My Colourful Imagination

Oh how I miss going for a decent brisk walk along the canal! I’ll get back to it soon enough, of course, but for now I’m convalescing after Covid so am taking things easy for the time being, keeping close to home until I fully recover.

My last walk there was on January 1st, and I’ve been looking through my photographs from that day. I’m remembering the feel of the bracing winter air on my face and imagining everything looking so much brighter, as if painted in a palette of primary colours, just waiting for me to get well enough to manage to walk that far (and get all the way back again, of course).

So I applied an online art filter to help create the kind of colourful effect I could see in my mind’s eye – K2 from Lunapic – and I’m sharing the end results above. Hopefully these stylised, artistic images bring a smile to your face as much as they cheer me up until I feel fit enough to get back out there and see it all for real myself once more 🙂

Weekly Smile

Umbrella Plant

More playing about with free online filter effects for today’s Flower of the Day – this time the boring green Umbrella plant sitting in my living room is having a bit of a colourful artistic makeover courtesy of Lunapic – this particular filter effect is called K2 🙂

Nine Days, Nothing to Say

Nine days with nothing to say – still here, just been a bit busy with one thing or another and haven’t had a lot of spare time recently to devote to blogging, but no doubt I’ll find something that motivates me again soon enough 🙂

Flower Power

As well as the three broken gladioli stems I’ve rescued from the garden and put in a vase on the dining room table, my husband also brought home a bunch of deep purple blooms to fill out the arrangement.

I tried to photograph them looking all dramatic and interesting, but instead they just looked boring and dull so I’ve applied an online artistic creative filter effect (free to use) to give them a more abstract finish 🙂

Flower of the Day

Big Blocks of Bright Colours

I have such fun playing about with online filters, exploring which creative effects work best with which images. This particular one transforms uploaded photographs into big blocks of bright colours, and works best with simple outlines and not too much fussy detail. So here are a few rather delightful colourful views of Inverness Castle, and I have to say this filter has picked up the red sandstone building blocks beautifully 🙂

Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Block

Flowers: Fun with Filters

I’ve been playing about again with applying free online filters to some of my images – this beautiful bright colourful effect is from lunapic and is called ‘flowers’, so it seemed appropriate to give it a try!

So as well as being my take on Flower of the Day, together they also create my perfect fantasy garden for this week’s Hunt for Joy 🙂

One Liner Wednesday – New House!

All being well, we get the keys for our new house tomorrow!

It’s not a brand new house, but it’s certainly new to us. It’s actually an old 1930s bungalow that (according to the Title Deed) was first sold in October 1933 for £400. We, of course, have paid a teensy-weensy bit more than that for it exactly 86 years later, but we both fell in love with it the moment we saw it, and can’t wait to move in over the next few days!

It’s going to take us some time to do it up the way we want it, but we’re just so delighted with it and are really looking forward to the ongoing process of making it our own over the next few months. The house is actually in the city of Inverness so after 10 weeks of truly rural living we’ll be townies again.

And even though we’ll be living in town we’re going to have a garden too, both front and back – outdoor space to spend time in and shops and services near enough on our doorstep again, woo-hoo! Watch this space! 🙂

One Liner Wednesday