For years, my family has endured my fondness of taking foodie photos before anyone can eat their meal. I was a foodie photographer before it even became a thing lol.
Recently, one of my brothers and I had to travel to Maryland to relocate our Dad from an assisted living facility to the DC/VA Hospital Community Living Center. We rewarded ourselves with a quick bite to eat at Johnny Pistolas in Adams Morgan, DC. We were fortunate to arrive before the dinner rush hour and were seated at a table right by the window that had the perfect lighting for a food photo.
As an added bonus, not only did the quesadilla photograph nicely, it was quite delicious!
I was never much of a clothes shopper before my cancer surgery, I know, :-), Really, it’s true. And now due to painful, internal surgical adhesion scarring, I rarely leave the house. However, when I do venture out, I still like to look nice so designing fashion outfits has become a favorite activity.
I took a photo of my gold head wrap on my iPad, added the image to one of my graphic art apps, included the colors of black and white and managed to come up with several magical selections. Happy day! Can’t wait to order these for my trip to Sweden.
Hanging a beautiful wall calendar may seem a bit old fashion, however for quite a few of my clients and family members like being able to have a cheerfully visual back-up to electronic reminders.
My 80+ year old Aunt especially loves wall calendars as she is not on the computer nor uses her phone in that manner. The pretty photo designs were an added bonus for her. Thanks Auntie!
A calendar theme must first be chosen; nature, color combinations or landscapes. Prior to surgery it would’ve generally take one day to chose the images, re-size the images to the correct format, write a brief description for the calendar and then publishing the finish product to the shop. Currently, even though now it takes a few days, the process still brings loads of enjoyment, especially when viewing the end results.
Up until September 2016, I used to be out and about everyday, walking for hours and taking pictures along the way. Now, due to painful internal neck scar tissue adhesion issues, being outdoors is very carefully planned as to where I’m going and the level of activity which is why I love escorted tour companies.
Recently, I treated my son to a 21st birthday trip to Iceland using Great Value Vacations. They did an excellent job, all we had to do was get on and off the bus on time. 🙂 On one of our scenic stops were cute, little fairy houses. The original photograph is shown in the upper right hand corner of the above image. Using a few fun, filter iPad apps helped transform the slightly plain image into seven stunning autumn portraits, one of which I’m sharing with you.
Trying to remain being a half glass is full person has been challenging so it’s gratifying to have found another creative outlet.
Coming soon! Postcards, small posters, greeting cards and shower curtains using this design.
I had my first taste of visiting Iceland by celebrating my birthday in January 2016 where is was a magnificent landscape of white and ice.
Since then I had my eyes on summer vacation package sales to celebrate my youngest child’s 21st August birthday. I chose an escorted travel vacation so my son could explore with members of the group, as I’m still not doing as well as I had hoped after my September 2016 surgery. That said, we HAD A FANTASTIC TIME! The weather co-operated with all six days of either sun or clouds but no rain and the group of 22 all got along well.
It was magical being able to check off all of my wish list items including:
beautiful black sand beaches
miles of lava fields
green fields and river ways
and even the Northern Lights
For me, an escorted tour is the way to go, leaving all the planning and traveling to the tour guide and the bus driver. Now to go through over 800 images and several videos, sorting by date, location and subject. Fun, fun fun. 🙂
Rock Mandala 9812 started out as a photograph of multi-color rocks embedded in a rose colored cement wall. A bit of tweaking with a graphic software filter created this eye catching rock mandala wall acrylic wall art numbered 9812.
It can be framed in black or white.
Acrylic Glass Print
Archival quality print mounted on the back of a 1/4″ thick, clear acrylic substrate. Polished edges. Includes wall hanging hardware. Manually numbered, signed, and shipped with a certificate of authenticity. Wow! click and visit for more framing options.