Monday, November 7, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

My Photo on Canvas

I've always loved the look of photos on canvas, and a few weeks ago, I jumped at the chance to win a canvas print from  Easy Canvas Prints. I really didn't expect to win since I hadn't entered my picture until late in the contest, but with a lot of help from friends and fans on Facebook, I won a free 8x10. :) This week, my canvas came in the mail. I love how it turned out! Now I just need a wall to hang it on. :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Thankful Tree

I ran across the idea for this "Thankful Tree" a few months ago on this blog. Today I decided to create my own. I cut a few branches off of a bush we have out front, stripped the leaves and put the branches in a canning jar. Then I dug out my scrap paper and punched the circles using a 2" circle punch that I borrowed from my neighbor. :) Now we just need to write little notes of thanks on all of the "leaves".

Sunday, October 30, 2011

"Be Still and Know"

Another new design. I just love the colors of fall in Missouri. I took this one a few weeks ago, as the yellows were starting to emerge. Now everything is starting to turn red, orange and gold. :D

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Into the Mist

I took this photo on my way to work this morning. What is it about railroad tracks that are so neat to photograph? I haven't figured it out, but I do like to take pictures of them. :) Today Saginaw Valley was filled with a layer of fog and I liked how the tracks seemed to disappear into the mist. What would have been really special is if a train had come along just then. I would have hopped right off those tracks, but hopefully caught a shot of it, before it got too close. :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

"A Time and Season"

I was reminded of Ecclesiastes 3 a few weeks ago when a friend posted the music video below on her blog. I love the song and when I found this dandelion photo, that I took last year, among my many files that I was attempting to organize, I decided to put it with Ecclesiastes 3:1. I didn't end up getting very far in the organization project since I got distracted, but that's ok, I got to put another little bit of God's Word on one of my photos of His creation. :D
To buy this print visit my ArtFire shop here 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fun with CS3

Tonight I was playing around in Photoshop. I took this photo of some antique books earlier today and wanted to see what I could come up with to make it look vintage. I found this tutorial and set to work. I like how it turned out, and it was pretty easy. I didn't do everything like the tutorial. I used a "Seventies" action, to edit the coloring of the photo, instead of following that section of the tutorial. Along the way I learned a few things in Photoshop. There are a lot of features that I haven't used before. :D

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A link to my Art Fire Shop

Just want to share my Art Fire Shop with you. :D

LaMarie - ArtFire Seller Shop

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pink Zinnia with CS3

Original Photo
I recently became the owner of Photoshop CS3. It came on the computer my brother-in-law handed down to us. :)

I like the new computer for many reasons, but the main reason is that now I can put some Photoshop actions into use that never would work on Photoshop 7.

Here is one of my photographs that I was playing around with a week or so ago. Now I can't remember what I actually did to it, but I like the results. What do you think?
After playing around in CS3

Friday, August 19, 2011

My First Art Show

Thursday, I participated in my very first Art Show, at our downtown Third Thursday Art Walk. :) It was a great experience and I appreciate everyone who stopped by my table.

Here are a few pictures of my set up.

My table with photography note cards and a few prints.
Some of my favorites photographs on the wall
My new bookmarks, that I designed especially for the art walk. I sold 3 of them, so I guess I'll be making more. :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Here are a couple new designs. I haven't been keeping up with my designs lately, but I plan to get things going. Stay tuned for my new online store coming soon. If you don't see it soon remind me. :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011


I had never actually looked up what the Ichthys meant before today. I have known about it, but hadn't had a clear understanding of exactly what it meant. When out on my spring photo shoot a few days ago, I saw it on our neighbor's vehicle. I quickly snapped this shot and continued on my way (I didn't want the neighbor to get suspicious. :)) Today I remembered the photo and decided to look it up and the idea for this design came to me.

Here's some information I found on Wikipedia,  

"Ichthys can be read as an acrostic, a word formed from the first letters of several words. It compiles to "Jesus Christ God's son Savior" in ancient Greek "Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, Θεοῦ Υἱός, Σωτήρ", Iēsous Christos, Theou Huios, Sōtēr.
  • Iota (i) is the first letter of Iēsous (Ἰησοῦς), Greek for "Jesus".
  • Chi (ch) is the first letter of Christos (Χριστός), Greek for "anointed".
  • Theta (th) is the first letter of Theou (Θεοῦ), Greek for "God's", the genitive case of Θεóς, Theos, Greek for "God".
  • Upsilon (u) is the first letter of huios (Υἱός), Greek for "Son".
  • Sigma (s) is the first letter of sōtēr (Σωτήρ), Greek for "Savior".
Historians say the 20th-century use of the ichthys motif is an adaptation based on an Early Christian symbol which included a small cross for the eye or the Greek letters "ΙΧΘΥΣ"."

Friday, April 15, 2011

Forever -- Isaiah 40:8

I took this photo a few days ago. I wasn't thinking of this verse at the time, but when I got home and processed the photo it reminded me of this verse. I have another design with this verse, but I like this one much better. There's just something about that lone blade of grass standing strong. :)