have a beautiful day in every way by © Karin  Taylor

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Today I spent a number of hours actually creating these flags out of paper and string, I made 13 diamonds and coloured them in with texta and crayon, they are about 6cm x 10cm each, I then glued the tips after I cut them all out and strung them on the piece of string.
The whole thing took me many hours and I realised that composing can be as time consuming and as rewarding as painting pictures and drawing. Poetry seems to be the fastest thing…whereas these other things take much forethought, time and patience. I found it very hard to string these up anywhere, and in the end photographed them from above while they lay on the ground, trying a number of different backgrounds, but nothing really worked….so instead, I’ve used the marquee tool in Photoshop CS4 to cut around the flags and changed them to a more vintage look…… I wanted this image to be able to be on canvas, on a card, for birthdays or any day without it having to be a special occasion…I wanted it to be able to be given to boys or girls, males or females…I wanted a card that said it all, something I could give to people I know and love and care about, something that spelt out my heart and something I imagined other people would like to say to their friends and relatives, be it a birthday, a special occasion, or no occasion at all accept as a loving gesture, or something pretty and positive to put upon the wall in your or my house. I hope it comes across as the flags are being supported by the clouds themselves. I hope you like it! ;))

Canon Powershot G11 digital camera
Nik Color Efex Pro 4 for the flags processing to a more vintage look
Backgrounds and Textures from Shadowhouse creations with thanks and also Flypaper Textures


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  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 2 years ago

    How beautiful this is…..such good tones too!

  • thank you so much Ellen!! :) x

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  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasalmost 2 years ago

    I like the subtlety of colors…and of course the message!

  • than you so very much Dorina!! that means a lot to me :) x

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  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Karin!!! Love this! Worth the time spent creating :) xx

  • thank you so much dear Carol!! xx

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  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 2 years ago

    Lovely to wake up to Karin. Uplifting work

  • thank you very much Donna, have a lovely day! :)

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  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéalmost 2 years ago

    great work :) xxx

  • thank you so much Denise :) x

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    JUSTARTalmost 2 years ago


  • thanks so much Sylvia ;)

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  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 2 years ago

    I agree with you fully Karin – before I wasn’t into photography and didn’t realize it could be as time consuming as a painting – and now the majority of my photos, as you know, are ones that I have to spend time composing. You are doing well in this new venture though; and the dimensions of your diamonds are the same as the paper I used for my sailboat hehehe…

    It is tougher when your subject is hanging from somewhere rather than sitting on something (other than your hand r something that moves). I remember really struggling for that in The Cats rule the Nights and maybe a few others. You did a great job with the editing though – you get the sense they are hanging; without you mentioning it we wouldn’t guess on first hand that they were on the ground. And anyhow, more than the technical skills of the methods used to create the piece, the intent is the most important, and as always you out a smile on my face :)

  • ah thank you Mui-Ling, yes, intent is important I think too….now that I’ve tried this I know what I need to do ti get the next effect I’m looking to achieve. So I learnt something! The flags must be smaller, they are too large right now to fit adequately in the frame, so it means I can’t get in too close to them…if I make another set that are smaller, I might be able to attach them to twigs at each end, posed in the garden with a natural background and achieve some bokeh and blur in the background …I can but try :)

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  • deborah brandon
    deborah brandonalmost 2 years ago

    Sooooooo creative & such a joyous message Karin – LOVE your work :) xx

  • aaaw, thank you so much dear Deb xoxo

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  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 2 years ago

    Oh whoops, I misread! Since your units are cm your paper sizes were actually much bigger than mine! Well that would’ve made more sense :P

  • lol…i was wondering how on earth you folded that size into something that tinsy tiny Mui-Ling… haha.. xox

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  • Adriana Glackin
    Adriana Glackinalmost 2 years ago

    So full of whimsy! I can see thus as a large canvas :) x

  • aw thank you so much Adriana !! ;) x

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