Today is Tuesday, and that means "Texture Tuesday" to me.
For my readers who do not know what this is, I will attempt to explain. Texture Tuesday was started by Kim Klassen, an artist who paints background textures which can be used as a layer in photoshop, to alter the look of a photographic image.
In this altered photo below, I have used two of Kim's painted textured backgrounds in combination with a photo of my own. Our challenge this week was to take a photo of a coffee or tea cup.
I have used the textures called Luminous, with a blending mode of Soft Light and an opacity of 40%.
The second texture is Serendipity with an Overlay blending mode at 40% also.
"I had some dreams there were clouds in my coffee...."
I certainly love my cups of coffee. My family will attest to this!
I will be enjoying a few more cups in a far more leisurely style as from today, as today was the first official day of my RETIREMENT!
Yes, I can't quite believe it!
I have worked consistently since I was 17 years old, far too many years to count, or to tell...
Now is my time to embrace a new direction, to learn new skills, to make beads, to travel, to finish projects in the house, spend more time with my husband and family and to just "take the time to smell the roses"..... or to have that second cup of coffee with a friend.
I am excited and looking forward to this new and different time of my life. One that hopefully, is full of fun and lots of challenges, too.
I read a funny quote just recently.... "Retirement is one big coffee break" - anonymous.
Well, I guess that could be taken in a few different ways...
If you wish to see more texturised photos, click on the Texture Tuesday logo on my blog side bar to take you to view more participant's photos. (they are posted from Tuesday through to Sunday)