Thursday, June 21, 2012

Flower Art Friday #9 - June 22, 2012

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Welcome to this special birthday edition of Flower Art Friday. The theme this week is "roses" since today is my birthday and the official flower of June is the rose.

Today's composition is related to my birthday on multiple levels. The roses represent the month of June and this Polariod 103 Land Camera belonged to my parents and was born in the same year as I (1965). I totally forgot they had this camera until I came across a Model 80 at Clairrene's Treasures when searching for glassware.

(I bought it, of course)

Mom pulled the 103 out for me and also let me have temporary custody of some of the early shots taken with the camera. The photo in my image was taken on my first birthday.

Also in the album of polaroids was this shot of me with the camera case in tow, waving bye to my mom-apparently on my way to somewhere else. Don't I look like I know where I'm going and happy to be on my way? Who would have guessed that cameras would eventually play such a big role in my life's journey?

Have camera, will travel


The texture I used for today's Flower Art is Kim Klassen's appropriately named "yesteryear." I acheived the tones in the image using RadLabs "Lux Soft", "EZ-burn", and "Vintage Tones."

Now, let's see who came out on top from last week's challenge...

I got a special birthday bonus with two of our top reader's picks from last week featuring roses. This gorgeous, warm, rose macro from Hans received the most votes and I have to say, I just love it.



Birgitta came in second with this exquisite yellow bloom and reflection. So creative!




Ruth at R.H. West Photography joins the winner's circle again this week with these perfect pink roses



And tied for third place with Ruth is Mona's subtle and sublime tulip shot.




Congratulations winners! Grab your badge!

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Before we get this party started, here's just a quick reminder of the rules before we begin.


Flower Art Friday is a weekly gallery featuring your floral themed creations. We will have themes from time to time, but these will only be suggestions and you may feel free to deviate if you like. Obviously the theme revolves around flowers,and works submitted can be photos, digitally manipulated photos, textured photos, or mixed media collages.

Check out my resources page for information on some great sites that provide free textures, clip art, and tutorials.

The rules are pretty simple. Your link should go directly to your blog post or flickr post, and I ask that you post a link back to my blog in return. Post only your original work, and give credit appropriately to the source of images, clip art, or textures you may use in your piece. It would be awesome if you would grab my badge and include it in your post.

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You also get to vote for your favorites. I will feature the top three picks on my blog next week, so if you participate please note that you are also giving me permission to repost your photo here. I will also be sending you a little email reminder to come back and vote and when the winners are posted.

Alrighty then, let's link up!







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67 comments:

  1. This week's winning flowers were all on the top of my list, but with only one vote it was difficult to choose just one. Congratulations to everyone!! Everyone has such fabulous talent with their camera! Happy birthday LeAnne!

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    1. I know, I find myself wishing I had more than one vote, too! Thanks!

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  2. Happy birth day to you. I regret to say that the rose season was over in Japan. So I uploaded a wildflower. Sorry.

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    1. That's quite alright. It is a beautiful image and I just adore wildflowers. Thanks for linking up!

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  3. Happy Birthday!
    Rose season has just started in Norway.
    Thank you for hosting this wonderful meme!
    Have a lovely weekend

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    1. Thank you! So glad you joined us.

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  4. Oh - how nice to find your blog - flowers play a bit part in all arty things for me . Will try to join in sometime with your Flower Friday. And I agree, those pictures of toddlers often look so assured and purposeful - and then that frequently goes a couple of years later.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you will join us soon. It is lots of fun and so much talent to inspire!

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  5. Happy Birthday! Love your photos...you were oh so cute with that camera bag!

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  6. This is just wonderful LeAnne - and I am sorry if I didn't vote because I didn't realise at first how to do it, and then I was distracted so I forgot all about to come back. Thank you for hosting this superb challenge!!

    Kind regards

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  7. Congrats to all the winners! It's always very difficult to choose only one favorite.

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  8. Happy birthday Leanne! I love your vignette. That camera is amazing, and the shot of you at age one is wonderful! My favorite was in the top three! Have a glorious day.

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  9. Happy Birthday! I love the photo with the old camera! So beautiful!

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    1. Yes, I was so tickled that they still had it and it was in such great shape. Thanks for the birthday wishes!

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  10. Congrats on your birthday. Sorry I had no rose for you but I hope you don´t mind a wild flower. :) Swedish name translated will be Water Clover. Have a great week. :)

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    1. Wild flowers are special to me,too! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Happy Birthday Leanne. I'm sorry that I didn't have a rose this week. I'm posting a hibiscus instead.

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    1. I love a mixed bouquet! :) Thanks for sharing birthday wishes and your lovely image.

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  12. Gorgeous! Happy happy birthday to you!

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  13. Happy Birthday LeAnne! Adorable photos of you as a child and enjoyed seeing the old camera. So many beautiful roses this week. I hope you are having a great day!

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  14. A happy birth day to you! I hope you love all the roses we're giving you for this special day. Love the old snapshot of you. It was probably a hint to your future passion. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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    1. Oh, I do love them so much! Thank you!

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEANNE ! Have a nice day and many gifts. Thank you very much for Flower Art Friday. It´s great !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    1. Thank you...the pleasure is all mine!

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  16. Happy Birthday to you LeAnne!

    I hope you're having a lovely day and I love that picture of you, who knew! Best wishes to you and thank you for hosting :)

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  17. Happy Birthday to you!
    I am glad you liked my contribution last week!

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    1. Thank you Hans....looks like quite a few people enjoyed your contribution. Congrats again!

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  18. Happy birthday, I had my birthday yesterday:) I'm sorry I have no rose picture but I'm in our summer cottage and all my rose pictures are at home but I hope this will do:)

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    1. Happy belated birthday to you! Thanks for adding some variety to our mix :)

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  19. Happy Birthday Leanne, I am new to this meme and will be posting my rose contribution later and visiting other participants.

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    1. Glad you are joining us. Your contribution is wonderful and thanks for sharing the comment love with our other talented participants. :)

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  20. Happy Birthday! Love your baby picture.

    My entry.

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  21. Happy Birthday, my birthday is also in June. The rose is one of my favourite flowers. This is my first time visiting and did not know about your meme. I will try to participate in the coming weeks.

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    1. Lots of June birthdays! Happy early or belated (whichever is the case) birthday to you. Glad you found us and look forward to having you aboard. :)

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  22. Happy birthday! I love your photo of the Polaroid.

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  23. Hi LeAnne. In my haste yesterday to get my photo posted I forgot to comment on yours. I loved it. What a great old camera and you paired it with some lovely roses. - Also loved your childhood photo too.
    Hope your birthday was very special. You got some really great birthday flowers here!

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    1. Never had I had such a lovely bouquet! Thank you Ida.

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  24. Thank you for sharing your meaningful, vintage piece with Photo Art Friday LeAnne. Happy Birthday.

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  25. Hope you have a great birthday and thank you so much for hosting this fun challenge each week.

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    1. Thank YOU for joining in. :) It was a good day.

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  26. thanks for sharing your wonderful flowers with us! it´s funny, we had nearly the same winners from last week :)

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    1. I know! The winners should be very proud. :) Thanks so much.

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  27. Happy Birthday, your photos are wonderful, love your baby picture, thanks for sharing and for hosting this challenge. Roses season started here a month ago or so, I have taken a few photos but I haven´t edited yet, so I have not a rose photo this week, sorry. Last week winning flowers are wondeful.

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes! Themes are always optional so feel free to share what you like!

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  28. Thank you very much for your welcome and belated Happy Birthday!

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  29. beautiful! Happy birthday:-)

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  30. I hope you had a wonderful day! You created a perfect study and image. The camera, the photo and the roses all really look like they were taken in 1965. I cannot wait to head over and visit some of the other participants. So many great shots!

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  31. Happy Birthday, Leanne!!!
    I hope you had a wonderful day :)))

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  32. Beautiful post, as usual. I hope you had a wonderful birthday, here's wishing you to have a great many more!

    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

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