Wednesday, April 30, 2008

APRIL TIF, JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME


The Take it Further challenge for April, outlined by Sharon Boggon here, questions how we view change.

For my challenge project this month, I started out thinking I was going to play with some images in my Photoshop Elements, print them on fabric, and then embellish them. Well I played around with this for about a week, and I could not get my program to really do what I wanted to do, but I came up with this.

By now I am running out of time to embellish anything, so I decided it would just be a picture, reflecting how I am always thankful for our hot Sacramento summers to change into fall, and my love of sunflowers.

But I really was not pleased with this image. The colors are not right, the background and the image of my sunflowers.



Next I decided to play with some images of my John and I and how we have changed. The first, was in around 1976, I was 26, and he was 32. We had been married 1 year. The shirt he was wearing was one I made for him and embroidered, styled after one that Neil Diamond had worn on the cover of one of his albums. He has always romanced me with music, and most importantly, Neil Diamond tunes! The second picture was taken last autumn, 2007.
I finally was able to add words to my layout, which has eluded me for days. It will be there, but not print up. But I finally mastered this, I think.



This morning, I redid the first image of my sunflowers, and I like this one A LOT MORE!








9 comments:

Ms. Jan said...

I love how your autumn layout turned out and also the pics of you and John. Your girls look so much like you did back then....

Tanguera said...

Both the sunflower pictures are well done. Maybe if there was only the leaf in lower right corner in the top one...

Pati said...

I love the pictures of you and John. The camera did a wonderful job of seeing the love in both of your faces.

Candi said...

What a nice tribute to John:) You're such a sweetie. I like both of your pictures, great job!
HUGZ:)
Candi

Carole said...

How we view change is certainly not easy. You've come up with a great idea. I like the younger and older pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Pat Winter said...

Love the photos of you and your DH. I too like the last sunflower photo. Very nice.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Wonderful photos of your and your DH. I reckon change is good. WE all get older and wiser and life becomes simpler with more time to enjoy each other company. Love the sunflowers photos too.

Marilyn Rock said...

Your sunflowers are lovely Karrin! Great layout! I really enjoy your Blog; thank you for the lovely comments you wrote on mine. :) I'd like to link your Blog on mine if I may?

Lea said...

You and your John's " now and then" pictures are so sweet and lovely. :-)

and your sunflower picture is sooo beautiful! I love it!!!!!!