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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My Hat


I started with just the background wall and floor, then added the other
four elements. Then used several filters to get the finished result. :)

My Hat!

The hats of a man may be many
In the course of a varied career,
And some have been worth not a penny
And some have been devilish dear;
But there's one hat I always remember
When sitting alone by the fire.
In the depth of a Northern November,
Because it fulfilled my desire.

It was old, it was ragged and rotten
And many years out of mode,
Like a thing that a tramp had forgotten
And left at the side of a road.
The boughs of the mulga had torn it,
It's ribbon was naught but lace,
And old swaggie would not have worn it
Without a sad smile on his face.
 
When I took off the hat to the ladies
It was rather with sorrow than swank,
And often I wished it in Hades
When the gesture drew only a blank;
But for swatting a fly on the tucker
Or lifting a quart from the fire
Or belting the ribs of a bucker
It was all that a man could desire.

William Henry Ogilvie

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Needlepoint


I used several effects and some drawing to make the photo look like a needlepoint project. :)


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cherry Blossoms


This was just a photo of cherry blossoms on a white background.
I used a swirl effect and built the frame to look like a wooden plaque.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tea Time








 
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