If you are a regular reader, you might remember how excited I was last year when I got to visit Louvre for the first time. I don’t remember how old I was when I first time heard about Louvre but I do recall wanting to visit there around 5th grade. Man, I was sophisticated already back then.
Around that time I won an art competition too. Just sayin’.
Okay, it was only a local competition but my work did go to the regional show and was displayed at a library designed by Alvar Aalto. Hah! It’s still hanging at my grandparents house. When I say hanging, my grandma was too lazy (or cheap) to buy a frame for it (it’s largeish watercolour painting) and just nailed it on the wall. Yes. Really.
That’s how much high culture is appreciated in my neck of woods.
One of my favourite subjects at school was history. Since the history education proceeds in chronological order, one of the first cultures I was taught about was Ancient Egypt. The interest has stayed with me so naturally one of my favourite section at Louvre (or British Museum) is the Egyptian Department (not the official name but too lazy to Google) and who wouldn’t be impressed by this:
See, I DID have a point to the story Other interpretations of this week’s Photo Challenge can be found HERE.
Thrifty Finn. Feeling all smart and cultural and all that jazz. And if you are keen on craft related giveaways, you find one HERE.
Up. Upper. Upstairs, downstairs. The royalty. This is my interpretation of the theme UP on this week’s photo challenge. I used Pioneer Woman’s Seventies and Sharpen photo actions. They are my favourites just in case you haven’t noticed
If you are interested, click HERE to see what other people have come up with.
Thrifty Finn- dreaming of Paris and Louvre and, and, and…
Solitary painting of a solitary woman. Museé Carnavalet, Paris.
Photoshop Action used: Pioneer Woman’s “Boost”. Here’s an original:
Here’s the LINK to other Solitary-photos. And don’t forget to LIKEThrifty Finn on Facebook, where I post links to Finnish crafty and design blogs, mixed with awkward and funny moments of my life. Because not everything can be blogged.
Yeah, yeah. I know I’m a week late with this. I had one idea but didn’t have the chance to execute so I decided to skip it. Today, when I began browsing through my Paris photos for the Urban theme, I actually got inspired to do Merge. No worries, I’m still doing this week’s challenge, I’m just going to get the previous one out-of-the-way first.
Ooh, Notre Dame! To achieve this look I used layers, selective magic wand, pattern I got from Deviant Art and Pioneer Woman Action “Quick Edge Burn”. The photo itself is SOOC and was shot on some random setting accidentally, which gave the photo its bluish tone. Then to finish things off, I merged the layers together. Here’s the original:
Sigh. I miss Paris. If only I could be there! No wait. I will be! In couple of months! Yay!
One time or another everyone reaches a point in their lives where they have to make difficult choices. To me that day is today. I was so cool about it for months. “I don’t need to go there, I’ve seen her perform four times already”. Or “Nah, I hear it’s nothing special”. Or “A true fan can appreciate her anywhere!”.
Then today came. And the headline stating that She Has Landed on Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
And my brain did “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMADONNAAAAAHHHHHH”- thing.
And now I have a ticket and a nutritional 2-week eating plan consisting solely of porridge.