Posts tagged ‘texture’

June 26, 2012

Texture Tuesday::Wonderful Whites

by heatherkp

I haven’t done Texture Tuesday’s lately where I share here and over at Kim Klassen’s Cafe some images I post process with Kim’s great textures. Today’s been rainy and I’ve been in a creative mood listening to blues and jazz so I was inspired to share some of the wonderful flowers I’ve enjoyed this spring and summer here in Charleston and up at Brookgreen Gardens.   Each has two layers of textures (reverie & love in layers). I don’t like to do a lot of post processing but with some photo’s it just works!  I’ve also finally jumped on the instagr.am wagon so if you would like to come over and check out my daily photo’s you can find me there as hkpowers and it’s a lot of fun, I also love the square format which I’ve been told “works” with my sense of composition!

Grand Dame in Pink (Magnolia)

Coming and Going (Rose of Sharon or Hibiscus)

Grand Gardenia

Here to heaven (Jasmine)

These four white summer stunners are favorites.  I couldn’t grow Gardenia or Jasmine in the DC metro area but their fragrances are locked into my memory of summer and take me back to my days of living in Savannah and upstate GA where we had Gardenia’s growing outside our bedroom windows.  The sent of both is divine, but my all time favorite flower is Gardenia.  A few years ago I was lucky to be in Argentina on my birthday and they were blooming, what a wonderful birthday gift!  All of these are just about done blooming down here in zone 8 but we still have lot’s of other summer bloomers on the way.  What’s blooming where you live today?

April 3, 2012

Texture Tuesday::The Simple Things

by heatherkp

In honor the simple little things in life that bring us joy.  Thanks Kim for sharing this idea and your latest Simple texture I used below:)

10 Simple things that bring me joy…

1. Taking photo’s

2. Sunsets

3. Time with friends (family friends, new friends & old friends)

4. Laughter, especially from children

5.  Chocolate

6.  Neat and organized spaces

7.  Walks on the beach

8. Hugs

9. Waterfalls

10.  Flowers, in the garden, in my house, in photo’s-anywhere

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. — Dr. Seuss

The simple life::Living with Less

January 10, 2012

Texture Tuesday::Open and Exploring

by heatherkp

Today’s Texture Tuesday image is inspired by the possibility of “open”-ness.  When we are open we can access all that is available to us to move with freedom and ease. I’m feeling very open to new ideas and new directions!

…and speaking of exploration and new ideas I’ve been spending time on the beach nearly every day!  This has been a gift and rather than feel like I “should” be doing something else with my time I’m keeping myself busy getting exercise, practicing my photography skills and getting totally inspired!  One of the many things on the beach I’ve been inspired by is all the textures.  I’ve started a series of photographs that investigate the wide variety of textures I find on the beach.  Eventually I’ll be working these photographs into designs of some sort.

I can see some amazing textiles and rugs coming from these images, can’t you?

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September 6, 2011

Texture Tuesday::Dahlia Darlin

by heatherkp

It’s pretty rainy and dreary here today but last week I was out at the National Capital Dahlia Society‘s demonstration garden and found quite a few stunning beauties.  I visit this garden every year about this time to see what they’ve got cooking up by way of new varieties.  My favorites this year included some of these below.

I’m playing along again today with Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday.  Check it out right here.  Today I used her texture called Crackerjack in the images of these dahlia’s.  Enjoy this rainy Tuesday!

June 14, 2011

Shadows of Green light

by heatherkp

Apologies for not being more present here on the blog.  This photo symbolizes a few of the things I’ve been doing lately.

  • I visited a friends art show at the Glenview Mansion Gallery where I captured these lovely shadows which reminded me of a scroll rug I recently designed for a new client (yes:) I still do a bit of custom designing).
  • I’ve been cooking and freezing quite a bit of strawberry goodness since the strawberry season is just about over.
  • I’ve also been doing a bit of gardening and a lot of watering since we’ve had basically no rain for the past 2 weeks and record breaking temperatures.

For today’s Texture Tuesday image I used a couple layers of my own photos along with Kim’s Peeling Paint texture (it’s in her textures in 10 gift pack).

This week I’ve got organizing client apointments, will be completing the rug design I mentioned above and finishing a commission art piece for a hair salon (the second of two pieces).  I’ll be visiting the Textile Museum’s Green exhibit with a college friend who’s in town this week, I can’t wait to see him!  And, I am really excited about the business cards I ordered today from GreenPrinter.com. I really wanted to go with a local printer but in the end it was more important to find a quality printer that offered me the selection of 100% recycled content paper and eco friendly printing options I wanted at a fair price.  Green Printer did just that and I can’t wait to see them when they are done!

With all this green popping up, I just have to mention another little project I’m playing along with called Project Spectrum.  Last month the color was Red, this month, it’s all about Green.  If you are interested in finding out more visit the Facebook page or the Flickr group to participate in the remaining months of the project (there’s lots to come!).

What do you have planned for this week?

April 5, 2011

Texture Tuesday::Sakura

by heatherkp

Just popping in briefly to share with you a couple images of these incredibly gorgeous spring blooming magnolias and Sakura. I had the chance yesterday to visit the well known Kenwood neighborhood, which in the DC area is second only to the Tidal basin during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

It was a perfectly beautiful day with 80 degree temps, a light breeze and blossoms in full bloom!

With these images I’m playing around with a little texture fun using combination’s of overlays with my photo’s.  So, what do you think of them?

This week I’ve used ‘Warm Sun’ along with ‘She loves you yeah’ and ‘February magic edges’.  Kim Klassen is the artist who creates these textures and all three of these is available for FREE download over on her site.  She has some incredible texture bundle packages and photoshop tutorials available as well.  Check out her beautiful photography and texture work.