September 6, 2010

Summer in Review ...

2010 summer in review


I Heart Faces is encouraging us to share about our summers. I'm still in denial that mine has come to an end. It seems it came and went all too quickly. But now that I look at it collage-style, I can see that it was jam-packed, even tho relaxed and lazy. It was filled with our giant roadtrip thru western National Parks, swim lessons, reading great books, I Heart Faces' Photowalk, foggy-non-hot weather, trips to the beach regardless, puzzles and more puzzles, canyon hikes, and lots of photos!

Be sure to visit I Heart Faces to see how everyone spent their summer days ...



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18 comments:

Anita Johnson said...

What great memories, thanks for allowing us to come along for the ride. Maybe I need to make a collage too...I see bits of fall in the landscape and I know winter and the cold will follow. Maybe a nice summer collage near my desk is the pick me up I might need to make it until next spring! beautiful work, glad you have included a few pictures of you also!

Steoger Fam said...

I love how you mixed in those bright beautiful flowers. They pull my eyes back and forth across your collage. Nice work.

Ashley Pugh said...

I love them! What beautiful Bright Colors!!!!!

Leslie said...

ahhh Verdi and C Man taking his own pics of his "guy".. I love love love this slice of life....

and if you don't want it to end.. come to our 100 degree temps.. feels like the dead center of summer..

Sarah said...

such little boxes of fun Susan!

Shaina said...

Lovely photos! :)

Angie - The Arthur Clan said...

Man, oh man...do I ever love the collages you make up.

And I'm with you on summer ending. Total denial! :)

Becca said...

What a perfect collage!! :-) I love it - and looks like a fun summer!

Jennifer Duffy Photography said...

What a great way to remember these moments!! Love the collages as well!

Life with Kaishon said...

Me too Susan. I am totally 100% in denial!

Wendy said...

Love your collage! Perfect.

Jen said...

What a beautiful way to capture the summer! Love your self-portraits, I need to remember to do a few more of those...

Tracey said...

loved seeing your little tutorial on iheartfaces today. :)
Random question...what do you use to make your collages?? Do you do them on your own in PS? I am such a collage freak. Love the collage story told of your summer!

Skeller said...

Hi Tracey -
I find PS to be way too tedious for collages (tho, if I practiced enough or made actions, I'm sure it would get easier ... maybe???)
Anywhoo, I use Fotofusion (www.lumapix.com) to make all my collages. They have a full demo version that you can download free - it's a great way to test drive it and see if it's a good fit for you.

T3R3SA said...

What a beautiful display!

Kent Weakley said...

What a great collage. I love how in one large image you've captured summer. It says a full, fun summer to me. I'm sure it has endless meaning to you and your family. Nice work and great images!!

Tracey said...

thank you Susan for the info...alas the free fotofusion trial is only for windows. I am a Mac girl. :(
I guess I am going to have to learn how to do it on my own! Have a great weekend!

Skeller said...

:-(. I know there's a work-around that involves a 3rd party software ($39ish dollars) that allows windows programs to work on macs ... back in my mac days I scoured the Fotofusion info boards to find the software link. Of course, that takes away the "free-ness" of the demo ...

Alternatively, you could look into the Moiroi (spelling) Compositor. I think it's linked on IHF. It's a plug-in that works with PS to easily create collages ...