I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do this week and was looking for some inspiration……
After a few days of thinking and looking around, the lightbulb went off…. there is something that is of great interest to Nick right now and I thought it would be something cool for the “wall of fame”
Nick has not been the most cooperative subject lately…. you know, the tweenage years…..they just want to do their own thing!! So, I decided instead of putting him through the ringer to get the shot I had in mind, I would to dig through the archives to see if I could find something that I could use……….
This picture was taken at the park about 9 months ago……. he had walked right infront of the camera and I totally caught him off guard! I always loved this image, but never did anything with it. I guess it was one of those that got buried within a photo filled hard drive.
After converting the original picture to black and white in Photoshop, I decided it needed a little more…..so I put a barely there texture on it and I also decided to add some text or word art to dress it up!!
Here are a few helpful hints….. You can buy brushes or word art at most of the places you can find digital scrapbooking kits. My two favorite places to buy brushes are HERE and HERE. They are very inexpensive and if you have Photoshop…..they are LOADS of fun to play with!
If you don’t want to buy brushes or word art, you can create your own….. Most programs like photoshop are preloaded with some basic fonts, but there are sites that offer some really cool free fonts…..all you need to do is download them to your computer. If you are looking for something new click HERE and HERE. You will not be disappointed!
Sorry, I digressed….. back to Nick…..
This summer, Nick had mentioned that he may not want to continue with Soccer. He thought good and hard about it and decided to stick with it for the fall season. I don’t believe in forcing my kids to do something that they don’t want to do, but I explained to him that if he signed up for a season, he must complete the season….. he could not quit!
He completed the season and had a great time playing, but he was positive that he was not going to be playing again in the spring. He wanted to take a break and really wanted to try something else…..something new.
We asked him to think about what he wanted to try……..
THE ELECTRIC GUITAR!!!!!!
He was adamant that this is what he wanted to do……..
Around Halloween, he started emailing me links to a few electric guitars that he was interested in. He wanted us to buy him the guitar for Christmas……it was the ONLY thing he asked for and really wanted.
After a little investigating, we got him the guitar that held the number one spot on his list. It came complete with amplifier and carrying case!! Let me tell you……it was a VERY LOUD Christmas! I guess it could have been worse…. he could have asked for drums!!
Next Tuesday, Nick will be taking his first lesson……and he is really EXCITED about it!
Of course like many other 12 year old boys, he is dreaming about playing in a band one day……or becoming a future rock star!!
I guess you really should believe in your dreams……….. you never know where they will take you……or what the future might hold.
In the meantime….. I will be heading to the store to buy some ear plugs…… I think we are going to need them!! I have a feeling there will be a lot of practicing going on in between lessons.
Okay….enough about my Black and White Wednesday!!
I can’t wait to see and read about all of yours…….
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