Monday, April 28, 2014

When nice things happen…

You can’t wait to tell your girlfriends!

I’ve learned so much these last few years of blogging.

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I’ve always taken a lot of photos…I have photo albums filled! And now I have lots of folders on my computer with digital photos. I’ve learned the joy of ‘tweaking’ my photos, too.

I entered a few of my ‘watercolors’, photos edited with the waterlogue app for IPADS and one of my photos was chosen this week by Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl. I am so honored, Brittany! Thanks!

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(this was the one chosen)

I told Podso about this car I photographed when we were traveling and I loved the way the water color effect worked on it. She said, “Post it!”

VWbug 

That’s what girlfriends do. They encourage and support you all along the way.

Here…have some grapes for always leaving such sweet comments!

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I’m linking with Kathryn for

 All Things Bright and Beautiful.

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I hope you’ll join us!

46 comments:

Diane said...

Those pictures are lovely. Like the grapes especially!

Cranberry Morning said...

They're all lovely, Diane, but my favorite also is the grapes photo!! And I am SO jealous of you iPeople for being able to use Waterlogue. So gorgeous!!

Debby Ray said...

You are right, Diane! I have been so blessed by such kind encouragement from you and others since I have been blogging! Your watercolors are awesome and how wonderful to have that first one featured! I LOVE the one of the VW...so cool!

Nancy's Notes said...

Your water color photographs are really stunning! The colors are brilliant, love them all! I have to say your newest one, your car shot is awesome! Your fun times playing with your photographs, your talent is shining through them! Way to go!
Nancy
xo

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful job with Waterlogue! I really hope they offer that app for my desktop iMac!! Or else I'll have to buy an iPad! LOL

Stacey said...

Your photos are beautiful! You are so right - girlfriends understand and encourage. :)

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi and wow Diane the photos look amazing with that effect and look so real. Have a wonderful day.
Julie

Julie Nichols said...

Hi Diane
Gorgeous water color photos. You have the talent to make your photos awesome! I also have received kind encouragement from you and other bloggers in blog land. Makes you feel good!!

Creations By Cindy said...

I love your water color portraits! So pretty and just colorful! Such a fun party. So glad Kathaleen hosted again so we could visit. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

podso said...

Congratulations, Diane! I went to the other blog to see all the water colors. I think yours may have been my favorite of all of those. And I do love, love that VW picture. That came out so well! Thanks for posting it.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

That's an amazing app! The house and fountain and the grapes pics are beauties and I LOVE the beetle!

NanaDiana said...

I can see what that particular picture won! You should print that and frame it...AND I just LOVE the one of the car. xo Diana

Linda R said...

Looks like you have been having a lot of fun with Waterlogue app. I still haven't downloaded it. I really need to. Your photos look awesome my friend.

Hugs~

Vee said...

Oh I am so glad that you did post it because I think that's my favorite one of all that you have done!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the way the watercolor looks on photos. Wish I could do that!!

hugs, Linda

Olive said...

I love Waterlogue. I mostly post them on Intsagram though. The cherries are wonderful. xo, olive

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful watercolour effects, Diane! It is an amazing app....and you used it so well!
Happy week!
Helen xox

Stephanie said...

My dear Diane, I LOVE your photos and I'm so glad your friend told you to post the car photo - it's one of my favorites :)

Have a wonderful Monday, sweet friend!

Acorn to Oak said...

Those are photos?! I've never seen a photo effect for watercolor that worked so well. They're amazing. They really look like watercolor paintings! How fun that must be to watch your photos be transformed!

cucki said...

Wow
Stunning x

TexWisGirl said...

very nicely done!

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

Congratulations! I love that app!AriadnefromGreece!

Cookie said...

Congratulations! So gorgeous! You must be having the most fun and are certainly making beautiful pictures. Yours are just stunning. Headed over to see the collection now. Thanks for posting and the link too.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love them all Diane. I want this app!!

Red Rose Alley said...

They're all so pretty, Diane, but I love that sweet little car. I am learning new things on my computer too, but I have to say you're a bit more advanced than me in the technology world (but I do my best). :~)

Have a happy week.

love,
~Sheri

Noelle the dreamer said...

Lovely Diane, especially that first one!
All the best,

Jeanne said...

How can we not love a VW bug in watercolor. Nicely done!! Congrats on having your picture chosen.
I just downloaded Waterlogue on my phone. Dying to try it and get it loaded on the IPad.

must love junk said...

Congrats! Such fun pictures :)
Susan

Barb said...

WOW Diane,
This is awesome! I love that effect! I have tried water color painting and it to me, is the most difficult thing ever! But I love the look. I will have to check this out!
Thanks for sharing,
Barb

20 North Ora said...

Great photos!!

Judy

Musings from Kim K. said...

I can't wait to start trying out some of those water color apps with our summer pictures. Thank you for the inspiration!

cynthia lee designs said...

Great Photos, Diane!! Love that effect. I downloaded the app awhile back, but have not really used it yet.
Have a great week.
hugs,
Cindy

camp and cottage living said...

My goodness, that app makes your photos so awesome.
they look like something you would buy in a sore!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I love that VW photo!!! Congrats on the well-deserved recognition!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Diane. Oh, you're really good at Waterloguing! I love your pieces and congratulations on your watercolor being featured. Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Cozy Little House said...

I've never done this, but it looks like fun!
Brenda

- Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl said...

Diane, your images are beautiful. No need to thank me. I should be the one thanking you for submitting them and making my day more beautiful!

Maggie Ann said...

Ooh, I loved this post. Your watercolors are gorgeous!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love these. The watercolor effect looks like so much fun to do!

Kathy said...

Congratulations - you go girl!!

Lorrie said...

That Waterlogue app is so much fun. I love what you did with the car photo. Well, with all of them. Thanks for the grapes, I'll take a couple of them.

Debbie Moss said...

Thanks for the grapes they were sweet and juicy!:) Love your beautiful paintings too! You are so talented! Hugs, Debbie

Mary Cromer said...

How wonderful, and you are so right. You, along with so many others have been such a source of friendship and encouragement. As I have said before, I love the watercolour app, but I cannot have it, so I enjoy on your blog, so pretty too. congratulations ;)

Sam I Am...... said...

I had a an Apple I-pad so I could do that. It looks like so much fun and they turn out gorgeous.

Doreen@househoneys said...

These are so beautiful Diane! I STILL haven't gotten this app like I said I would. Things have been so topsy turvy lately. I usually take pics with my DSLR or maybe my phone (android). I hope to get an iPhone when my contract expires so maybe then. Congrats on the feature!

Kathryn Ross said...

Once again, Diane, you have me drooling and wondering how I can afford an iPad so I can get this app!! LOVE your works of art. Yes - I have a zillion photos in folders, too. I like having such quick access to my photo files. Years of hard copies in boxes and binders in the basement are not so easily accessible. And all of them need to be scanned for preservation! Thanks so much for linking to All Things Bright and Beautiful!
Joy!
Kathy