Sooo, I’ve actually begun receiving email from readers who are concerned about my whereabouts. (Once again, proof that I have the sweetest readers in the world.) I’ll catch you all up on everything that’s going on with us personally after I plug my almost-here release. And provide some freebies.
First of all, Kaleidoscope is (once again..) expecting a new arrival! Any day now, Lightscapes will be here! The Lightscapes Collection is my newest set of light overlays created from real light combined with a few artistic enhancements. Lightscapes are compatible with both Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS. For a full demonstration of how they work, click here (Elements users, click here.) Lightscapes have been testing incredibly well, and should be available to you within the next week or so. Here are two quickie shares, and if you scroll on down, there’s a link to download your free Lightsapes Sampler. A little “try before you buy” gift, if you will….plus, the Sampler should help calm nerves of anyone unsure about compatibility.
(Above image created using Lightflare 15a from the Lightscapes Free Sampler and my upcoming Lightscapes Collection)
(Above image created using Lightframe 2a from my upcoming Lightscapes collection.)
Download your Lightscapes Sampler by clicking on the “Buy Now” button below. It’s free, I promise. Then, come hang out with me here on Facebook to get ideas and information about upcoming specials. (Note: for those of you who were kind enough to fan the original Kaleidoscope Facebook page, I combined it with the Patti Brown Photography page about 6 months ago to simplify things. I hope you’ll come and stay.)
Now, onto other (personal) news. My family and I will be undergoing a huge transition this year as my husband will be retiring from 20 years of active duty service in the United States Air Force. To say that this is a time of great anticipation, emotion, and transition for our family would be an understatement. I’m so proud of my husband. He grew up as an “Air Force Brat” and has weathered many moves, adapted to many new places, and subsequently has also had to say goodbye to nearly every attachment he has ever made in his entire life. There has literally not been a day he has been alive that he hasn’t understood what it means to serve, and never was his calling more clear than in the days following September 11th, 2001. I can’t go into great detail for fear he will die of embarrassment, but let’s just say that those who know him best (like me) have the privilege of knowing him best and understanding his legacy of service. We also know that although he has loved his time, he is ready to move on; and as every woman who has ever loved a man of service knows, where he goes: I will follow.
Where will that be? As of right now, we have no idea. We are still working out the details and sorting through the options that lie ahead. This is a very contemplative time for our family, and we are spending most of our days trying to determine the best long term options for everyone involved. Should we leave Virginia, I will desperately miss her. As Pat Conroy says so eloquently “My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port of call.” If you’ve ever loved a place, you can relate. However, those of you who have been with me for a while have probably picked up on my hidden gypsy soul (which, for the good sake of society, is properly disguised as a somewhat normal looking person); and that soul is once again craving some change.
So, gang – there you have it. My recent pre-occupations summarized in roughly 714 words. The great thing about this business is that I’m able to take it anywhere, and do it from anywhere, and of course, I hope you all will follow along wherever we wind up. I’ll let you all know which way the wagon’s pointed once we’ve determined it ourselves, and in the meantime, I truly do have more images and more products coming out this year, I promise. It won’t be such a long break until we meet again.
See you next week with the full Lightscapes collection!
xoxo – PB