The inner light actually comes from the soul; it is already inside of us. The moment we can have free access to our soul, we will see that this light is coming to the fore to permeate our whole outer existence.
~ Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Joy: Finding Your Path to Inner Peace
Quick reminder: Please join Frank and me over at his place, A Frank Angle, this evening or tomorrow for our collaboration on the subject of Light. I made a mistake on the timing when I posted about it on Saturday. The post is scheduled for 9:30 PM (U.S. eastern time, I think). If I get a chance this evening, I’ll come back and update the link so it will take you right to the post. And here you go, a direct link: On Light. Thank you, Frank! I love the way you weaved together your words and my images.
Today I had some time to play and since it is once again hot as Hades outside, I decided indoor play was the best option. A few years ago, a fellow blogger named Holly (who, last I checked, had closed her blog) played around in Photoshop with a technique to turn your photos into abstracts. She taught us how to do it, and a few us played around with it for a while, and then I guess we must have tired of it. I haven’t seen anyone doing it lately.
While cleaning out my desk drawer this morning, I came across the instructions and thought it fit the “play” bill quite nicely. I looked for the instructions a couple of weeks ago (unsuccessfully, I might add) because one of the things on my list of things I want to do is “goof around with Holly’s abstract technique and see what happens.” Basically, that means start with her basic technique and then experiment by clicking on this or that or the other thing. I am so glad the instructions popped up on their own today. It gave me a chance to do something I’ve had on my list for years and just didn’t get around to doing.
I had a good time with a few photos, and will have to spend more time playing around with it as I saw a couple of good possibilities with some of the filters I used. In the meantime, I thought I’d share these few with you. If you’re interested in the basic technique, let me know and I will do a Tuesday Tutorial sometime over the next few weeks to explain it.
Time for me to be moving along. Thank you so much for dropping by today. I am going to be taking a short break from blogging beginning either tomorrow or Thursday. If I have time for a Wordless Wednesday post, I’ll go for it. Otherwise, I’ll be back next week. I am taking a little time to fill up at the well, so to speak, with a mini-retreat at home.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Today’s joys: Iced mint tea; fresh summer fruit; the feeling of lightness that follows meditation; anticipation; collaborating with a blogging friend (a big Thank you! to Frank for the chance to work with him); refreshing the purple color on my hair.