Tuesday, April 17, 2012

white wednesday fun...

goodbye picnik
you've been a swell friend
we have spent a lot of time together
you've taught me a lot about  art and photography 
and bringing the two together
you have brought me many hours of pleasure

I  am going to miss you

 am I?

Just when it looked like I was going to have 
to break down and learn (and pay for) photoshop
I  heard
about picmonkey (I do not know where they come up with these names)
It's run by some of the old picnikers ...
so it is very similar.
The transition has been painless
I think I might even like it better.
and for the girl who does not like  change that is saying a lot.

I took a few hours on Sunday 
to have a photo shoot of my Easter roses
and then played on picmonkey.

So check it out...it's loads of fun. 
I just finished with my taxes...tonight is Mrs. G's first baby shower...my girl and I had fun shopping this morning...I can't show you yet but let's just say that it might  involve pink  polka dots.  

linking to:
White Wednesday @ Faded  Charm
Show off Your Cottage @ The House in the Roses 
Tuesday Cowgirl Up @ The Farmhouse Porch 
Cozy Home Scenes
Knick of Time Tuesday @ Knick of Time
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Farmhouse Friday @ Laurie Anna's Vintage Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
PRIMP Your Stuff @ (PRIMP)
Thriftin' on a Thursday @ Savvy City Farmer
Air Your Laundry Friday @ Freckled Laundry
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
Potpourri @ 2805
Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond the Picket Fence


judi said...

great photos.
yes, i have heard of picmonkey and it is wonderful. i was fretting a bit when picnik said it was shutting down...but no more!
yeah for old picnikers!

luci wallis said...

I was so sad about picnik. I have been using pic monkey for a couple weeks and I like it even better. So I glad I found your blog. Wonderful photos.

Faye said...

I guess I'm going to have to try one of these...I do use Photoshop but I honestly only use it for adjusting color and sharpness...never anything fun like what you come up with!
Beautiful images!

EllenaElizabeth said...

Well I learnt something new this morning. ..It's early morning here in Australia.....I have never heard if picnik or picmonkey. I will check the latter out. Have fun at the baby shower.

Faye said...

OMG!!! I just used your link to get there and played with one image. What fun and soooo much easier than Photoshop. Everything is right there, I wish Photoshop was as straight forward as this Picmonkey!
Thanks for the awesome tip!!!

Amy Kinser said...

Oh, I agree that the names of things are so wonky these days.

Your photos are just gorgeous, though. I will check out picmonkey. Have you heard of Gimp? I am trying to use it but boy it's tough.

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful Rene! I like that site too. Be sure and post some baby shower photos! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Leah C said...

Your photos are fabulous!! Picmonkey, huh? Silly name, but I'm curious enough to check it out;)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Is picmonkey better than picasa?
Love your photos Rene and I hope you have fun at the shower! Can't wait to see some photos!

chateau chic said...

Your photos are lovely! Looks like you got the hang of it very quickly.
Mary Alice

stefanie said...

oh, that is wonderful, I was so sad about piknic, thanks for the info, I am going right now!

Privet and Holly said...

As a reformed Picniker,
I was thrilled to learn
about Picmonkey, too!
All of your shots are so,
so pretty!

Can't wait to hear about
that sweet shower....


Rebecca said...

Your photos are LOVELY! Maybe I should break down and check out picmonkey!

I've been using Picasa for several years. It probably isn't as technical and may not have as many options, but it suits me.

Michelle Lisle said...

Thanks for the info I'll be checking out picmonkey a bit later....love the way you aged the photo of the roses..looks great....

Anne said...

Your photos are lovely as always.You really inspire me!Have fund with picmonkey.Honestly sometimes I have a hard time getting off of that site.Have a wonderful week.

NanaDiana said...

I am just planning on going to learn how to use Pikmonkey. I have never used any of these programs. I just need to find the time to do it.

Can't wait to see your pink polkadots...(let's just say that's what they are!;>) xo Diana

Patina said...

Oh...you've given me hope. I've been dreading the 19th. I loved Picnik! I'm going right over and checking out picmonkey, thank you for sharing Rene.

Hope you have a wonderful time at your daughter's shower. I hope to see lots of pictures! (o:



Oh, I'm off to try it. Thanks Rene!



Divine...chippy romantic shabby. I ♥ this vignette!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

WOW what a stunning post....I love each and every photo!!! Have never done anything like that..should check it out but I am so computer stupid!!!

June said...

I think you what I'll be doing for the next couple of hours Rene. I think I am going to give it a go!!!
Beautiful pictures!

BECKY said...

I am right there with you! So glad those Picnik guys and gals have branched out and have made another great photo editing tool!! I haven't mastered Photoshop, so Picmonkey is just my speed! Can't wait til they add more features!!

Your roses are sublime...

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I'm looking for easy so I plan to set aside some time to try out Picmonkey this weekend. Thanks for the tip!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I always love your pictures. Do you have a favorite effect you use?

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Your photos are very lovely! Thank you for the info about picmonkey!

Cindy~ HeartandSewInspirations.com said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful. Love the roses! I have the cheaper version Photoshop Elements and it does great stuff but I need another class to really know how to use it. I basically just use the quick fix and bandaid. I will definitly check out picmonkey. Thanks for sharing.

Faded Charm said...

Beautiful photos and roses Rene"!!! I need to look into this photo site, but have no idea what to do once I get there...help!!!

Hope all iswell and I wanted to ask you when your next sale is?


Diane said...

Thanks for the hint Rene. The photos are all beautiful. Diane

Sheila Rumney said...

I think I will definitely check it out as your pictures are gorgeous as ever!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the heads up. I totally love your photos but then I don't think anyone takes better pics of roses than you do!
Weird names...

Robin said...

Your photos are amazing. I can only hope to get such great photos one day! Robin

Paula said...

Hello sweet Rene`, Your photos are gorgeous as always! So glad you found another photo site to enjoy. I know you are very excited for Mrs. G! Oh, pink polka dots sound wonderful! Thank you so much for visiting me and for your sweet words! It really means a lot to me sweet friend! Thank you for encouraging me and blessing me! I hope you are doing well and your roses will be blooming very soon. I look forward to seeing them. I always enjoy your gorgeous blog posts! You are so creative, talented and have a sweet, gentle spirit! You inspire me! xo~Paula

FredaB said...

Beautiful photos - especially the last two. They looked like old photos and I mean that in a complimentary way.



Jennelise said...

Gorgeous photos! I will have to give it a try! :)

Burlap Luxe said...

Just beautiful!

soulfully inspiring the age of beauty.

I so have to check-out picmonkey thank you for this inspiring post.

margits bastelstube said...

ohhhh rene, what gorgeous photos!
great - i like them.
greetings from austria

On Crooked Creek said...

Your roses are gorgeous...and ah~h~h so~o~o romantic! Thank you for sharing another of your amazing talents with us!

One Shabby Old House said...

So funny that I am reading your post after opening my Photoshop Elements and looking at it with a sigh and closing it right back up. I will certainly have to give this a try.
Have you heard from Kelley? Where oh where did our dear friend go?

Olive said...

PicMonkey is the bomb diggity. I love it. Your images are splendid.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very nice. thanks for the inspiration these pictures are beautiful.

momto8 said...

lovely photos!!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Love your photographs. I'll have to try picmonkey myself.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I agree. I have recently found Picmonkey and found it easy and fun. I really like your photos and roses. It's always fun to express our creativity and your photos are great.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

So lovely! Beautiful photos :)
Visiting from Home Sweet Home

Greetings from Australia♥

Stephanie said...

These pictures are stunning. You have such a good eye for arranging. Thanks for the tips.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I need some help with my pictures so will try this pickmonkey thing LOL

your pictures are real pretty

PCovi said...

You know what was strange? My picnik went to Dutch or some language for the last few days LOL.
I Love your photos!! All ways!

Cindy said...

Beautiful photos!
I should check out the new PicMonkey.
I love how you use the old chippy door as a back drop.
Hugs, Cindy

Vintage Home said...

wow...whatever you use can only be great with the subjects you have chosen...love everything about this post and applaud you your chippy paited door stool
and adorable pitcher and roses!...so pretty!

Vintage Home said...

p.s. crazy about your pretty chandelier too!

Mimi said...

Love the photos . thanks for the tip about picmonkey.

Sandi said...

No way possible for me to get on picmonkey on my internet...maybe someday. Lovely photos!!

Michele @ {Primp} said...

beautiful pic!