Thursday, September 6, 2012

Flower Art Friday #20 - September 7, 2012

Welcome to Flower Art Friday #20. Can you believe that this has been going on for 20 weeks now? I can't.

This has been a heckuva week in my life for reasons I'll go into later, but I'm going to blame stress-head for failing to set up last week's linky for voting. By the time I realized that I'd made the mistake, we already had contributions and the linky tool wouldn't let me add the voting option.

So, we don't have a top three this week and that's a shame because we had a great linkup last week with some really awesome contributions. Voting is enabled for sure on this week's linkup and hopefully I won't make that mistake again.

If you get a chance, check out last week's gallery and visit the contributors to give them a little love.

Since I don't have winners to share, I thought this might be a good time to share a couple of images of cards I received from Kat's Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap.

I was happy to receive this lovely floral image to go along with all the other "special meaning" cards I received. Of course, I'd get at least one flower post card right? :)

As a part of the post card swap deal, each participant also received a card from Kat herself and isn't this just gorgeous? I'm guessing this was taken in Italy.

My image for today is one I actually created a year ago right before I started this blog. Again, because of all that's been going on I just haven't created anything new. But, I also thought it would be interesting to take a look back since this is my blog-o-versary month.

The orange roses are the same bouquet I used to create the Flower Art Friday badge. The textures the text stamp are from Kim Klassen who was the person who introduced me to textures. I think it was ok, but I also see that there's been a good bit of improvement in this year.

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.


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.

Ok, let's link up!

Today's Linkups

kimklassencafePhoto Art FridayOrangeFridayBadge


  1. Glad to hear that your news was good. Still so stressful, though. Take care of yourself this week!

  2. The message on your photo is important, I think - every day is a day to celebrate, isn't it?
    Thanks for hosting this meme!

  3. So beautiful colors, flowers and pictures.
    Thanks for letting me join.

    Good evening to you, Marit.

  4. you always have a very fine display of your flower art, will have to remember to join in again.

  5. LeAnne,

    Your orange roses are gorgeous! I've learned so much over the past couple of months with textures. I can see the difference now when I look back at some older photos. Happy blog-o-versary and may you have many more. Thank you for hosting.

  6. The orange roses are gorgeous and I love the texture you added!

  7. Loves your roses LeAnne!
    such a gorgeous color...
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :))

  8. I like what you made. It´s little old fashioned. :)

  9. Hi! LeAnne. Congratulations for 20 week anniversary.The orange rose photos are your trade mark.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  10. So many beautiful entries and I love your own.

  11. Love the processing on your Today is the Day bouquet! You have done so well on your linky party. Keep it going!

  12. Beautiful photo! You should stop by my blog and share it with us on Orange You Glad It's Friday, a new meme featuring photos with a little or a lot of orange. Hope to see you there!

  13. That image is not just " a vase of flowers" it is beautiful. I really like the textural effect of the background and i love the orange and green against all that white. You might like to join in on Mandarin Orange Monday #9 this week too:)

  14. Gorgeous treatment of your orange roses, LeAnne. Thank you for sharing your image with Photo Art Friday.

  15. Cool meme...visiting from Orange...Friday.
    Have a great week-end♫♪

  16. LeAnne those roses are beautiful and processed wonderfully. What's even more beautiful is the good report that you received.

  17. Hi LeAnne - I'm so happy to hear your health report was a good one!! Your roses are beautiful - love how you've portrayed each one in a special way to show their beauty. I always enjoy visiting your site. Have a lovely weekend.

  18. A lot of inspiration and talent displayed here. I like your texture work and the sentiment on your image.

  19. Hello LeAnne,
    wonderful work, lobe your pictures.
    Your project give me a lot of inspirations.
    Wish you a nice Weekend
    my blog:

  20. I love your picture and the quote is certainly one we should all remember! :)

  21. Hi LeAnne I just want to say thank you. It's a huge pleasure to see so much talent in one place. It's really inspiring. Congrats to the winner! Have a good day.


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