This is why I get so behind…

I have tons to do. In the middle of all this stuff I need to do, my dear cousin Kerryn texts me some pics from her trip to Pennsylvania with her dad .

What do I do? I open up one of the photos and start photoshopping it. And not for a few minutes… I’m talking about spending a couple hours… for really no reason at all except I love photoshop and I love goofing off when I have work to do!

So here’s the original image, the house where they stayed…

And here’s my version after wasting valuable time of removing the wires, meter, brightening, enhancing and a bunch of other mindless stuff…

Disclaimer: I did not need to photoshop my uncle there on the porch. He was already perfect.

Now you would think I’d get back to work after wasting so much time. Nope. I decided to work on yet another one of her photos…

But this one I decided to limit myself to an hour…

I share this for all the others who are like me and goof off when they have much more important things to do!

If anyone needs any photos re-worked, send me an email! LOL. I wish all my freelance work was retouching images.

Thank you Kerryn for sharing your pics. BTW, she knew I was doing this. She takes wonderful photos and the ones she sent me were RAW. She would’ve worked her magic on these after (she’s not one to goof off at work) and would probably look better than mine!

Five Questions Friday: What’s a Half Twist?

Q: What is the name of this basket and how did you come up with this design?
I named it the Full Twist. Well, it really was a simpler and smaller version of one of my more intricate exhibit baskets.

Q:  Have you taught this basket and if not, are you going to teach it?
Yes, I have taught the “full twist” basket before. 

Q: What would a half-twist look like? If someone got tired of making all those little twisty things they could just stop and call it a Half Twist?
Eric: Well, you are sort of onto something here. Students weren’t too fond of making all those twists as they completed the rows and worked their way up. I myself enjoy doing them. But I decided not to do any full twist type baskets in my workshops. 

Q: How do you feel beating your wife and preventing her from being 4-0 in our Brady Gaga Fantasy Football League?
Eric: How do I feel about it? Ah, I always had a hard time playing my wife in our league. It’s the worst part of the year. But what am I supposed to do, tank? If it’s any consolation, I would rather you win the whole championship before me.
(Well, I would have had a nicely paved road if you didn’t beat me last week.)

Q: What aggravated you this week?
Eric: I just saw the new appointment card from our dentist and you scheduled it for the day of my birthday?
I did? Sorry. It didn’t even dawn on me.
Well, that really aggravated me that you think a good birthday gift would be going to the dentist.
In my defense, I sort of didn’t pay attention because she said “6 months’ and I knew I would be canceling it anyway because you find going to the dentist once a year too much.