Sunday, June 13, 2021

PicMonkey PHUN on Selfie Sunday


New Stuff In PicMonkey.. Drawing! Brushes with shapes
 I learned how to draw a halo of stars on my head.
you know, my halo...

While playing I found a tutroial to play with and ended up with this

And I found Urguhart Castle in Scotland and added me.. 



Our family story of my Great Great Grandfather IS HERE, posted in 2010 and the below comment was added to the post. Which ever story is true. My great Great Grandfather was from Scotland
Blogger Mark Green said...

The story of the castle is one of those family stories that runs thru many families but is not really true.

Thomas Urquhart was actually born in Georgia, son of John Urquhart and Rebecca Neely. He lived in Montgomery County AL and moved to Fl in 1852. He was one of the signers of the original Florida Constitution in 1868.

July 12, 2010 at 6:23 PM

 

played with all the brushes



18 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Your Mom and Grandmother look so much alike! What fun, my fav is you being kidnapped by a saceship! I'm sorry Mark Green burst your bubble. If I knew something like this, I would not have said anything.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
Ginny says she wouldn't burst your bubble... but you strike me as one who prefers the truth. The castle name is derived from the early (precastle) settlers of the area, Picts, and it translates as "on/by a/the thicket". Basic history here. There are legends but no proven history of the clan of that name ever holding ownership of the castle. They did, however, lord over the barony of Cromarty, again some tens of miles away.

I did a cursory search on this grave but apart from finding details of the marker, could not trace more history. There is lots of scope for family research these days if it is of genuine interest. YAM xx

Tigger said...

There were families of the name Urguhart near my home in NZ. As a child i confused their name with ergot (a kind of poisoning that sheep get from a fungus that infects rye...) and wondered why anyone would have such a name.
Bean sprout fritters: 2 cups bean sprouts, mixed into a batter of 1/4 cup besan, 6 Tb self-raising flour (actually i use buckwheat flour and add baking powder, your tapioca flour would be ideal), 1/2 tsp tumeric, salt, about 2/3 cup coconut milk or water, about half inch piece of ginger grated, and a crushed clove of garlic. Fry 'em and eat 'em.
Next protein suggestion - hummus made with peanut butter instead of tahini. Cooked chickpeas into blender with a couple of Tb of peanut butter, and garlic and lemon juice to your taste. Blitz. Eat with raw vegetables, crackers, by the spponful on its own......

crafty cat corner said...

I haven't been on Pic Monkey for a while, must go take a look.
Briony
x

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Fun photos, I like the space image and the castle. You do have fun playing with Picmonkey!
Have a great day!

Hootin' Anni said...

Fun post today. I love finding family history too.

Martha said...

Well of course you should have a halo and I love the space pic! You do such a good job with this stuff. :)

Mevely317 said...

Cute halo, but I'm loving Astronaut Sandra. (Singing, "Fly me to the moon ......)
Just my 2-cents worth, but I wish that Mark Green had kept his comment to himself. Maybe if there was a significant estate ($) involved; otherwise I think that was unnecessary. I loved visualizing young Sandra looking through those iron bars while your mother told the story.

My Mind's Eye said...

Ohh well done MS.
As for the comment, unless we are native American Indians, we all have roots across the Pond. I once told an English Professor I was part Irish, Scottish and English. To which he replied 'my dear you are all Southern American."
Hugs cecilia

Olde Dame Holly said...

Oh, I loved PicMonkey when it was free. I had a blast with it. Nice new brushes they have! I love the creation you made with the starry halo!

Linda said...

You do such fun things with the computer and edit programs! I used to have pic monkey but I’ve used Ribbet for years. Not sure I’d be able to teach myself all the clever things you do! It’s always fun to see what you’re doing next!

photowannabe said...

Fascinating history of your family whether totally correct or not. We have to cling to what we know. There's some relationship there somewhere. Love the photos of your Mother too..She was lovely.
To answer your question on my blog post...
This photo was taken about 5 or 6 months ago at our photo club's photoshoot. The place was the Big M Dismantlers or Junk yard or Wrecking yard. So many awesome grungy things to photograph. They have many signs and weird things to see.
Sue

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun playing:)

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

LC said...

Enjoyed your techie fun and especially your account of family history.

Ann said...

Oh no! An alien abduction right here in blogland. I'm glad that you lived to tell about it :)
You sure had a lot of fun drawing.

DeniseinVA said...

Love your creativity and great family history :)

CheerfulMonk said...

Your posts make me so happy!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Cute new picmonkey drawings!