I am a bit slow putting my latest post together from the park, so I thought I would share a real simple graphic I did tonight. It didn't take long. I have a wonderful free graphics place I go to - pixabay.com - and I always thank Sandra at Mad Snapper as she told us about it in a post a long time ago. You have heard me mention it before as I go to it often. Today I got a 'tube' of a young couple sitting on a bench in the rain. I wasn't looking for it in particular, but it popped up and I took a liking to it. It looks like this when it arrives and after putting it into Paint Shop Pro, it has no background. Below is a screen shot I took so is not a transparent background png. file, but a regular jpg. file and I shared it just so that you can see the difference. I also found a separate graphic from the same place for today's signature.
Thursday, November 17, 2022
In my Paint Shop Pro I add an extra layer to the above, and filled that layer with a dark blue. As the street lamp looked illuminated, I chose my color to make it look like nighttime, and it turned out like this. The rain was already included in the original tube, which is hard to see when it is transparent.
And then you can add a message. I chose this one.
It jogged a memory. On our first date I packed a picnic, picked Gregg up from his ship and drove him to Dartmoor. Dartmoor was, and still is, my all time favorite place. Well, actually, it's a toss-up between Yellowstone and Dartmoor, but for nostaligia purposes let's say it's Dartmoor today. They are on a par. We both enjoyed a good walk even back then, and it was a lovely day with not even a breeze. Except, that when we were within a couple of hundred yards of getting back to my mini, the heavens opened up. It was a torrential downpour and rain pelted down. We didn't have a brolly between us, and it certainly wasn't the romantic scene that we see above. All the time I took to pick the perfect casual outfit for our date, and with not a hair on top of my head out of place, his nicely pressed shirt and khaki's, well...it ended up with us both looking like a couple of drowned lettuce leaves. I didn't know about waterproof makeup in those days, if it was even available. Can we say streaks? We nose-dived into the car, took a good look at each other and laughed our socks off. We didn't care what either of us looked like and 46 years later, we still think about our first date and have a good chortle.
If you have any first date stories to tell, care to share? I would love to read them.