Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Top 10 Traits of Highly Successful People

1.       They work hard

a.       Success never goes on sale – there are no short cuts

2.       Eager to learn and apply something new – work hard – attend everything

3.       Network & value people

a.       Make people feel special

4.       Work on themselves

5.       Creative

6.       Self-reliant & take action (initiative)

7.       Keep their balance & perspective

8.       Live in the present moment

9.       Look over the horizon & seldom get caught unprepared or surprised

10.   Respond quickly


Then you will know that I am the Lord; those who hope in me will not be disappointed (Isaiah 49:23b)

How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. (Psalm 36:7)

The abundance of God’s love is poured out on all those who love and know Him – a personal intimate relationship.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Excited & Overjoyed!


This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice & be glad in it.

When I opened my emailed yesterday, I could hardly believe that my photo had been accepted in a juried photo exhibition at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Melbourne, Florida. I, like many artists submitted our work to be considered but only 64 pieces were selected and mine “YES MINE” was select. So excited – the reality is still sinking in!

Just the thought that something I created will be on display at an Art Gallery is both exciting and overwhelming. I’m attaching a similar work but the original will be on display from September 5th – the 27th.

Awards will be announced at a reception on the evening of Sept 5th between 5:30-8:30pm. So if you’re local let me know if you’d like to attend.

Blown Away 2014

God’s plans for those who love Him are beyond what eyes have seen, ears have heard, or what our minds can conceive! 1 Cor 2:9


God is good and His mercy is everlasting. Blessings, Cheryl

Friday, August 1, 2014

Things I learned in July


Since the beginning of the year, I’ve committed to my improving my photography skills.

So, in July, I chose a slightly different take on a still-life project. I started with some frozen lemons & kiwi; the lemons didn’t quite have the transparency I was hoping for. However, I really liked the way the kiwis turned out after editing – the color  & detail in the fruit. After cropping and a few minor tweaks, below is the edited version of the “kiwi.”

The settings I used for this shot were: ISO 100, f13,1/320 sec & 46mm focal length.


Then, re-discovered my Wacom Bamboo (which I have had for years collecting dust) and having been using it to edit my photos. I particularly like the brush strokes used to edit this picture. I was able to remove the distracting power lines in the picture.

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Have fun with your pictures and ….give it your best shot!

The Master of Life gives me strength to make through life – one end to the other.


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