• Reflections

    Fulfil, my word for 2022

    Another New Year has arrived and made me think about the previous year. Is there anything I’d like to change this year? Is there anything I could have done better? There is, of course, and I could start writing quite a long list with many items on it, but the one that speaks to me most has made it to…

  • Miscellaneous

    My new bullet journal for 2022

    Bullet journaling is a matter of love and hate for me. I love its style, flexibility and possibilities it offers… There are so many and you can adjust them all to your needs! …and I hate my inability to fulfil my expectations when it comes to the appearance of the journal. My drawings are not good enough, my writing does…

  • Reflections

    Inspiring food for thought #1

    The other day I was listening to an audio English lesson on business English and I felt intrigued by its topic, which was dealing with difficult people. I had to think a lot about what was said because it felt genuinely true and applicable to our lives generally, not just to those professional ones. In a nutshell, the thing is…

  • Miscellaneous

    Assignment for using blending modes

    I’ve been participating in a course on Photoshop recently and one of its sections focused on using blending modes. What I like about the course is that the last lesson of each section includes an assignment requiring usage of the techniques that were explained and practised in that particular section. Sometimes also photos and images are provided to make completion…

  • Places in Czech Republic

    By contrast

    We encounter many contrasting places, objects, thoughts and people in our lives, some of them more prominent than others… In Giant Mountains, there are many nice old houses typical for the long-gone era of our ancestors. The houses look lovely and cosy, such as this one in Rokytnice nad Jizerou. In my opinion, there used to be different roofing material,…

  • Miscellaneous

    Learning to work with WordPress Block Editor

    When WordPress team first introduced the new block editor, I panicked. I was quite happy with my WordPress blog and the way the original editor worked and switching to the block system seemed unnecessary and intimidating. Why the change? Fortunately for all of those unwilling, a plugin was offered featuring the older (classic) editor, so I had it activated and…

  • Places in Czech Republic

    Lost beauty of old factories

    You must have seen them. Old factory buildings that used to be full of machinery producing all sorts of goods but after the companies lost their success at the market, all that remains is emptiness and a state of gradual dilapidation. I came across one of those buildings during our holiday in Giant Mountains, in the town Rokytnice nad Jizerou.…

  • Focused on photography

    Colouring folders in Lightroom

    There are many ways how to organize your digital photos and the workflow of their editing… Long time ago I chose for organizing my photos that highly recommended system of creating folders for individual years and inside them folders for individual months and finally inside the months folders for particular days when the photos were taken. I had been faithful…

  • Around home and village

    Rose inspiration

    I have a small rose bush in my garden which burst into beautiful flowers this year. It made me feel inspired and willing to experiment with the photos where I captured it. You see, using textures in editing might have been fashionable a few years back, yet I believe that using a technique is not just a question of fashion,…