May 19, 2008



So, I am still packing. I've gotten quite a bit done, though. I'm finding that the hardest thing to pack up is my kitchen. We have so many silly little appliances. We have a bread machine, a waffle maker, a crock pot, a Kitchen Aid mixer, a toaster oven, a microwave, a blender, a Pizzaz, a rice cooker, a George Foreman, a coffee/espresso maker, a coffee grinder, a can opener and a hand mixer. Yeesh. And there is all the tupperware and bowls and so takes up so much space! (It's a wonder all that junk fits in my tiny little kitchen---well, to be fair, it doesn't. The microwave and toaster are in the dining room.) And there is so much cleaning to do. But, I've made a huge dent. I've taken all the stuff off the walls, and for me that equals the point of no return. :)

The picture above I edited in order to take a break. So, enjoy!! :)

May 14, 2008

In the Rain, revisited

"In the Rain, revisited"

Just thought that while I was here, and actually posting, that I would quickly put up my newest photo. This is one of my favorite shots that I have taken, and I had wanted to go back and revisit it now that I have learned how to do texturing a bit better. You can see the original edit here. Enjoy!

Grandpa McEldowney

"Everything I Know About the Four Most Important Topics That Arise"

Sorry that I haven't posted in a while. I've been slightly busy and just a bit lazy. :) My husband and I will be moving back to Illinois for good in a short period of time, so we've been packing a bit and he's been studying for his finals.

The picture above is one of a series of photos that I have done for Jon's family. I took photos of the flowers in the arrangements at Jon's grandfather's funeral and then used my editing techniques on them. The text on the photo above was actually written by my husband's grandfather:

Everything I Know About the Four Most Important Topics That Arise

That one day I was born.
That some day I will die.
That I thank God for both of these.

That freedom can't be given.
That love can not be taken.
That nothing else I've known is worth the having.

-David McEldowney, 1977

You can see the rest of the series here.
So it may be a while before I post again, due to the whole moving thing. Until next time! :)