Lake Trout

In Events, Fashion, Home and Garden by Eliza

Gilbert Blythe: “Anne Shirley…..what in the heck are you doing here?”

Anne Shirley: “Fishing for lake trout.”

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (1985)

There is a magical place in the highest Rocky Mountains where my family spends a week every year. It’s a time where we disconnect completely from technology and work and we spend time together. This year one of my nieces caught her first fish. Mostly we get rainbows, but sometimes we catch Kokanee salmon or Arctic Greyling. Rainbows are our favorite for dinner on the fire, and I was glad to capture my niece’s look of … Read more at the source.


In Events, Fashion, Home and Garden by Eliza


adjective ethe·re·al i-ˈthir-ē-əl

1.   a :  of or relating to the regions beyond the earth  

      b : celestial, heavenly

      c : unworldly, spiritual

This is not a word that has much place in my life, as I have always been a thoroughly earth-bound person.  I envy my friends and acquaintances who dwell in more esoteric realms of thought and being and wonder sometimes what it would be like to live in their minds for a time. Ethereal perfectly describes Caelan Hancroft’s beautiful filigreed set for the February round of Seraphim Social. 

Mina Nakamura is … Read more at the source.

Softening and Highlighting Hair for Photoshop and Gimp

In Events, Fashion, Home and Garden by Eliza

Have you ever looked at beautifully edited photos in wonder and some dismay, thinking that there’s no way you have time (and in my case artistry) for that kind of photo work? It happens to me all the time. As RL gets more and more hectic, it is difficult for me to find the time to edit photos in more than just a few basic ways.  If you are one of those digital artists who can enhance your photos drastically by drawing hair and incorporating external content into your photos, then I admire you and maybe hate you, just a … Read more at the source.