Friday, December 12, 2008

Is it Friday already?

1. Good friends are forever.

2. Take care of your health; it's not too hard and it's worth it!

3. I'm ready for my second cup of coffee!

4. Coffee is one of my favorite perfumes or aftershaves or smells.

5. The oldest ornament I have is a Xmas bell from 1987, I know this because the year is painted on it!

6. Take some peanuts, pecans and walnuts, mix it all together and you have ... mixed nuts...

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sitting by the fireplace, tomorrow my plans include dinner at home with our former German neighbors , who are visiting for two days and Sunday, I want to start packing for our Xmas ski vacation.

More FFI's over here!!

Yesterday I tried scanning flowers, which I first saw here , referring to the wonderful work done by the talented artist Katinka Matson . A sample of her stunning creations can be seen here.

Since the flower is covered by a thick black fabric and facing down, the result is always a big surprise! unlike photographing the flower and searching for the best angle. This was my first attempt and after a few shots my hibiscus didn't look its best. I am aware this is a poor imitation of the striking work mentioned above, but it was a fun experiment. I only added a paperclip for decorative purposes, the picture is otherwise "straight out of the scanner"...!


  1. Love the recipe for mixed nuts! I could manage that! LoL!

    Your scanned hibiscus looks very arty :)

    Netchick sent me this time but you know I pop by anyway.

  2. I am jealous, I wish I could go on a skiing vacation. I just have too much work to do. :(

  3. Wow...her work is exquisite! And I think yours very good for a first attempt and probably less sophisticated equipment. I guess doing this with birds is out of the question :-)

  4. LOL Mixed nuts are yummy. And that art is just beautiful!

  5. mmmm, i love the smell of coffee, too! That hibiscus shot is cool!

    Thanks for playing, have fun this weekend :-)

  6. Enjoy your weekend and your vacation Mar!
    I'm running off to get me some coffee now!

  7. Tanya sent me! The flower thing looks so cool. I may have to try it. (and I photograph flowers all the time)

  8. I would never have thought it possible to scan a flower! Fascinating. Thank you for sharing this idea.

  9. I'll have MY 2nd cup with you! Those pictures are amazing! That would never work with MY scanner... I have the kind you slide through... dang! NOW I wish I had my old one back! LOL!

  10. You are doing a meme ? My mouth stands open ! The flower is absolutely gorgeous !
    Mr. Gattino is busy to scan pictures of a 53 cm long baby to a 2 m long boy !

  11. love the hibuscus. Very pretty.

  12. I've never come across scanned flowers before and that hibuscus looks fab to me.

  13. Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope you have fun skiing!

  14. wow that is very cool! Hope you have the best trip! :-)

  15. Hi!
    That's a great Friday Fill-In. I also love that photo of the flower. I'll have to give it try sometime. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great ski trip!


  16. Thanks for stopping by today. I love the smell of coffee, but do not like to drink it! Have a great weekend.


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