Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall in Virginia

Virginia is a beautiful state, especially on a crisp autumn day. What could be better than a motorcycle ride through the gorgeous countryside of pastures, woods, vineyards, and small towns, enjoying the colors, sights and scents of fall.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Photo to Black & White Image

Here are the leaf images, converted to black & white using photoshop elements. After converting the color photo to black & white, I then used a filter choice called Sketch, and within that, a "stamp" effect. Now they can be printed on paper, and the print used to create a thermofax screen for printing on fabric.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


A few days ago, I collected some fall leaves while out for a walk. After pressing in a phone book to flatten them, I pulled them out today and took photos, with the intent of turning them into thermofax screens.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Marvelous Mushrooms

Found these marvelous mushrooms in the woods behind my house today.  I have never seen such large clusters or all the ruffly edges.  They are quite firm, not nearly as delicate as they look.