Monday, May 09, 2011

In the evenings why am I not reading, or knitting, or making cookies, or flipping through magazines and getting inspired??

I'll tell you why, - I have become addicted to Texturing!

The pictures come from the camera looking quite gorgeous (well, most of them, - the ones that don't are quickly deleted), - but my imagination drives me to experiment with textures, and I think ' what would this flower, or tree, or person look like with a Serendipity texture?  Or one of the new Zen creations that I stumbled over while surfing the net.

Sometimes I think they are great, - more often than not I am wary of my judgement , - but in any case it is great fun....

The pretty tulip above somehow escaped from the garden and ended up down by the pasture fence, so this morning while I was inspecting the latest Chinese Lantern Railway sub-station I went and snapped a picture of this lonely little tulip in amongst the dandelions.

Shortly after a strong whirly wind came up and snapped the stem of this tulip, and also two of the pink ones in the garden, so I brought them in and put them in the old white teapot with the broken spout, and took a picture of that, too!

Here is the bouquet, untouched, straight from the camera. 

and here it is all gussied up with fancy textures......

Am I frittering away my time?????

or am I just not very good at it yet (sigh)


Wanda..... said...

The photo effect is very pretty, Hildred. Several bloggers I know enjoy creating textured photos...I'm addicted to mail art though.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Well, I don't see how creating art and learning a new skill can be frittering away your time. I love your new talent. I remember in Oregon how the rain and wind would often "do in" the tulips just as they reached perfection. At least you HAVE tulips for a while -- and you've captured them beautifully for eternity. Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

Keep frittering, HIldred! (Also, Lucinda wants you to practice bold, loud, and NAUGHTY.) Still battling the Chinese Lantern hmmmm?

Fonnell/Grammie/mom said...

oh it reminds me of the lovely impressionist exhibit I saw at the Seattle Art Museum. So is Monet your favorite? he he

I'm reading Julie Child's book of when she was in Paris right after the war and I think your re-done flowers will come to mind from now on as I read of the beauty of Paris. lovely lovely