Friday, February 10, 2012

Have you hugged anyone today

A little playing around with my home made lightbox, and inadequate lighting. Followed by more playing around in photoshop elements. Sprinkle in a few hug quotes and you've got yourself a post.

(all four are the same picture starting with the original straight off the camera, and ending with my finished picture)

A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.  ~Bil Keane, "Family Circus"


You can't wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug.  ~Author Unknown

There's something in a simple hug
That always warms the heart,
It welcomes us back home
And makes it easier to part....
~Johnny Ray Ryder, Jr., "A Simple Hug"


A hug delights and warms and charms,
that must be why God gave us arms.
~Author Unknown


[E]very day you should reach out and touch someone.  People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.  ~Maya Angelou

24 comments:

  1. These are really lovely quotes... and the picture... is so so sweet! *HUGs back to you Ann* Have a great weekend!

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  2. Lovely quotes and picture! Hugs to you and Duke! Is that a little statue you have? It's so cute! I've never seen anything like it.

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  3. Hugs make your body release oxytocin, the "happy" hormones too! So hug someone and make you both feel happy. :)

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  4. Not yet, but then again it's only 4:22a.m. (think I'll wait a bit ;o)

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  5. Everything is perfect:the rhymes and the very,very sweet statue.
    Really is so suitable for any time to be more kind or more understanding and loving person.
    I love you !(for your Teddy bear)
    hugs, aureliaeugenia

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  6. That is so true, there really is nothing better that a good hug but a big smile from someone is always nice too. Great quotes and love the picture. Hugs to you Ann. Take care.

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  7. How cute! Great setup and processing!

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  8. I love them all, but if i had to pick a favorite it is number 2. so sweet and i like all the quotes. hugs to you from Florida, wish we could meet each other. how did you make your lightbox, i thought about it when i saw one on someone's blog that they bought.

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  9. Love all these quotes! The photo shop really amazing! Cyber hugs to you and Duke.

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  10. I like the second photo best- I like that shadow in the back. And yes, {{huggiez}} rule!

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  11. I too love hugs and give them out freely. I've already hugged our dog this morning. Hubby pretty soon.

    Have a terrific day. My best to Duke and hugs to you. :)

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  12. Love the dreamy effect!!!
    I tried to hug hubby but he wanted to know what it was I wanted...Hahaaa
    Happy weekend!
    hughugs

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  13. nice, fun shots. Heres a hug for you -o

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  14. ANd you know something - I think it is like a smile - when you try to give it away - you can't - it comes tight back to you.
    HUGS!
    sandie

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  15. Hi Ann, YES---hugs are so important. We all love to hug and to be hugged... SPECIAL!!!!

    What a cute little guy in your pictures... Love all of the photos... AND --the quotes are wonderful . Thanks.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. I love that little figurine! The quotes are lovely too! I'm going to go hug a furry baby...

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  17. What a beautiful post! And the quotes are quite true.

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  18. Sadly, I didn't give or receive any hugs today.

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  19. You can never have enough hugs!
    xo Catherine

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  20. Awe, love your post and hug quotes!! Hugs, antonella :-)

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  21. Nice job... I would add "Happiness is a warm puppy."

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  22. Hugs are wonderful and what a sweet photo

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