Thursday, November 13, 2008

i have been inspired

~by the beautiful Sara Duckett. I had totally forgotten reading her Q & A article published in the Autumn issue of Artful Blogging. And, now she has another featured article in the Winter issue of Artful Blogging, with her I Saw Red challenge! It was just last week that I decided to spruce up my simple blog layout; and found her, sadie olvie~le journal, via Sandra Evertson's blog. I was totally mesmerized with her photography, her story, and especially her design work. So, via several e-mails, I determined I would like to use her talents, and asked her to be a part of my journey in the blog world. So, the near future (after December 19th), will bring about a new blog look for me. I am so excited about the possabilities. In the meantime, I also joined her Flickr group, Shades of Inspiration, as I am forever stretching my wings thru my photography.
She publishes a weekly challenge, and this week it is ~ tarnished silver ~ How cool is that?
So, using a simple and rustic cream & sugar set I bought at Warrenton's antique festival last Spring, I went outside and caught a couple of shots in the evening light. I find this exercise is also helping me put together thoughts, pictures and ideas for my new blog banner and business cards. (I continue enjoy using PSE6 and picnik in the process, of course).
The only thing now is that I am having to re-think my love affair with rust.
It may just have to move over
~as tarnish may be taking its place.


Daryl said...

Rust is almost as interesting as tarnished


Chris said...

How fun and EXCITING! I took a quick glance at Sara Duckett's site...yummy. Thank you for sharing~ And I look forward to your new look~~

A bird in the hand said...

I love the photo. Tarnished silver is beautiful, and not just because I hate cleaning silver ;)

Diana said...

Love this photo, Diane, and the Picnik website. Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to see your new blog design!

Stephani Gorman said...

Hi Diane, Just wanted to let you know I am inspired to try "Shades of Inspiration". I am just having trouble getting the link on my blog. I will keep trying. Picnik is also fun! Looking forward to your new banner! Thank-you for sharing. Hugs, Stephani

Deborah Truesdell said...

I can't wait to see your new look - I can hear the excitment in your voice for the changes to come! I think in this big wide world there has to be plenty of room for the rust and the tarnish that charms and inspires us! I, too, love the Blogging Arts magazine.

Hugs to you,

Meg Wolff said...

Why not rust & tarnish? What tarnishes will eventually rust. Right?

The photo is definitely your style and I like your style!

kansasrose said...

Oh girl...I love the tarnish look too! In fact I put a pic of some tarnished silverware of my grandma Mamie's on my banner last week!!! ( are we connected or what???) :) Your photos are exquisite. Can't wait to see your new blog 'wrapper'. :) exciting!!!

ps thanks for the scans... enjoyed it! :)