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Cropping Life

Mourning Dove in the Fairy Garden

Okay, so say the experts that you should use the Rule of Thirds for cropping, for the most part. So I thought that meant your subject should be in one of the boxes that bordered the photo. One site said the important object should be in the cross hairs. Now, another had said the eyes in a portrait should be above the middle line, if it’s a centered portrait, so maybe it doesn’t have to be in the cross hairs. What do I know?

In the first photo, the dove is in the left box of the Rules of Thirds. The second, it’s on the cross hairs. Which seems like a better crop to you?

Cropping photos is like cropping stories. Getting the meat of the story/picture out there. Sharing what’s relevant and beautiful, not convoluted and boring.

I used to write in a diary–but so much of life needs to be cropped out. 🙂 It’s boring, dull, just the same-oh, same oh… When I tossed my diaries, I tossed a lot of interesting bits of life too. Stuff I couldn’t remember if I wanted to.

I remember listening to an author talk about how he journaled and how seeing something happen, capturing it in words right then and there was important because a year down the road, two years, ten years, the details were gone. Vaporized. The general gist of it he could remember, sure. But the details are what make the scene vivid. Real. Because it was real.

Do you ever listen to someone telling a story, and you so want them to get to the point??? To cut out all the extraneous details?

To crop or not to crop…or where to crop…that is the question!

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Have a great one!

Terry Spear

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More Bears and House Fixings!

I spent some of yesterday working on bear orders and moving furniture. They’re ripping up the old carpeting and breaking up the old tile and then replacing everything with new tile. So it’s a mess. 🙂

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Blondie, black tipped fur bear

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Plum, black tipped fur bear

Cutting out more bears for orders and here is a new one too

Sweatpea pastel rainbow bear

Sweatpea pastel rainbow bear

This carpeting is such a mess! 35 years of stains.

And beneath it? 35 years of dust.  🙂

Will show After pictures later. 🙂

Okay before they get to jackhammering the old tile, I’m off to try to get word count on Phantom Fae. 🙂

Have a super great day!!!

Terry

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Fairy Tale World

Fairy Painting

Fairy Painting

At the Renaissance Fair, certain things caught my eye–anything Scottish, and anything fairy. 🙂 <3

Faeries and Swamp

Faeries and Swamp

Fairy Doors

Fairy Doors

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Fairy House

Fairy House

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And there you have it~! Fairies!

I finished another bear and shipped her off with her Sherbert sister!

Blondie with tips, large bear

Blondie with tips, large bear

Sherbert bear on fur

Sherbert bear on fur

And I’m working on finishing up the MacDonald Clan bears (3), MacLean Clan Bears (2), Scott Clan Bear and Douglas Clan Bear. And a US Navy bear (Part of the MacLean Clan Bear order). 🙂

And I’m working on Phantom Fae, the next in the Fae series

Phantom Fae

And I’m moving furniture out of several rooms so men can tile them on Monday.

And I was looking for a cool new cover for my vampire teen The Vampire…In My Dreams, but couldn’t find one. However, I ended up finding this instead. *sigh* I fell in love and picked up 2 other covers and will have a new series out, but not until next year. I have to write Gunnolf’s story next for The Viking’s Highland Lass after I finish Phantom Fae and I have 4 more books to write for Sourcebooks also. 🙂  The title might change on this. The cover artist is working on them to give them a series look.

Fairy Tale Chronicles

Fairy Tale Chronicles

And…I think that’s it. 🙂

Hope you all have a…

wait!!

Yes, I’m doing a giveaway here with a fun Wolf Tale for Halloween at Books Make Me Happy Reviews. Be sure and read my story and tell me what you think on her blog site! http://booksmakemehappyreviews.com/2014/10/24/halloween-flash-fiction-event-terry-spear/

Happy TGIF!!!

 

Terry

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Fun in Minnesota!

We’re on our way to Ely and to see the wolves!

And I’m seeing fall colors!

fall colors and Donna's car

Trip in!

St Paul or Minneapolis?

St Paul or Minneapolis?

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A fairy garden

Monarch Butterfly and not sure what the purple flowers were, but the monarchs loved them.

Monarch Butterfly and not sure what the purple flowers were, but the monarchs loved them.

Taking a trip in Minnesota and seeing lots of wondrous things! These were in a garden in White Bear.

Tiny fairy sleeping

Tiny fairy sleeping

The hotel!

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White Bear Country Inn

White Bear Country Inn

The fireplace!

The fireplace!

 

King Snoopy

King Snoopy

Having a blast!

Irish restaurant last night

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Oh, and I wrote about 6 pages on the plane on Call of the Cougar too! 🙂

More later! Have a great day! 🙂 <3

Terry

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A SEAL Wolf for Sale, THE END!!!

A Wolf

I love it when I can finish the book!

It’s up on Amazon, and the release date is April!

http://www.amazon.com/SEAL-Wolf-Sale-Heart/dp/1402293828

Now I’m back to Her Highland Hero, 16,400 words to go.

We had lots and lots of rain, which usually means mushrooms. But nope. Then we had days and days of hot weather, and there were the mushrooms. So I ran out with my camera and took a couple of pictures. Doesn’t this look like a fairy garden to you? Interesting mushroom. Check. Winged creature. Check. Wildflowers. Check. And the mushroom is split as if it were petals of a flower. Very fairy-like, don’t you think?  Check.

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Here is one that hasn’t split like the other. Interesting caps. 🙂

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And some kind of wildflower that has stars in the center that made me think of jacks. 🙂

For the first time since my father died fifteen years ago, the giant sunflowers did not come up. I think the farmer must have plowed them up. And that’s sad. I could put the seeds out, but it wouldn’t be the same. When I saw the sunflowers, it made me think of my dad and the love he had of the gardens.

If I do plant some next year, I’ll put them in a different location.

Do you have plants that mean something special to you?

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