When Kim said she was going to start having a guest host on the last Tuesday of every month and asked us to submit a photo I have to admit my heart did a little flutter. How exciting would that be? I knew I had to give it a try. No risk, no reward.
But what to do . . . where does one even start . . . it began to feel a little daunting. There is a ton of talent ‘out there’.
I thought about the pretty, wispy, fine grass I had seen growing alongside our dock and how it had captured my attention and imagination. I now absolutely knew what I wanted to do. I rummaged up my garden shears and headed down to the lake.
I only needed a few stems since the very nature of the grass calls for simplicity. I arranged it in an old Watkins jar, added a couple of other old glass jars and a hard, round, smooth rock for contrast. I don’t remember where that rock came from . . . I must have picked it up on one of my long walks – and how happy I am that I have it!
I feel so honoured to be featured today and it’s a dream come true for me. Kim is so generous – she shares her textures, her knowledge and now, her blog space – simply amazing! Thank you, Kim!
Lastly, Kim taught us how to do the ‘mouseover’ in ‘Behind the Scenes – a creative guide to blogging your passion‘ by Kim Klassen and Xanthe Berkeley. I assure you, it’s a class you won’t want to miss.
Font : DJB Gimme Space by Darcy Baldwin
Shot at .8m with my Nikon 40mm fixed focal length lens – max aperture of f/2.8
A bit about my processing is included with my guest post over at Kim Klassen dot Com.
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Just come over from Kim where I discovered you were her first guest host for Texture Tuesday. Congratulations… and what a gorgeous edit.
camelia danielescu says
This is a wonderful work ! :)
Viv (modifica) says
Barb beautiful, I love your technique and I love your blog.
Beautiful arrangement and texture treatment. Taking that big risk really is the only way to get the big reward! I’m sure Kim and Xanthe are bursting with pride at the way our class is risking and growing! ; )
What fun to be our first guest post and you represented the group well. A lovely image! Cheers and thanks for sharing.
Beautiful photo and processing Barb ~ and what a gorgeous blog! I’ve enjoyed reading through some of your posts this morning & look forward to stopping by again.
have a great day ~ deb
Lovely image, Barb! Congrats on the guest post! Great job!
you’re a rock star, barb! :)
i like both versions. you set up the shot perfectly!
A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says
Oh this is so beautiful! I love the texture!
Congratulations on your guest post!
Well, how fun for you, I would be thrilled beyond belief as I know you are!! Gorgeous, simple image that is perfectly enhanced with Kim’s texture. I am so proud of you for taking that step!!
Love your photo – so soft and dreamy – just beautiful. I love the angle in which the photo was taken, so interesting – it draws my eye from the wispy delicate grass to the smooth bottles and then down to the rough texture of the stone.
Congrats for being chosen to be guest host!
Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) says
Hi. Visiting you from Deanna’s blog and I’m your newest follower. Congrats on your guest hosting gig! How exciting. Love the image and the mouse over technique.
Beautiful image. Congrats on being the KK TT guest host. Great job!!!
The Artful Diva says
Congratulations – good work – you deserve the accolades!
Thank you for hosting! Your image is gorgeous!!! :)
Rosie Grey says
Such a wonderful post, Barb! I love your image – beautiful processing!
Yvette Stafford says
Congratulations on being the first guest host at the cafe…I’m feeling your gratitude magic! A wonderful photo, and I too loved the community spirit of Behind the Scenes…great job. Yx
What a lovely guest post, Barb, well done !
Your photo is wonderful and beautifully textured !
Congratulations on your post at the Cafe! Your work is beautiful and so creative!
Gorgeous Barb ~ love it!
So nice to see you over at the cafe :)
I love love love this image. so simple and yet so fine! Truly creative and gorgeous.
You inspire me!
Maybe I will send in a mail to Kim with a guest post idea as well.. so exciting! :)
Hi Barb! This is so exciting to see you edging out and sharing your work. This is simple and stunning. You are a lovely host, and I enjoyed reading this morning. Thank you.
Congrats on the guest post! Well deserved – the photo is gorgeous. I’ve been looking through your blog, and ALL of your pictures are amazing.
What a beautiful blog you have! I’ve been trying to write down at least one thing every day that makes me happy, and it’s hard to do sometimes. I love your list, and that you have a scrumptious template that you use to list your top ten “happies” for the week. I may have to lift this, and fashion my own template in my own style. It is just too good! Thanks for hosting Texture Tuesday. It is a beautiful image!
Marissa @Life On Our Mountain says
Congratulations! How exciting!
Love your photo here and am so excited for you to have the chance to be Kim’s guest blogger! Your lake grass is just perfect!