Wednesday, June 23, 2010



Happy Summer Solstice - hope it's sunshiny, bright & things are a'bloomin' wherever you are. Super busy these days but had some time to play in PSE this afternoon and wanted to share the piece above.

It was ceated utilizing several techniques & one of the freebie textures from Susan Tuttle's latest book: Digital Expressions - Creating Digital Art with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Susan has done it again, what a fabulous book!! Techniques galore, feature guest artists and a bonus CD with textures, brushes and text elements, I was truly impressed - which reminds me I need to get over to Amazon and put my review in.....



Today I'm also sharing with you: my latest obsession, mismatched vintage silverware. I've been adding to it for about five years and recently picked up 10 more pieces. Too hot to be outside today so I decided to start on cleaning my collection, lots of work but the sparkling, gleaming results make it all worthwhile. To me it's like washing my china by hand after a special dinner, there's a certain meditative aspect to it that I can't quite describe or explain. I think it reminds me of a gentler, slower time when people were able to enjoy the pure delight of long conversations - maybe over afternoon tea and crumpets? :)

With summer officially upon us, I hope you find the time to slow down a bit and savor every sweet moment...and maybe even entertain a stranger or two....

"Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13:2

2 comments:

Sandy and Daryl Koch said...

I love the mood your rose evokes...the photo looks old, yet in a painterly way. I will have to check out the book!

Regina said...

I thought your photo was a watercolor painting. I have the book, but haven't taken time to delve into it yet. This makes me want to set everything else aside & go for it.
I really like old flatware. A local artist makes jewelry & I have a ring he made from a pattern dating back to 1953, the year my parents were married.