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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 artistic
2.  About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea
3.  I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while
4.  It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at once
With 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!  

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wow I forgot how much fun Photoshop is!

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!
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