For me, making the first mark on a new sketchbook is always the hardest. My dear friend, Betty, gave me a beautiful handmade journal for Christmas. I've been afraid to mess it up - but finally decided now was the time to make my mark!
Inspired by the sound of a rooster crowing this morning, I started with a simple pencil sketches; added a little ink and and colored pencils.
Texture Tuesday challenge this week is a black and white photo and any of Kim's textures.
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Every Sunday morning I treat myself to a beach walk. I start out very early - before sunrise. Daylight Saving Time took effect this weekend. I brought my camera and took a picture of the Naples Pier just as my walking was nearly over and the sun was coming up.
I took loads of picture in Immokalee, a farming community in Collier County Florida. The settlement was originally known as Gopher Ridge. (The etymology of the name appears to mean either "My Home" or His Home".) The is a hard working community. Can you imagine how exhausting it must be to spend your day bent over picking tomatoes!
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Topaz Labs filter added to original photo
"Joy de Vivre" texture courtesy of Pixel Dust Photo Art (color burn @ 75%)