Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy new year!!

happy new year and all the best for 2012

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

first snow

Sunday, December 25, 2011

merry christmas to all

and to all a good nite

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

christmas clipping mask

while i was blog hopping this morning i came across this wonderful

clipping mask from marie otero
just add any photo on top. clip and watch the magic!!!

thanks marie!

(photo taken on hwy 1o , converted into b/w with a spash of red)

Monday, December 19, 2011

last minute gifts

i finally got a chance to add some beads to the shapes i made last month

Saturday, December 17, 2011

checking my list

with only a week before christmas

i'm finding that i've checked a lot of things off my list

above, 12 scarves i made for my friend dede

she will hand them out chrismas morning to the homeless

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

a nite at the distillery district

the toronto christmas market

on now until december 18th
if you get a chance stop by

Monday, December 12, 2011

encaustic class

an amazing 6 hour class!!

my first attempt at a realistic "portrait"

(i usually add photo transfers)
above "skippy"

below my work in progress

Friday, December 9, 2011

retro christmas

finally, i got to visit anthropologie in yorkville

what an interesting store
with a lot of very cool retro items
i loved all the creative displays

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

texture challenge




juilet sleming

kathleen holley

kathleen amt



thanks everyone for playing along and creating such wonderful work

since the holidays are coming soon, i will post results again next tuesday

for anyone who would still like to contribute

the next texture challenge will be posted in the new year

Sunday, December 4, 2011

winter is in the air

of winter's lifeless world each tree
now seems a perfect part;
yet each one holds summer's secret
deep down within its heart.

~Charles G. Stater

Friday, December 2, 2011

playing around

taking time to play in ps using

( original photo take a few weeks ago near owen sound)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

texture challenge

last month, while waiting for my oil change

i asked my mechanic if he would mind if i took a few photos

as i was "oohing and awing" over all the grunge

roland was looking at me like i was crazy

i managed to take a tons of photos which i have on my flickr

if you would like to download them and play along

i post every ones creations next tuesday

(you can email me your photos at nancy_allpulpeodut(at)yahoo(dot)com)

have fun playing!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

encaustic class

the entire 6 hours of class where spent creating texture

lots and lots of texture!!!

(above one of 2 paintings made using

plastering tape and a circle stencil, plus a photo transfer)

above and below are close-ups of the texture,

they will make great layers in ps

Friday, November 25, 2011

“when you do things from your soul,

you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”

(photo taken of georgian bay)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

texture challenge

i used all six layers plus some text

dulplicated the finished project several times and played with

the blending modes and used the "burn"tool on the edges

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