The Texture of Our Lives

Thanks to Elizabeth over at Just Following Jesus In My Real Life for making me aware of Kim Klassen's blog and her lovely textures that she is so gracious to give away. She also teaches online courses and I just signed up for one today.

I am hoping that I truly learn how to master Photoshop Elements and not let it master me.

First of all I am showing you the initial image of the photo I took and then the altered image. I realize it is a little heavy but that is the way I wanted it. It really reminds me of some of the old pictures I used to see in my grandmother's snapshot box.

I used three of Kim's textures and I flattened my image before I wrote them down but I am pretty sure they were "Yesteryear, stained paper and stained music paper." I used the stained music paper texture to give the impression that this old photo had been found between the pages of a worn and tattered old hymnal.

In the future I will keep better track of the steps I used to get the final image.

The church I discovered a few months ago and took pictures of then becomes the
church I attended as a child in the picture below.

Of course it is not really the church I attended as a child (that church has been torn down and replaced by a new more modern one) but it does bear a remarkable resemblance and brings back many memories.

I am including a very pretty and different version of "I'll Fly Away" to make the memory more vivid but if you really want to hear what our little church probably sounded like almost sixty years ago, go to the bottom of the page and click on the SCBC choir selection. I had to smile even though those off key voices sound like the very angels of heaven to me.


Hop on over and enjoy looking at Kim's beautiful photography and her altered images. Very cool!