Time To Write — Baby It’s Cold Outside

8033D4CA-A8FE-434D-B22C-7379C44A330B“Come on, hurry,” Veronica called out to her husband.

“Why, again, are we doing this?” Tim asked.

“I told you. It’s for my blog,” Veronica said. “Do you ever listen when I’m talking to you?”

“Yes, I listen. I just forgot what you said.”

“But you just asked me why I needed my camera,” Veronica said, “and I told you I have to get some pictures for my blog.”

“So what is your post about that we need to go out in the freezing cold?” Tim wanted to know.

“It’s in response to a photography challenge,” Veronica explained. “We’re supposed to post pictures that reflect all four seasons. I already have some that I took when we were at Virginia Beach last summer. And remember when we were in New Hampshire last fall and I took those stunning pictures of the autum leaves?”

“Yeah,” said Tim.

“And for spring I’m going to use one of the pictures I took of the cherry blossoms on the Potomac during our trip to DC a few years back,” Veronica said.

“So now you need a shot to show a wintry scene,” Tim said.

“Exactly,” said Veronica. “I was thinking of something artistic, like bare, snow-covered branches contrasting against the deep, blue sky. That would really depict winter well, don’t you think!”

“Can’t you just use one of the pictures from that week we spent skiing at Taos? I know you have pictures from that trip.”

“Yes, but I just wanted something unusual, unique, and interesting,” Veronica said. “And we are here in Montreal, aren’t we?”

“Fine,” Tim said. “But let’s make it quick, okay? Because baby it’s cold outside.”


Written for Rachel Poli’s Time To Write prompt.

Pencil Sketch

In this post from Marilyn Armstrong on her blog, Serendipity, the above pencil sketch was featured. I know Marilyn is an accomplished photographer, but I didn’t think she was also a sketch artist. So I asked her about the image and she told me about a program she uses on her laptop that converts photographs into pencil sketches.

Of course, I use my iPhone almost exclusively for my blog, so I went to the Apple App Store and searched for an app that works on the iPhone and can do something similar to what Marilyn’s app does on the laptop.

And I found something called “My Sketch” that let me turn this photo I took…

img_0103-1-e1515542293373.jpg…into this pencil sketch.

Pretty cool, huh?

I was also able to create this sketch below from the same photo…

BE57923D-EE83-4B4C-83A0-3E1296BB9816How about that? Now I’m a sketch artist.

Anyway, just thought I’d share this with you, my WordPress family.

And thanks, Marilyn, for the inspiration.