Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th and It's Party Time!

So here it is again, our "4th" as some of us call it. An amazing 233 years of celebrating our nation's birth and independence! Today I am thankful for this beautiful country and those who have given so much to make and keep her free. May we never forget!

My heart is full of gratitude to God, righteous and industrious citizens and those serving our country in so many ways.

Please keep her free and preserve our liberty.

And if you're in the kitchen or lighting up the barbecue, check out this great "How to cut a watermelon" tutorial by a darling young mom Natalie!

She has some awesome and yummy recipes on her blog that she shares with equally talented friends. KitchentoKitchen

Have a fun and memorable 4th!

rebecca ~ justgiddy

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another Illustration Friday - Worn

Illustration Friday topic - Worn

I couldn't pass this week's topic up as worn is what I love!

I created this Photoshop piece with an image I cropped from a large historical photo of the school children gathered to garner the vote for the new school building in early 1900's Orland, CA.

It was a black and white but I couldn't resist colorizing the flags, adding a texture border and heart shape (in background) from an old handmade valentine.

Here's another piece I created today with a worn look to it.

Man, do I ever LOVE PHOTOSHOP! I have been so busy that I haven't had or made the time to create anything lately, so now that I'm back at the computer I realize just how much I miss it.

Here's another worn image. Some of you may recognize this one. It was create awhile back for the topic Wrinkles. You can see the images used and some step by step for creating Wrinkles here....

Have a great 4th of July!

Rebecca ~ justgiddy