Thursday, December 27, 2007

"you did what?"

Well it didn't take him long after turning 18 to get a tattoo. Within days of turning 18, Scotty got a memorial tattoo of his father who died when he was 6 months old. It was a text message..."Mom, can I come over and show you my tattoo?" I knew he was going to do it and I knew it would be soon. I just thought he might wait a bit longer. He knew what he wanted many, many years ago. He drew a drawing of the tattoo he would have one day when he was about 12 years old. He wanted a memorial tattoo in honor of his father. He never knew his father and since he died when Scotty was only 6 months old, he has felt a huge loss throughout his life. I am not a big fan of tattoo's and especially big ones that cover large areas of the body. But, this one has meaning for Scotty and now he can feel like he has his father with him always.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Visit to see Santa

I took Jovanna to see Santa today at our LSS. She wouldn't sit on his lap, she was too shy to do that. But she did tell him a few things she wants for Christmas and Santa said "Put that on the list!"


I am interested in learning how to create my own sketches. It seems that people use many different programs to create sketches and there are soooo many people out there doing sketches that you'd think you would be able to find some tutorials, but no! I couldn't find a single tutorial. I know how to use PS to edit and enhance images but I haven't a clue how to create a scrapbook sketch from scratch using PS. Scrapdango is working on a tutorial that I hope will be ready after the holidays to help others who want to learn how to create their own sketches. So, I gave it a try and it was rough! Here is my first attempt at sketching using PS and the layout that it is based on.