So I left my table simple (centerpiece light) and began experimenting with some of the new, sadly not Picnik editing sites. A few pictures of the table, and then notes on Google+ and LunaPic (my favorite of the new sites.)
Found these ceramic hearts at the Dollar Store last year!
White Solis Plate from Pier 1; Signature red plate (set of six) form Home Good.
And now looking forward to what I will <3 in the future (fickle, fickle, ever fickle.) Goodbye dear Picnik, and hello my new loves.
After playing with some of the sites, including Google+, here is my humble contribution to the discussion.
1. Google+ is making a bid to be the new Facebook offering "circles" whereby you can share your photos with different groups, and then share other photos with other groups. They give an example of how you probably don't want your Aunt to see you partying, but you do want to share those photos with your college roommates. Seems a bid to end "cyber-stalking" by relatives or others, but what's fun about that? While I get the logic behind it, there is something refreshingly honest about putting your life out there for all to see, a transparency about who you are, and pride in what you do no matter who is looking. Hmmmmm. What do I DO that I don't want my employer/children/minister/friends to see? Hmmmm?
2. Google+ does not do everything that Picnik does and there are numerous steps to get to the photo editor piece. Not as many editing options, and I didn't find the collage maker.
3. LunaPic is easy-to-use and offers MORE options than Picnik. Here's how to use it.
No joining or signing in
Upload image (same as an attachment)
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125 X 125 is a good "button size" Looks like this now
The fonts are names I've never seen before ;(
I'll try Craftsman since I like Arts and Crafts furniture.
Next I played with the various editing options to change picture. Fun! Just a few to get the idea.
Try it out! I will miss Picnik, but will spend time with new sites as well. The important thing is to take the time to play, and like any workout, the exercise will be good for your brain. It is critical to always keep learning!
Color Pencil Sketch