Do you like my pretty bottles? Aren't they just so fab?
They came to me, all the way from England..... Can you imagine? .... from my lovely friend Xanthe. They are so dainty and sweet and oh so perfect....
love at first site.... 'sigh'
Thank you Xanthe...... love to you..... xo
I textured each photo with 'embrace'. I love the linen effect it created. I set the blend mode to multipy, and played around with the opacity....varying it with each image. I also reduced the yellows in the texture....with a hue/saturation adjustment, so it would not compete against the gorgeous color in the bottles.... I added some type, a little brush love.... from a new set I am working on.... and a bit of frame to each as well.
I did very little to edit the images themselves.... Just a little exposure and shadow tweeking in lightroom, that's really it.
Our white room makes it pretty easy to create a nice photo SOOC (straight out of camera)....provided I catch the afternoon light.
(TK members I will have a video for you soon....I have some tips on framing your images using adjustment layers....)
So tell me friends, what you are doing to 'refill your creative bottle' each day?
I know it's hard to do...especially for us moms...but perhaps it's something you need to 'schedule'... make it happen?
Even if it's 10 minutes in the bathroom with the door locked..... or stealing time to just be after the kids are asleep....or perhaps you love to write? Grab a journal, a pen, tuck it in your purse...and as you wait in the carpool line, just write.... is there a television show you never miss.... could you live without it... at least now and then?
When my boys were little, I stayed up til all hours....soaking up the quiet....and honestly I rarely woke tired....I think giving myself time to create allowed me to feel energized and more alive. I know that won't work for everyone....we are all wired differently.... Only you know what's best for you....
right... :) yes? no?
Really, it can be something simple.... a baby step... anything just to start.... BEgin.... create.....
Seeing as my everyday work is creative.... I would say my walks with Ben are HUGE 'bottle fillers'..... Twice a day...once in the afternoon, out at the lake.... and again, in the evening...around our little, oh so quiet town....The evening walk is more for Ben, and there are nights I would really rather not.....but Ben rules....
The fresh air is always good for the head.... I always feel better for it.
The walks allow me to shut my brain off.... just be....walk.....pray......soak up the air... watch Ben and Sophie romp about... It's all good for the soul. It refills me.... and I know it fuels my creativity....
How 'bout you? What do you do? What would you like to do? Share with me today?
p.s. I have so many emails I want to reply to.... please bare with me, as I work my way thru them....
p.s.s. The Free Skinny-Mini Photoshop class starts on Monday? Are you in? And oh my gosh.... 12 more sleeps til Beyond Layers begins..... I am so freaking excited... I can't even tell you... Thank you all so much for joining in....It's going to be a completely inspired group! If you haven't signed up....the discounted rate is still available... check it out.