I got home yesterday in the early afternoon, watched the first lesson of the free 6-month Photoshop webinar from Creative Techs, and promptly took a nap. The drive home was uneventful, very little traffic; the only problem was that I felt sooooooo sleepy. I ran the air conditioner on high periodically, turned up the music, sang along.....all the things you need to do to interrupt that sleepiness.
I watched the Tiger game - they won!!!
I took care of mail and such and then I played. I brought home an old picture of myself with four of my siblings to scan and had fun playing with it and finally adding a sepia tone. I am the one on the far right. My brother, John, who died of cancer last summer is the baby.
After that I couldn't help myself, I had to play with Photoshop for awhile. I decided it was time to play with brushes and my birds. I drew a bird in black using the pencil tool and then used brushes and layers to add the color. When I was satisfied, I put the black outline in the trash. Then I used the Custom Shape Tool to put a layer of diagonal lines behind the bird. The most fun was using the distort filter to warp the lines. I added a trill of notes also using the Custom Shape Tool and then selected all the layers that made up the bird and copied them. I then merged those copied layers. I then used the Transform tool to make the bird much smaller and then made three more copies. Voila!
Finally, while reading the blogs to which I subscribe I found the Friday Fill-in and had fun filling it in.
I am hoping to find time this weekend to play with clay and try to make a few clay pendants. My Mom gave me a toaster oven that was a gift to her years ago and has only been used a couple of times. She loved it, but her place is so small she doesn't have the counter space it requires. I had borrowed one from my dear friend, Nancy, but now I actually have one of my own.
Gotta go make coffee and get started on the day!
See you later.....