Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Two More Homework Assignments

I am really enjoying this semesters classes.  It has given me an opportunity to systematically learn Photoshop (now I need Illustrator class!).  So this week I had to create an advertisement.  So I decided to use Savvy and her designs and created this little ‘ad’….


And then we had to do a picture as if we were going to enter one of Photoshop’s contests.  I picked “Surrealism” and combined a couple of pictures I had already done some work on.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring Is Springing

It’s been a strange March.  Warm temperatures and periods of rain.  It’s been in the 70’s for most of March.  The upside is that spring flowers are out in force and strawberries should be ready a couple of weeks early.  The downside is that pine pollen is everywhere and heavy.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA So during my breaks I have been walking outside the building at work.  There are bright pink azaleas in the rain.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Bright yellow tulips, along with orange and bi-colored tulips surrounded by pansy.


And one of my favorite parts is the stream that goes through the parking lot area at work.  We have a wooden bridge which goes over it and most of the year it is dry, especially in the past few years with the lack of rainwater.  Now it is beautiful.



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  It’s hard to think this lovely little bit of nature runs through a parking lot in the middle of town.  In some ways this particular time is so anal about ‘rules and regulations’, but the one to maintain trees and nature works.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Savvy Mushroom Sitting

Learning a bit more about Photoshop and excited as it goes along.  Only problem is that with the school work comes less time to ‘play’.  So I am learning and don’t really have a chance to sit back and experiment all that much.  But it will come. 

So this is the latest homework assignment.  I turned Savvy (picture from a few years back.  Her hair is much, much shorter now.) into a mushroom sitter.  My little elf.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Still needs some work.  Shadows, etc., but it is coming along.

The reason there are so few of Texter being ‘altered’….she doesn’t like me to take her picture!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

What I Have Been Up To…

So this week I had to turn in yet another self portrait.  I hate self-portraits.  I am sure a therapist could make years of treatment off that statement.  I really, really didn’t want to do it.  In fact, I almost didn’t.  So at the last minute I altered an earlier self portrait and this is the results.


But on a lighter note, this is how Saturday morning dawned.

P3160005  Foggy…kind of matched my mood.

P3160020  But it wasn’t all ‘fowl’ (sorry, couldn’t help the pun!)

And I also finished up a knitting project….still have to work out a few lumps.  These are for a friend….don’t ask.

P3170028  Doesn’t everyone knit boobs?

Monday, March 12, 2012

To Be or Not To Be–Shakespeare

I am a little disheartened at my attempt, especially in comparison to a couple of my classmates attempts (they used Audrey Hepburn).  This is a midterm project and we had to ‘paint’ a famous person’s face using only 1 font which identified the person.  I used Old English, of course.  I don’t know if it is because I have spent so much time looking at the picture that to me it does look like Shakespeare, but it’s ok.  Not great, but am ok with it. 

shakespear in letters 

By the way, each one of those letters has to be individually created and placed.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Van Gogh-ish Full Moon Picture

I was working on an idea I had in Photoshop for a digital collage.  I started with a full moon picture I had taken a couple of months ago….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Not a very good picture.  Blurry, but was going to use as a base for my collage.  It then turned into this….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  This is going to be printed out and framed to go into my purple bedroom.  I love how it turned out.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Couple More Photoshopped Beach Pictures

Here are a couple more ‘altered’ pictures from the trip to the beach last week.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Waves rolling into the beach…..



And then another pier picture…..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  And then with a little work…..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  And then the sea urchin before….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  A little washed out….

And then with a little ‘adjustment’….


Could I go through life photoshopped?