Sometimes it’s fun to just stop and watch the balls swing!
Monthly Archives: June 2011
We have a hummingbird next on our patio…It is wonderful…In my opinion, they have given me such a gift, so much joy! I’ve taken several pictures and have spent time just watching and waiting for the next event.
Clearly, not everyone is as enamored with this blessed event…I heard my husband telling a group about a week ago…”Whatever you do, don’t ask Donna about her hummingbird pictures.” As I was joining the group, they were all chuckling…BUT I did find out who had the same love of nature that I have!
Anyway, it appears that one of the two babies has flown the coop (without even saying goodbye…So Sad!), but the second baby just can’t take the plunge.
I’ve promised myself that I will not bore anyone with anymore hummingbird pictures unless they beg! So this is my last harrah…Here are a few photos that SOME of you will truly enjoy and others will tolerate (especially if you know me!) So ENJOY…
I have a dilema…I work in Photoshop…I love Photoshop. I tell people all the time that they shouldn’t believe everything they see because I know the capabilities of Photoshop. BUT I also am a female which means I deal with the pressure of the ideal body and the fact that I don’t measure up! I see the photos of models and wonder “how in the heck are they able to look like that?” Well, according to the following video, the answer is “Photoshop!”
The question posed at the end of the video is “should retouching be banned?” Well, there are lots of great things that can be done via photo editing that have nothing to do with models, females, body image issues, etc. So the answer to that question is “no”.
Do women already know that the images of the skinny models have been edited? I would suspect the answer to that question is “no” as well.
I believe the question should be one of the requirement of a disclaimer stating that the image has been altered. Are we entitled to know that someone’s image isn’t as perfect as it seems? Would that have a positive impact on young girls (and older girls) who feel they don’t measure up?
What do you think? I’d love to hear your comments.
OK, sometimes we all have frustrating clients that drive us CRAZY… One has the choice to take a negative attitude when things go wrong, however I’ve find it helpful, dare I say humorous, to take an over-the-top POSITIVE approach.
Generally I will say “You know what I REALLY hate?’ At this point venting can be very therapeutic, but it also has a tendency to give my gut “grumblings”.
On the other hand, if I say (now mind you, this is with sarcasm, but that’s my style) “You know what I REALLY love?” and then go on to tell you the opposite of what actually occurred, it allows me to laugh about the situation, thus providing me with pretty little butterflies that tickle my insides…Do you sense the sarcasm? Good!
Anyway, do you know what I really love? As a graphic designer, I love it when my clients entrust me with the opportunity to help them promote their business. You know who you are, and thank you for your trust!
I love it when clients stick with the approved design once it has gone to the printer…Uh Oh, I’m going to the dark side!
Don’t get me wrong. Graphic designers want their client’s feedback. They want to know what’s going on inside your head and what concept you will be pleased with.
Here’s the bottom line…Allowing your graphic designer to do their job gives you the time to focus on your expertise, thus saving you time and money! (Do I have your attention now?)