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Trying on some black and white

Elizabeth RuffingAfter sewing today, I played around with Aperture a little, and switched some of the photos my mom took of me to black and white. Aperture is my current subject for my Apple classes. I just thought I’d experiment.

Elizabeth RuffingAnd you can see my new haircut. I like it short like this.

Elizabeth RuffingI think I’ll take my camera in to class with me, eventually, so I can get some tips on using it too. My mom is more knowledgeable about cameras than I am. One more thing on my list of things to I want to learn more about.

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I just got my slugs and toads up on Etsy. I think I am up-to-date now on my available soft dolls and toys, for the moment. I am so tired! We’ve been taking advantage of the nice weather here to do some yard work, and a little home repair, using lots of muscles we aren’t used to using.

We had some cold weather just before this string of really lovely days, and so we aren’t taking them for granted. I thought I’d better take some photos of our chrysanthemums before the chill comes back. I had wanted to photograph our Pixie Kittens with them, but I’ve been so swamped, I haven’t finished their tutus yet.

I still have to draw a toad for my “Hug Me! Toad” hang tags. I’m going to try to do that this weekend, but I’d also like to take some time to just hang out and read. I’ve been very slowly journeying through The World According to Garp by John Irving, not for lack of interest at all, only for lack of time.

This toad looks much wiser than mine, but then, mine are probably just pretending to be innocent and naive so I won’t catch them getting into trouble.

Happy Friday, everyone! Enjoy your weekends!

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“Pansies, Little Faces of Love” Treasury on Etsy

My “Johnny Jump-ups” photo print was featured in this “Pansies, Little Faces of Love” treasury on Etsy. Thanks, Cindy, for including me.

I’m wondering if I should make some of my other flower photos available as prints. I enjoy looking at them myself, but I tend to never think much about sharing them. I love flowers, and I spent many long winters up in New York, pouring over flower catalogs, looking at the pictures to cheer myself up. I’ll have to see what I have and pick out some favorites to share.