Monthly Archives: July 2019

The making of Into the Brown Mountain Lights cover for CC Tillery

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Series are typically easier, the last one, book 2, being the exception, as you already have a theme, type and somewhat of a design layout to follow.  Continue reading

Depth for CCoH includes an archer photoshoot with the talented Taylor Hopkins

I only had three ideas for this “depth” theme, and they’re the same ideas I had last years “perspective” theme. One was a close-up macro, photo stacked to get all the detail front to back and, one was of a golf shot coming at me where hubby was in the background and the ball was close, the other was of Taylor hopefully with the tip of her arrow to her eye all in sharp focus.

Here are the three I sent in this year for the CCoH critique by Walter Arnold. I looked for a reference I’d seen a long time ago that showed a sailboat. One placed it in the upper third of the frame, the other the lower third. One, I think the one higher in the frame made it look a greater distance away. I thought of that when Arnold was talking about cropping photos but I never could find the example again.

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Caves, 6 Falls, the early morning moon, an archer, doves, and dragonflies… makes for a hard choice for 29of52 #2019Project52

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I’d been to Linville Caverns so long ago that no part of it look familiar or was tucked away in my memory. That may be a good thing because it mostly it was wet, cramped and the only thing I really heard was to watch our heads. We were with family so that made it all okay, just spending time with them. I took four photos but the only one I liked was the cobweb I saw while we were waiting. Continue reading

Deva Curl compared to Controlled Chaos. Brassy, curly and gray hair that I have.

FYI the entire post is about hair and hair products

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I saw a gal with beautiful curly hair at Chick-fil-a. It was after I had already discovered Controlled Chaos but went to ask her what she used anyway. She said, Diva Curl. I like that with CC you have one product for defining curls which I found out was not the case with DC. So I answered their questionnaire, a few different ways if I was between answers and then bought a sale package with some extra products thrown in. I’m am sticking with Controlled Chaos. Your mileage may vary.

Probably like lots of curly gals my curls are not the same all over. The back bottom part near my neck is the curliest and shrinks up the farthest in tighter curls, the bangs and top back are hardly even wavy and the rest is somewhere in between.  It’s all frizzy and dry and grows slower than a child waiting on Christmas.

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