Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Photos Of My Week

 This beautiful image of the sunset behind a barn in Northern Indiana, complete with the wonderful vapour trails of jets, is the image that I keep coming back to as I work through the stresses of the last few days.  It was taken while my husband and I were camping on a mini vacation last week.

These next two images were taken within a couple of hours of our return home.  Fortunately we saw our son before we saw what remains of my Escape.  Thank goodness he will be fine and there was no one in the passenger seat when he was hit.  The thoughts of what might have been still cause my knees to shake!
These photos are being linked to Photo Show OffTexture TuesdaySweet Shot TuesdayOur World TuesdayThis or That ThursdaysPhoto Art FridayShoot, Edit, SubmitFabulous Friday, Flower Art Friday and Photo Friday Link Party.

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  1. Love your sunset and I can see why you need to return to the image for calm after seeing your Escape. Grateful your son is okay. Cool peony as well!
    Stay inspired!

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    1. Thanks Michelle. It's certainly been stressful around here, but we are counting our blessings.

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  2. "Escape" was a good name for that car! Thank goodness your son is going to be okay. I love the flower picture. I'm learning so much from Bonnie! And glad you and your husband are home safely too!

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    1. Thanks Jean. I never thought about the name of the vehicle in that way, but yes it is well named!

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  3. Wow that is quite some smash. I can understand why your knees go weak.

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Yes. We are just so thankful that our son is okay. I just count our blessings and don't let myself do the 'what if'.

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  4. Oh my, I'm so glad your son was okay, how scary.
    Love the sunset!

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    1. Yes, thankfully the irreplaceable is fine and that's all that really matters.

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  5. The car makes my knees shake! I can imagine how you're feeling. So glad your son is ok. Your image is lovely, and thank you for sharing your process. Joining you from Friday floral art.

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    1. Thanks. I'm keeping my focus on the important things and obviously that's my son's safety, for which we are incredibly thankful. The rest is stressful but we can deal with it knowing that no one was seriously hurt!

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  6. What a lovely peony! They are such beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing with Flower Art Friday. :)

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    1. Thanks LeAnne. They are beautiful, but I always laugh because they're also very top heavy when the plant is in full bloom.

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  7. I'm so glad your son is okay!

    I love the peonies, both are lovely.

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    1. Yes, we're very lucky he wasn't hurt more seriously. Thanks so much!

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  8. oops, quite serious crash.. hopefully everyone was ok and the car insured! all the best!

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    1. My son is fine, and yes, the car was insured, so all is good!

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  9. Holy Cow that looks awful....glad your son is ok. Take care and relax

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    1. Thank you. We're all just thankful that no one was seriously hurt in the accident.

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  10. What a mixed week you have had or weekend should I say. Thank goodness all is good with you and your loved ones and yet? You were able to make your art - isn't that just amazing. Thank you for showing all of this !!!


    My contribution at Friday Flower Art is here:
    http://www.starone.dk/b6/?page_id=376

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    1. Yes, it sure was a crazy weekend. Thankfully our son is fine and the other driver is okay too. As for doing my art, that's what keeps me sane, especially during such stressful times! Take care Mariane :D

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  11. oh my! So glad your son is ok - the flower photo is amazing!

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    1. Thanks Tamar, so are we! And I'm glad you like the peony. It was a fun transformation.

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  12. Oh! My! Goodness! I'm so happy for you and your son! The sunset and flower are symbols of the beauty that the two of you will appreciate all the more after such a close call.

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    1. Thank you and yes, you are so right. We are so lucky that he wasn't hurt more seriously! A good reminder that life can be short and we need to consider our priorities in life.

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  13. Actually, it's a very good week, because your son was spared! I get my kick out of "editing" pics on oil, pastel, or watercolor:) Happy weekend!

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    1. You are so right Emille. It is a wonderful week and we are so grateful that we will be able to celebrate our son's 22nd birthday on Saturday!!!

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  14. Stunning Sunset.
    Oh my gosh that is awful about your car but marvelous that your son wasn't hurt.
    Love the Satin look of your peony.

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    1. Thanks Ida. Like you say, our son's safety is all that really matters.

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  15. Wow, excellent. The peony looks like a painting!

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    1. Thanks. That gradient map adjustment is pretty cool. Bonnie (Photo Art Friday) posted a how to recently. If you haven't seen it, check here site:

      http://www.pixeldustphotoart.com/2012/06/photo-art-friday-june-8th-10th.html

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  16. I am calling by today from Flower Art Friday as a first time participant in this great meme. Your entry is indeed a work of art.

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    1. Thanks so much. Glad you're joining in the fun!

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  17. Wow, great editing. Glad your son Ok. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thanks. Actually we'll be celebrating his 22nd birthday so it'll be an especially great weekend.

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  18. Your peony processing looks so soft. I love the color!

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    1. Thanks. Bonnie (Photo Art Friday) shared the technique on her site.

      http://www.pixeldustphotoart.com/2012/06/photo-art-friday-june-8th-10th.html

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  19. So crazy. Glad he is okay. That sunset is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Sarah. And yes, it has been a crazy week but our son's fine so all is well!

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  20. Oh my, what a terrible shock. So glad that your son is OK...I have been there, sending thoughts and prayers.
    Love your peony, I had such fun with that technique too.

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    1. Thank you Miriam. Your kind words are much appreciated. Have a great weekend.

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  21. Hi Linda! This peony... it's hard to find the words cause it's so beautiful. Just art? ♥

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    1. Thank you so.much for your kind comment.
      Linda

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  22. Lovely work with the peony, Linda. So thankful your son was kept from harm.

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    1. Thanks Andrea. Yesterday's birthday celebration (he turned 22) was especially important to all of us.

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  23. beautiful peony...so glad your son is ok, so scary!

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    1. Thank you Laura, and yes, it was scary but fortunately all is well with my son and that's really all that matters!

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  24. I was going to ask "how did you do that?", but you showed us..pretty!

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