I am currently working my way through an online Photoshop course called Awake! Living the (Photo)-Artistic Life. The designer of this course, Sebastian Michaels, has created an online Digital Art magazine and I have a bit of a write up in issue 2.
Steve is an online friend from Canada. We are both on the same digital art course. As part of our course materials we are given photos to use. The photos of the people we have been given so far are all females - usually naked or not far off. I wanted to try my hand at using a male in a piece of art work so Steve kindly donated a photo of himself for me to try my hand with. This is what I did.
I am very slowly managing to scrap some of my holiday photos. In no particular date order, just as and when the mood takes me.
This is a collage from an afternoon's walk along the Llangollen Canal at Whixall, North Shropshire. Lovely area and very peaceful. I wouldn't mind a canal holiday up there. The date of this walk was 22nd May 2011 so very nearly four years ago. Time flies.
For many years I have coveted a KitchenAid Artisan foodmixer. They are hugely expensive, hence the reason why I've never bought one but this year I have decluttered my house and my personal belongings and managed to raise enough money to actually buy one. Granted, I got an excellent deal on ebay but it does just go to show if you want something badly enough you can probably manage to get it if you try.
So far I have made corn bread, date and pecan loaf and baby bundt cakes with it. It is an awesome beast and weighs a ton.
The Baby Bundt is a Bakewell Bundt cake and the recipe is from Dolly Bakes. I actually reduced the sugar by half and that is plenty sweet enough.
The time has flown again and I don't know where it's gone. Christmas and New Year came and went. I spent Christmas Day on my own this time. My choice. I actually took a picnic and a flask and went to Lake Vyrnwy. I was actually surprised at just how many folks were there. And I wasn't the only nutcase having a picnic on Christmas day either thankfully. I took Moss and we went for a lovely walk.
We are now in April and my pots and containers are all looking gorgeous. Full of tete a tete daffodils all nodding their gorgeous little, yellow heads. There are lots of birds on the feeders and I even have a resident wren.
I am finally at peace with myself and life. I still have a way to go but on the whole I am calm and very happy and content.
My house is all painted and fresh. I still have one room to do but not this week. The garden is tidy and the flowers and fruit trees and bushes are starting to spring into life too.
I have had a massive clearout of stuff I no longer need, want or serves a purpose. Very feng shui I must say and it really does feel great. I feel like a snake shedding old skin.
My digital art has kept me sane too. I'm no longer in that dark place. It's now full of light and love and more importantly love for myself.
I promise I will post at least once a week. For my benefit more than anybody else's.