Thursday, July 24, 2014

5 Random Friday Finds

Find No. 1


 I found a favorite new set of Lightroom Presets - The Black and White Workflow Collection from Pretty Presets. I love how I can customize my black and white looks.

Find No. 2


My husband is always telling me how I should go back to work so we can pay the house off faster and then move to the Leelanau Peninsula, well here it is. I am sure it would be an interesting job with lots of great stories.

Find No. 3


I have long been a lover of pencils for writing, particularly sharp pencils. Well I found these pens last week thanks to the supply list for my writing class that starts on Monday. I can never go back to a pencil after using one of these.

Find No. 4


I found this lovely handmade pottery piece this week to hold all my writing pens and the random pencil.

Find No. 5


I found this lone section of snow fence when I was at the beach this week.

Bonus Find


My new canvas is up over my writing desk. I can't tell you how happy it makes me to look at this every morning at 5 a.m.

Joining Kim for Friday Finds

26 comments:

  1. Love #5 and personal art, framed just for self is a real treat . . .
    Bonus Random is perfect!

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  2. What GREAT finds... really enjoyed them. Looks like a fun job. My husband and I are both entertainers and it's lots of fun! Have fun at your writing class. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Lovely finds Sarah as Mark would tell you I am a pen junkie but hey you can never have enough. The fence is sublime I I think you need to print that one too . The job looks interesting I'm intrigued.

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  4. Hi Sarah, came over after Viv was talking about you, were your ears burning, it was all good by the way. I will have to look into the preset, have to admit I have resisted the Pretty Presets, the e-mail keeps coming in my inbox I am so in love with Kim's that I feel spoiled but I do love that b/w of yours. I also love a good pen so will have to check that out also and wrote it down with a not so great pen by the way. The job find was funny and you should go for it sounds like a photography opportunity for sure. The new canvas is just so great, it is always wonderful when you see your work printed. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Sarah, when I hit reply, I noticed my account is taking my back to my old blog which was blogger and not my new blog address. I am going to have to try and fix that but wanted you to know that in case you were looking for me. It is http://www.barbarahurstphotography.com

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  5. Love the first image (I'll have to check out that set from pretty presets!) and the fence image especially. I do love a good pen so I shall be following your recommendation. Looking forward to hearing about your new writing class too - is it online or an in person class? Happy weekend. :)

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  6. You have hooked me on several finds this week Sarah! First I've already gone over to PP and downloaded those b/w presets. I love pretty tones of b/w, plus the collections is on sale today. Thanks for sharing that. I agree, the circus would be a great photo op so, you could earn a salary, plus sell photos for more money, and get you to Leelanau much quicker. LOVE your new canvas...one's own work is so rewarding to see on the wall. Beautiful!

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  7. Oh my! What a great set of finds! I love the B&W images! Yes, join the circus...isn't that a childhood dream of almost all children! I've jotted down the new pen. I have yet to find one that I'm happy with! The best of all your finds this week is, of course, the canvas! Perfect!

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  8. I love pens, and have mine the same way as you do.. that snow fence should be framed and on the wall . It is stunning . The mood is wonderful.
    I have a 24 by 36 canvas hanging on my wall in my living room . I see your enjoying so many things that I do. Its all the small things . Pens, small pottery, and writing.. but I cant write. Happy Friday my friend.

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  9. Such great finds this week Sarah. I'll check on the pen and the presets. I've never bought presets before. Thanks for those tips. My favorite though is the canvas of you and your darter from that wonderful vacation you were on. Nice job getting that printed and up.

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  10. i always love your finds...i'm going to have to try those sharpies out, get some for my daughter, she loves a good pen too...such a cute piece of pottery for storing them in...have a great weekend!

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  11. Your desk is much too clean. Adore that fence!!! Great processing.

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  12. Always enjoy the simplicity of B&W photos. Pens are an addiction, glad to hear I'm not the only one. For art journaling I use Sakura Gellyroll pens, too many yummy colors and textures. The new pottery for you pens fits in perfectly with the writing desk and canvas. such a beautiful place to sit and create.

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  13. i have a pen and pencil thing as well and I just love your image of the fence in the field.

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  14. So many good things here! I love the rowboat. I'm funny about pens and pencils, too. They have to feel just right in my hand. I've got some Pretty Preset presets but not the black and white, heading right over to check that out. And finally, that canvas looks right at home over your desk. The perfect place for it! {I hope you will enjoy our Deanna tomorrow!}

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  15. I love pens, too, especially ones with easy-flowing ink and very fine tips. I'll be checking out the ones you mentioned. Great finds this week. I love the toning on the first B&W pic and especially the fence photo. I agree with everyone else, that one is frame-worthy.

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  16. Great finds, especially that snow fence.
    Just beautiful!
    Have a great weekend.

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  17. Wonderful finds ! I love your framed print over your desk, it's beautiful !

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  18. hi Sarah ... love the preset you used on the boat photo ... beautiful. Thank you for sharing the info. ... need to check that out! And the photo over your desk is perfect! hope you have a great weekend!

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  19. I love the snow fence and your very neat writing table with your favourite picture in front of you! So you're an early bird too!
    5 a.m. is pretty normal for me too in the summer months! Enjoy your writing class!

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  20. Congratulations on your new canvas! And the pottery has beautiful colors and forms. Thank you for the tip for the LR present - I like a lot the feeling and tones!

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  21. Lots of wonderful finds...and, I especially love that 1st photo. So simple and beautiful.

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  22. WOW, love that boat and fence. Your work is beautiful, Sarah!

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  23. Great finds, Sarah! I just checked Office Depot for the pens - for my sketchbook. I'll be looking into them for sure. I would like to draw on my art journal-painted/collaged pages, but so many pens don't like the surface. I will try these. Thanks!

    xoxo

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  24. That's a great canvas above your writing desk, quite inspiring. Those Sharpie pens are the BEST! I like your pen/pencil holder.

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