Before the button pops off and takes somebody's eye out!!
We had our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday and that's exactly how I felt after indulging! I ate waaaay too much - but it was Oh, so Good!
Mind you, I cooked and cleaned all damn day first (outlaws coming over....). I'm not sure why, after 20 years, I still get so obsessive over having the house clean when they visit - but I do. Thankfully they don't come over all that often. Or maybe if they did.... my house would be clean all the time! hmmmm............ food for thought....
So, last night, we all sat around here with our pants undone - well, not exactly, because I went and put stretchy pants on - but you know what I mean. Finally after a little nap we roused ourselves and went for a nice walk to get the food moving.
Hey - do you like sweet potatoes? I have THE BEST
sweet potato recipe - it's to DIE for. If anyone wants it I can post it.
So, I've only got 2 sessions left in our drawing class and I'm kind of bummed about it. I've been really enjoying it. Last week we covered a page in charcoal, and then erased a picture out of it. I've never done that before. It's messy but I really enjoyed it. I'll be
when it's over. I hope to sign up for a new class after Christmas though. Hopefully they'll have some good ones going!
I've been meaning to try my hand once again at another portrait attempt. I've got everything ready to go but I'm having a hard time just getting started. It's like I get a mental block before starting a new drawing and it takes me a while to talk myself into starting. Give me some kicks in the ass friends - maybe it will help motivate me!
The weather has been amazing here for this late in the year! We've had above average temps so it's been really nice being able to get out and enjoy it. I have been such a schlump though. I didn't even take my camera out and get any fall photos this year. That's another thing I need a kick in the butt for. Just my lack of will to take any photos. It's bothering me that I've been so lax - I can't really remember when I last took my camera out - it's been a couple of months, I think - and I'm not sure why. Burn out maybe. The thing is, I have a lot of photos that I still haven't edited yet so I'm trying to slowly work on those and I have a lot to post, but it's slow going.
I guess I'll just have to keep enjoying everyone else's art. Please take a moment to enjoy it with me!
Oh - and PS - over at the
group the theme this month is "Wet wet wet". So enter a "wet" image and you could win the big prize!
A List of Links for tutorials/info that I've found to be useful!
Basics of Pen Tool [link]
Making Photoshop Brushes [link]
Adding Borders in PS [link]
Depth of Field [link]
PS Borders [link]
The Pen Tool [link]
Making Textures [link]
Layer Masks and Colour Gradients [link]
GavTrain Photo Training [link]
Manual HDR [link]
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