Friday, January 13, 2012

Texture Love

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments and emails about my blog anniversary, it's been a fun 2 years!

I thought I would stay inside today and play with textures.  It's a blustery day outside, and I've messed up my ankle somehow and have to stay off of it, so processing pictures is a perfect way to pass the time.  And, messing around with photos is way more fun than vacuuming!

In the photo above I used one of Kim Klassen's textures, and I have no clue which one.  I should write this stuff down, but that's probably not going to happen...sorry!

This one has another one of Kim's textures and I used a brush texture on it too to give it a more painterly look.

Kim creates such beautiful textures, I find that I go to them time and time again.  And she is also so very generous with her free textures.  If you've been wanting to try using textures, I highly recommend you sign up for one of her e-courses, she has some starting soon.  Click here to find out more.

My sweet neighbor gave me these beautiful pink tulips yesterday.  I had given her a needlepoint pillow that no longer looked good in my house, so as a thank you, she gave me these pretty flowers.  I think I made out in the trade!  Although the pillow does look mighty nice in her green velvet wingback chair, so it was a win, win for both of us!

I put the flowers in this pretty pink vase I have had for years.  It came with the sheer pale pink ribbon which I love, so I thought it was the perfect choice for my pretty in pink flowers.  The texture I used on this one is another free one but from Boccacino.  I don't use these textures often, but when I do I fall in love with them all over again!

And here is the same image, but with script added from a free brush set by French Kiss...I love cool new brushes to play with!

Well that's it for now.  I hope you are finding something to hang out and do that makes you happy today too!


  1. I missed your last post....congratulations!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend! Many hugs, Ingrid

  2. You paint a lovely picture Kat! Literally with those textures, it's so cool what it adds to your already beautiful images. Have fun. xo ~Lili

  3. The picture of the tulips is interesting! My new camera came yesterday and I have cleared my schedule {!} to do some heavy duty reading and getting to know it. I can't imagine absorbing all that is out there for taking great pictures. You are totally inspiring, Kat!


  4. All the photos look lovely in your new textures!! It is a good day to stay indoors-it is so cold and blustery!! Have a happy weekend!

  5. I LOVE the 'painterly look'. It's divine Kat. That birdie with the blue background.... heaven. A-M xx

  6. Just stopping by to admire your photos and read your lovely words today. Ouchie... sorry about the ankle. Good decision you made to stay off of it and play with textures. The wind is cold and blustery here too, but at least the hard rains went away... still no snow in sight and I have decided that Old Man Winter just took this year off.

  7. Kat, those bird pictures are amazing! I will have to take a course probably some day.

  8. The birds hold a special place in my heart and here you have gone and made just delightful images-love them.

  9. Beautiful.
    I'm sorry to hear you've hurt yourself - do take care of that ankle!

  10. Kat, I absolutely love what you did with those tulips. Beautiful.

  11. They are all so beautiful. Real treasures!

  12. Hope your ankle is feeling better, Kat! These are lovely...I love the tulips especially! And thanks for the Boccacino link! I took an Elements class from Kim last year, this year I want to play more with textures...


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