Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween

Friday, October 28, 2011

scenes of fall

i woke up this morning to see frost on my car

yet the leaves haven't fallen

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

being inspired

another fabulous texture challenge

above, one of my photos covered with 3 of the textures and some text
deborah seligman

Sunday, October 23, 2011

encaustic class

with what i thought where allergies turned into a head cold

it was hard to focus in class today

so i worked on a simple texture project

i first covered the board with lots of different papers

then added glazes of color and rubbed in oil paint

some drywall tape , lots of criss cross strokes, die cuts and carving
to create lots of texture
i think i can use these for my texture challenge for next week

Friday, October 21, 2011

creative festival

today i got to spend the day at the creative festival

one of my favorite booths was gaudet-these fabulous felted coats

i also got to take a class with betty van nordstrand
making sugar roses

my friend ludgera

made a perfect one!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

lovely tree

"i think that i shall never see
a poem as lovely as a tree.
poems are made by fools like me,
but only God can make a tree."
joyce kilmer

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

texture challenge

sometimes a simple touch can make a big difference

for this weeks challenge i have several to choose from
(above a photo of peeling paint which looks like cracks)

one of my encaustic painting (left)

(the inverted one works greats as a mask)

taking it a step further i added a color layer

it gives an umber tone to the texture

the key it to play!!! and see what can happen
if you would like to try this challenge

simply download the textures on my flickr

and have fun!
next week i will post the results
so please e-mail your samples


Saturday, October 15, 2011

weekend sun

you don't take a photograph. you ask, quietly, to borrow it

~Author Unknown

what a difference a week makes

it feels like fall today!!
above, photo from last weekend's sunrise

Thursday, October 13, 2011

country time

scenes from a glorious weekend in the country

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

being inspired

it is nice to see so many people where inspired by my texture last week

(above, one of my photos and texture)
below are the amazing creations


karen dorcas

autumn summerfield

eden clare

deborah seligman

joanne thieme huffman

kathleen holley

glory mooberry

marion bockelmann

kathleen amt

a special thanks to everyone for playing along

it is so inspiring to see how everyone used my texture

Sunday, October 9, 2011

giving thanks

happy thanksgiving

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

photoshop fun

i know you will enjoy class and

marie is a great teacher!!!
for all the details

check it out here

Monday, October 3, 2011

texture challenge

what would you do with this??

after my last post , i had a few people wondering about texture

so i sent them a copy to see what they could come up with
(if you would like to try, get a copy of the texture here)

my friend ludgera was having a tough time so i had her send me her photo to play with

above(the finished project)

the fun part is playing with the the different blending modes

all you have to do is add the texture to any photo and PLAY!!!
duplicate it as may times as you want and see what happens
try on every blending mode
don't forget to re-arrange the layer order
and the opacity
and you sometimes get a great surprise when you turn a layer off
like the one above in blue --after it became the red sample seen above it
so why not give it a try
i would love to see what you come up with
e-mail me a photo and i will post them next week

above ( photo by ludgera, manipulation by me---the first 2 i use a small section of the texture)

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