Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NF DAM/Digital Art Meme




Simple Texture 1
(hair of a cat)

Last week's keep it simple ...






Simple Texture 2
(glacier)

Last week's keep it simple ...



Mix and play ...

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving for some ... enjoy and remember the word, moderation:)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday


What a Difference a Day Makes!

Sunday afternoon, Mr. Cardinal came for a visit as he does every day ...

Monday afternoon Mr. Cardinal came for a visit as he does every day but ....
It is Snowing and it is Cold ...


Gold Finch ... a bird's eye view of winter ...

Gold Finch ...

A pair of Starlings ...

Another Gold Finch ...

Dark eyed Junco

House Sparrows

Mrs. Cardinal ...

Please notice that several birds were on the bird bath.  The birds need water in the winter.  Yes, they can eat snow, but it brings down their body temperature and their survival in cold weather depends on their being able to keep their body temperature up.  So if you haven't already ... invest in a heated water source for your birds :)

Happy Wild Bird Wednesday!

Monday, November 24, 2014

NF Inspiring Photography ... Catching the Light

The Great White Light 


The sun trying desparately to shine through the dark storm clouds ...when it is filtered this way by the clouds, it looks like a great white light in the sky.




Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mandarin Orange Monday


I call this a light painting.  I take a picture, select what I see and lighten it so it is clearer ... See my bear?



Oh oh, two bears ... hope they're friendly :)


Have a warm and fuzzy week ...

Friday, November 21, 2014

Geometric Friday


Believe it or not, this started out with a line of weave poles (agility poles that the dogs weave through) and then suddenly I was here.  Well, it is geometric, so it works, right? And, I learned some new tricks in the process ... now the real trick will be to remember what they are ...  It is fun to be old:) 

Happy Weekend ... stay in shape (Geometrically speaking :)

Weekend Reflection


My world through a knob on my kitchen cabinet :)
See the blue sky ... it is cold, but it is a clear crisp day in Illinois.  Say a prayer for the people in Buffalo, New York. Their world is being buried in snow (7 feet so far) and their roofs are collapsing in on them because of the weight of the snow.  Scary and sad!

Feline Art Friday


Many views ...




Thursday, November 20, 2014

Good Fences


An awesome fence in a Chicago neighborhood ...

From this side you can see that it is protecting someones personal garden ... 
Oh, to have a garden ... it is all cold and bare now and it has just begun.  There are 110 days until Spring :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NF DAM Digital Art Meme


I had just taken this picture when Monica posted her Simple painting last week.  I thought of it immediately and decided now was a good time to use it.  This is not a painting, but an airplane flying parallel to a frontal line of clouds.  


By cropping and running it through a filter or two, I turned it into an art canvas ... then


Duplicate layers and adjusted opacity ...

Playing with color ...


Distort filters ...

And this is where I end this week ... next week, textures :)