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Shades of Pink in Season...


  • Busy week for me...not too much time on the computer. Bah!!!

  • Each day this week, we have had a dense fog warning early in the mornings

  • Temperatures were soaring during the mid-week. A high on Wednesday was 84 degrees - Fahrenheit!! But, there is a cold front moving in [cold for this time of year, and this area anyway]. It will be a nice relief after such a sultry day experienced. At 5:30 this morning...it's raining heavily and the wind is howling outside my window.

  • You can tell the weather is warming up...there is a need for the ceiling fans to be a'runnin' again---full throttle

  • Also weather related...even tho Bud takes Winston out on the work bench and gives him a good brushing of his long Persain coat --he's shedding...he's MOLTING his winter gear and readying for Spring and warm temps---which brings us to waking up to HAIR BALLS on the carpet!!!

  • And on that note...I'll stop with fragments and move on.....



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    One of four of our rose bushes that border the master bedroom windows in bloom this week




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    Mosaic - Quilted
    The same rose image as above resulted in this program 'art work'
    Techniques in PaintShop Pro

    1] texture - canvas
    2] texture - tile/triangle
    3] color/brightness
    4] preset picture frame - design01 = added pink hex color
    5] add borders in green - texture - tile/triangle
    6] add border in pink - texture - tile/triangle
    7] name plate in gold - "Coastal Corals"

    Note to ceevee ---I can't leave you a comment because I have no flickr account so, I thought I'd leave a note to you here: Well, I think this still life...probably BEFORE the filters were used, is beautiful. They say a picture paints a 1000 words...this is the epitome...and you improved it to become a true work of art.

    Note to the Artful Diva ---you also have a flickr account for the meme, and I LOVE your textured amaryllis!! I can see this framed and hanging in a renowned art gallery!!! Well done.


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    Photo Art Friday

    55 comments :

    1. Oh wow, I love the way you made the rose into a quilt!! It is beautiful! This does not look like a regular rose, it looks like some exotic hybrid.

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      1. It's a patented rose....called SIMPLICITY. I love the 'wild rose' look to the blossoms and the fragrance is fabulous.

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    2. That is beautiful, love it.

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    3. It truly does look like a quilt. very beautiful
      Thanks for stopping by my blog.
      Hugs
      SueAnn

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      1. ...and thank you SueAnn for coming to pay ME a visit. I'm glad you like what I did with the image.

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    4. Oh, I LOVE the quilted photo! I am now going to have to try to find something new to play with! Thanks for sharing both views...alas, it is still too early for my roses to bloom. I have a beautiful pink one right outside my bedroom window too!

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      1. Linda...these paint programs for the computer, I must say, they're very addictive. I've had my paintshop pro for years now and love learning more techniques all the time. So, we both love pink outside our bedroom window, huh?

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    5. I'm in North Carolina and I think this is the warmest winter I can remember. Beautiful roses! :)

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      1. I so enjoyed your fragments today. Especially your ornery, but loveable, boys!!! Popo may not be appropriate, but it's cute in my opinion.

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    6. Wow loved the quilted picture of your beautiful photo!!!
      {{{HUGS}}}
      Donna

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      1. Thanks Donna....love your post today. And the piggy bank makes me wanna do another blog rant! LOL

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    7. It has been very mild winter here for me in the midwest I am not complaining...less snow works for me. However my husband totally disagrees but he is FROM HERE snow is the must on the menu for winter around these parts. I however am originally from California ...so the warmer it is in the winter the better to get me out of the house :0)

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      1. Oh me too Starla!! In fact, NO snow works for me. Let them in the high country contend with it all winter and then, melt for us down south for our water. Hehehehe

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    8. Cool Photo Art...

      "One of the secrets of a happy life is
      continuous small treats."
      ~Iris Murdock

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      1. I know one thing for sure Ms. "Auntie"....I LOVED your post today. There is just something special about posting photos of your own to share with us!!! It was fabulous.

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    9. I can't stand it to get as hot here as you had yesterday! Of course it doesn't reach past the low eighties more than a few times a summer. I love your photoshop prowess! :-)

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      1. Trust me....relocating from cold, wintry Colorado to Tucson AZ then to the subtropics...you get acclimated. I too thought I'd never get used to it...but you do, and when it gets 60 here, I'm near freezing. The heat is okay for me now!!

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    10. It really does look like a quilt! Great job :). Thanks for your kind words on my blog.
      Stay inspired!

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      1. Michelle...your work on your blog is truly work in the highest computer art form.

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    11. The rose is my favorite flower. I enjoy seeing what you've done with this one. Very pretty.

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    12. That rose looks like the ones we have ... right outside my bedroom window, too. Of course, ours is not blooming ... I just trimmed them back earlier this week. I'll have to wait another couple of months before I can expect to see blooms.

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      1. So, that makes three of us so far that has pink roses outside our bedroom windows. Well, I'll be!! [I can't wait to see this hand quilted quilt of yours!!]

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      2. In answer to your question, the quilt I'm making is a pattern called an Irish chain. I have a picture (not of my quilt, but another exactly how I'll make my quilt) in this post. http://nanato4ts.blogspot.com/2012_01_01_archive.html

        I baste the quilt top, the batting (the fluffy stuff inside) and the backing (the underneath side) together before I start quilting. Basting is stitching the layers together with very long stitches ... it's just designed to hold things together so there won't be any ripples or puckers - that when I'm done quilting, everything will be smooth and flat. I quilt using a lap hoop (14" square), and the hoop gets moved a lot as I'm quilting. If the layers weren't based together, they could shift ... and I could end up with a disaster. ;-)

        I definitely plan to share a picture of this quilt when I'm done ... but it's a generous full/double size, so it will take a while before I've got it quilted.

        Hope this helps explain what I meant when I said I got my Irish chain quilt basted.

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      3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, okay. I thought it was a special 'chain stitch' and it turns out to be a pattern. I'll use your link to view the pattern.

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    13. I love what you did with that rose! Lucky you with warmer weather. We are under a winter storm warning. It snowed like crazy last night and is only now slowing down. Every school around here is closed and I'm staying home for now!
      Enjoy your day!

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      1. Mornin' Mari...stay warm, stay dry!! Enjoyed your Nashville post today. Thanks for stopping by.

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    14. Looks like it's ready to turn into a quilt or cross stitch pattern! Pretty image - thanks for the visit.

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    15. Oh I love that rose. Glad to hear that you are cooling down a bit and getting some moisture.
      We also have the last couple of days that the wind wants to blow over 50.
      I would love the 84 temp now.My feet are freezing lol
      Hugs

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      1. May sound good to those who are living in the deep freeze right now, but 84 is even too hot for me this time of year...that's not supposed to happen 'til the end of April first part of May.

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    16. It's a beautiful rose....and a beautiful "quilt."

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    17. Lovely Rose photograph!

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    18. Every time I think I'm going to have a quiet week, I start something that keeps me busy! lol Goodness gracious, temps in the 80's in February?!! I really need to move! lol It's 28F here right now and that's our "high" of today. It's been snowing all day again:-(

      I'm loving the quilted effect of your rose picture, that's awesome! I have so much to learn on Paint Shop Pro, I mostly use it to make my headers and such but have never tried working with my actual pictures.

      Have a great weekend my friend:-) xoxo

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      1. Hi Pea...yep, quiet weeks are not part of the retirement as you think they are. There is always something. Hey...your funny friday and bears baring it all just got me in whirl!!! She's my kinda gal.

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    19. Very pretty rose and I love how you used the quilted mosaic effect on it. - So lovely.
      Wow 84 degrees - Where do you live?

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      1. ...Ida, I'm in Coastal Texas.

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    20. it was weird having the thought, 'should I turn on the A/C last week.'

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      1. Wayne....I couldn't get past the first fragment of yours this week. LOLOLOL

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    21. Gosh, this is amazing. Very creative and unique. And the gold label.....really clever!
      P.S. I love your blog banner and sidebars!!

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    22. P.P.S. Thanks for being word verification free. I just left a couple that still have it. Way too time consuming!

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      1. Thank you Marilyn...I enjoyed your photo art also...very much. Oh yes...those Word Verification are so aggravating...and what boggles my mind is some have the W V AND the moderation enabled.

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    23. This is truly beautiful!
      I love the wonderful colors you used.
      Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend!

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    24. Amen to your whole word veri thing at the top under your header.

      I've stopped even TRYING to comment on blogs that have it.

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    25. Wonderful work....

      Have a nice weekend!

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    26. Hairballs. I recall those from my beloved cat, Homie. There's nothing quite like a barfing cat to make one get up early in the pre-dawn.

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    27. Wow Anni! It looks like you took a picture of a quilt. Great processing. Someone may tap you on the shoulder to use it as a pattern for an actual quilt. Thank you for sharing your lovely work with Photo Art Friday.

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    28. Thanks for your comment Hootin'! I didn't realize you need to belong to Flickr in order to comment. Bummer. Nice of you to go to the effort though. I do not have a blog but I think of it. However, I probably would run out of steam anyway. Your playful tiled interpretation of the rose is fascinating!

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    29. Very nice post-processing.

      Regards and best wishes

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    30. I liek that mosaik. Godo enough to hang on a wall I think. :)

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    31. Lovely capture of this beautiful rose, Anni. It almost looks like a silk flower the texture is wonderful.
      The post processing has produced an interesting effect. You could use it as a pattern for a real quilt!
      Thank you for participating Floral Friday Fotos.

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    32. Love the quilted mosaic effect!

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