Texture Tuesday – just popping in

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The last few weeks my Fibromyalgia has been bad. When it hits I want to hibernate to go to a dark cave and lick my wounds. The very thing I need to do for my mental health is to socialise online with friends, but instead I pop my head out say hello and disappear. So apologies to all of you if I haven’t reached out.

So here are a few things I have been working on…

My iPhone has been my friend for processing and for ease of use. I can’t move around much to take shots so two out of the three photos were by iPhone then processed on my iPad.

I love the wooden background and the sharp clarity of the props.



A morning out in Bristol all processing done with Stackables and Distressed FX.



This shot was taken down by the floating harbour in Bristol, processed in Lightroom and two layers of kk_stamped_softly added.


Have a good week everybody I’m using Instagram a lot these days you can find me  at viv_halliwell I’d love to see you.







39 thoughts on “Texture Tuesday – just popping in

  1. Sorry to hear your fibromyalgia is flaring up. I too tend to hide and isolate myself when things are tough – I understand. So wise that you recognize the need to reach out as the best medicine of all. Lovely images – and the first is my favorite – for the same reasons you listed. Did you make that little heart sachet? Simply sweet.


  2. sorry you are not well Viv. Don’t hide away! Too many nice images from you. I’ve had the sickness bug picked up from grandchildren. Love your IG photos. I’m finding I use my iPhone a lot more for photos and imaging. Looking forward to seeing more from you


  3. So so sorry you are not feeling good, it must be terrible to not be able to do what you want and only lick your wounds as you say. Putting a big hug to this and hope you feel it. Apple has done so much good for everyone in more ways than I am sure Steve Job’s ever thought or maybe it did think of all the good his invention has brought to all of us. I love that first image for all the reasons you have said, just really outstanding work. Again big hug to you my friend Viv.


  4. Hi Viv…sorry to hear it’s so bad you hide away. Your photos are so beautiful! I love the boat in the water – it’s just uplifting with the water sparkling…it’s a real “day brightener” for me – full of hope. And you Know, I love, love your digital art piece – that one is simply gorgeous! Warm hugs to you! Hope you feel better soon – we miss you. xx


  5. I fell in love with your first picture, Viv! it conveys such a Christmas or at least Advent mood… as if you were preparing your house for the holiday season… such lovely props in red and white (love the ribbon) , and this little twig of holly which sets the tone of holyday season… I love your tabletop and its rustic look… your composition is so charming and so warm to the eyes when winter is on the threshold! really hope you feel better now…


  6. So sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well, Viv … isn’t it wonderful that we can create art on our phones and share on IG? It keeps us in touch … I really do love the clarity in the first photo – fabulous props!


  7. Sorry you are not feeling yourself, I hope you feel better soon. Those iphones do come in handy when a big camera isn’t possible. I love the sparkle of the sun on the water, it helps warm me up on this cold day.


  8. I am sorry you haven’t been feeling well. It’s so aggravating when health issues keep us from doing the things we love. The first image is awesome with all the textures and the color….We are so blessed to have technology that assist us when we can’t use our cameras.


  9. Hope your feeling better today Viv…that is my wish for you..and thanks for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments on my posts…

    Your I-phone work is beautiful and we are so fortunate to have this tiny tool when we aren’t up to using our bigger cameras.. I love the top photo and the water/boat…both so beautifully edited…your art work always inspires…find a sunny window today and just close your eyes…and rest…xoxo


  10. Hi VIv, I’m so sorry you’ve been feeling so bad, I hope you feel a bit better now. I love your photos, especially the sun sparkling on the water, so pretty ! Love your props too in the first pic, love the colors 🙂 iPhones really are such a blessing, I’m glad it still gives you the opportunity to create xx


  11. I’m sorry that you are not well and in pain, Viv. I tend to hide during those times as well.
    I love your photos, but especially the still life. I feel myself drawn to still lives these days, and that wooden background really does it for me.


  12. Oh, I hope you feel better soon – chronic pain is so terrible. Lovely images – I especially love the first one with the wooden background and those wonderful props.


  13. It never ceases to amaze me how you work through your pain and not only work but produce such beautiful art. Kudos, Viv, for not letting your terrible disease rule your life. I hope you have a better week this week.


  14. I am so sorry that you are ailing…but I have to say that while it may be a physical limitation, you have creative inspiration in spades! all of your images, regardless of how they were captured, are wonderful…nothing can impair your ability to “see” and express yourself so well…


  15. so sorry you’ve not been feeling well viv. it’s amazing the art that you can create with your phone. just beautiful. prayers that you’ll be feeling back to yourself soon. xo


  16. Hello Viv, sorry to hear things are not so great for you right now, hope it gets better soon. Thank you for visiting my blog. Love your images. Found you on istagram too. Warm hugs , Helena


  17. Hi Viv, I am so sorry to hear of your recent bad spell. I am heartened that you find joy in creating and connecting. You indeed are a treasure! Besides, your eclectic tastes match mine…I feel right at home here at your blog!



  18. The first photo especially is so pleasing, with the rough wood. I’m sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well. It sounds like you’ve been “medicating” in a healthy way by taking photos! I do hope you feel better soon and can move around with a lower pain level.


  19. sending you healing thoughts….and hoping by the time this reaches you…. you are feeling better….. I adore that top photo…and the table top is lovely….

    Viv… you are a lovely light…. I hope the darkness lifts soon…. keep creating…

    love to you… xo, Kim


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