The best part of our exploration was finding this fantasy boy playground where they dug out an area for the dirt and left a really neat gully surrounded by climbable mountains of sand. Needless to say the boys went home wet, cold, and dirty but with huge smiles on their faces. They didn't even mention Minecraft once. ;-)
Now that the rains have stopped for a while and we are feeling better l I told the boys we will go back there and explore some more. It better still be there or I am going to have two miserable boys crying on my shoulder.
We started emailing and became fast friends (she is so incredibly sweet and talented) and she suggested we put our creative minds together and collaborate through our blogs by posting more tutorials and editing/design freebies. I have to confess I am really excited to work with her because now I have an unlimited amount of gorgeous photos (of girls and women, YAY!) to play with to create new freebies for my blog AND I am going to be learning along with you how she sets up her creative photo shoots, captures gorgeous images in-camera, and how she creates her fantasy photo art. It is a match made in heaven and I think we all benefit.
The before and after in the screenshot above is Jill's work. I had seen the snowy after and asked her how she edited it and when she sent the before no-snow image my mouth dropped open. She creates digital magic and she is going to share her techniques (including this one) with us!!! Her skin tones are to die for in her portraits and I am going to make sure she tells us all of her secrets. Hear that Jill?
I am really excited about our new adventure and know that our collaboration will make this blog so much more fun and informative for you. And did I mention I am excited about the endless hours of editing fun I am going to have using Jill's photos? Life is grand!
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