Saturday, June 27, 2015


I created this for my challenge at Digital Whisper this week
Come over and join in the fun!
Happy Creating!

Background: Pinterest
Elements are from Emento Magical kit


I posted about my husband's ordeal with Shingles and how he was actually on life support because it went to his brain causing Herpes Voster (Shingles) Encephalitis. God was merciful and he pulled through this and was pretty much recovered other than the after pain (Herpatic Neuralgia) that is left after Shingles .

He was feeling really good and looking forward to another Gun Show where he is a vendor and buys and sells guns and ammo. He was loaded up and left for a community near Albany, Oregon early morning June 12th. I was pretty nervous about this trip since he had been so sick but he was determined to go so he left at 6:30AM.

His destination is approx 3 hours away and he always calls me along the way to let me know that he is okay.His first call always comes from Reedsport about 45 minutes away. I was up and having coffee at around 8AM and wondering why I hadn't heard from him when I got a call from the Reedsport Sheriffs Department and the voice on the other end said "hello, is this Patti Koosed?" I answered puzzled as to who would be calling this early. "This is officer Gardner with the Reedsport Sheriffs Dept., don't be alarmed but your husband has been in a pretty bad accident and he is pretty banged up. He hit some trees and he must have been on his was to a gun show because there are guns and ammo everywhere!" He then gave me directions on how to get to the Lower Upmqua ER where they had taken him.

All the way there I kept thinking of how he would have to replace his bumper and probably a fender since he hit some trees. Then I saw the area where the wreck had happened. It was only about 3 miles this side of Reedsport. There was a large warning sign that said WRECK AHEAD and it was all blocked off with orange cones but the truck was not there. About 5 minutes before I saw the wreck site, Alan called me and said he was okay. I had no idea what was to come.

When I arrived at the hospital the police met me in the parking lot and told me my husband needed to go buy a lottery ticket. I ask why and they ask me if I had seen photos of the accident. Of course I had not seen them, I just got there. They told me to go inside and see the photos on the paramedics phone and then I would understand.

When I went inside he was sitting on a gurney in the ER with a very large gash on the side and under his right eye. It had not been stitched up yet and he had burises all over and scrapes and cuts and then I saw the heart skipped a few beats as I realized how close he came to death. That is when I broke down The police and paramedics both said they did not expect any one to be alive when they arrived on the scene. He was trapped under his steering wheel and  his head was between the window frame of the truck and one of the trees he hit!

Bless the paramedics, police and firemen who cut him out. It took an hour to cut him out and they had to cut very near his head but he was awake and alert and I am pretty sure he was in shock. He said he turned off the ignition put the truck in park and handed the keys to the paramedic.

He walked out of the ER about 2 hours later and we went to the Mast Brothers wrecking yard to see the truck. When I turned the corner and walked around the gate and saw the truck I almost fainted. I know now what the police and paramedics thought when they came upon this accident. It is a miracle he is alive and I thank God for his Mercy.

 This is  a shot of Alan's head trapped between the truck door and the tree.
 Totaled truck, and I was worried about a fender and a bumper!
This is the first thing we saw as we entered the wrecking yard. His beautiful red Dodge Ram Dually .
 The entire truck was crumpled except fot the area under the steering wheel where Alan was
You can see it would have been right under the airbag
 We are so blessed that he did not have anyone with him. They would not have survived.
Alan's nickname is Rooster so this was his license plate.
I did a collage with this picture.
We had this truck for 15 years. It had over 410,000.00 miles on it.
Many memories with this truck over the years and it will be missed.
Since it was a Dually, Alan named  it Tom as in the song hang down  you head Tom Dooley.
R.I.P. Tom
Thank you God for your mercy on my husband.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


This is for Take A Word Challenge this week


This is for Three Muses Challenge this week

Credits to Ryan McGuire Free Stock
Apples are from the internet and photoshop brushes.
Overlay from Maya

Sunday, June 21, 2015


This was created for my challenge over at Digital Whisper
I would love for you to come join the fun!

Background and the girl are from the fun Carson Kit by Rebecca McMeen. I just love her kits and although I don't use kits to often I am having a lot of fun with this one
Ants and picnic basket are from the internet.

Thursday, June 18, 2015


For Take A Word Challenge this week

Model is from a my free stock photos
background from Photoshop Grunge Class
Flowers are from Nadine Archer Allen
butterfly and other elements from Emento Magical kit
Photoshop brushes


For Three Muses Challenge this week

Background and elements is from Rebecca McMeen's Carson kit
Overlay of the swimming fish is from the Internet
Image of the fish from the Internet
Model is my granddaughter Abrianna
Photoshop brushes and filters applied

Sunday, June 14, 2015


This is for my challenge at Digital Whisper
You are welcome to join!

This entire piece was created using new kit by Rebecca McMeen called "Carson"
I really love it!

Sunday, June 7, 2015


This is for the challenge at Digital Whisper this week.

Background is from a series of mannequin heads I found
Flowers from my friend Nadine Archer Allen photograher.
Photoshop brushes and filters applied 

Saturday, June 6, 2015


This is for the Three Muses Challenge

Males can be pretty goofy at times. This guy cracked me up!
This image is from Ryan McGuire and I used elements from the Emento Magical Kit and also Rebecca McMeen.
This was a fun challenge!


This is for  Take A Word Challenge next week.

Image of the clock is from the internet and the image of Marylin I have had for many years.
She is a timepiece too!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


For Three Muses challenge this week

A montage of many circus images


For Take A Word Challenge this week
My favorite theme :) Steampunk

Background was created by me for my Elegant Whispers Shop
Photoshop filters and brushes
Image of the steampunk gal is by Badfrog.