Creating A Watermark for Your Photos

January 3, 2014

I have been trying to get my shizzle into action.

So many crappy things have happened to me in the past four weeks,
that I thought it was time that I
forgot all about it,
and just got on with my life.

So . . . . .

One of the jobs I had to tackle
and just always ignored,
was making/creating a ‘Copyright Watermark’
for the myriad of photos I upload
to the Interweb every year,
and the hundreds I intend to upload
THIS year.

So I did a quick search on my favourite Search Engine** – Pinterest

I came across a STACK of great tutes
for creating bibs and bobs on



I use to be a Photoshop,
then PhotoBucket, fan
but I have found PicMonkey to be easier to use.

I did NOT receive an endorsement
for talking about PicMonkey

(Jeez – I wish!),
it just happens to be a brilliant photo editing website.
It IS free,
however I pay the $4.99 a month
for the Upgraded version – bloody worth it!

I checked out a few of the ‘Pins’ to see which ones
best suited what I needed.

This one at Tempting Thyme, almost did it for me,
however wasn’t quite what I needed.
And of course, being a blogger,
she TOTALLY linked back to where she got her info from,
which meant I could go check out her source, for myself.

If only MainstreamMedia and BigBusiness were this ethical
– imagine how awesome our world would be !!!

So I went to Beginner Beans,
and followed Trina’s brilliant and oh-so-easy tute
on how to Create A Watermark
for my own use.



And here is the final copy of my efforts







So whatta think?

Any good?

What about the tutorials?
Did you find them useful.

Go on, you can tell me . . . .



** Yes, yes! I know Pinterest is not a Search Engine 
(as such), 
but realistically it’s an awesome way to locate something 
that you KNOW will be there ;)








Please please read . . .

May 28, 2012

. . . my post at pialosophy about the LEARN autistic centre and their desperate bid to stay open.

Or you can read about it here at the Snowball Effect.
Thanks guys.

Back in a mo, with some creative output!

Today’s Creation – you’re gonna hate me!

May 26, 2012

Today’s creative outlet was purely edible.
In fact it was scrum-diddly-umptious.

Home made chocolate frappe

Do you still love me?

Check This Out

May 17, 2012

This is not my proper post for the day, but I just had to share what I discovered while blog surfing before my Autistic Bus shift began this morning.

How’s this for a wicked way to get some privacy in the (home) office.

I’ll put up some pretty and inspiring pictures when I get back to the Purple House : )


May 16, 2012

I have lots to show and tell, but it’s 9:59pm, and I’m knackered.

Goss and images tomorrow.


My First Food Post

May 14, 2012

Chicken Risotto

I had the most unbelievable hankering for risotto tonight.

I’m pretty sure I’ve never made risotto before,
but I’ve seen it made so many times on tv that I know it’s not hard.

The most difficult part of risotto seems to be standing there
waiting for it to reduce – not a stretch with a wine in your hand (which I didn’t – sigh!).

I know the photo isn’t very flattering, but . . . yummmmmmmmmm

  1. Butter – melt in frypan
  2. Cut up some veges (mushies & green beans) and throw in butter
  3. Fry for three minutes
  4. Thrown in 2 cups of medium grain rice (arborio) & stir
  5. Throw in some cooked chicken (from last night)
  6. Add 1 litre of vege stock 1/2 cup at a time
  7. Ta daah!

Good aren’t I?


April 17, 2012

Well y’all know my previous struggles with technology,
however, I may have been stretched to the point of not coping this week.

I have been having more problems with my phone lines in the past fortnight. Bit by bit the phone has developed a crackle that rivalled someone scrunching a plastic bag right up to the mouthpiece.

Until yesterday when the phone actually stopped working altogether.

Okay then!

Telstra had been booked to come last week, but of course didn’t show up until yesterday. After fiddling in the ground at the exchange across the road, and then the smaller exchange (which happens to be in front of my house) and finally locating the connection for the phone lines to my house – he discovered that I needed an entirely new connection box.

Two hours later, I finally have a working phone,
internet that does not mysteriously drop out
and internet speed that would make any geek envious.

It will not beat me!

I won’t even mention the fiasco with the eftpos machine
(3 machines in 3 days!)

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