Saturday, March 11, 2017

Liberate Your Art 2017

Here are the postcards I sent to Liberate Your Art

Collage of postcards
I love participating in this fun swap. This is the third year I've participated. 2015 and 2016.

Kat Sloma is a generous host who does an amazing job of sorting and mailing. Hundreds of people participate each year. It's so much fun receiving mail art!

Friday, March 03, 2017

Distraction

It's finals week and I have a gazillion papers to grade. But first, a little distraction ...




playing with Correct Camera Distortion to create distortion. Fun. And now back to grading ...

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Photoshop Elements Play

On a quiet and peaceful Sunday morning, I am playing with photos. Not a particularly interesting photo, the sunlight on the dresser captured my eye. PSE made it much more interesting.


Original

a variety of filters

Lomo Camera Effect

Old Fashioned Photo

Orton Effect

Pop Art

Reflection

Zoom burst effect
And, the winner is ... Orton effect with Pop Art as a close runner-up. But I also love the zoom burst effect ... perhaps they are all winners :-). Hope your Oscar Sunday is great. 
Linked to Mosaic Monday

Saturday, February 18, 2017

flowers

I've received beautiful flowers ... people are so kind and generous. They have provided me with lots of hours of art play.

original

Posterize

Poster Edges

Watercolor and Color Adjustment

I think the blue and rose is my favorite.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Coloring is Healing

As I adjust to this new life without my husband, I find comfort in putting color on paper. 



Coloring is healing.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

I'll be silent for a while

My dear husband, George, passed away on January 10th. We were together for most of 33 years, married for 12. 





I'll be silent here on this blog for a while, as I allow myself to settle into the prospect of life without George. I trust that my creative mojo will make its way back to me at some point.

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart) - e.e. cummings




Saturday, January 07, 2017

Jane Davis, whose art I so love and admire, sent a freebie piece of her art that we could print and frame. I have taken the liberty of using it as inspiration for a piece of digi art. Here is my first attempt.


"looking through the glass"
 This piece has the following elements. The background is an original photo of a wall in a restaurant. The center is Jane Davies art. The photo of bottles was found somewhere on pinterest (sorry I don't know the origin) that I digitally manipulated. I collaged a piece from Jane's art in a couple of other places. Added digital paint splotches and scribbles.  Fun. Fun. Fun.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Playing with filters

Playing around with PhotoShop Elements filters and my favorite model.

Original iphone photo

Posterize

Adding a little color

Sepia

I'd like to do a little something creative each day. It's a good goal, right?

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year


Wishing all who stop by this blog a Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas

"stardust", photo, digital art
Wishing you a happy holiday!