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{Texture Tuesday} The Dream eDition


'by the lake' - texurized with



Oh my word... I had big 'dreams' for today's TT post.

But then 'life' happened, and more 'life' happend....and well, here I am....11 pm...and what the heck?  


In honor of this week's theme 'dream'.....

I thought I would share 5 dreams with you all....

And I hope you will have time to share a few too. pretty please....


  • Live and work in Europe.
  • Take a family cruise or maybe go to Hawaii.
  • Live in a loft...wide open studio space... oh my.... the vision is clear.... lots of white and wood and a brick wall or 2.... texture everywhere....  Can you dig it? :))
  • See my children living their dreams.
  • Write a book on textures.

There you have it.... 5 of my Mondo Beyondo Dreams in no particular order..... 


Next week... let's make things easy.....  

Texture Tuesday Theme for Tuesday, August 2nd

Share your latest fav textured photo....  The only 'rule' must be texturized with at least one layer of any of my textures. 

Sound good?

Okie doke friends... time to get this dream-inspired party started!

If you are new to Texture Tuesday.... please check out the details HERE

Love and gratitude.


p.s. I'm over at Shutter Sisters today... sharing the cutest little ever did see. :) Come on over.


Reader Comments (29)

I think this has to be my favorite texture so far. Thanks so much!
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoadside Rustic
Hi Kim, happy Tuesday! Just woke up (it's 6 am here) and need a cup of coffee before we are able to properly read your entry, so be back in a bit. :)
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKia & Zeno
Woo-Hoo, I made in the first 10 entries -- not that easy to do :) As soon as I saw your Dream texture, I knew what photo to use it on. As I explain in my blog, one of my dreams is to live in a home that overlooks the ocean - today's photo is a representative of that dream.

To follow along with your request about sharing our dreams, here are a few others I have:

1) For total healing and restoration of the relationships between the members of my immediate family
2) To be an active participant in the lives of my grandchildren
3) To share the beauty and majesty of GOD with others through my creativity in photography and digital photo-editing
4) To be able to travel across the USA with my Husband, my camera, my laptop and our little dog, capturing the intriguing people and stunning vistas that make up our blessed country
5) To be financially stable enough to meet the needs of others and help them achieve their dreams.

I'm grateful to have found your site, Kim, and greatly enjoy your posts, your creativity, your generosity and your encouragement
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterkimBinAK
oh I am with you on living in Europe! Always wanted to do that - love the loft idea as well - in NYC!!!
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiaras & Tantrums
Love the lake with the dream texture. I didn't think beyond the dreaming phase. I'll think on it. Love to join you for Texture Tuesday!
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSherry
Thank you for the "dream" texture - this one is gonna get used!
Five dreams:
Live by the ocean
Have more room for more dogs & cats
Earn my living from my art
Get a real camera
Sit on the porch (of my home by the sea) and relax with my family
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMagic Gypsy
I love what you've done with this Kim, it's so beautiful and conveys what dreams are to us, something not quite focused, hazy, just a little out of reach . . . . .at the moment!!

My dreams ?

Continued good health for myself and my family
Enough money to meet the necessities and some over for indulgences
To accept Gods love for me in much greater measure and for others to experience this.

I already live in Europe on the Greek island of Kos, so I guess I'm living some of your dreams . . . .

Thanks Kim for your continued inspiration and generosity

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterteresa
Thanks for sharing those gorgeous textures! They are a DREAM!!
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGodelieve
I am back :) So many lovely Dream eDitions already, wow! Very inspiring! :)

One of my biggest dreams has always been to be a mom and have a big family. I am an only child and I never liked to be "alone". Alas, considering my age, I don't think my dream will ever come true... I know I am blessed with many wonderful friends and the most precious hubby, but sometimes it does not seem enough. Having a house and being able to decorate it as I like would be lovely too ;) we are renting now and our landlord doesn't allow us ANYTHING, we can't even hung pictures on the walls. Yucky!

Thanks for sharing with us your dreams and your talent, Kim! You are an inspiration for us all! :D
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKia
Beautiful photo Kim. In fact, all of the entries so far are amazing. This texture did inspire. Thank you for your generosity. :)
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNancy
Hi Kim, thank you for the dreamy texture, I was just thinking "what can I make for this week's TT?" when it popped into my inbox ;)

So, dreams...

1: A studio space with room to paint and write, with a swish computer in there and a large squishy couch! Heaven!

2: Write more

3: Be ready for a new doggy (like you Kim, we also lost our darling Basil a year and a half ago, and we're not ready for someone new yet, but really miss him so much but hate the 'in between' stage).

I hope you're having a great day over there in Canada, love and best wishes, Ruth x
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRH West
Now that I have holidays I have the time to read your posts and enjoy your fabulous work.

some of my dreams ....?

to visit the USA and get the chance to live, exhibit and teach there for a while or maybe for ever :-)
a studio in Venice/Italy
to travel more and see all the beautiful places of the world
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
Kim, I can definitely relate to the whole loft thing. Trouble is you mostly find them in cities and I'm more of a country girl at heart. :0)
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn Dyche Dechairo
Such a fun week with the word Dream & texture.
Thank you Kim !!
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbella
love this texture Kim - thank you for the inspiration!
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary
Kim I adore ALL of your photography and techniques!!

Dream of living in France (part time)

Owning my own art gallery

With Studio Space


Art by Karena

Exciting New $150 Giveaway from Dr Perricone! Come and Enter!
Teaching children art classes.
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKarena
Thank you for the wonderful texture to play with. I love this weeks dream edition. I'm enjoying looking at others photos. Wish more people would make it easier to leave comments. Seems like the Google ID ones never work for me =( It keeps kicking me out to Google to sign in over and over again.
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaryAnn
Kim this image is amazing!!! And goes so beautifully with the dream texture and theme for this week! I must say that of course I love all of your textures the new dream texture is a FAV!! :)
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Bueti
So dreamy, Kim.
Thanks so much for all you do - inspiring us to dream.
I need to think more about my dreams.....
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershirley
This is a beautifulo texture and automatically makes me think of the beaches of Northern California and Oregon...not sure why, but it does :) :) :)

Oh, I think a trip to Hawaii would be fantastic. When you're ready to ge, let me know...seriously. I have some good friends from Hawaii, now living in Oregon,...the wife owns her own travel agency and c an really put together a wonderful travel package. Plus, since she's from the islands, she can tell you what to see and do there :O) :)

Have a great week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather :) :) :)
First time posting, thanks for the nudge to get back into playing with Photoshop.
July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterConnie
Lovely party great pic! The next tuesday I wiil participate!

and you´re invited to "Step by step on tuesday" more info here

July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOnly Cute Things
gosh these images are beautiful. i've been so absent from my photography. i hope you are well and enjoying the summer! susan
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersusan
Love the colors! I really like this texture. It's perfect to help us remember to dream.
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoan
my first participation in texture tuesday. not sure if I done it correctly as my computer is so slow at the moment, it took a while just to load your blog. anyway, I'm glad to be doing something new.

hope your day is sweet.
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlissa
It's been a while since I participated in any photograph blog meme like this. It inspired me to learn more about photography and photo editing. Thank you.
July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGene
I enjoy every min of your classes and thank you for the thank you for another beautiful texture and awesome brushes
Kind regards out of Africa
July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandra Rossouw
I saw your post last week on Shutter Sisters, and connected to your site for the first time - then signed up for Texture Tuesday. I just missed the deadline for linking my Dream texture photo yesterday, so I'll be more organized this week! Thanks for the creative inspiration.
August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGraceV
I posted last week using techniques I learned from you and of course inspiration from you but then realized that I actually hadn't used a texture so didn't link. Then we scadadled out the door on a short trip so didn't come to comment. I know you are busy but here's my untextured but dream inspired post. :)

Can't wait to get time to make brushes!! Thanks so much Kim!!
August 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjill

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