No Cussing and The Oiled-Up Raintree

Image source: Gus Kilthau
@Ceerios (4756)
Goodfellow, Texas
July 15, 2016 2:04pm CST
No Cussing and The Oiled-Up Raintree It is so hot here today that I am somewhat afraid that I might slip up and write some forbidden words. Now then, I am one of those people who rarely ever lets out a cuss word - or, for that matter, even a mean word. But today, with this oppressive heat and the wet and steamy humidity in the air, a slip-up may be possible. As if the high heat and the wetness in the air were not bad enough, we are also gifted with a continuous cloud of dust blowing onto us day and night from the far-away Sahara Desert in Africa. Today's routine, thus, is type a couple of words, sweating all the time, then give off a big sneeze, and get back to keyboarding again... I am going to have to watch myself here. The springtime of the year was not like this at all. Helping to remember those cooler, drier, dust-free days, it seemed to be a decent idea to mess around with some springtime photos of a flower-filled Golden Raintree made into a photo collage with fake oil paint on one side and the original photo on the other side. That's what I did. Used a handy piece of free download software to slobber oil paint all over a picture and join it with the original photo so that I might see and enjoy a view of cooler, drier, and dust-free air. That comes close to making me feel cooler already. Autumn cannot get here fast enough to suit. * * * * * * * * * * Image source: Gus Kilthau * * * * * * * * * *
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Jul 16
That's very clever what you did with the photo. I thought maybe you'd painted a picture from the photo.
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
16 Jul 16
@JudyEv - Ms Judy - I was so very clever. Yes, I was. Really, really. i grabbed that Golden Raintree photo and stuck it into the FotoSketcher program and asked the program (politely...) to make an oil painting of it. When that was done, I took the two photos and stuck them into the PhotoScape program and, again very politely, asked that program to stitch the two pix together inside of a single frame. Believe me when I tell you that it took practice and perseverance beyond belief to accomplish it. On my own, I cannot draw a straight line.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Jul 16
@Ceerios I can believe it took a lot of practice and perseverance. Maybe it would have been quicker to paint it!
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
16 Jul 16
@JudyEv - Ms Judy - Now, let's see ,,, Where was this conversation heading?
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@garymarsh6 (14069)
• United Kingdom
15 Jul 16
Well I know your fridges are much bigger than we have in the UK I would go sit in one for an hour or two!
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
17 Jul 16
@garymarsh6 - Brother Gary - I asked my bride if we might run on to the market this next week and purchase a double-door refrigerator. She asked me why. When I told her of your suggestion she threw a heavy fry pan straight at my head. Question: Will ice help alleviate the pain?
@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
15 Jul 16
It does looks like a lovely painting. Download a software, no app for this?
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
15 Jul 16
@Lucky15 - Hi Reine - No "app" around here. The free download softwares are two - the one for "painting" pix is called FotoSketcher, and the one I used for the collage is called PhotoScape. Both are free and are downloadable from SourceForge dot net. Both are easy to use, too.
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