Monday, February 28, 2011

A Little Away Time….

 Lily and rose

We got away for a little while and had a vacation from our everyday chores and I got away from the computer for a few days. I did have it with me but no internet to speak of….I played with some of the programs like Virtual Painter and Photoscape.

Yellow rose again 

Pottery Paintingorchid layer

I continued to declutter and organize and attacked Picasa with a vengeance. I labeled and combined folders in an effort to make more sense of of my files and to rid the files of poor pictures.


We like a cruise for several reasons. Jack and I don’t have to cook or clean up! We don’t have to grocery shop or even make the bed! The downside is that the food is too good….but the dishes are pretty. We are glad to be home and looking forward to getting back to our routine.



 Food Collage

I am joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

The Lotus Blossom is collaged with a photo of a shipboard column and then with an orchid with the patterned rug as a background.




L1060231 Flower bud

Be sure to visit Mary and see the other mosaics.

Have a wonderful week!


EliFla said...

You "photo-work"is excellent....I am not able to do things so beautiful as you did!!! Hugs Flavia

Maggie said...

Hi Carol,
Wonderful mosaics my dear, very clever indeed.
Cruise food is wonderful but I agree there is always too much of it, still what are vacations for if not to indulge ourselves just a little bit?

GrandmaK said...

Well done!!! I like what you have done and your mosaics are really lovely!! Have a grand day! Cathy

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos!!!

From the Kitchen said...

So glad you had a nice getaway. The photos are lovely. What, exactly, is the program you use? I'm still just using Iphoto which came on the Mac.


Jackie said...

Welcome home and back to blogging!! Love all your photographs and mosaics and how you have done them. Hope you feel refreshed after the cruise. Take care, Jackie in Surrey, UK

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Gorgeous shots, stunning effects! I love your mosaics! Looks like a fun time on the cruise, all that delicious food!

Snap said...

Wonderful photos and beautiful mosaics. So glad you enjoyed your get-a-way and welcome home!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Wow Carol! Your Photo Play is so amazing! So good to see back and the wonderful photos you took on your cruise! How fun and the food looks wonderful and the DISHES!!! See ya again, soon....Sue

Pondside said...

Beautiful mosaics. A cruise is one of the best sorts of holidays - relaxation and restoration.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Happy to hear you enjoyed your get away, your photos are lovely! Have a wonderful day!


xinex said...

We love to cruise also because it is very relaxing. We're going in June. Your photos are marvelous...Christine

A Garden of Threads said...

It is always so nice to go on a vacation, I love coming home even more. Beautiful pictures Carol.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Beautiful photos...and your mosaics are extraordinary!!! Love Picasa!!!
Have a beautiful week!!!

podso said...

Welcome back and wonderful mosaics. Like your family history bits--such lovely handwriting many of them had back then. They actually learned how in school, unlike today I guess. We're all typing anyway, but there's a richness in a hand written note and enjoying the penmanship!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Welcome back, Carol! It looks as if you had a wonderful time on the cruise. What a good idea to bring the computer and work on "in house" projects -- brilliant!

Your mosaics are gorgeous. You really do take some amazing pictures. You have mad skills, ma'am!


Claudia said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, Carol!


Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I can see you are having fun with your photos and photoscape. Lovely.

Sheila said...

Your mosaics are lovely. I'm sure you enjoyed your cruise and the relaxation that comes along with an ocean voyage. Sunshine Always!

Sall's Country Life said...

Your mosaics remind me of relaxation and the flowers are heaven-like!

Susan said...

Carol, I am so glad you commented on my blog. Somehow I had lost you in the many, many blogs I read daily. Glad the connection is made again. I have decided that you are the neighbor I never had. Oh my...what you could teach me about quilting (I have dabbled) and knitting (have knit for years but have lost confidence) and just seem like such a nice person. How I wish I could be at the lunch with you in Sarasota today!! Enjoy. Susan


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