Well, today I purchased Photoshop 6.0. I am so glad I waited to purchase the SW. The new release came out on Monday. The SW bundle with Elements 4.0 is not available for download, so it will not arrive for about 4 days. :(
I have been busy with making some Christmas gifts for family. So that has kept me busy. But I am loving all the new stuff I have bought to make these gifts. So I am having fun with these projects.
I have attached some additional collages that are part of a series called Memories. I am going to provide PNG images in the future for my artist friends to use in their art. I am not going to sell these items as I feel that some our given talents should be shared. So keep checking back for those little surprises.
Today I had to go grocery shopping but decided at the last minute to visit an antique mall. I had lunch at their tea room ~ just wonderful (and the best!) chicken salad!
I met two wonderful ladies today while at the tea room. A wonderful mother, Faith, and her lovely daughter, April. What a delightful surprise! They sell on eBay ~ they both have eBay stores ~ ChabbyShic and the*lady*loft. So you should check out their stores. I told them about selling on Etsy. For some reason it was just nice having a great conversation about our shared interest in vintage thrift and antique shopping.
They were on their way to a family wedding.
I did go around the antique mall for about 45 minutes and purchased an old truck. Which I plan on storing some of my MANY quilts. It was a great find for $35.00!
Then reality set in...I had to go to the grocery store. I don't know which I dislike more laundry or grocery shopping.
So I guess I will be purchasing it this week. I really would like the professional package but need to still work on my husband for the purchase. Now that I am retired I feel quilty if I go out and buy something....up is up with that feeling?
Here is a digital collage I made using a family photo.
My blog focuses on my vintage discoveries and treasures, and a showcase for some of my favorite vintage inspired handcrafted items and collectibles. I offer free vintage postcard images from my collection. I am a self taught mixed media artist...so please join me on my journey of searching for vintage and antiques for repurposing. Making old memories new again!
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. ~ Mary Jean Iron
SOME OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES
Nothing happens unless first a dream. ~ Carl Sandburg
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. ~ William Morris
My friends are my estate. ~Emily Dickinson
Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul - and you answer. ~Star Richés
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. ~Albert Einstein
I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the Heart's Affections and the truth of the Imagination. ~ John Keats
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. - Storm Jameson