Xingfu means happy and blessed in Chinese. Even though 2014, the year I started this blog, was a busy and, at times, difficult year that is the word I thought of for this space. Mama not because I have many children but because I seem to fall into a caregiving role. Sometimes I feel like Mama to the world.
The name XingfuMama means Happy Mama with undertones of being blessed.
I’ve been using Brashley Photography’s Twirling Tuesday to experiment with the different blend modes for layers. Playing with the bright spring colors is more fun than reading the technical descriptions.
Directions for doing the twirling effect in Photoshop are in the Brashley Photography Post. If you use GIMP, like I do, this post: Putting a twist on it using the GIMP, explains how to do it.
These old cranes decorated the Puerto Madero area in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My dad, an old crane engineer was thrilled to see them and kept saying what a good idea it was…and talking about how expensive it had been for the Port of Seattle to get rid of it’s cranes of the same vintage.