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Saturday, April 19, 2008

I Haven't Sailed Away...

Photo of the Lynx in Newport Harbor taken by me...I added the stone angels on the sails using Photoshop brushes :)

I haven't been posting much. But I am still here!
I began a new full time job in Huntington Beach working with GREAT people a couple of months ago and I've had less time for art and blogging obviously!
We are also searching for a more affordable rental in the area if possible...still wanting to stay in walking distance to the beach if we can ;-)
Once things are settled I will get back to my creative side more - and try to sneak in a few minutes here and there when possible!

Thanks for continuing to stop by...I will try to have a little something for you to look at whenever I can!

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

I'm Not Brushing You Off...

I just haven't had a lot to write about lately.
Back to working a forty-hour week I've had little time to MAKE ART NOW! To relax I've been learning and experimenting with Photoshop. My latest obsession: BRUSHES. As if you could not tell!

On this one below I created a BRUSH from one of my original design backgrounds. After applying it in black I faded the background and then used the custom BRUSH of the vintage car I found while searching custom brushes on the Internet. I only have Photoshop 6.0 so my BRUSHES are limited :( Do you feel sorry for me? Does anyone have a newer version of Photoshop they want to loan me to install? Perhaps a barter -- I make you a Chopstick Journal and you loan me your Photoshop CD?

This one below is another manipulated photo that I took at Disneyland this past winter.
I put a cross on top of the castle to make it more Gothic :) I then made a custom BRUSH of a vintage VW...oh how I wish I had THAT Bug :)

I think I will become even more obsessed working with vintage photos in my collection!
This one below is of me in Santa Barbara more than a few years ago :)

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