So creating 350 images with borders and ready to print for the printer is no easy or quick task! I've had my rear end stuck to this office chair for the past few days/weeks and I'm starting to think that at any moment it might become a permanent fixture the next time I get up!
I have ventured out, I had to or I would have completely lost my sanity. But it's been to places like the chiropractor's office, to take the dogs out, or to get something to eat when I actually remember to eat.
After so many days of constant interaction with my newest friend Photoshop, I forced myself to pick up the camera and head outside for a much needed mental break. And as I wandered around our backyard in my too short sweatpants and big bulky coat, I took a moment to decompress and look around for something, anything to shoot.
My neighbor loves it when I am in the middle of a working frenzy...she can always tell because my hair looks like I haven't brushed it...because I haven't, and you never know what I will be wearing. If I had to describe my look on these sorts of days, I would say that it's somewhere between crazy cat lady and eccentric millionaire, sadly without the millions.
She never questions it though, but often phones me when I go back inside...maybe to see if she needs to call the loony bin?! Either way I appreciate the phone calls as they give me another chance to avoid working for a bit.
While out on my adventure this afternoon, I was treated to a visit by a lovely woodpecker. The original photo is at the top of the post, but I preferred the image with a little texture added. One of my goals for our upcoming trip is to visit a few flea markets and find some great old French ephemera to use as textures. I have quite a bit already, but you can never have too much.
For both of these images, I actually used other people's textures, but I prefer to use ones I've sourced myself. Plus I just love the look of beautiful old documents, postcards, and letters from by gone eras, and hope to frame some of the pieces I have one of these days.