I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything. —Alice Walker

Mextures Formula: FCIDCYX

M i n d f u l n e s s.

Instablog: Today I had (another) doctors appointment and I got put back on steroids and he made a sort of joke about how I was falling apart. It was a moment for me. You know, one of those moments where you kind of see yourself as you were and as then you wish to be, and what you are really plays very little into what your mind WANTS, and you sort of have a silent but stern moment with yourself to say, “this may be how the doctor sees me; it may also be how I’ve seen myself…but I want to change my perception, and I’m going to.

That’s been a continuing and active thing for me lately. It’s just like this reminder to live and experience life in a state of mindfulness. I caught myself falling easily into that state as I walked around my yard this afternoon shooting some flowers that are blooming. It feels good to feel myself within myself, despite what the doctor sees (or I feel) my physical body doing. Mind over matter…

Tools: Mextures (formula VNWKCVY)
Vision: Unsplash, Lesly Juarez

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Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. -Sam Keen

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~ summer🔥heat ~
~ b u r n 🔥 b a b y 🔥 b u r n ~
Vision: Lumix GX7, Leica Macro Lens
Tools: Mextures (formula BJRKZVU)
(Both Images)

C l e a n . . .

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs. -Sam Abell

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Tools: Mextures (formula KFVIEXP)

Vision: Unsplash, Hotae Kim

S t e a m y 💧🔥🌫

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •Now stir the fire, and close the shudders fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn; Throws up a steamy column, and the cups, That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in. -William Cowper

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Tools: Mextures (formula KNABVCX)

Vision: Unsplash, Ameen Fahmy

 

Hi there. Hope you’re doing well…

I have been hoarding Mextures formulas again, as I’ve spent most of winter messing around with the app but I’ve not shared much in the way of the creations or the formulas for a while. Hope you’ll forgive my selfishness as I’ve dealt with “winter stuffs.” It’s been quite a winter – warm on the outside, bitter cold and frightening on the inside. I digress…

Alas, here we are moving into spring and here are some of those formulas. Hope you’ll enjoy them.

**Please remember that blend modes of layers (and the layers themselves) may require tweaking depending on the light/style/tone of your image and they will not necessarily look exactly the same on your images as they do in the provided versions.**

If you have any questions about Mextures or using formulas, feel free to ask them in comments or via e-mail or social media/messaging.

Have a lovely day out there.

Art on, friends.

**The four following images were used with permission, via Unsplash’s free use image gallery**


Mextures Formula:  NAXJIHC

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Mextures Formula:  BNWWATN

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Mextures Formula:  XRVSQLB

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Mextures Formula:  TCYTFKH

And here is one more, for good measure as we head into spring (from my own gallery)…

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Mextures Formula:  YUXPHNJ

Heyyyyy, friends. How are you? Long story short, we apparently have the flu. Good times, I tell you. It all stems from socializing and reinforces my strict no socialization policy. Ha. Ha. Ha. Germs. They suck.

A better bit of news and current happenings is that today the mail lady delivered some books to me that I’d ordered a while ago and forgotten all about until they arrived today. One I wasn’t excited about even when I bought it BUT I was compelled to buy it, and it’s the one I started out with. It’s called “Waking the Tiger – Healing Trauma,” by Peter Levine, and to be perfectly honest…I’m actually in love with this book. It’s not because it’s necessarily helping me, or even that it’s all that interesting unless you are dealing with trauma or unless you are dealing someone else who is dealing with trauma. It’s because IT GETS ME. I read things in this book and I literally and loudly say, “yessssssss! Yes yes yes!!!!” I have been pleasantly surprised and pleasantly impacted by it. I’m only halfway through but will likely finish it by or in the morning. The other two are “Chaos, Creativity, and Consciousness” and “Food of the Gods,” authored/coauthored by Terence McKenna.

SO. It’s been an eventful day…lots of kleenexes and Robitussin and kid-crying fits… But also lots of compassion and family growth, as sickness is prone to bring to a mother and son (or at least THIS mother and son).

I’ve also worked on some collab art with @leinsview via @mexturescollective on Instagram and created three new formulas to share with my Mextures peeps:

Orange Morning MC | Formula: XRHWILA

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Spiderweb Sunset MC | Formula: CDGPDRI

Feels Like Home MC | Formula: JCSEMNZ

I hope that you enjoy these formulas as much as I enjoyed creating them. Be sure to check out the Mextures Collective website if you’d like to participate and create your own Mextures edits of stunning shots from amazing artists, and check out the @mexturescollective
Instagram. Don’t forget to tag your edits and share your formulas with your edits if you decide to participate!

Hope you’re all having a great week. Thanks for your continued support here. I appreciate you and I appreciate all that you do.

❤️

C.

Hi hi hi… Mextures formulas episode 10 has been a long time coming, hasn’t it? I wanted to get some shots that were crosses between fall and winter, because that’s the mood I’ve been in since December. I just can’t quite go full on into winter this year. I keep wanting to hold on to what warmth is left of fall…and the likelihood is that I’ll be jumping into spring about a month early, too. ((giggle)) It’s not like winter’s made it easy to go into winter mode this year, with it’s fantastically warm temperatures and tricks of the plants, who seem to be even more confused than I am. I’ve had several almost bloom and then die back, some more than once, this winter.

As always, I hope you enjoy these formulas (one of the images below uses the same formula as another image, so take note). Please remember that blend modes of layers (and the layers themselves) may require tweaking depending on the light/style/tone of your image and they will not necessarily look exactly the same on your images as they do in the provided versions.

If you have any questions about Mextures or using formulas, feel free to ask them in comments or via e-mail or social media/messaging. Enjoy!!

 


Formula Name – Swamped
Formula Code – GFXBBNU
Formula Name – Weird Days
Formula Code – EGNZHHQ


Formula Name – Swamped
Formula Code – GFXBBNU


Formula Name – Weird Days (Warm)(Catacosmic™)
Formula Code – XNHZMFX


Formula Name – Vines (Warm)(Catacosmic™)
Formula Code – WUCBUCV