Wintry Bouquet

Two things have been taking up my time this week. My camera and photoshop. I am taking another class by Kim Klassen, The Skinny. I had already went through the mini course but I am loving this course even more. I get so excited when I learn something new. One thing I learned on my own is that I still need my tripod. Even with my new camera and it’s image stabilization, I can’t rely on my own hands to keep things steady. I was lazy and didn’t want to drag it out.

pinecone centerpiece3

Playing with her textures is a lot of fun. They can be subtle, like in the photo above, or more dramatic if you wish. You are the one in charge and it’s whatever pleases you.

pinecone upclose copy

I have put together my wintry bouquet sans flowers. No flowers is a little sad. I think I need to bring some home from my next run to the grocery store. Even here in FL things are looking a bit brown and gloomy.

pinecones copy 
Hope you all are enjoying your weekend. Thanks so much to all of you for taking the time to stop by. Your visits mean a lot to me.

see ya,


  1. I love your winter bouquet, I really enjoy your photos too. I can see the difference.

  2. wow! that middle pic isd gorgeous! You lucky girl!

  3. Anita,
    Now I LOVE this look...I'm working on my WINTER decor today...wish me luck.


  4. Anita I really lve what you are doing with your photography. I have sooooo much to learn!

    New Giveaway on Monday!

    Art by Karena

  5. Anita..I like the little bit of blue color coming in from the glass jars. It's not so brown and bleak as our view outside is.

  6. Hi Anita-

    I am doing the same as you. Lots of learning, which I am loving. Kim Klaussen's tutorials are great. I still haven't played with any textures, but I love what they do. I like your dramatic shot. Did you use one of her textures? Have you figured out how to download Photoshop actions yet? I would like to, but the steps involved seem too complicated and I have been hesitant to try.
    My best- Diane

  7. Love the pinecones, Anita! Sounds like you are having a blast with your camera! Have a great weekend!

  8. Anita~ it is beautiful!!

  9. it looks so pretty! i think the pinecones make great flowers- no flowers needed. really!

  10. So creative and fun! Great photos, too.
    Mary Ann

  11. Looks like you are having so much fun with your camera. I'm so jealous. My second camera hasn't came yet, but it will be here this week...yay! :)

    Where are you in Florida? My parents are there right now, they rented a condo for two months.

  12. Photoshop, eh....I gotta get one of those programs that allows me to draw arrows and such on my pictures so I can further humiliate my family members by drawing mustaches and buck teeth when I put up photos of them.

  13. Great photos, Anita! It looks like you're having fun playing around with it. I love your pine cone bouquet.

  14. I love photoshop. I use actions because I am to lazy to learn how to do it myself. I guess I should break down and buy a tripod too. My photos are a little blurry at time.

  15. I need to learn photoshop so I can take away all my wrinkles and perhaps slim down my curves.

    Your winter bouquet is lovely. I love the blueness of the jars.

  16. Great shots. I am going to have to check out those textures thing. Have fun playing.

  17. Teach us, ok? I have this wonderful camera and I don't have a clue how to use it. It's like, what do I have time to focus on??? I have to decide. Still re-vamping the house after the holidays. I really dig that last photo!

    So it's gloomy down by you? We're headed there in the next few weeks!

    I love stopping by here to see what you've got going on!


  18. Loving that middle picture!! I am so glad that you learning so much, you are doing wonderful!!
    The bouquet is very pretty, love pine cones and the different textures!
    You and Tracy really have me itching to get photoshop and start learning!!!

  19. I would love to start taking better photos. That should be put on my learn to do list.

  20. So.Fun. It's fun to see what you are learning!

  21. I just discovered you blog & loved it. I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia & I found it very inspiring. Blogging is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
    You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it. It's got a bit of everything fashion, interiors, food, travel spots - hopefully you will find something in there that you like.
    Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!

  22. You are doing fabulous!! I love the bouquets!

  23. Wow! You're a quick learner~your pictures look great!

  24. No matter how fancy your camera, I think a tripod is the way to go almost anytime. Especially for indoor photography. That said I am usually too lazy to drag it out, or don't like the angles I get with the tripod, so I often make do without :-)
    Have fun with your photography course. And I totally dig your pinecone flowers.

  25. Hi Anita, I can't wait to see all of the fun things you can do with your new camera. The 2nd to pics make your basket look like a crown :). Blessings, Kim

  26. Photos look great Anita! Love the pinecone bouquet!! :)



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