Thursday, June 21, 2007

BARB'S WATERCOLOUR ALPHABET


I'm 'sperimenting around with a few new techniques in a vector program and I came up with this watercolour alpha. If you're using Photoshop I'm sure you can use your Adustments to change the colour. In case you have not done this before, what you do is (making sure you're on the layer you wish to change the colour of) on your top menu bar - locate Image - choose Adjustments - choose Hue/Saturation. When the dialogue box is open, click on the little box located in the bottom left of the box which says COLORIZE. You can then play with the sliders in the dialogue box to recolour my alpha to be whatever color works with your layout!


As always - thank YOU all for your comments, info, and encouragement! You keep my blogger-brain going!



ONE OF THOSE GIANT BUM-BEE ON VETCH



I had a lovely day with my friend Becks yesterday. We planned, prepared and helped execute a bridal shower for a young woman, Leila, in our Church Family. Becky had a 'tickle trunk' just bursting with sparklies and shimmeries and flowered and... well, a treasure trove of goodies just waiting to be turned into a celebration. She made us a fabulous lunch (tortellini w/ alfredo & fresh salad) and Bear - Poo Cookies mmmm... fanks Beck! Oh, and to keep my energy from flagging during the afternoon hours she plyed me with fresh coffee and fudgcicles...



At any rate, the Church Basement was transformed to a glitzy party room & we laid out a ton of scrapbooking supplies for the guests. I'd created some 'leading' questions for the bride to be and groom to be when they were at our home for dinner last sunday and we took those questions and typed them up and used one per page for our guests to ILLUSTRATE ... hehe... We visited the thrift earlier and found a ton of magazines for which people could cut out text and pictures and the rest was up to the scrap-artists! It's hilarious what people can think up under pressure. It was a lot of fun and I may post some pics tomorrow if I get them processed.



LOVELY LUPINE



Well, summer's on us, and if you're like me, all of a sudden my hair feels HEAVY. Seems like one day it's a nice warm hat, and even protection from the sun's hot rays, and then when the sun really shines on - its too hot! This is a danger time for a lot of us. Its a time we can make rash decisions about rushing out and getting a drastic-do, or worse yet, cut it ourselves! I DO cut my own hair - but it's been a trial-and-error process. I can safely do my own now as I keep it to a very basic bangs with long sides style. Trust me, unless you've come to terms with cutting your own hair its ALWAYS a better decision to leave it in the hands of a professional! Before you make that appointment though, here are some pointers as to how to be a satisfied customer:



DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Scan magazines (or the internet) for cuts you love, and use them as a tool to explain what you would like to your hairdresser. Look for models with textures similar to yours.



BE NOSY. Ask friends, relatives - even strangers who have nice cuts - where they get their own hair done.



GET REAL. How much work are you willing to put into your hair, daily? If it's curly but you want a sleek style, you'll need more time to straighten it each morning.



TAKE IT SLOW. If you're considering a major change, first try a cut with an in-between length to lessen the shock value of a new look.



GET CHECKED OUT. You want the stylist to see your hair when its dry so she can get a sense of how you usually care for it.



WATCH HER/HIM WORK. Study her/his technique. Does it seem like something you could do? You should never leave the salon feeling like today is the last day your hair will look this good.



SPEAK UP. Take a mirror. Check out your new cut. It's much easier to correct problems while you're still in the chair!



AHHH ... THE PRETTIES!



The easeful days,

The dreamful nights;

The homely round of plain delights;

The calm unambitioned mind,

The simple stuff of summer time.



- Aster Austin Dobson



The most complete and healthy sleep that can be taken in the day is in the summer time, out in the field. There is, perhaps, no solitary sensation so exquisite as that of slumbering on theh grass or hay, shaded from the hot sun by a tree, with the consciousness of a fresh but light air running through the wide atmosphere, and the sky stretching far overhead upon all sides. Earth, and Heaven, and a placid humanity seem to have the Creation to themselves. - Leigh Hunt




LITTLE DELICACIES



Today in History:



1633 - Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure - curse - & detest" his Copernican heliocentric views

1805 - Great Stoneface Mt found in NH

1834 - Cyrus Hall McCormick patents reaping machine

1879 - F W Woolworth opens 1st store (failed almost immediately)

1887 - Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria

1917 - Hawaiian Red Cross founded

1939 - Doctors reveal Lou Gehrig has amyotrophic laterial sclerosis

1948 - Dr Peter Goldmark of CBS demonstrated 'long playing record'

1948 - 1st stored computer program run - on the Manchester Mark I

1963 - Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII

1982 - Wash DC jury finds John Hinckley Jr innocent by insanity



BARB'S HANDY TIP #287

Find it HAIR!



Going along with today's haircut theme, I am featuring this handy website where you can locate any one of 16469 hairstyles on the internet. What a great tool, you can narrow your search to all sorts of fields - color, texture, style etc...



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7 comments:

  1. Yesterday was loads of fun my friend. I was glad to have you at my house (and to fill you up on treatsies)

    I will never cut my own hair - ack - definitely not that brave (nor talented) but my good friend in Oliver cuts it so beautifully I'll never need to try unless she moves.

    Kayaked again this morning - oh so beautiful to just sit & float in the middle of a calm lake & feel the sun on my face!

    Have a great day!

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  2. Thanks for the hair cutting information. I would have been so happy to have that some years ago, when I was still a teenager, to avoid all the mistakes and bad hair days I had. LOL

    It keeps being very useful, though. :)

    The party you talk about looks like it was really fun, and I think it's a wonderful idea what you prepared for it. :)

    Thanks for the link, the photo (beautiful flowers) and the download. Best wishes. :o)

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  3. Good Afternoon Barb:)
    I was soo glad to see you had stopped by to say hi.Thank you for your wonderful comment.Glad you like the paper.:)
    We went to Shanes Rib Shack.Do you have those there? They put a huge glob of pulled pork onto two toasted pieces of buttered texas toast..you know the thicker white bread slices...and you add the amount of bbq sauce you want on it.There are usually a couple of side dishes that you can choose..but I just got the sandwich.That was enough for me.:)mmmmm it was soo good.:)
    My Mom called me this morning and asked me what I was going to do today..and if I was gonna be home.I said as far as I know I was gonna be home.She told me she was coming over to help me clean my house...you have to understand, when you have four adults and three of them work all the time..and then you have a bad ankle..and can't stay standing on it for long periods of time..this is a blessing that my Mom came to help me get caught up.:)She really did a great job too.I must find a way to thank her that is special.:)Oh..and tell the family they can't come into the house now..... That is the only way it will stay this clean.LOL
    Thank you so much for sharing your cute alpha with me.I love it!:)
    Time for my afternoon snooze ..catch you in the morning.:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda

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  4. Hi

    My going to hairdressers tip - may be a bit obvious, but here it is. If like me, you have both glasses and contact lenses, be sure to wear your lenses for the haircut. That way you can keep an eye on whats happening, and no big shocks when you put your glasses back on and the 'new look' is revealed!!

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  5. thank you so much for your visit to my blog! and for the download and link and FAB stories!!! it sounds like you are having a GRAND ol' time! i LOVE your blog :D hugs!
    Have a Beautiful & BLESSED day!

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  6. awesome stuff sis...missing you

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