It is Mothers’ Day in Australia today…which means it is also Nannas’ Day too…a double whammy in fact. Today we gathered for lunch at a cafe – a mummy and two nannas and the “children” and grandchild. Guess what one a nanna and the grandchild had for lunch? Pancakes with ice-cream and strawberries! Whose idea was it? Not telling! But I did have spinach, parsley, ginger and lettuce juice before I left and little Matty had eaten a healthy breakfast.And after all, it was a special day:)
Earlier in the week it was a far more civilised breakfast.. toast and juice….at Matty’s Pre School. Mummy and the two Nannas were the special guests..along with all the others. Of course the two Nannas took lots of photos and here are mine. Don’t you love the magic garden? And the owl?
All the pics were taken with my IPhone..I didn’t want to be too obvious a proud grandmother with my huge camera. However, I wasn’t anonymous, two of the teachers had been students at the school I taught at for nearly 20 years…. they were very likely in my Year 7 Art class. Also, another student of mine, one I remember very fondly, had sent her two children there the year before last.
The Magic Garden images are almost straight from the camera, only a little editing in Photoshop – cropping, adjusting levels and contrast. I did, however, use Topaz to improve clarity.
The lockers, with names and symbols. Matty’s symbol was a butterfly. He always did enjoy the finale of the Very Hungry Caterpillar!
And every child’s favourite – the sand pit. It was huge!
These pics were transformed using Nik Color Efex – Photo Styliser and then adjusted using Photoshop Hue/Saturation, Selective Colour and Photo Filter (Warming).
Next I used PhotoShop Filter Gallery to make changes. The first included two filters, Paint Daubs and Poster Edges. The remainder, my favourite, Poster Edges.
The following images were processed using Nik Color Efex and Topaz Filters
Playtime – with filters, layers and masking.
I know it it is a fairy garden but I still haven’t been able to get The Beatles “Octopus’ Garden out of my head since seeing the magic garden. Matty and even danced to it. I had to stand on a “stage” (footstool”) of course.