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Everything posted by barbieq25

  1. Congratulations all! They were all great images. Lovely theme too
  2. Congratulations to all the winners. Such variety & great entries from everyone. Thank you to all that voted. Thanks for hosting @lynxster4
  3. Agree with you both. It shouldn't be a chore. Thank you for the work you put in for all the previous years too.
  4. Exceptional work! I had to remind myslef this was not real. I'm looking at it wondering how heavy it feels on & how the stand was held up Very pretty colours too. ⭐
  5. @welshbluethank you for your kindness. There's enough <No cursing.> people are going through. As you know, I work with the worst but even they get some understanding from me. Hw hard is it to smile at somene who is having a rubbish day? To offer a hand? That old woman could be me one day. This gets me to thinking, what is suited? What are we trying to achieve? A realstic composition that we can pass off a being the real deal? Or an emotive image? What of Kurt Schwitters who would pick up discarded items to carefully wash & then use in his images. Merz 410 Irgendsowas is a good example. Your image says: This is how I feel. This is the dischord. This is what is wrong with the world. It's becoming lifeless. Removed, disjointed, colder. Bravo my friend! ⭐
  6. Visitant is creepy good! It can be quite a challenge to use a bunch of stock images & make them work but you did it!
  7. @Icegodesthank you so much I have been MIA for a while. Your sig is really lovely. Love seeing your works. ⭐
  8. Oh that is sad news of his passing. He was a wonderful member of our community & a fantastic artist. He will be missed. Thank you for letting us know Pixey. Rest easy Woodsy.
  9. Ooooh the lamp, the teacup, the painting & the cakes are really super doooper good! The whole image takes you on a walk of discovery. There are just so many lovely things to see. A very happy image that made me smile.
  10. I have a wicker chair beside me in my office. It is old & fragile but it still gets used until it dumps one of us on the floor. Semps & aeoniums I am not good with (I have killed too many) but dang they make a lovely show. So do you put the fleece around the pots to keep them warm? How different it is to grow the same plants in a different part of the world
  11. So this is rather tame but I love this guy, loved the show & love this version. I think his voice was lovely. RIP old man. You left a great legacy.
  12. Oh my! The just keep exploding! The creamy ones look like lizards eggs. That is so trippy. Way to go!
  13. @Seerose& @lynxster4 thanks so much. We really do appreciate the comments. Even though we are on the other side of the world from each other, @welshblue& I grow some of the same plants. Here it is easy to grow succulents because it is hot & dry for much of the year. Northern hemisphere is much colder esp. in Wales but it can be done. It is much harder to grow cold climate plants because the light goes off in the fridge & hubby would have a fit Growing the plants, photographing them & working with a talented artist, for me is one of life's pleasures
  14. Yes, the second mandala appeals so much to me. Your use of bright colours always puts a smile on my face. Beautiful work!
  15. Yes I know. Same here. In Australia, they raise 4WD!
  16. One of the many angels in my garden. All photos are mine.
  17. Rework of an older image that didn't make it into a SOTW in time
  18. Also, finally able to replicate @Woodsy's awesome rework after downloading an updated version of Laplacian Pyramid Filter. So I guess you could say we did a collab. Thanks again Woodsy! Liquid Titanium Rainbow Titanium Rain
  19. After many year @welshblue& I have worked on a collab. As often is the case, we have come up with different versions & we could not decide which one we liked best, so we we kept them all. I have many plants & I have a home nursery. The plant I photographed for the collab is the flower from a succulent called Black Knight. It has the most amazing black petals in the bright sun with dark red flowers. The glass is from @welshblue's Vector Style Glass Pane Welshblue is still finalising the dark Black Knight but it is worth the wait. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with my friend again.