"For us let it be enough to know ourselves to be in the place where God wants us, and carry on our work, even though it be no more than the work of an ant, infinitesimally small, and with unforeseeable results."
-- Abbé Monchanin

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

New PanosFX Photoshop Actions

Getting acquainted with a new set of Photoshop Actions from www.PanosFX.com  Here are some of my first uses of some actions in the set.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Playing Around on Thanksgiving

Trying out a new Photoshop Action from Panosfx.com and testing the new version (6.0) of Filter Forge.  A little light added from AutoFX.  After a spell of no playing with Photoshop due to a major computer crash that took over 2 weeks to fix, I've gotten things working and enough programs loaded to enjoy life.  So, here's a little experiment.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

In The Beginning - Chaim Potok

I recently reread In The Beginning by Chaim Potok.  [If you haven't read all of Potok's books, you're missing immeasurable treasures.]  In the book one of the characters makes the following statement:

People exist by virtue of the help they give to one another.  That's what I believe.  Helping people improves the helped person's life and keeps the helping person human.  I know how much rottenness there is in people.  If I though only of the ugliness inhuman beings, I would despair.  So I try also to remind myself of the many people in this world who help one another.

That's something we need to hear and heed in the messed up world we're experiencing these days.  With the current election shenanigans we really need to remind ourselves of the many people who help one another.  And we need to be among that cohort.