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Monday, January 18, 2010


by A. Lorys, Fiona & Twig Photography

That's what I'm doing today, unfortunately laid low by what feels like the flu, but fingers crossed, is hopefully just allergies. Still, it's been hanging on for about 4 days now, so lots of fluid and bed rest is the order of the day. Y'all know the drill.

Thank goodness for my new Photoshop Elements, though!
I've been playing around a bit this afternoon, as the entire morning was spent horizontal in bed.

I was inspired to create "Nesting" while I was picking up the living room a little while ago.

As I was picking up an errant sock, I spied my lovely little ceramic bird and nest, found at a weekend estate sale and just crying out to be incorporated into an art project.

I opened up PS Elements, played around a bit, layered my bird image with that of the back of an old frame and there you have it....

I'm still looking into selling my photographic art in my Etsy Shop sometime soon. Once I figure out exactly what sort of paper I want to use to print them on, pricing, etc.

It feel so weird to be talking about "my art"!
I have NEVER been that girl, ya know? I have always stood from afar, admiring those of you far more artistically gifted than myself. Perhaps it's even chutzpah to think I'll be able to sell my creations, but hey, at least my mom will buy one, ya know?  ;-)

Off to the bath now, as my achy joints need a bit of relief.

From my nest to yours,


savvycityfarmer said...

it must be in the air... doing that myself here ...staring at my marble makeover!!

feel better dearie

Sarah said...

Hope you feel better soon. Always fun to spend some time "nesting". It's one of my favorite passtimes. ~ Sarah

Rosemary said...

Hope you feel better soon,

Debra@CommonGround said...

Love what you did with the little birdie and nest, I need to look into the PS elements. Hope you feel better soon, Anne. I have been nesting with the vacuum cleaner and some leftover glitter from Christmas greenery.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I had a nice visit at your Etsy shop just now! Such cute things. Hope you feel better soon. I hate to be sick but nesting is a fine thing to do!

Ticking and Toile said...

The picture is so cute! I am really feeling like I need to get Photo shop! You should definitely sell them in your shop! Hope you feel better very soon!


Bunnym said...

I get it, nesting, bird nest...I don't need a house to fall on me..lo Feel better Anne. Gonna check out your etsy stuff...


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hope your better soon. I had to finally give up and go to the doctor for antibotics. Love your work. I hope to start up Tempatation Mondays again so send me stuff to put on there

Theresa said...

Take care of yourself dear Anne! I hope and pray it isn't the flu. Your artwork is really looking beautiful. You are an artist in so many ways! Have a blessed day and I will pray for your quick recovery. We can't let you stay sick:)

Kate said...

I hope that you feel better very soon! Us creative gals go stir crazy when we are bed ridden. I love what you are doing with PS and I think "your art" will be a huge success. Praying for your achy joints and that you will be back with a bounce!!!

Hugs & much love

Mindy said...

Very nice, Anne! I hope you feel better soon. ~Mindy

Texas Junque Slinger said...

Glad you are enjoying PS Elements... knew you would like it... your bank account likes it better than the PS. Sorry you are under the weather... the cedars are shaking cedar snow like crazy here..... so the sneezing is on.... Get to feeling better so you can enjoy the pretty weather.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry you are feeling bad!!! Please rest and take good care of yourself...and what a great thing to do, hone your skills in Photoshop!! I feel like so many women (and men) are much more talented than they give themselves credit for ~ it's just being brave enough to try something new and experiment creating different things!! I love that you are creating Anne...take good care sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Auntie Cake said...

So sorry you aren't feeling the best. Hopefully tomorrow will be a different day... Love your sweet picture of the bird nest and frame. It am sure your photography will be a big hit!

BriarRose said...

I so hope you feel better soon. Just want to make an observation though...when you say you aren't really an artist...I think you've always been an artist, you are just now comfortable letting the artist in you come out. You truly have the "eye" that allows one to create.

Polly said...

Hi Anne! Hope you are feeling better soon! It is no fun getting the flu! Rest and gatorade! And, baked potatoes. Not sure why, but it helps!!

I'm really enjoying all your artistic creations! I just don't have that ability in me! I can live vicariously through you! Have fun with all your experimenting! I am looking forward to seeing what you list at your Etsy store!

Take care of yourself!


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Such a pretty piece, Anne. Please feel better soon.

jules said...

i consider you a very artistist person with a great eye for are definitely are always sharing beautiful things with have the talent to see what is amazing in what you see...can't wait to enjoy what else you come up with.. jules

jules said...

ps... i am at home with sick 13 year old boy...sounds like you two have same symptoms...hope you both feel better soon, jules

maryboys said...

anne - you are delightful and funny and full of energy! how do you do everything you're doing??? i happen to *know* that working full time as an RT is not exactly slacking...i'm just shaking my head in wonder! oh my:) i love your "nesting"!


Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Today was a Photoshop day for me too!!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I thought that first photo was an actual painting you picked up at the flea market. Great work! I got a printer/scanner for Christmas, but haven't even played around with it yet. Hope that you are feeling much better by now. There seems to be a bug going around here too as many people are out of school sick today. Wishing you a wonderful week. Blessings, Tammy

Queen "B" said...

Aloha my sweet friend,
sounds like your body is just saying you need som well, love your talents, you have so many gifts to share...litterally...haha
Aloha hugs and well wishes from across the sea

Unknown said...

G'morn Anne ~ What a darling art creation. Your talent just amazes me.

TTFN ~ Marydon

red.neck chic said...

Oh - I hope you feel better soon!!!! Just take it easy - I'm sending you happy feel better thoughts!!!

In the mean time - if that's what you do while sick - watch out world when you're better! LOL Gorgeous! Love it!!!!!!


Ticking and Toile said...

Hi again Anne!
Please stop by my site today...I have something for you!

alice said...

Oh Anne, I am so sorry to hear you are under the weather. Maybe my post well give you a little cheer!
smiles, alice

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