I had some GREAT news this week!
To back up, I enter a lot of photo blog contests. Please note that I did not say PHOTO contests- what I do is comment or tweet or Facebook share someone’s blog posting in order to be entered in a giveaway. I have never won.
Kim Klassen announced a giveaway last week. I almost didn’t enter this one, but I was in the mood- and I didn’t have to share on FB or tweet; I just had to share my 14 for 2014 (fourteen things I wanted to happen in 2014), and there were to be two winners (chosen randomly, I assume). The prize was a year’s membership in her Test Kitchen (a members only site where you have access to textures, brushes, storyboards etc. that Kim creates, as well as some tutorials and discounts on other products) AND a texture collection of your choice.
As you have guessed by now, I was one of the two winners. I am now a Test Kitchen member and a proud owner of Kim’s Waterfront texture collection. Yay! Thank you, Kim!
BTW, she let me know by commenting on my blog Monday- telling me to check HER blog and send her an e-mail. Whaaaat? It was very exciting to see my name there!
So that’s the good news! I’ve been in kind of a photo rut lately. This happens periodically, and I have learned to just go look for the light. But the light in our house isn’t terrific, and the outside light has been either harsh or flat (on the one cloudy day we had recently). The landscape is pretty brown and bare- and it just hasn’t been calling to me. Excuses, excuses! So today I just decided to embrace the harsh light and walk around outside with my camera. I used one of Kim’s storyboards to create a collage in Photoshop. Yes, I even took photos of my garage windows and roof. . .