The Kiss | Photoshop And A Little Creativity

This is from my wedding.  While I was editing some other shots I decided to play around with this one a little and was pretty pleased with the result.



DIY Mural | Easier Than I Thought

As we were preparing for Kid 1 I was experimenting with doing some of the wall art myself, just simple things at first like Winnie The Pooh and cartoon characters, but they turned out so well I thought why not see what I can really do?  I used a cheap projector I got at walmart to project the image I wanted onto the wall, adjusting the distance to increase/decrease size, and basically traced the image with paint.  It worked perfectly!  Or about as near perfect as I could have hoped.  The only difficult part was the shadows and midtones.  I had to use my imagination there a little to fill in the trace but even that turned out better than I expected.  Then I just added some creative flourishings to taste and a quote and viola!

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DIY Fatherhood | Art And Murals For The Baby Room

As we prepared to decorate the baby room for baby number 1, I looked at some wall art to put up but it was all so expensive.  So I decided hey, it’s not everyday you have open walls you can just paint on! why not just play around and see if some DIY art is a viable option, and if not or we mess up we can always paint over it.  But it actually turned out great!  And it was super easy.  Basically I used a cheap projector I picked up at Walmart to project whatever google image or collage of images I wanted onto the wall and then just traced over it.  So simple yet effective.  Who knew?

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Husbands Love Your Wives

Good Reminder.  Sacrificial love, like Christ loved his bride the church and gave himself up for her, even to death, even death on a cross.

Ephesians 5:25-33

“25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.
28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
29 for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,
30 for we are members of his body.
31 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
32 This is a profound mystery but I am talking about Christ and the church.
33 Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself”