This may be hard to believe, but I am a Belieber, so is my husband.  We converted last night after watching a documentary on this amazingly talented boy.  All I kept thinking the whole time was, ‘gosh, his mother must be so proud’. I don’t know much about current pop culture, I live in the 18th century when it comes to ‘current affairs’ and I don’t listen to music radio in the car or home, so I pretty much had no idea about his music.  I had seen this one wedding video. I’m not a moron I know a catchy song when I hear one.  The documentary made me adore Mr. Beiber. I can see why as a parent of a young girl you wouldn’t mind if they had Beiber mania, he’s a good role model–work hard, follow your dreams, act your age, love your family and friends. I hope he stays sincere and continues to achieve his goals. He’s one talented individual and I would recommend the documentary to anyone in need of a dose of inspiration.


This is an iphone snap that I took while window shopping. The little model plane reminds me of The Little Prince, there’s something very sweet about it. Did you know The Little Prince was penned in New York?  There’s even a tour of New York authors that includes Antoine de Saint-Euxpery. That’s your little bit of trivia for the day, hope you liked that tidbit.
I will be editing a photo a day for the remainder of 2012::Project MMXII, this is my ‘after’, you can view the ‘before’ here.


San Francisco is one of my favorite American cities, I adore it. We went a few times this past summer and each time we weren’t able to visit Alcatraz island because of the tours being booked months in advance. This is a shot from across the bay at the spot of the aforementioned sold out tickets. I’ve never been to Alcatraz but I think it would be an interesting tour.  The thing that surprised me the most about its history when I was doing a little pre-tour research is that people (other than inmates) lived on the island, families. How odd it must of been to grow up on an island that was home to the most reviled criminals of the era.
I will be editing a photo a day for the remainder of 2012::Project MMXII, this is my ‘after’, you can view the ‘before’ here.

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Friday!  I feel a happy dance coming on.  I suppose Friday doesn’t really matter as much since I have been working every.single day. for umpteenth hours a day (late into the night), but I am still celebrating. I do have lot’s to celebrate–I am reading a fantastic book-Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, I can not put it down. I’ve stayed up past 1 a.m. for two nights in a row completely engrossed in it. The human spirit is alive and well in this true account and Hillenbrand is an adept storyteller. I  am sure she could write about yogurt coagulation and it would be thoroughly enthralling, I am in awe of her prowess. I am celebrating that I opened my Etsy shop, I just started listing items these last couple weeks and to my shock + delight they sold. I am unspeakably grateful!   The idea for the Etsy shop was to add more of the pre-printed stationery sets that are printed by a master printer (that would be me). Of course right now a lot of the items are overlapping but I plan to add lots more soon. I am awaiting my rented macro lens, I missed Fed Ex today (insert Debbie Downer music here) but they do deliver on Saturdays and I can’t wait for some quality time with it. You see? So much to celebrate!

This edit of a Wildebeest-ish animal, (chime in if you know the real name), was inspired by my fascination with antique photo processing. I tried to re-create a sort of Bromoil effect, it was complicated and I am positive there’s an easier way to accomplish it, but if there is I haven’t figured it out yet.  I did locate an amazing lith print action (free) that I think some of you Photoshop enthusiasts will appreciate.  I will be popping in tomorrow with day 07. 
I will be editing a photo a day for the remainder of 2012::Project MMXII, this is my ‘after’, you can view the ‘before’ here.


I had a lot of fun with the last giveaway, you?  I decided to do another one or three! Yes, three custom postmark stamps will be given away on the Ritzy Bee blog, visit here.  I am such a fan of The Hive and wish I lived closer so I could beg my way in.  It seems like such a creative mecca, doesn’t it? I will be back later on with my edit, but the interim I would like to wish you a very happy weekend! I would also like to thank my client Ms. Schattle who graciously allowed me to shoot her custom (and creative) stamp which I have featured above, I loved her customization so much that I immediately gave it it’s own shoot.
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