Saturday, August 18, 2012


I took this photo this morning while visiting a potential wedding spot for my sister who is getting married next year. While editing photos, I was reminded of this quote, by Yogi Berra a famous baseball catcher.
I think it's a good reminder for all of us. :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

Went up in a hot air balloon the other day. :) Spectacular experience! This barn was so cool painted with the Stars and Stripes on the top and the Texas flag on the end. :)
I did a little tilt-shift edit using I need to do some photoshop research and find out how to generate my own tilt-shift look. :)

This is my "Independence" photo submission in the July Epiphanie Camera Bags photo contest! 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Free Indeed

I love hot air balloons. One day I want to ride in one. This beautiful blue one flew past our house a little while back. I've heard it's so quiet up there. :)

This is my "fly" photo submission in the Epiphanie Camera Bags + My Four Hens photo contest!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Flag Still Flies in Joplin

A year ago a large section of our town was leveled by a tornado. Within days flags flew all over town, flags were propped among the rubble, flown from cranes and bucket trucks and fire engines. Today some of those flags still fly. This particular flag reminds me of the people in Joplin. A year later it is still blowing in the wind even though it only has half of it's stars and and a few partial stripes left. The people of Joplin, may have had their houses and businesses destroyed, and they may have lost family members or friends, but as time goes by they are rebuilding and healing. They are still flying. Even though this flag desperately needs to be replaced, I think it tells a story of this last year here in Joplin. A story of heat, wind, rain, and sun beating down on a swath of emptiness that used to be full of shady neighborhoods. A place that has changed forever. But there is new growth. Leaves are growing around the flag and to me that represents all the new growth in Joplin. Lots of houses and businesses are already built back up and it's neat to see all the new trees that have been planted.

After seeing this photograph a friend of mine changed a couple words to the last stanza of Frances Scott Key's poem and shared it with me. I love how it fit so well with my photograph and the thoughts we both had on the first anniversary of the Joplin Tornado.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring Daisies

 For a Beyond the Frame shot of this photo visit this link.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My Soul Shall be Joyful

Another design! I just love this orange Pansy. It just makes me want to be Joyful. Which is why I added that particular verse. Only it is Christ who makes me joyful not pansies. :D Thanks to Kim Klassen for the beautiful watercolor texture!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Alec Bell Quote

After doing the Lightbulb, I thought it would be fun to do some other famous inventions. :) My employer has this vintage looking telephone which worked great with a quote by Alexander Graham Bell.

What other inventors could I do?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Thomas Edison Quote

I should go through old photos more often. I took this light bulb photo back in 2010 and today I got a new texture from Kim Klassen and thought I'd put them together for a quick piece of art. And a quote by the inventor of the light bulb himself, finished it off nicely. :D

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mercy and Salvation

Today's creation. I couldn't do it without The Creator to make the beautiful things that I have to photograph. :D

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Whatsoever Things

I made this for my sister for her birthday. :) She was born when the daffodils bloom and this is her favorite verse.

If you would like a print of this design visit my ArtFire Shop

Monday, March 5, 2012

Be Joyful

The Grape Hyacinth are blooming. :) Thanks to Kim Klassen for the use of her Grunged Up texture. :D

To buy a print visit my ArtFire Store

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Fruit of the Spirit

Another new edit. If you'd like to see this photo before I added texture (thanks again Kim Klassen for the beautiful texture) and text, visit my 366 photo blog.

This image is for sale as a 5x7 fine art print at

Monday, January 16, 2012


Original Photo after processing from RAW
Another photoshop edit comparison for the ecourse I'm taking. What are your thoughts?

After adding texture and text in Photoshop

Sunday, January 15, 2012

White Light -- A Photoshop Edit

Here's what you can do with Photoshop. I'm in middle of a Skinny Mini ecourse by Kim Klassen. I thought I knew a lot about how to use photoshop, but I'm discovering new and exciting ways to edit. :)

Straight from the camera
After a little editing in Photoshop CS3

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Consider Thy Heavens

Today I discovered textures! Well, actually I knew about them before today, so I guess I should say, today I discovered Kim Klassen! I put one of her textures to use for this photograph. I'm really excited about learning more about using textures and editing in Photoshop.