Courage by Orianthi and Lacey

Courage by Orianthi and Lacey

Take all my vicious words
And turn them into something good
Take all my preconceptions
And let the truth be understood

Take all my prized possessions
Leave only what I need
Take all my pieces of doubt
And let me be what’s underneath

Courage is when you’re afraid
But you keep on moving anyway
Courage is when you’re in pain
But you keep on living anyway

We all have excuses why
Living in fear something in us dies
Like a bird with broken wings

It’s not how high he flies
But the song he sings

It’s not how many times you’ve been
knocked down
It’s how many times you get back up,

Courage is when you’ve lost your way,
But you find your strength anyway
Courage is when you’re afraid
Courage is when it all seems grey
Courage is when you make a change,
And you keep on living anyway
You keep on moving anyway
You keep on giving anyway
You keep on loving anyway

Photoshop Layer Masks: Refine Mask

bluerazzprairie:

:-) Adobe!

Originally posted on Photofocus:

We last explored the properties panel as a useful way to modify masks, Adobe Photoshop offers an even better approach. Watch how to utilize the Refine Mask Command.

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Disclaimer: This is just one way to work with masks.

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Fizzing Fun

bluerazzprairie:

Fun idea!

Originally posted on Pumpkins and Me:

I saw this on another blog, I can’t remember which one but it seemed fun and easy to set up so we gave it a try the other day.

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It’s a tray with baking soda and then cups of vinegar coloured with food colouring.  The children used eye droppers to suck up the vinegar and squirt it onto the baking soda causing a wonderful, colourful fizz.  Pumpkin 1 wasn’t able to figure out the squeeze/squirt motion of the using the eye droppers and she wouldn’t let me show her how so she just had fun swirling the eye dropper in the vinegar or in the baking powder and causing little fizzes.  My daycare 3 year old was able to do it though and had a great time.  I actually eventually emptied the soaked tray and refilled it.  It’s a great way to practice the pencil hold and to strengthen fingers…

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