This is my general blog about all the mundane goings on in my life. It's a place to share photos and keep my memories, I hope you enjoy reading it

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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

PWL Course

I have been doing the painting with light course over on feel good photos. and i was thrilled to have one of my photos chosen as a favourite, I thought I was so out of my depth doing this course as I am very much an amateur with just a point and shoot camera but this has really boosted my confidence. Here is the photo Cheryl choose

Monday, 20 July 2009

Holiday Photo's

We arrived home from our holiday last night and although the weather was a little bit tempremental we had a great time.

The Caravan was gorgeous it even had a dishwasher which was bliss

We did loads of fun stuff like

Crazy Golf

Africa Alive

The Pier

Boat trip for Stew's Birthday

and Walking With Dinosaurs

Jessica Sprague Days 6 - 13

Well as I've been on my holidays I had a huge catch up with all the classes I'd missed. I have so enjoyed this course and will definitely do more of jessicas classes in the future. here's what I learned

Day 6
Through the Viewfinder

Day 7 was a test so here is Day 8
Adding text

Day 9
Edge Burn
I did this in both colour and B&W

Day 10
Project from Start-to-Finish
I loved this class

Day 11
Selective/Spot Recoloring

I did two of these

Day 12

And finally Day 13
Collage & brush
We had to do two versions of this class, one in colour & one in sepia with only one photo coloured

Friday, 10 July 2009

Jessica Sprague Lesson 5

Toadys lesson was all about adding texture to you photo's, I really enjoyed this one as I learnt something totally new. Here are the results of the class

and one with an added frame

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Jessica Sprague Lesson 4

Todays lesson was about using a mask. The photo was taken on a recent trip to Ayr it was the view across to Arran from our caravan balcony :):)

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Today's class was creating a vintage style hand tinted photograph, I'm not too happy with my effort, I think I may have taken too much colour out of the photo. I will need to practice this technique I think. Anyway here it is

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Jessica Sprague Classes

I have signed up for the Jessica Sprague Photo Editing: Frame-ups and Special Effects and am enjoying it so far. Here are the results of my first 2 classes

Long Overdue Update

I know it's been ages since I blogged, life has just been so busy. anyway quick update.
Kayleigh is sharing a flat with Paris and her boyfriend and they all seem pretty happy so far (fingers crossed it continues. Here's a photo of the girls on a recent night out

Brodie has had a great few weeks, he was made a prefect and house captain, he got 5 A's in his prelims and he was the 5th year school DUX which was an amazing achievement, here we are after his awards ceremony

Teaghen has been really enjoying his scouts and went on a school trip to Belgium which he really enjoyed. Here he is off to scout camp

Apart from that, we are in the middle of doing up the house as we hope to sell, Stew is still working too hard, and Bayside is still a HUGE part of our lives. We recently got a club minibus and we now have a mascot. meet Boogie the Bear

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Belated Happy New Year

Firstly can I say a HUGE and overdue HAPPY NEW YEAR to all in blogland. So sorry I haven't blogged for so long but I have had an awful couple of months, I think I have seriously had every bug going, flu, tummy bug, tonsilitas, you name it and on top of the M.E it has just knocked me for six.

Anyway I finally (touch wood) seem to be on the mend and am looking forward to my birthday next week. We are hoping to go away for the weekend but still working out the details.

We had a lovely Christmas and my FAB hubby even bought me some craft stuff, ( I know I was amazed too) I got some gorgeous Sugar nellie stamps and promarkers. It really made my day.

We had a pretty quite time over the holidays but TBH that was all I could manage but we still managed to have a whole lot of fun and I played more Buzz, Singstar, Guitar Hero and Mario Cart than one person should admit too.

So what are my New Year resolutions / plans for 2009? Well I'm hoping to lose a bit of weight and eat a lot healthier, since I turned veggie in April I tend to eat a lot of the same stuff and snack more on unhealthy stuff like crisps but thats all going to change, I want to spend far more time with my family and friends, a few things last year really made me take stock and realise that life is to short so you have to live for the moment and enjoy what you have instead of wondering what is still to come.

Craft wise I'm hoping to join in more of the challenge blogs and I am so excited about the upcoming cybercrop on UKS. I am also going to blog more and take more photographs.

Right off to have a wander round blogland and see what I missed.

Tracey xxx