Fun with Photoshop Elements

I’ve been using Photoshop Elements for nearly nine years to edit photos to be used on client websites and for the last year or two, to make Pinterest-worthy blog images. Now that I’m getting back into photography, I’m eager to explore some of its other possibilities. This project began with the above photo of the sun shining through the fog on Monday morning. I liked…

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Challenge completed!

At the beginning of the year, I was excited to learn about a Reading Challenge posted by Modern Mrs. Darcy and decided it was right up my alley. There have been a couple of times where I wished I hadn’t, but determined to see it through, I persevered and am pleased to announce that I’m done! I’ve been posting my progress…

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The pieces are falling into place

Don’t you love it when you think about something, and everything starts to come together? The Intent On November 1, I received an email from someone I know who is studying to become a coach, asking if I would volunteer to be a “practice client.” One of the topics she suggested was what you want more of in your life.  Since I’ve been…

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A botanical garden of literary delight

I’ve never read Eat, Pray, Love, but I’ve seen the movie, and was underwhelmed. So when one of my book club friends suggested we read Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel, The Signature of All Things, I was not enthused. It was definitely not a book I’d have chosen to read myself. But, as often happens, I absolutely loved it! It was the…

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Let’s shoot some photos!

As I mentioned the other day, I’m getting back into photography, something I’ve been wanting to do since the beginning of the year. I’ve even treated myself to a new camera, a Canon PowerShot SX710 HS. I love that it has the capabilities of my old SLR, the portability of my Canon PowerShot SD1100IS, and the ability to post to Facebook and…

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In praise of reading – and other leisure activities

For some reason, I thought today was World Book Lover’s Day. By the time I realized it had taken place on August 9th, I’d already found this wonderful photo, but since I seem to blog about books more than anything else, I decided to use it anyway. There’s a strong possibility that I might be a workaholic. The main reason I started this blog…

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We Need To Talk About Kevin

I saw We Need To Talk About Kevin shortly after it came out on DVD, and I gave it 8/10 on IMDb, but it didn’t stick with me. Since then, two friends who don’t know each other both told me they read the book and loved it, but didn’t care for the movie. Since I did like the movie, I thought “this…

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5 Novels about Memory Loss

I was surprised to discover how many of my favourite books are about memory loss, and how several have those have been made into good movies. 1. Still Alice Still Alice is about a 50-year old woman living with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Author Lisa Genova’s background as a neuroscientist allowed her to clearly portray Alice’s confusion, frustration, fear, and sadness as…

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