One Love

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week is One Love. I’m taking this opportunity to show you something that I love doing, which is layering lettering over photos. Right now, I’m just using apps on my iPhone, but I will be doing a Photoshop course soon and I also want to do calligraphy and hand-lettering courses as well, so that I can use my own writing. I used to be good at calligraphy when I was younger, but I haven’t practiced it in years.

img_8058

This is one of my favourite photos. These two are best friends and that is the love that I wanted to portray here. It is a love that we should all know – that best friend who is always there for you, who will listen to you, and who will just agree with you, rather than playing devil’s advocate or trying to get you to see the other side. Someone who just gets you.

 

img_8057

I chose this photo because I think this tiny collection of little flowers looks like a bridal bouquet. It is only a centimetre across. Imagine a bride carrying this on her wedding day, walking towards the person she’s going to spend the rest of her life with. Her one true love.

 

img_8059

How could I talk about love and not mention my little Miss Gidget? Some of you may remember my Writing101 assignment on loss, where I write a story about my minion, Lucy. Lucy ran away from home and so she was replaced with Lucy 2.0 above, and Lucy 2.0 is in love with Stuart. Together, in love, they can face anything the world (and Gidget) can throw at them).

Thanks for coming by and reading my silly musings on love.

x desleyjane

Advertisements

34 Comments Add yours

  1. Every one of these images is a hit and the lettering make them even more so. Look forward to see how you develop your love affair with letter layering on images.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Lisa! That means a lot to me.

      Like

  2. Debbie H says:

    Great post! Love the artwork you’ve been doing on the pics. I’m still thinking!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Deb. Looking forward to seeing yours.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. RuthsArc says:

    Lovely interpretation of the prompt with great photos and lettering. Good luck with this project. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Ruth! I really appreciate that.

      Like

  4. loisajay says:

    These are not silly; they are wonderful! And Miss Gidget is adorable!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much Lois. I wasn’t sure if I was being overly wistful…

      Like

  5. Heyjude says:

    I love the flowers and the words.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Heyjude says:

        I’m interested to see how your words develop 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        1. desleyjane says:

          Thanks, me too lol.

          Liked by 1 person

  6. Amy Sampson says:

    Aww… Gidget with the minions is precious. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Amy. That’s the closest she’s been allowed to Lucy 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Kim says:

    I love your photos, especially the one of Lucy and Stuart. That brought a smile to me. ::)

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jane Lurie says:

    Love your shots, Desleyjane. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Jane! 💕

      Like

  9. What a lovely post . I’m doing a photoshop course too 😀 You’re such a creative soul x

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Well thank you my dear. Did you know Stuart in the last photo is your Stuart?!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. ooh la la you mean ‘the Stuart?’ lol x

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Beautifully done, DJ! Still working on mine. Loved your minion story. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Terri 😊😊 Looking forward to seeing yours.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. pommepal says:

    Lovely interpretation of this theme DJ. I’ll be interested to see how you get on with Photoshop. It is a great programme, not easy, but opens up so much creativity (and time consuming!!!)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you PP😊 I’m looking forward to getting started!

      Like

      1. pommepal says:

        I took a course about 5 years ago. So much to learn and unfortunately a lot of it has slipped away in the fog of not using regularly. But I do use it a lot for cropping, enhancing etc. Not so much creative side as no time when travelling, but maybe this year I will get back to all that creative stuff…

        Liked by 1 person

        1. desleyjane says:

          I do worry about the “not using it regularly” problem. Which is why I haven’t done the course yet. I need to wait until I’ve organised my space so that I can settle into a “home office routine” for this sort of thing. I’d love to see more of your “creative stuff” 😊

          Like

          1. pommepal says:

            Not used PS for creating for about 6 years while travelling, but now I’m staying put more I may do some. I have been using LR more since you put me on to it.

            Liked by 1 person

            1. desleyjane says:

              Oh that’s good to hear that you’re using Lightroom, I think it’s a great program. My plan is to only use PS for the creative stuff, like adding text for example. I just need to pick a course date and dive in!

              Like

  12. katieprior says:

    Lovely pictures. Looking forward to seeing the results of your Photoshop course! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thanks Katie. I just need to book a date for the course now!

      Liked by 1 person

I'd love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s