Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Gut Art Class, Round 2

I started my second "Gut Art Class" with Myste at Little Glimpses Studio on Monday. I enjoyed her class in January so much and this is her 4th or 5th session. Of course, each one is different. They all involve two Field Trips each week to an artist's website and then we discuss and share our response to the artist's work. I love the students. They are all so friendly and encouraging.

This was my response to Monday's Field Trip. The artist uses a palette knife to paint and her subjects often have wild colored hair.

I just got the new iPhone! I love it! In anticipation of getting the phone, my husband, Jim, recommended getting the app "CP Pro". I used it to take the picture of this art piece and the colors are perfect.  For some reason scanners have a hard time wrapping their lens around the color hot pink.

Monday, October 10, 2011

More Fun With Photoshop and Collage

I have always loved working with graphics on the computer and putting that together with my fairly new hobby, art, is just a perfect pastime for me. There's never enough time to do all that I want, but I'm very grateful to be for the most part, retired.

With mixed media, you are totally unlimited just working with one piece of art that you've already created. This weekend I just messed around some more with Photoshop and then also used the same piece for collage.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Photoshop CS5

Working with Photoshop today. My previous digital art was done with Photoshop Elements 9.

PSE9 has so many fun things to work with but is not as powerful as Photoshop. Going to take getting used to, that's for sure!

This girl was a drawing I did with charcoal in black and shades of gray with just a touch of color on her dress. I made a stencil of her in Photoshop and gave her a bit of color.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

A Sad Day

I was so sad to hear the news yesterday.

We've always admired Steve Jobs for his totally awesome creative ideas... from the time he was a kid.

I was selling Apple Computers in El Paso, Texas in 1984 when the first Macintosh was introduced. The commercial, introducing the Mac, played during Super Bowl was like no other and the company has been the Apple of our eyes ever since.

We hope those who take the helm will do so with the same spirit and drive as the man who brought the company to life.

RIP Steve!

This appeared in our newspaper this morning. It's good to think of him running around heaven and updating everything. My sister was listening to the news today and someone was talking about Apple's new iPhone that was introduced on Tuesday. The comment was made that they didn't announce an iPhone5 on Tuesday, because it was the iPhone4S, "The iPhone for Steve". Love it!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Some Halloween Fun

Been working in our journals over at HandsandHeart. Our prompts for this month are Spooky!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

October, My Favorite Month

We finally made it past summer! It wasn't really that bad if you stayed indoors after 10am until around 6 or 7pm and didn't have to run errands, wash your car or work out in the yard.

October is such a lovely month - cooler, wind blowing, leaves falling and some nice quiet time before it gets cold and crazy.

We have one sibling born in October, the youngest of 12. He was born the night I arrived back home after spending a year in Chicago for cancer treatment. I'll never forget it. I had written to Mom telling her I hoped she would wait until I got home before she had the baby. She was in labor when my train pulled into the station and I got to be at the hospital when Timmy was born, October 19, 1964.