Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Texture Tuesday - Children's Books

The theme for Kim Klassen's texture challenge today is Gratitude. Just after I read the theme last Tuesday, I had a brief conversation (on facebook) with my husband's SIL about her local library. At the end, I stated how thankful I am that years ago, I started collecting children's books for my personal library. Going to college first for elementary education and then for literacy meant that I spent more on children's books than I did on textbooks or clothes. In my college dorm room, I had children's books strewn everywhere! They were stacked up in laundry baskets, interspersed with my YA and adult novels on my bookshelf, and usually scattered on my bed, as well.

With the price of print books going up, libraries charging membership fees, brick & mortar bookstores disappearing every day, and e-readers becoming the new fad, I'm always grateful for my personal collection of children's books. I am so excited about the days (WAY off in the future) when I'll be reading these books with my children. My parents, especially my mom, instilled me with a deep love for reading, and I hope I can do the same for my kids.


After adjusting sliders in ACR, I added a haze and a gentle vintage look. Here are my layers with KK's texture love:


EDIT: So, when I was reading Kim's blog just now to see next week's challenge, I realized that I didn't add 2 layers of texture to my photo, as instructed. I only have 1 layer. Oops. I was going to try to add another layer on top of my saved photo, but I kinda feel like it might ruin it. I am going to leave it. Just don't tell Kim!

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8 comments:

Neringa said...

I like the pastel colors that you've created. And I do agree that reading with kids is so much fun, mine are still quite small but they already have the passion for books :)

Susan said...

This was great Amy!!

Blessings to you♥

Pat Mark said...

Lovely post Amy. I saved all my daughters childhood golden books and I am pretty sure she still has them. Reading has always been a part of my life too. Loved the Bookmobile in the summer.

Lisa said...

I love children's books. I like your composition....we'll just not tell Kim about that little oops! ;)

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful texture work - just great!! :)

Kathryn I said...

Children's books make me happy, too! Love your image!

Ruth said...

A great idea and wonderful image, the processing has worked really well :)

Marilyn said...

Nice work, Amy. More than anything I just look forward to visiting your blog. Love your profile and your signature!! I like raw fish too.