Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

March 7, 2010

~ * Bliss And Inspiration *~

Each Season Comes with it own

~ * It is up to us to find them!

This weekend I set out for Leola's
for inspiration and bliss ~ *

And I was not disappointed,

I never am...

Good Friend and Neighbor Jan,
a proprietress of Leolas.
She has a great blog and you can visit
Summer Sundays by clicking here!
You will love it!

My friend Dulcy and I were thinking ~
Other than online and an occasional trip
to pick up grocery items,
there in no other place we acturally visit
 to shop beside Leolas. 
If you are even close to Ozark
you should stop in and see
what we are talking about!

It has been a beautiful weekend
here in Southwest Missouri.
I hope you are experiencing
Joy, Bliss, and Inspiration
wherever you are
finding yourself
these days!

Wishing YOU many many
Almost Spring

I am teaching myself how to use photo shop elements.
Here is my second try! I put the image inside the scene.
Then I put a filter over it!  If you have any suggestions
for visual tutorials, please let me know ~
it would be most appreciated!


Janet said...

That shop looks like the perfect place to find inspiration! How lucky you are to have it so close by.

summersundays-jw said...

Thank you so much for always supporting Leola's & for taking such wonderful pictures. We've had a great weekend and feel truly blessed to have such perfect weather. You guys are such good friends and I so appreciate you. Now I'm ready to start hookin'.

Mrs. E said...

Wow! Love your photo shop work! Very cool. That shop looks amazing. What is it about clock faces that I love so much?! Enjoy your inspiration this week. Spring break is one week away for me. I need time to recharge. Coming here is a great start!! Have a wonderful week!

TamboinMO said...

I see you and Dulcy had a fine time at Leola's....I know she was really looking forward to it. I hope to get by there on Wednesday....I hope there is something left :)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hey Katie, wish I would have been there again yesterday to see you and Dulcy, great photos of you two and the gals! It's amazing to see what I've missed, once I look at photos! Love your photoshop pic, I need to just do it.
big hugs,

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Leola's looks like such a fun place to visit, all those wonderful treasures, yum. Digital something or other by Stampinton Co. (magazine) has incredible ideas, inspiration and instruction for your photoshop fun. Just a thought. I wish you almost Spring blessings too! We don't have Robins here yet, but Im hoping they show up any day now. God bless, Cathy

Margaret said...

I'm with the clock faces too, I love that pic! maybe it's the hint of time gone by. Great shopping trip, I can totally understand why you shop there!
Photoshop image is great, I especially like the addition of the figure. Mx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

thank you for taking us along to your special spot!

SO lovely!

Patti said...

That shop looks like such a wonderful place- I feel like I could move right in! Your photoshop pic looks awesome! We got the program for Christmas but I have not played with it at all! I am sure you know about Susan Tuttle and her Ilka's Attic blog. She runs some very cool workshops (on-line) to delve into Photoshop. She's on my sidebar if you have not heard of her. Have a wonderful week, Katie!!!

dulcy said...

What a fun day! I went back Sunday with Jim and got my candle (and picked up a couple more goodies....oh dear....you'd think a $100 would be enough wouldn't you?)


Anna said...

Leola's sounds like a splendid place to spend lots and lot of time!! Did you get the black hat? It's gorgeous!!! You photoshop work is great.. I too need to get better at it... What little I have learned has been from Jessica Sprague... youtube her... she has TONS of tutorials and on her website you might even be able to sign up for free classes... (she's very scrapbooky but you will find that her teaching style is great and once you get the concept down... it can be easily adapted to any style) I have yet to take one of her classes (I have soooo much free time on my hands - lol) :) Thanks for the fun shopping trip. U R loved!! xo,

Pam Aries said...

What a fun shop! I could get lost in there for days..hah

Melinda Cornish said...

if I ever get up that way I am going to go to Leola's for sure......everything is so pretty!!!!!

Martina2801 said...

OMG, such a talented artist! Congrats on these awesome photo shop work and your wonderful blog and also thanks for your favourable comments on my blog.
Have a nice sunday.

Sarah said...

Hi Katie,
Leola's looks great-just my kind of shop-I know I would be very tempted in there! I love your photoshop picture too-I find photoshop so hard. Recently I googled something about how to get the grainy vintage look in photos and lots of things came up. I was amazed! Thanks for your visit-I am having such fun with the kitten!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Katie,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your very lovely comment! It is always so nice to meet new blogging friends! :) I love both of your blogs Katie, your art work is just gorgeous, you are so talented! Leola's looks like my kind of place, I know if I visited I would stay there for hours! :) Love your photo shop art piece, you are doing such a fabulous job creating with it! Have you heard of Creative Workshops? There is a link in my side bar if you are looking for PSE classes.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us and I also want to thank you so much for adding my badge to your side bar, I appreciate it so much.
Have a great week!
Hugs, Carol Anne

Healing Expressions said...

Hi Katie...Oh I could lose myself in a shop like that. What a treat to do a little virtual window shopping with you. I was blessed by the "Daily Mantra" you have on your sidebar! Thank you for the beautiful words you left for me on my blog. Your visits always encourage!

Relyn said...

I want all those empty clock faces! BAD!!

Jerusalem said...

love it! so wish we could come and visit again - maybe it will happen sooner rather than later!

Anonymous said...

It's a very poetic forest Katie !! magic !

purplepaint said...

Oh what a fabulous shop!!! I could spend hours there! And lots of money I'm sure! LOL! :D