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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Turn the Page

 Turn the page...
There are so many times we look at what we should have done, should be doing or how we would have done things differently. These thoughts do nothing to move us forward. I've recently been reading a great book "100 ways to Motivate Yourself" by Steve Chandler.  In one chapter he talks of replacing worry with action. If there is something that you think about often that you'd like change - stop thinking and take action! Even the smallest action will start the ball rolling and motivate you to keep moving forward.

 Taking the Beyond Layers Class with Kim Klassen is one of my small actions - I continually think about improving my photography and where I want to go with it. So now that I'm actively doing something about it. I can rest my mind and concentrate more on what I'm learning!! 

To all Beyond Layers artists - Congratulate yourself on taking action!

This weeks assignment was the painterly effect.  Kim showed us some great photoshop techniques to play with. It always amazes me that with Photoshop, there is always something more to learn. I used to have my standard routine and now I've learn that there is so much to play with blend modes, opacity and textures!! So much fun!

Off Camera flash with unbrella
Texture: Kim Klassen's Graydaystone


  1. So true...always another page to turn and something new to learn. Congrats to you as well for taking action. :)

  2. Good for you my friend... I'm glad to see you are doing more with your photography. so are such an amazing photographer and artist... You constantly are an inspiration... we really need to get together and catch up... it has been way too long..

  3. So beautiful, Kathy, these words are so true !
    I'm glad that I joined Beyond Layers and that you did too :-)
    There's so much to learn and Kim is a great teacher !
    Nice weekend,

  4. Hi Kathy, perfect timing for me to read this post. I think about so many things I want to do. Who knows what stops me but when I was reading this post I had been thinking about teaching a class locally (I think about it all the time)so it's time for action. Wish me luck.

    1. Lesie - I'm so glad to hear that! I've thought about teaching's on the list! Keep pushing forward one step at a time and keep me posted! Good Luck - go for it!

  5. Kathy, This is my fist time visiting your blog, and I absolutely adore your blog banner! The photos are just my style - composition, lighting, and subtle textures that invite the reader in such a welcoming way. The turn the page photo and accompanying sentiment made me smile - because I am always encouraging myself and friends - step by step - to make changes and take chances. Thanks for the photo info - I'm just learning how to use my flash off camera, wireless . . .so much to learn! Looking forward to your 10 Truths posting - learning more about a new friend.