Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dave's Recipe Book Project

I started the cactus bloom study with a Canon digital camera before moving onto the iPhone and apps. The bloom is about ready to burst ope in the above shot.

Photographed with a Canon digital camera. Manipulated in PSE; highlights and shadows.

 Photographed with iPhone  Camera+  app. > cropped > scenery filter.
 Photographed with iPhone camera+ app. > cropped > clarity filter.
Photographed with iPhone camera+ app. > clarity filter > magic hour effects.

Monday, September 17, 2012


The monitor is out of color balance so I can't seem to get this piece to look right, the colors that is. It's brighter than it looks on my monitor. I don't have the patience to fuss with anything. Anyway, it's a fabric piece that I did some time ago. The background piece is hand-dyed in purple and yellow. The next layer is splashes of black paint on fabric and the focal piece is rubber band stamped with metallic acrylic paint.

My birthday is tomorrow and I guess what I'll remember most about this birthday is that I'm half way through four rounds of chemo and my hair has started falling out. Not exactly the same kind of birthday I had three years when my guy took me to Vegas to see Cher and Cirque du Soleil.

What can I say about chemo except that it's like Chernobyl exploding in my body. I'm supposedly receiving a mild chemo combo but my immune system thinks otherwise. I am grateful though that the cancer was in the early stages so most likely I'll be okay. Who knows though what kind of damage the chemo is and will do in the long run. I'll be working on building a strong and healthy immune system as soon as the nasty chemo rounds are over which should be around Oct. 11th.

Quote: Joy is not in things; it is in us. Richard Wagner