Sunday, December 26, 2010
4 by 4 Friday--Calm and Bright
Christmas is over! The annual orgy of family, food, presents and overindulgence is done! Don't get me wrong, it was a wonderful, happy Christmas, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. And there's more to come as Emily & Tim (dtr & s-in-l) will be here next weekend to complete our celebration. E & T are candy-makers and it's always a real treat to see what they come up with. They make MARSHMALLOWS! Vanilla, peppermint, eggnog, and this year--cranberry! Crunchy nut brittle and caramel sauce! It will be fun to think of things to dip into warm caramel.
Now that Christmas is behind me and I am looking forward to the New Year and what it might bring, I am feeling the urge once again (Thank You, God)to return to the digital drawing board and do some art.
4x4's challenge this week (I only saw it this morning) is "Calm and Bright" Calm always signifies the ocean to me, so I took my cue from a photo I took of a sunrise at the beach last summer, and it all flowed from there. Thanks to the folks at Textures for Layers who so generously share their creations with us, and to Shadowhouse creations who creates more gorgeous bits for us to use. Lots of filters and layer styles, opacity changes and brushes were applied to set the mood.