Monday, June 22, 2009

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Me, my Dad, and brother, Jim, 1957

I may have posted this photo before, it's soooo my dad. Hanging on to us for dear life, so we didn't fall in or fall off. Striped shirt, blue jeans and wrist watch, and probably a bandana in his back pocket.

Happy Father's Day to all the men in our lives, dads, brothers,husbands,nephews, uncles, friends, all the men who have touched our lives and helped us grow to be the people we are today.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Twilight Chaper 1

On the ZNE Network, we're reading "Twilight". Each month we will make an illustration for a chapter from the book series. Getting started, so we are doing ..tah-dah...Chapter 1. Bella moves to Forks, Washington from Phoenix, Arizona. She struggles with the differences of the two worlds. She really appears to be distressed by the whole wet, green scene. ( I've been to Forks, it wasn't raining when I was there...but I especially appreciate the vivid greens that glow in the rain....but that's me)

I was struck by the two colors all of the rest of the grey and fog....the red truck, her father bought her, and everything green. So here is my entry...yet another digital collage.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

She is too fond of digital collage and it has turned her brain.

What possessed me to stay up til 2 am last night/this morning and then try to get up at 7:30 am and then work at all day. My brain has been turned by this whole digital collage thing. I have been wanting to do it, and trying to make software not designed for it, try to do it. I bought the Photoshop Elements 6, for under $100, and had only managed to make it crop, adjust lighting and add a bit of text and do some of the weird effects. BUT NOW, I am armed and dangerous...with LAYERS! Gosh. I drove the cashier crazy at Borders. I was there with Rick and I found one of those Photoshop Creative magazine, and for the first time, ever, they make sense. The digital art mags from Somerset....I get it! So bear with me while I torment you with these photos. The above was a quickie, I had to make something, and kinda threw this together. The background is a book case from Dover clip art; the daisys are a part of a vintage Christmas card from Dover as well. The photo is a "found" photo I picked up a couple of weeks ago either at Gypsy Caravan on Memorial Day or at the Belleville Flea Market. I can't wait to try some digital scrap layouts of my great nieces and nephew. More tomorrow! Check back if you dare.

Another digital collage