add doodles to this one piece of paper and you'll get more possibilities ...
scan it in and play with it ...
Then there are buttons and paper flowers ... the "real" ones get used up (if we actually use them rather than hoard them). The digital one just keep on giving ...
It's an amazing way of arting. Yes, I do enjoy making digi art. A lot. And I get pleasure looking at the printed piece. But not as much pleasure as looking at my "real" art. No texture. No stitching. No beading or buttons or stuff to touch. Being a visual/tactile person, there is only so much pleasure I can get from the printed products.
So I cannot give up "real" art, working with "real" supplies - paint, paper, fabric, beads, stitching, buttons, epherema.
The most pleasure is the digi scrapping. Artsy documentation of life. I've never been a scrapbooker in the traditional sense. My scrappy journals have served to satisfy my desire to capture and record life and do so in a funky style. Even with digi scrapping, I find the artsy pieces so much more interesting than the traditional pieces. More fun to create. More interesting to view.
|"traditional" scrapbook page|
|artsy scrapbook page|
|digital painting and collaged clip art|
This has been and remains a very interesting journey. Each day I play with my digi supplies. I don't do that with my "real" ones that have to be gotten out, used and put away. Each day I learn something new, which for a technique junkie, is highly motivating and satisfying. Definitely keeps me on the trail.