Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Story Branches

Started three different stories.

Usually I only work on one at a time.

Wonder what will happen.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Iceville, NC

dreaded by drivers
and a curse to power lines

it has its own

and its own
as it clicks and clackles
on coated branches
in the wind


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Orb Directions

The following directions for making the orbs that I've shown in the last few blog entries come via Lori Skoog (who has a great blog at ), using Photoshop Elements.

You might want to put photos that you will be using for the orbs on your desk top first (otherwise, you can find them in your photo library.)

Open Photoshop Elements.
Go to Browse to find and select photos.

Choose a photo and crop it into a square.
Go to Filter, Distort, Polar Coordinates, and select Polar to ok
Go to Image, Image Rotation, Flip Canvas Vertical
Go back to Filter, Distort, Polar Coordinates and select Rectangle to ok

Go to Save as and put down title and orb so you can keep things straight in an orb file.  (You might want to save to desktop first and file later.)

When you click off the original picture, don't save the changes.  That way you won't lose it.


Monday, February 10, 2014

Newbery Orb

Last orb for a while:

The Newbery Medal
twisted and twirled

(Click to enlarge)


Sunday, February 9, 2014

And more orbs . . .

What does your eye see
how will I know
unless you show me
or tell me

For you, today,
more orbs
with a note beneath each
giving its origin:

Snow, mountains, sky


Single flower

Watercolor of flower bouquet

Charm bracelet on wood table

Have a favorite?