Thursday, August 25, 2016

marina activity

Yesterday, to celebrate my freedom (grades are submitted; I don't teach again for 8 weeks), we went to Seal Beach marina. It was a beautiful day. Sunny, warm but just enough of a breeze to be comfortable. 

Need a tow?
Luxury Liner
I'm No Angel?
Big Guns Ready for Action

Lots of activity to watch and photograph.

Monday, August 22, 2016

playing with gradients

I saw this tutorial at the Daily Digi and had to play. Using the Photoshop Elements gradient tool and levels adjustments, you can create all kinds of artsy fun.

This one was a composite of the four above with two filters added: posterize and watercolor.
A different kind of sunflower;  photo digi manipulation

A fun way to avoid grading papers! When I turn in my grades ... I'll be free!

Linking to Mosaic Monday. Have a good week. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

in the garden

I love creating digital art with photos of flowers ... if you are a follower, you already know that. Here is one from earlier this year. It was a page in my photo book called Flower Power (you can click on the link to see more). 

Linking to Mosaic Monday
Have a great week!

Monday, August 08, 2016

sunflowers and roses

Playing in PSE ... collage created in Picasa ... 

Same collage ... with watercolor filter in PSE ... a subtle difference

This time with the exclusion blend mode. Pretty cool, eh?

And finally... a pretty scrapbook page. This is a fun way to spend time!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

My cassia tree has some blooms. Just a few but they are gorgeous!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

just playing

I heard of an online program called pizap that creates photo collages and decided to give it a try. The first one was created in the program with no photo editing.

random flowers; photos 
In the next one, I used the collage creation and edited the pictures (for brightness, contrast, saturation, etc) within the software application.
random photos; photos and photo editing

I selected the background papers for both from a fairly wide selection.

Just having fun.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Collage for a Cause

The Huntington Beach Art Center sponsored a collage class where you make 2 collages, one to be donated to raise money for Build Futures organization

I haven't worked in collage for a while and enjoyed it. Here are my two pieces.

Wildflowers (donated)

Nature Matters
Poor photos (glare and bad angle) ... but you get the picture. It was a fun way to spend a summer afternoon.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016