Fizz . . . A Time to Play

Fizz A Time to Play

Fizz is such a joy! If she could speak I think her words would go something like this: Wake up eager to start a brand new day. Don’t let worries bog you down. Laugh. Love. Enjoy the simple things, like playing ball, chasing butterflies, walking along a stream. Shake off an insult. Leap for joy. Be quick to forgive. And never, ever go to bed angry!

My creation using PaintShop Pro X6, and photography (Fizz) by Thanks Colin!

Fizz . . . Fall Princess

Fizz 7 Fall

Fizz is always happy. Rain or shine she’s excited to romp in the fields of the UK with her trusted friend, Colin ( She runs and jumps and plays, and even poses for the camera.

Once again she jumped into my digital design. But she was a bugger to work with. First, she wanted in the grass, then in a field of flowers, then she bounced out of that one and into a pile of leaves. Finally she decided on being a Fall Princess. I’m just happy she stayed put somewhere!

I hope you enjoy my digital design using PaintShop Pro X6, psp tubes, lots of layers and special effects, and photography (Fizz) by Thanks Colin!


Bees by Fodrambler

Bee by FidramblerTo Bee, Or Not To Bee

The first time I got stung was on my thumb by a yellow jacket. I thought I had been electrocuted! When my arm swelled twice its size all the way to my elbow, I thought I was going to die! Of course I was only twelve and a little mellow dramatic, but I was really scared! I do think bees are pretty, though, especially when they’re frozen in a picture and can’t get me.

 My creation using PaintShop Pro X6, fodrambler’s photography, psp tubes, and lots of layers, texture, and special effects.

Bee By Fodrambler 1Hide n’ Seek Bee

Here is another photo by fodrambler. I kept the design simple to focus more on the bee. He sure is a handsome fellow.

Bee By FodramblerSimple Pleasures

I posted this in an earlier post but thought this little guy would enjoy being with his friends.

Thanks again, Colin, for allowing me to use your photos in my digital designs.

Home Sweet Home

It’s not that I don’t have photos of my own to use in my designs, I just enjoy using Colin’s (, better known as fodrambler. His blog is very interesting and amusing. With his permission, I have used his photos of Fizz, his furry sidekick. Today I have designed around a beautiful farmhouse that Colin posted. After a little cropping and erasing and adding a few picture tubes, I came up with the following design. Thanks, Colin!

Home Sweet Home (Fodrambler)

Fizz . . . In Fantasy Land

Colin, atrampinthewoods.wordpress, posted another picture of Fizz, and she jumped right into my design. We had so much fun in Fantasy Land today, chasing fairies and butterflies, smelling the flowers, and playing hide n’ seek. I didn’t venture too far, though, cause I was afraid I’d get lost and Fizz would head back to the UK without saying good-bye. Thanks, Colin, for allowing Fizz to spend time with me today. She’s a lovely little lady!

I created this piece using PaintShop Pro X6, psp tubes, and photography by fodrambler (atrampinthewoods.wordpress).

Fizz in Fantasy Land

Fizz in Fantasy Land

The Front Porch Swing

Straight from the Heart

The Front Porch

There’s nothing special about it at all. Sometimes it squeaks. Sometimes it houses wasps and hornets. Several times It’s even crashed to the porch with me in it! Yet, the old, country swing, with its rusty chains and layers of paint, holds a treasure chest of memories. It’s where I take my morning coffee, listen to the birds, and meditate. It’s where I talk to God, laugh and cry, and reminisce. But, my fondest memories are swinging with my grandchildren, talking and laughing, imagining ourselves soaring high above the clouds on Mrs. Eagle’s feathered back. At nightfall we’d gaze into the starry sky, listen to the frogs, and watch fireflies. When I’d finally oblige them with a scary story, they’d jump off the swing and scurry into the house.

My oldest grandchild, Brandon, now twenty-two, wrote me this beautiful poem, On the Front Porch, Swingin’. I thank God for reminding…

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