(*Disclaimer: I didn't research Jimmy's journey with Superman, so if he turns into some evil person in the comic books, please just work with me here. Remember, I'm still supposed to be packing and can't go galevanting around making sure he turned out to be a good guy*)
You may asking, "hhmm... Mimi B, why do you feel like Jimmy on this lovely Friday?". The answer is that I just found a wonderful website called PicMonkey.com and when I'm on it, I feel like a jr. photographer. Pair that with my cub reporting skills, and waa la, I feel like good 'ol Jimmy.
If this is website is old hat news for you, scroll on, but if not, check it out. You can add words to your pictures like I did, there are graphics you can add, and a host of other photo enhancement options for free. That's right, you get to reinvent the photos. How wonderful is that?
If you forget their website name like I did, and type in "monkey pics", you'll just get to see a whole bunch of monkey pictures. So, remember, the pic part goes first.
These guys/gals are awesome and make updating photos both fun and easy.
(*Another Disclaimer: I don't know anyone at this company and this is not a paid advertisement. They're just great, and I'm sharing the good word.*)
So, check out a couple of my before and afters of my "Summer Time is Here" collection. I found these matching wrought iron Parisian cigarette tables at a garage sale, and they were just screaming to be painted a bright shiny red.
I painted them with 2 coats of Annie Sloan's Emperor's Silk and then coated them with two layers of Minwax Gloss Fast-Drying Polyurethane.
|I know the exposure is off, but the sheen is what it looks like in person.|
|Playing with PicMonkey, adding my logo in Polaroid style.|
This children's adirondack was in need of a good paint job when I found it, so I decided to give it a bright green custom mix layer involving Antibes Green with Napoleonic Blue on top, some pretty serious distressing, and topped off with clear wax. Say that fast 3 times...
|Fun side view at the shop|