I got so homesick, I came home already!  LOL  My visit with Edna was so pleasant and relaxing.  Saturday night, though, I started feeling melancholy.  I missed my Chelsea and the grandchildren!  I came home on Monday and it is nice to be here. 
While I was gone there were a couple of crisis situations which, for the most part, my daughter handled very well.  No, really!  She did good!  LOL  There was the glass in the storm door thing.  There is someone that is supposed to come out and measure for the new one.  There was the kitchen range, which ‘blew up’.  We have a new one now!  And, the dishwasher incident.  Jaela went and pushed all the buttons, causing it to jam or some crap.  A light was flashing and nothing worked.  After trying to see if she could figure it out, my daughter slapped the dickens out of the front of the darn thing and it works fine!  LOL  I’m not kidding!
There are two things I would like to share with you all.  They are both for textures, but, hey, one can never have enough textures.  Wanna know how much I love textures?  I have 33.7gigabytes of ’em!  LOL  I was surprised to see how big that folder is.  But, you’ll soon see why.  I’ve written about Caleb Kimbrough.  Everyone has heard of Caleb, I’m sure.  But, anyway.  He creates the most awesome textures!  You want grunge?  He does grunge, from soft to ridiculous!  He has a hand in a bunch of different projects/sites.  Among some of them are Lost and Taken, Zen Textures, his Flickr account and a regular guest host spot on StockVault’s Blog for a feature called “Free Texture Friday”.  Ya think he’s busy?  LOL  Here is a list of those links for you if you want to check him out.
(There are individual texture downloads in the Gallery.)

M’kay?  Caleb also does guest posting on other blogs from time to time.  His textures are very nice!  But, I also want to tell you about 10 Raven’s.  The textures are not the only thing there is on this site.  There are stock images, as well.  But, the textures and images are good.  It is well worth the visit. 
I haven’t been online much, nor have I really been working on my art.  I did this piece for one of Digital Whisper’s Photo-Manipulation Challenge tonite.  It is up for revision.  Kimmie is awesome with her tutoring!  She really urges us to push the envelope and she offers some excellent tips on shading and high-lighting.  We have a new DeviantArt group, now, too.  It is a photo-manip group, with challenges, too.  Only, we can shove the damned envelope onto the floor over there!  LOL  We’re not that bad!  We all just have a bit of a preference for the ‘dramatic’ when it comes to art.  There!  LOL  Anyway, here’s tonite’s piece:

This particular challenge is titled, Edible Dwellings at Digital Whispers.  This is where I went with that theme.  LOL  I was in a goofy mood.  I am awaiting response(s) from the others to revise it.  There are several things I didn’t even tackle, like the bike’s tire tracks, but, I’m beat!

SU CheshireCat

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