I had decided that I would post a Christmas photo every day counting down the days til Christmas. I love photography and I consider it my first hobby. I have oodles of pictures that I'd like to share and I thought if I did a Friday Photo every week it would keep me on track. But the more I sifted through them I decided that there were just too many to limit myself to ONE a week.
So (back to my story) I picked my 13 photos for the countdown to Christmas and started editing them. I forgot how much fun photoshopping is! (Is photoshopping a word?) Now mind you I don't have any type of fancy-schmancy programs but the one I do have is simple and works for me.
This is my original photo:
I painted these ornaments a few years ago and hung them from our chandelier in our dining room. I was very pleased with how each one of them turned out. Because our walls are white it gives the photo a simple elegant feel. Little did I know that these white walls would lend themselves to fun times when altering them:
For each of these pictures I only adjusted the hue. I did not adjust for saturation, brightness or contrast.
12 days until Christmas!
- I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go. I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures. I cannot believe it's been six years now! Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:1. Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic2. About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea3. I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while4. It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at onceWith all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!