Textures, Gratitude and the little things

It's that time of the week when Kim Klassen hosts Texture Tuesday.


  grasshopperThis little guy really captured my attention early one morning when I was having a cup of coffee on the deck.


grasshopperSo, I made him the star of this week's Texture Challenge.

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 This week's theme is Gratitude...

  grasshopperAfter long thoughts of all the things I am grateful for, I thought I feel gratitude for so many things...

gratitude for the little things 1

  grasshopperand especially for the little things.

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 Kim asked us to use two textures, I chose:
KK cool grunge
and KK black and white.

Thank you for the little things

So, stop by and visit the Kim Klassen Cafe and see all the Gratitude.


I hope that you have a delightfully fabulous day,
filled with
of all the things
that make your
heart filled
with Gratitude.

grasshopperI am grateful for so many things, especially my girls...so I chose one of my favorite songs for this post.   The Love of My Life, sung by Carly Simon.

PrairieJill said...

These are great!! Love the textures - and your little friend.

hannah said...

Oh Karen.
What a honey of a post!
And a star he really is.
Gorgeous editing and such a playful concept. The laundry scene is also wonderful. I so enjoyed this post, even though I am not fully awake yet :-)
my Tuesday edit

Anonymous said...

thoroughy enjoyed reading your post today. LOvely, wonderful images. What nice work you do. thanks for sharing all that.

Cathy said...

How fun! You did a great job with that little critter, your artwork, and Kim's textures : ) and it was nice hearing Carly Simon, it has been so long since i listened to her.

Pat Mark said...

How lovely all of these images are. Very artistic. Well chosen for TT.

leavesnbloom said...

What a cute little bug and what alot of great work you've put into your post today. We've so much to be grateful for!

from leavesnbloom photography

Ruth said...

what a great blog :) I love this post, he really is a star and your processing is very good too!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh that last image of the cottage...that is MY KIND OF SCENE! HELLO THERE KAREN! Anita

Carol at Serendipity said...

Beautiful post. Love your art.

Kathleen said...

I am in love with your grasshopper! He has such a wonderful expression. It's so easy to be grateful for the little things when they look like him! Your texture work is superb.

Leah C said...

What a cute lil' guy...and I never thought I'd say that about a bug!! Great texturing:)

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Karen,

Looooove what you have done with these images!
Gratitude is so important in our lives...


Yuè said...

great pictures and your works are very awesome!

Anonymous said...

How fun! This little grasshopper must be feeling quite special! :)
Hope you have a lovely week, Karen!

Anonymous said...

Such delightful work! I love your little star!

Susan said...

Wow...looks like you had fun. These were all awesome.

Hope your day is blessed♥

Lisa said...

Love everything about this: the editing, the message, and the whimsy!

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful texture work - just great!! :)

Marilyn said...

Karen, I always love visiting your blog. There is so much to see and hold my interest. I don't know how you do all the little extras, but it's fun. Nice work.

Roshanda "ShonEjai" Glenn said...

Wow! Great texture work. The little guy was so very cute!

Kathleen Grace said...

The grasshopper is such a delightful little guy! He is a great metaphor for the "little things" that we see and experience each day but sometimes don't stop and look at closely enough to really appreciate their beauty:>)