But I stood strong, she finally nodded off on her on and Texter went to bed. So I had an hour or so of some uninterrupted time at the computer.
It was a combination of two things. First, my friend Maureen was posting nature photos on Facebook as part of a challenge. Well, goodness knows I have enough of those. Then Kat Sloma from Kat Eye Studio had a post on making mandala coloring pages from your own photographs. Which was what I sat down to do.
However, this is what emerged...
Yep, I'm pretty jazzed with what came from this exercise. I found myself playing with blending modes to get the look I wanted and love how it turned out. And yes, this is from part of the picture above. What I really like is how this 'winged figure' emerged in the "U" of the branches.
Then I used a bit more 'stuff' on it and came up with this.
Not sure which one I like the best. The top one is more airy and other-worldly in my opinion, but I really like them both . Once again, I need to find somewhere I can get these printed out so I can hang them.
But another one I tinkered with reminds me of a possible quilt, which is interesting. You see, I had come up with the thought I might take my mandalas and use them as the basis for my mini-quilts, recreating them in fabric. And then I made this...
Right! I can see all the half-square triangles in this and turning it into a quilt. Like I need more projects on my list.
So I toddled off to bed very happy last night. It's been awhile since I have sat down and played with my photographs and Photoshop and was more than pleased with the outcome.
I really, really need to find a printer!