Monday, November 28, 2011

Gratitude eDition Returns

     Kim asked that we center our "texture" around "gratitude" especially with Thanksgivings in US and Canada just completed. I am thankful... for my freedoms, for my children and families, having the opportunity to share in my mother's passing in February - such a blessing, getting better from a major fall in July, my part-time employment so I can continue to support my arts, a home, a car, food - and, smaller luxuries... a wonderful little milk frother purchased on Black Friday that even heats the milk (thus, my photo and texture this week). Smiles, love and hugs to all.




And, those "10 Things to Remember" in case you wish to know...
[a gift from my oldest daughter]


(Click above to link to the challenge.)

47 comments:

Kia said...

Oh, I adore your cup! Such a fab gift from your daughter! :)
You captured the foam beautifully. Lovely edit too.

kimB said...

Love what you did with the challenge, Karen -- sweet image and enjoyable journaling, as well :) Really, really like your mug, too!

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, too - very appreciated. And yes, we are fairly close - I'm in Anchorage :)

Hugs - kim

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

What a wonderful cup in your first shot. Great texture work too. Beautiful and lovely.

Desirae R said...

What an awesome mug! Beautiful picture as well.

Ruth said...

A great mug! Good pics and processing, thank you :)

Riet said...

I wouldn't dare to use such a kind of cup :-) It's one to treasure.
Lovely image!

hannah said...

What a nice mug and I love the froth.
[That would make a good texture in itself].

johanna said...

wonderful mug, great gift!! love how you photographed the milk!

Teresa said...

What a wonderful list of "gratitude" Karen and I love that mug . . . .beautiful shot and processing . . .Happy Tuesday, Teresa x

Ranu said...

what a brilliant idea for a cup!!! Will keep reminding us the most imp things of life.

Becs said...

Love your words and your photo. Great use of texture. Thank you for sharing your process too.

Leah C said...

Looks delicious! Beautiful image:)

Kathleen said...

This is wonderful! Your frothy milk looks so inviting, and your mug is a truly special gift. I have really enjoyed reading your post -- thanks for sharing.

Neringa said...

beautiful work, and I love the mug!

Sandy Van De Verg said...

love the perspective in your photo, Karen. Your frother sounds like a handy little gadget! Thanks for showing the outside of the cup. What a wonderful
keepsake gift from your daughter.

Angie said...

What a sweet post and beautiful image with texture, Karen! You've much to be grateful for, yes, and thank you for sharing your words with us. xo

Linda Trine said...

love the point of view and beautiful texture work!

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful cup, made me think i'm grateful too for my cup of coffee in the morning :)
aenee/Lily over from TTP

Pat Mark said...

Thank you for sharing Karen. This is lovely. Makes me want to go out and find one of those steamers. Looks so yummy but I especially love the 10 things on the cup.

Amy said...

Love the mug!

Deb said...

That has to be the most gorgeous cup ever ♥
Beautiful texture work.

Linneas Atelje said...

Beautiful mug in the first photograph, it really seems to taste delicious.
Linneas Atelje Photography

deborah said...

so much to be thankful for, and you have expressed it well in both words and photos . . .

AJ said...

What a great mug and lovely processing!

WortSchmid said...

What an amazing and heartwarming mug!
I really like what you have done with your picture.It looks absolutely yummy! :-)
Love,
Alexandra

Lynne said...

Beautiful processing and the froth looks amazing!

jessie said...

Love the frothed milk...so inviting!!

DebC said...

Oh, yeah; I wanted to know those 10 things.
What a teaser to just let us see the rim at first.
Thanks for showing your photo's layers.
I'm always interested in how others do what they do.
Thanks!

Liz Thomas said...

This image is fantastic! Love it! I also love the last image of the cup and would love to know where you got it! Hopefully somewhere online!

Amarie said...

I can feel the steam rising from the cup!

Mira said...

I am jealous because you get to live in Alaska! :) Alaska was one of my husband's and mine top three choices to move to but we got stuck in Italy. :) I love your photos and all the snow!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Love it and what a great cup. Smiling.

Jeanne said...

What a great cup, and I love how you have put gratitude right in your cup! Blessings in this holiday season!

Rosie said...

That's a great mug Karen! Lovely gentle editing!

Terrie said...

A lovely sentiment and a yummy shot.

fotogran said...

I love that mug and what you did with it! Perfect! Thank you for sharing your thoughts...

Barb said...

How can a person not feel grateful after reading this wonderful post! great photos to go along with it!

Joyfull said...

I loved reading your post and your thankful attitude! The picture is gorgeous along with the texture work. I"m a sucker for mugs (have way too many!!), but this one is fabulous! Thanks for passing along blessings today.

geetlee said...

nothing like a warm cup of milk in the winter!
i enjoyed reading your post, thank you for sharing :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the shape and design of your cup -- you must love drinking from it! :)

Joanne Huffman said...

a delightful cup of gratitude.

Pat said...

Beautiful!

Kathy said...

I know I should be telling you how much I like your texture work (which I totally do!) but...I am totally drawn to your cup too with the sentiment on the inside rim. Just lovely...sentiment, editing AND subject!

Kathy

Sheila said...

I love your cup! Nice texture work, just a touch around the edges, so perfect. I also love how you treated the text. Thanks!

Denise said...

Beautifully done...I love the cup and your post-processing!!!! You MUST read "one thousand gifts" by Ann Voskamp!

Shannon Jones said...

Gorgeous photo and LOVE the mug!!!
I've never seen any like that around here.
Thanks for visiting me!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a great blessing and gift is this cup from your daughter; God's promises never fail!