mail•box [meyl-boks] - noun
1. a public box in which mail is placed for pickup and delivery by the post office.
2. a private box, as at a home, into which mail is delivered by the mail carrier.
Click on book cover for Rural Route photo slide show*. Enjoy!
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Life It Photos is a new blog group started by Becky New. Pop on over to get the digs on this!!
My first contribution is a photo of a construction barrel. I took this while I was sitting in traffic in the middle of a construction zone. The barrel was visible in my side mirror, so I took out the camera, zoomed in on the image in the mirror and took the picture. Pretty cool, eh!?
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I began a journal some time ago with the intention of eventually binding all of the pages together. Well, the idea I had for binding did not work and all I was left with was a bunch of lose pages. I am relieved that I finally found a way to bring all of these pages together. It involved using my sewing machine and the result is a book that I am very pleased with! Sometimes when things do not go as planned and you try something totally new and resourceful, the end result can be better than you might have expected!
"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." ~Gloria Steinem
*Click image to see full size book.
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I've recently discovered Photoshop Actions and have been hooked ever since. In a nut shell, Actions are recorded commands and operations that once saved can be performed over and over on images. This saves time, especially for those enhancements that you use a lot.
Listed below are examples of some of my favorite Actions and where they can be downloaded. In addition, there are a few screen shots, showing the Actions Palette and its buttons. This is just the basics of how to load an Action and run an Action on an image. For more detailed information I have provided links to some very good tutorials. There are a lot more options, but this will get you started.
Loading an Action
Loading an Action is pretty simple. Open Photoshop CS2 and click the triangle at the upper right of the palette and scroll down and select Load Actions. This will open a browsing option and once you locate the Action you wish to load, select it and it will load. I keep my Actions in a folder on my computer, which makes them easy to find.
Selecting an Action
Once an image has been opened in Photoshop and the Action loaded, simply select the desired Action by clicking on the square to the left most of the Action as shown above. Once selected, highlight the Action by clicking on it within its folder. Next, go to the bottom of the Actions Palette and click the right-pointing triangle to Play Selection.
Running an Action
Once the action is started, each step is performed in sequence as shown in the above screen shot.
Favorite Actions and Sources
Go here for tons of great Actions! Be prepared to spend a lot of time browsing!
I love to get mail! When I was in college it was the day's highlight as all the students left Chapel and moved like a herd of cattle to the mail room to retrieve those precious connections to home. I was box 11 and the most exciting thing to find in the box was a slip, announcing that I had a package! Packages were even better, because that meant someone had sent me stuff! As an adult, I still look forward to receiving mail. I even know the sound of the mail truck as it comes up the street and approaches my mailbox. Am I bit kooky? Nah! I just love getting stuff in the mail!
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I've been making an effort lately to really "notice" my surroundings, the purpose of which is to find some great photo opportunities. I took my camera with me today while I ran errands and found some unexpected gems.
Click HERE to go to the Free Goods page for a download of the original images. Enjoy!
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I remember some time ago reading about Kelly Kilmer and her awesome journals in Somerset Studio. I felt like I knew her and when I finally did meet Kelly, she was just as I had imagined her to be. While I read her feature, I thought about how cool it would be to see my journals one day in Somerset Studio also. Today is the day!! I hope you like the feature and the free Artists' Papers in the Jan./Feb. '08 issue!
Happy New Year!!!
While digging around in the attic to locate our Christmas decorations, I found a box tucked away in the back. Much to my surprise it contained my old journals, old notes and other things I saved when I was in Middle School. I spent an evening looking through everything, laughing most of the time at how silly I was back then. The love notes I saved generated the most laughs. I can't believe that I saved so many of them! I selected a few to post here to share. I hope they make you laugh, too!
The following note was written in pencil so it is hard to read. Here is the exact translation:
"Dear Robin I am your secret admirer
you may know me will always love you.
Your hair is beiutiful and so are your eyes.
I think that when you look at people it makes
them feel good. When it's raining you make the room shine.
If the school had a beiuty contest I think you
would win by a landslide because you are so pretty.
If you were a buqey of flowers I would buy you because
you are so pretty. I must go now good by my love xox"
1. Pink Wall Door, 2. Wood Rocker, 3. White Window, 4. White Door,
5. Weathered Benches, 6. Rusty Can, 7. Red Berry Vine, 8. Park Bench,
9. Old Church Window, 10. Old Church Door, 11. Number Zero, 12. Number 7173,
13. Number 6025, 14. Number 304, 15. Enter, 16. Contains Lead,
17. Bench & Peeling Paint, 18. Barn Door
Visit here to download high resolution images shown here. Enjoy!
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