Monday, March 5, 2012


Cherry Blossom Closeup 2

My cherry tree is blooming, and seemed the perfect subject for the black and white lesson in Beyond Layers this week. I brushed out some of the background, applied Pioneer Womans B & W action, added a rosy hued texture at softlight because the pure black and white just seemed too stark, and finally the Kanji brush I made. The symbol is the one for "spring".

What other spring quotes can you think of that I might use?

March 4th - Giving thanks for 3 hard gifts:
a purpose at rest (?)
a nudging out of the "comfort zone"
hard questions, because she is asking them of me!

March 5th - Giving thanks for 3 gifts found:
a heart made to listen