Drilling for the First Time

Here I used the "posterize" effect and a few other features from the Picmonkey site.   
This was My First Time Ever using an electric drill and I loved it!  
Black and Decker where have you been all of my life until now?!

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Linking to The Shady Porch


Dave Keller said...

Cool! I like the posterize effect. Thanks for sharing!

laurie said...

mmmmm, very intersting!

Annmarie Pipa said...

you go girl! my artist daughter loves her drill!!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
happy WW!

Brandi Yee said...

Very cool! I still have never used PicMonkey, must try it sometime :)


Stacey @ RealWorldMom (Linky) said...

The effect is very cool! I also enjoy using a drill. But, it really needs to be cordless!

Happy WW!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Good for you ~ I love to use drills ~ like a dremel tool better for creative stuff ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Lucy said...

I have never used a drill and now I have to check out posterize. Learning all kinds of new things but I have a feeling I might be dangerous with a drill LOL

IrelandBrady said...

OK ... I hate to admit my age, but I am confused ... is posterize a new art form using a drill, or is it a new app for altering photos?

I have been using drills ever since I can remember, one year my hubby even gave me a cordless drill for X'mas. Course then he took it over ... next year I gave him an amethyst necklace, and of course I took that over!

To be honest, every household needs a minimum of at least one drill. Drills are capable of multiple tasks and a blessing when hanging pictures in old lathe and plaster walls.

Happy to hear you finally found the magical world of drills!

New End Studio said...

Dave, thanks and you're welcome!

Laurie, my expectation too and then I tried it! Ha, I did have to give my arm a rest every few holes, though.

Annmarie, welcome and thanks! These power tools will be useful, where's your daughter's art? Blog?
I followed back, can't leave you a comment on that form though, sorry.

Brandi, thanks and yes, try out picmonkey it replaced picnik.

Stacey, I must be late to using drills, but better late than never, ha- oh the battery one was broken so I used this one.

Carol, I think a dremel would be something to look into, definitely. I can't leave a comment on your blog, sorry, it's the long form.

Lucy, they should have had a video, there were lots of sound effects and my items were spinning, it was funny, but not dangerous. Just go slow and protect your counters, fingers, eyes, etc.

Karen Anne, funny he didn't look good in purple? lol just kidding.
I set everything up about 8pm, and was going to start the next morning. Then, I knew I'd build up fear if I didn't tackle it then and there, so glad I did. It was a few days of drilling as I had to rest my arm, but no help, I did it all, so that was my little accomplishment!

I can see all kinds of projects that I can now do since I now know how to use the drill, I might not make them, but I could if I wanted to, that's important to me now. Thanks!

* In case I explained "Posterize" the wrong way, it's a photo effect on Picmonkey.

kewkew said...

Love that effect, it looks really cool.
Personally I am not into power tools, but a drill is one I think I would like.
Would love for you to stop by Tots and Me and share

Linda said...

Reaally nice Gloria. I really like this effect. Can be very dramatic. Keep up the good work.

Ms POSH said...

Turned out great as well!

Have a great WW!

Theresa said...

Very cool effect. I've never used PicMonkey. I'll have to check it out now that picnik is gone. Thanks for sharing!

Nessa Bixler said...

I love my drill. My dad bought my first one for me when I first moved into my own place. I love power tools!

Magic Love Crow said...

Very cool Gloria ;o) Happy to see you back! I've missed you! Love Karen Anne's comment! LOL! Take Care ;o)

New End Studio said...

Hi Linda, thanks I like this posterize effect!

Ms. Posh, thanks for visiting, too!

Theresa, do try Picmonkey. TFV! I couldn't leave you a comment, sorry.

Nessa, my Dad gave me some of his manual tools, I've kept them for many years. TFV!

Stacy, thanks- I had a bit of a lag there, glad you missed me :) KA has lots of wisdom and wonderful talent!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I like the effect you got on this photo--I am definitely digital art challenged! We Love power tools in this house!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Gloria,

What a thrill to drill for the firs time! But what did you enjoy most, drilling or working with Picmonkey to change your photo?
Thanks for visiting my 'Unique Accordion LOVE Story'! Fun to read that you as a child did some playing yourself. Fond memories, for sure.
Have a great weekend coming your way.


New End Studio said...

Thanks, Debbie. Just play around with the site, what little I do, makes me pleasantly surprised.

Mariette, in this case drilling was more enjoyable as it was the first time and now the possibilities...

I haven't thought about those accordion moments for quite a while and it was nice to remember the words to some of those songs. Hope your husband plays many more tangos for you!