August 30, 2012

Not so fast...Truly

How cool is this - a 1950 Chevy Fastback.  On my way home from DeLand FL, I saw this beauty sitting in a parking lot.  Nothing would do but to turn around and take some pictures.  I added the sky and the photo of  the N. Florida sign post which I found while walking around DeLand.

"Sweet Secret" texture courtesy of Pixel Art Photo Dust and my own "mashed potato" texture over top.

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August 28, 2012


Boats at The Dock on Naples Bay.  I love reflections on the water - don't you?

"Paper and Paste" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen.

I espied these cane-like sticks sitting in a container at "The Little Traveler" shop in Geneva IL.  Luckily, I had my camera with me and took a few shots.  If you look closely, you can see my reflection in the knobs.

"KK2" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen.

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August 24, 2012

Art in Stitches Reception

Truly, my friend Betty Keigler, and I are driving to DeLand FL.  We're going to the opening reception of "Art in Stitches" at the Florida Museum of Women Artists.  I am thrilled to be part of this exhibition.

The exhibit opens on August 24 and runs through November 10, 2012.  Please join us!

The participating artists are:  
Katherine K. Allen, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 
Connie Enzmann-Forneris, Gainesville, FL, 
Jayne Bentley Gaskins, Fernandina Beach, FL, 
Valerie Goodwin, Tallahassee, FL 
Pat Kumicich, Naples, FL, 
Eleanor McCain, Shalimar, FL, 
Maya Schonenberger, Miami, Fl, 
Amy Vigilante, Gainesville, FL, 
Barbara W. Watler, Plantation, FL

"Antique Farewell" texture courtesy of Pixel Art Photo Dust

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August 21, 2012

Picket Fences

I love picket fences.  I've always wanted to have one surround my house - but alas this is not allowed in my neighborhood!  

This photo was taken in Arcadia, FL a couple of months ago.

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"Dream It" texture and "123" overlay courtesy of Kim Klassen.

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August 16, 2012


This week Truly is taking life easy - a well deserved rest after the excitement of the Olympic games.

One photo, framed and duplicated (twice) stacked atop each other - adds depth to the composition.

"Ephemeral" texture courtesy of Pixel Dust Photo Art.
Assorted clip art from Digital Scrapper.
Font is 1942 Report 

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August 14, 2012

Don't Look Down!

Is there anything quite as unattractive as bowling shoes?  My daughter, granddaughters and I went bowling last week.  It was fun - but those shoes - oh my!

I brought my camera and a little tripod with me.  As you can imagine, I caused quite a stir when I set the camera up and knelt down on the floor to look through the view finder!

We actually had to leave a deposit and one of our street shoes as security.  Seriously, can you imagine wanting to steal these beauties?!

"Happy Heart" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen.

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August 9, 2012

Truly Brings Home the Gold

Truly is proud to help bring home gold.

I enjoyed every minute of the time I spent watching the olympic games.  Congratulations to all the athletes from every country who participated.  You can be sure that we are proud of you and your accomplishments.  The old adage "it's not whether you win or lose, but how you played the game" is true!  Truly and I are looking forward to seeing you again in four years!

1956 Chevrolet BelAir

"Dream Wonder" texture courtesy of Pixel Art Photo Dust.

August 7, 2012


This macro shot was taken down at the Dock at Naples Bay.  It reminds me of a whisper.

"For Real" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen

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August 2, 2012

Truly Takes A Dive

Truly is participating for the first time in the Olympic games.  Everyone is excited.

As you can imagine, it was a bit of a chore for Truly to get up the diving board steps.

The crowd holds its breath as Truly jumps gracefully into the air...

Be careful now, Truly - no belly flops allowed - the whole world is watching...

No worries - Truly makes hardly a ripple entering the water.  The crowd is on its feet cheering wildly.   Surely Truly will score a perfect 10.  Keep your fingers crossed!

Combination of my original photos: local water park diving board, sky, ocean (smoothed out and color enhanced), and, of course, the 1962 Chrysler Imperial.

"Never See Before" texture courtesy of Pixel Dust Photo Art.