that her tears flooded the Nile.  She at some point found the box and retrieved it.  Once again it was found by the brother who cut up her beloved into 14 pieces.  The pieces he then scattered. 
Isis again searched.  She found all the pieces except one.  Guess which part of the anatomy that was!  It is said it was swallowed by a fish or crab or some such creature.
The myth goes on to tell how she replaced this piece with gold and brought him back to life.  He is said to be the watcher of the underworld.  Oh, and there was a child.  He was associated with the sun I think.
Then there's Rhiannon.  A Celtic Goddess.  Now this myth I liked.  She was to wed a man of her parents choosing. (Seems this was a trait that trickled down through history).  She refused and married a human.  Her story was interesting but, the blame phone rang and I haven't finished reading it yet.
Maybe tomorrow....LOL

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mono Monday Plus #45 (MM #59)

Yes, it's that time again..LOL  I've been playing already this week.  Love Photoshop Elements.  The following is my original pic.  And I'm using it for both MM and MM Plus.


First thing I did was use a midnight blue filter....I love this filter.  I like the way it just kinda fades the  background.



Then I desaturated....Loved this.



Then I layered it with a moon shot...LOL  Brought the color back for this one.  Just a tad.


And once and white.




And there ya have it.  LOL  As the Gator is very good at picking music to go along with pics, maybe we can entice him into finding one for my shot.  LOL 


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Friday, May 15, 2009

Picture Perfect~~~Busy

1 a: engaged in action : occupied b: being in use <found the telephone busy>2: full of activity : bustling <a busy seaport>3: foolishly or intrusively active : meddling4: full of distracting detail <a busy design
The above Merriam Websters definition of busy.  Yep, that defines my time spent since I got home from work.  My time has  been "occupied" yakking on the phone with my crazy cousin, Morticia.  The two of us were "bustling" with plans of our next adventure.  Never would you find us "meddling" into the affairs of our family members.....we've discussed this at length...LOL 
We came to the conclusion that as long as we have each other...we'll be just fine.  After all, the way we see it, we're the "normal ones" in the family.
Right now, I need to get busy washing uniforms and getting to sleep.
Catch up with everyone tomorrow.  Night....

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Picture Perfect~~~Spooky


This is a picture of a tree down the road from my house.  I used this one for MM a while back.  I layered the pic of the tree with a blurred moon shot.

I'm off to work soon.  Look forward to seeing the entries tonight.


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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mono Monday Plus #43 (MM #57)

My entry this week...then and now....


I did this in Corel Paint Shop Pro X2.  I can never get the edges right.  If I ever learn to use this program, I might be okay.  I'm just too tired tonight to keep trying.  I look forward to seeing everyones entry.


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