MaryT/TheTeach over at Work of the Poet started a photo meme for people who have photographed something red. I love red. Red just jumps out at me. I have lots of photos with red.
Today I am featuring an ATC I made several years ago.
Somehow, I have become a collector of miniature chairs. Not quite sure how that happened, but now I seem to have a couple of dozen of them sitting around. For the card the first thing I did was to set up three of the chairs and photograph them. The black chair is a modern one, but the two red ones are vintage. The one on the left is carved wood and the one on the right is made of plaster. I have no idea when they were made, but I am guessing in the 1930s or 1940s. The colour on those two matches really well.
I made the wall hanging by photographing a Harlequin donkey, altering its colour in Photoshop and then creating a desert-ish background. I made a mirror image duplicate and then put a frame around the two. Re-sized, that image became a new layer on the card. The room needed something to anchor it, so I made a photo of an art deco rug, then altered the perspective, resized it and it became the rug on the floor of the living room.
I Photoshop. Digital image editing is a lot of fun!
Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
I don't like to say that my kitchen is a religious place, but I would say that if I were a voodoo priestess, I would conduct my rituals there. -- Pearl Bailey Ponder well on this point: the pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table. -- Charles Pierre Monselet, French author (1825-1888).
The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. --Sir Thomas More You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it. --Edith Head A dinner chosen according to one's needs, tastes, and moods, well prepared and well served, is a joy to all senses and an impelling incentive to sound sleep, good health, and long life. Therefore, at least once a day, preferably in the quiet cool of the evening, one should throw all care to the winds, relax completely, and dine leisurely and well. --Count Arnaud Cazenave
Welcome to my blog. I love to cook. I love to garden. I collect art deco. And my camera is like Karl Malden's American Express card. I don't leave home without it. Most of my photographs are of food, dishes, our farm & our travels.
In June of 2005 I was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease where the DNA of the bone marrow gets messed up & stops producing blood cells. 18 July 2009 I had a bone marrow transplant. Currently I am still under treatment. I have had some dysplasia show up again in one of my cell lines and have begun a new round of chemotherapy. Mainly I try to focus on the positive.
Blogging lets me keep my family up to date & lets me share recipes, photographs & my love of cooking and dishes. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy posting.