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April Magnolias and Snow

This was yesterday.
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Schools and some businesses are closed today.  It’s terrible out there.

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Jon Snow

Playing around with my Game of Thrones collector’s figurine.

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Here is the before:

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Gifts On Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was nice.  Being a mom is one of the most amazing thing in the universe.  You get to bring new life into existence.  Nothing can be more magical than that…except maybe finding a unicorn.

I love all the gifts I got even though it’s not really the gifts that matter but the meaning behind it.  My favorite gift was from my 8-year-old.  She made a card with her drawings and wrote some really sweet words:

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Husband got me a perfume I’ve been eying for a year.  It’s called Si and it reminds me of a few perfumes I wore when I was younger that have been discontinued.

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Sister got me (plus our mom and our sister-in-law) flowers.

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…and mother nature gave snow.

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Practice Matte Painting

An old frozen rusty ship matte painting.  I followed the Youtube tutorial here.

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For the skyline, I used this photo I took of the Miami skyline during a family cruise to the Bahamas a couple years ago.

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Other photos used from a free photo stock site:

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I began by making a sketch.

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Then, I layered the photos.

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Adjusted the colors, masked textures onto the ship, painted the snow all the way to the skyline, and painted snow on the buildings as well as on the ship.

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Added filters.

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Added snow.

SnowedShip7_800Close up of completed ship.

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Frosty Pine

I’ve taken photos of frosts on the pine tree before (here) but I couldn’t resist.  I processed these using ACR instead of directly in Photoshop.

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It’s Like She Knows

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Teddy, the family Keeshond seems to know more than we think she does.  Even though she’s never made a trip to visit my dad, grandma, and sister at the hospital, it’s as though she knows something’s up.

This week has been hard.