Welcome back, AJ!
A wonderful choice for this week's theme. I have always thought that Olivia posessed an ethereal beauty and a compelling serenity that made her stand out from others in her era. I tried to capture and enhance both those qualities in my entries for this Challenge.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
To thank you, Ann, Bev and Marie, for all your hard work, your very creative themes and challenges, and , of course, for sharing your wonderful, brilliant art with all of us and giving us so many opportunities to share ours as well!
Monday, May 28, 2012
My photo, taken last week, a family of geese enjoying the grass on the strip between our parking lot and the Charles river near my office. I counted 14 goslings. I am reminded of a favorite quote from the book, Jurassic Park--"no matter what you do--life finds a way."
Textures used are Kim Klassen's Sunday and Charmed, and JoesSistah's Blue Border.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
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Thursday, May 24, 2012
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Sunday, May 20, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Celebrating the amazing imagination and creativity of children everywhere. Background by Caatje Winkelman, found on Free Collage Images Flickr group, with additions from Media Militia and PH brushes. The child with the lovely painted hands was found on Google Images.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
I opted for the lines, angles and geometric shapes for this challenge. I really enjoy taking photographs of big city buildings. This one is a photo taken a few years ago in downtown Boston, altered with blending modes and fill layers using patterns. The bit of text is a brush
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I found out about this tradition from Abby's blog http://thevivere.blogspot.com/--a Russian tradition called LOCKS FOR LOVE. Here, bridges, fences and sometimes trees are covered with different padlocks...heart shaped, house shaped as well as normal shapes. When a couple marries, they close their lock in one of these spots and throw the key away, symbolic of making their love untouchable as well as irreversible... LOVELY!!
The fence is my photo, much altered, the rest is googled.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A beautiful photo this week. I cropped it, duplicated the cropped piece, applied filters (photocopy, Gaussian blur and a warming filter) and blending modes (multiply, soft light, screen) The stars are a brush and the border is a stroke with Gaussian blur applied.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Dorian Leigh (born Dorian Elizabeth Leigh Parker) (April 23, 1917 - July 7, 2008) was an American model and one of the earliest modelling icons of the fashion industry. She is considered one of the first supermodels and was well known in the United States and Europe.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
So, of course, since this week's prompt is sunshine--it's been gray and misty and rainy all week. So this is an old photo, sunlight through a window into a dark room. Some playing with levels and blending layers, and a bit of bokeh from Shadowhouse, just because I love it.
I just couldn't resist this fabulously stubborn little girl.
She came from an old challenge at Art Creations Friday. The butterfly wings are a freebie from Karen at the Graphics Fairy, and the texture is from Elizabeth Golden.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Can you guess what book inspired this piece? No big surprize, huh? It's Jurassic Park! I love this book--it's my Go To beach read every summer. I love the message, the characters,the excitement and drama!
While I did not photograph these actual dinosaurs, I did take shots of them and others when we were at Universal Studios. The background is two photos I took in Arcadia National Park in Maine, of ferns and a fabulous paper birch.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
This week's "Edit Me" photo is from Kaylene. It's a photo with "good bones"-- it has great lines that help your eye move around, and a nearly perfect "rule of thirds" layout. Lovely reflections, too.
I tried to give it a little more drama--a Fotosketcher layer to bring out the edges and shadows, and a warm, Cinnamon texture from Pixel Dust to give it some light and texture.