Sweet Hearts

Sweet Hearts

I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
~ The Lumineers – Ho Hey ~

27 … 31 if we count dating …of Valentine’s Days with my sweetheart.

Honey, if you are reading this, please remember I am counting my calories and chocolate is a no-no.  As for me, I am posting this today, my Valentine to you …my sweetheart.  

p.s.  Love, love, love  the new KK Downton textures so much, I used three of them here!

A tribute to Lady Violet

 

 

I completely lost my original train of thought for this post since taking a break to catch up on a little Downton Abbey.   Whoever invented DVR…thank you!   I’m pretty sure I was thinking romantic, romance … something along those lines, what with Valentine’s Day in just a couple of days, when I was working on my photos.  But when I finally got around to uploading them, the Lady Violet Crawly, Dowager Countess of Grantham immediately popped into my head.  In all her glorious refinement … she’s a lovely aged rose!  A little fragile, showing its age, the color fading, but still just as beautiful and graceful, and still as sharp as a tack (or thorn).  If you have watched an episode of Downton, you’ll know exactly what I am talking about.  If you haven’t, you are missing something special.

Things-worth-havingwaiting

“I’m not a romantic, but even I concede that the heart does not exist solely for the purpose to pump blood.” – Lady Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Textures courtesy of TheCoffeeShop Blog & Kim Klassen

2B+LR=Awesome

I’m so glad I had more rose images ready to go so I could jump right into today’s 2B tutorial.  I’ve been using Lightroom (LR … from this point on) for over a year maybe two.  I love it for its photo editing.  It still has me a bit baffled when it comes to maximizing the catalog and photo management capabilities ~ but I’m learning.   And today, thanks to Kim and 2B, I learned an awesome way to produce layouts that is so super easy for blogs or printing.  This is a definite KEEPER!

2B_LR_ awesomeI call it 2B+LR=Awesome 🙂

 

 

Color or Colour

I can’t remember the last time I took part in  a Texture Tuesday!  I am long overdue.  I am always amazed how a simple prompt can spark that creative process. This week’s edition … Color! …more specifically Colour (hmm, Canadian spelling maybe) POP.    I think Kim knew what she was doing when she picked this one… during these cold gray days of winter.

I decided to mix things up a big …or mess things up… all depending on how you look at it.

Color-Pop

The challenge with this image was finding a texture(s) (kk_moremagic used here) that would work on an already black background and still get the colors to POP.  A little bit of a funky result…kinda of like these orchids… don’t you think?