Adventure, Educate

The Land of Golden Pagodas

I'm headed out for a new adventure.  You may be thinking, ah she's headed to Mexico.  But this is not the case.  Although I hope to get down there late next year, I'm headed in a more eastward direction with a whole lot of miles and ocean in between. I'm going to Myanmar!  A Buddhist… Continue reading The Land of Golden Pagodas

Gardening / Outdoors, Photography, Spring, Writing

Spring Is Really Here

A happy poem to welcome in Spring! It is also entered in Susanna Leonard Hill's "In Just Spring" children's story writing contest. I hope you enjoy. Spring Love All photos and the story by Gretchen Fogelstrom A bee buzzed by a flower one day, A sunny afternoon in the month of May. The flower winked… Continue reading Spring Is Really Here

Graphic Design, Photography, Writing

Red Clock

Having fun with Illustrator on this one. The theme this month for the my other blog, Storied Impressions, is RED.  So I have been taking lots of photos of everything I can find that  has some red in it.  And yesterday I took a picture of my kitchen clock.  Then I overlay-ed a map in… Continue reading Red Clock

Photography, photoshop

Painted Cats

Today I combined the ever-snuggling of my two cats with iPhone ease and Photoshop's incredible manipulation tools.  And voila, a crazy, smooshed montage of Oscar and Albert. Original photos What do you think?  What are your favorite tools in Photoshop?



Friday Fictioneers - a blog with a photo prompt - Every, you guessed it, Friday.  Here's my 100 word story. Swept Away? by Gretchen Fogelstrom The shadows are growing long.  I know it’s time to go home, to face her.  Deep down, I know she is right.  I need to go back to school. But… Continue reading FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: Swept Away?

Photography, Spring

Fun with Photography

A few days ago I dusted off my Photoshop software and took another spin at playing around.  How quickly one forgets the tricks when you don't use this powerful program on a consistent basis. After advisement from my wonderful friend Ivy, I found some great washes and textures (on Deviant Art and Flickr) to play… Continue reading Fun with Photography