Monday, May 31, 2010

Echo - Fauna

Our task must be to free ourselves...
by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures
and the whole of nature and its beauty.
Albert Einstein

Memorial Day 2010 we toured Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery as dusk approached. Even with relatively heavy traffic at 7pm in the evening, the Park deer were grazing on the damp grass. I'm always amazed at the fauna of urban areas, but being so close to the Mississippi River I shouldn't be surprised. I had seen their presence, on previous visits, as they had  dined on flowers left at my parents grave. This was the first time I had seen them in action. Peaceful and perfect.

Florida fauna

Seagulls along Marco Island Coast,  September 2009.I hope they are safe from the oil slick.
Fauna is the topic for Echo 14, Click on the link to the left to see Susan and Chyrsti's Blogs and see more photos.

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Galveston Coast

Riders enjoy the Galveston Coast line in November 2009, I hope the folks in Galveston are spared more destruction of the coast line.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Digital Expressions- Susan Tuttle

Check out Susan Tuttle's new book! I've just added it to my wish list on If you click through to amazon on  Good Search and enter Board of Religious Organizations - St. Louis, the BRO will receive a percentage of your purchase! ( )

"Susan Tuttle guides the mixed-media artist through 25 stepped-out digital projects created with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Projects like manipulating single photos, collage on a digital canvas, and digital illustration will inspire you to tackle all kinds of digital mixed-media projects using stock photography, custom brushes, textured backgrounds and your own digital photos. A team of talented contributing artists further illustrates the techniques in action. Plus, a bonus CD includes more than 20 digital design elements for you to use in your own projects!"
Note: All projects contained within the book can also be carried out in Adobe Photoshop/CS -- as long as you are familiar with the tools and functions of your program, you should be fine.

Click here for Susan's blog and enter to win a free copy of her book!