Three PicturesPosted: January 22, 2012
Picnik will be closing. The last day to use the photo editing site is April 19, 2012. I will be sorry to see it go because I was just starting to really enjoy playing around with my photos in a variety of ways. Picnik made play easy to do, usually in one step rather than the several I often have to take in Photoshop to get certain effects.
Because they will be closing soon, they have opened up their premium features. You can now use them for free. Today I played with textures. I used a photo of a poinsettia tipped over in the snow I took yesterday and tried on a couple of textures.
The first photo is the almost straight out of the camera image. It was resized and tweaked a little (contrast, sharpening). I think the snow provided a pretty interesting texture without post-processing help.
The day started out rather frustrating. I worked out some of the frustration skiing. I took my first tumble today. Skiing will be easier now. The first fall always releases the fear, the worried voice in my head that seems to think if I fall the worst will happen. I fell. I got up. I laughed about it. And you know what else? It didn’t kill me.
I worked out the rest of my stress playing. I played with the photos. I also took a trip to a local art supply store to purchase some items I needed to help me get started on an altered book project. It’s a project I have been eagerly looking forward to beginning and as soon as I get this posted I’m moving over to the “Art Desk” (as my oldest granddaughter calls it) to make what will probably be a mess at first. Yay! Here’s to messiness! I’m letting go of perfection.
Thanks for dropping in to the Bogs for a few minutes on this beautiful Sunday. The sun is shining, the temperature is rising, but there’s still enough snow out there for sledding or skiing. Enjoy. 🙂