My good friend, Susan, has been remodeling her guest bathroom and wanted a long vertical picture to hang over the commode.  She brought me a picture of a door knocker that she had taken in Italy.  It was roughly a 12 x 18 picture and she wanted it to be 8 x 23.  We ended up with 10 x 23 but had to grow the wood area of the picture to do it. This was done by adding copy paste layers of the wood work at the top and bottom of the door knocker and then merging the layers. The smug tool was used to tryRead More →

My definition of Curb Art:  Any specific object that you can capture from the curb or street with a camera that is not a complete building, landscape, portrait or group of people. While walking down a new and unexplored street, or back alley there are often works of art waiting to be captured on camera.  For me, that’s Curb Art.  One of those rare finds while strolling about is when you come along an unusual or rustic door.  I thought that no one stopped to take pictures of doors but in spending time in WordPress, Pinterest and other social media it was surprising to find that it’s not that unusual.  There are some impressive doorsRead More →