Saturday surprise

I think that this challenge is so interesting. I am by no means pro at taking pictures. I think that I can have fun with the prompts in this challenge. Check back every Saturday for my weekly response.

Week one: Storytelling – Self-portrait – Take a picture that tells us who you are without actually showing your face.

#amateurphotographer
#dogwood52 #dogwoodphotographychallenge

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Tech Tuesday

I adjusted the schedule for to give myself options. Thursday reviews from now on will be books only. I have two options for each day and I may adjust further.

Today I am going to talk about the Canva app. The website is wonderful, but this is one occasion when I truly prefer the app. Available for android here. To be honest I don’t know if it is available for Apple as I don’t like the way Apple products work. (But those of you who like Apple, check the appstore and let us know)

It has the base social media image templates. It also has cover design templates. Options for adding graphics, text, or multiple pictures. There are free use pictures, subscription pictures (a monthly fee opens up the use of), and pay for use pictures. The app itself is free.

This is how I have been doing the graphics for my poems and my book cover designs. I enjoy the creative options that Canva offers. I highly recommend it for any graphic design needs. Anything from a flyer or brochure to a book or cd cover. It is loaded with options.

Revisit the Links

https://pattimouse.wordpress.com/2018/12/04/december-links/

I realize I am being lazy here… I will try to get them set in a easier to post format before February. The new year’s day has me bogged down. I apologize.

Announced Upcoming!

December 22, 2018
Creatives Rising E-Zine Winter edition will be released. Are you a subscriber? This year I have been blessed to be in all of the issues this E-zine has released.
If you don’t know, Creatives Rising is an amazing E-zine For Creatives, By Creatives. The sheer talent and skill that is always included humbles.

This issue will include my art, but I also got the chance to collaborate with my sister on a poem for her contribution. My art was with the topic of spirituality.

I really hope to continue being accepted to contribute to this wonderful E-Zine.

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Subscribe! Trust me it is worth the read.

Straight talk Tuesday

Creative. I have my tools that I can work with. With words, technology, paint, Resin, beads, and wire I create. Well a few other things, but those are my main mediums. It came to mind because there are some other mediums I would love to try.

I shared a post that I saw on Facebook asking people to describe me in one word. I was not surprised that creative came up. Not even surprised that it was first. Then I was browsing what I call craft porn on YouTube. I like the videos of people making stuff. I usually go for stuff that with the right tools I could make… Then there is the glassblowing vids. They are addictive… Not because I think I can do it…. But because they are so freaking talented in a media I don’t ever see myself trying.

So it appears that I have limits to my creativity. I still want to explore clay, even to the point of a pottery wheel. I want to play with polymer Clay. And perler beads. Maybe some needle felting (though I have my doubts that I will enjoy it). Wood and metal working… So much of the ones I want to try require tools, or the medium itself is expensive.

I think that creating for the sake of creating is never a bad thing. So what medium do you use?