Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The bAck to sChooL eDition of Texture Tuesday

Back to school...
What image comes to mind when we think 'back to school'?
So many from childhood.
Excitement about which friends would end up in class with you. Who would you have lunch with. Football games on Friday nights. Chillier, crisper air. Days getting shorter and nights spent doing homework rather than playing outside!

So many memories of the end of summer and the start of a new school year.

Now, since I don't have a young child at home, the beginning of school brings about different images & feelings. I still think football season and obviously shorter days and chillier weather coming on. But the whole idea of 'back to school' puts me in a more regimented frame of mind even though I don't have a child at home to get ready for school. For me, it means I need to get back into a routine of getting into my studio and getting some work done. I've played around enough this summer, not really having any sort of routine. Just doing what I want when I felt like it. Now......it's back to work/school whatever you want to call it. Back to a more regular schedule of creating.
The above photo is of my dog Rocky when he was just a baby. He was and still can be a total mess maker. If there was ever a dog that would eat your  homework-Rocky certainly would! In this photo, I caught him in action devouring a stack of newspaper. He was lying amongst the pile, happily tearing the papers up. Note the sweet little innocent expression he has. Oops, you caught me!
He is 5 years old now and still capable of tearing things up although not quite as often. He's my buddy and my constant companion but he's ALL terrier (meaning a bit crazy)!
Off to create a schedule for getting back to work. Until next time.....
Live your life creatively & always keep your camera with you~
cathy
p.s. almost forgot to tell you the textures I used on the TT edition. I used Kim Klassen's 'granny's cupboard' at multiply @ 52% opacity, then layered Kim's 'just stitched' texture at screen x 3 all @ 100% opacity. Then for the final layers I used Kim's 'pourvous' texture on overlay @ 100%. For the just stitched and pourvous layers I also used a layer mask over Rocky and the newspapers and kept the background covered in the textures.
kimklassencafe
     
                                        Also linking up with i heart faces

25 comments:

Sylvia said...

What a lovely photo, beautiful textures !
Rocky is so cute !
Nice day,
Sylvia

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thanks so much!

Barb said...

What a cute puppy and photo!

Neringa said...

love this 'it wasn't me' expression :) great capture and processing

Joyfull said...

This is absolutely perfect for Texture Tuesday theme!! Love the picture and the great texture edit.

J Odice said...

he looks so guilty, this is great :-)

johanna said...

haha, thanks for the smile on my face:)
well done!

Deanna said...

Love the pic of Rocky so cute. You should enter this in the I Heart Faces post this week, the theme is pets.

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thanks so much everyone! He still has that same expression at times.

Peabea said...

Oh how precious and great idea for your Back To School.

Matteo Taffuri said...

Ottimo lavoro!Wonderful
have a nice day
ciao
Matteo

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

Hilarious photo! Thanks for joining An Artful Endeavor, it is lovely to meet you :)

June Scott said...

I love it, Cathy! Rocky is the sweetest!

Pat said...

Truly funny - I laughed out loud!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thanks so much everyone!!

Gaby Bee said...

He would eat your homework...I'm sure that's the last thing he would do. He looks as innocent as a lamb. He is such a cutie pie!

Hugs,
Gaby

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thanks Gaby!

Rural Revival said...

Very cute! Wonderful texture work.
: )

Evelyn S. said...

This is a totally delightful image...with great texture application!

Terri Kahrs said...

How ADORAble!!! Oh, Cathy, anyone who's owned a dog or trained a puppy can relate to this awesome capture of your Rocky. Miss Tootsie ate one the heel of a brand new pair of leather shoe boots that I'd never worn; and, she LOVED (still does) tearing paper up.
Thanks so much for your blog visit. It's always so good to hear from old friends. Good luck in my drawing too. ♥ Hugs, Terri xoxo

Sandy said...

Awwwww, this is cute, cute, cute! Look at that face!

Love the photo of your daughter when she was little, gosh her hair is adorable and she looks like someone in a fairy tale!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thanks so much everyone!

MaryN said...

Love this image and post!!

Thank you, too, for joining my art blog hop!
I am your newest blog follower! :)

Wishing you all the best,
Mary C. Nasser
http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html

WildeLifePhotography said...

This little dog is so cute. Perfect capture.

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thanks! He's much bigger now, but still a cutie!