Nope, not quiet at all!
We are navigating un-chartered territories.
And me no likey.
I am very aware of my "earthen vessel" status. However, as uncomfortable as it may be, I'm so grateful to be resting in the Potter's hand . So I say, squeeze away! It's good.
It's all good.
And wouldn't ya know, today's picture is right on topic.
When I'm not being random I enjoy a good "theme".
On our recent Montana trip, I was compelled to stop and capture this Pottery shop. Isn't it just quaint? I would have loved to meander inside, but much to my disappointment, the Potter was nowhere to be found.
Oh how I would have loved to partake in the Montana Pottery sale!
Sadly, I will never own a piece of Montana Earth Pottery.
The picture was screaming to be "molded and squeezed".
It may have even whispered a small "thank you"!
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
2 Corinthians 4:7
In lightroom I used the "retro warmth" preset by Sarah Ji.(free from Pre-set Heaven)
Then I shuffled over to Photoshop Elements and ran a high pass filter on this. That extra sharpening gives the photo a grungy feel. And while I don't enjoy feeling grungy, I love a grungy picture!
I then added a texture called "extreme grunge" by Kim Klassen and set it to "hard light" and decreased the opacity. I added a layer mask and erased some of the texture off of the building.
And finally, I added a texture from flickr...one that looked like a ripped old piece of paper and set it to "lighten" and decreased the opacity to taste.
If you are like "What"?? "Huh"?? I wrote a very simple Texture Tutorial here.