Tag: collage

Threes

From an old WordPress Discover Challenge

Life is rearranging the same elements day after tedious day.

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Collage but don’t write

My new thing is digital collage. Here’s a video showing the stuff I’ve created so far. I’ve been getting images from Pixabay, Unsplash, Pexels, and my own collection.

I use Photofox and Procreate for iPad. I think I’m doing this instead of writing. Why can’t I become obsessed with writing?

Lost My Mojo

For the last few weeks I've been getting my spiritual groove on. I was secure in the knowledge that I am at one with the universe and that my thoughts have the power to shape reality. I felt as if everything was fine because everything I see is only an illusion. I was feeling infinite and eternal with no beginning and no end. Something happened to make me lose those feelings.

Could it be that I subject myself to too much noise? I have been spending too much time on Twitter. I get free access to the Washington Post online edition with my IU credentials, so I've been spending too much time there. I listen a lot to the Thinking Sideways podcast. Maybe I've got too much of other peoples' stuff in my head.

I've been working on wrapped loops.

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I started a couple of collage collage projects. I hope to find some greater meaning through these works.

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I finished writing a piece for work that I'm proud of.

Now to take some time for myself. It's time to start meditating. It's time for silence.

The Art Journal from 12/30/16

Lately, I’ve been art journaling more frequently. The other day I decided to draw a design on the page and then add color with small brushes. I am pleased with the result.

Art journal page. Orange, grey, purple, red.
Shapie, acrylics, tissue wrap.

The next thing I wanted to try was painting on top of photographs that I printed out. It didn’t work the way I wanted, so I ended up covering the images completely and trying something else.

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The next thing I’d like to try is recreating some of my digital pieces with real paint and other media. I might start with this one.

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Inspiration Collage from 8/28/16

For her most recent Inspiration Wednesday, Donna Downey worked from her stash of washi tape. I attempted to follow suit using my meager tape (not all actual washi) supply. What I did was very different from Donna’s work. It became more of an exercise in collage. I tried to use up some of my artsy scraps. This is what it turned out to be. I had fun!






Making it personal

Zero to Hero day 7 assignment: Create and upload your own header.

I didn’t think my chosen theme would take a header, but upon checking this page, I found that it would support a 220×220 pixel image.

I decided to make some kind of image collage of my face. Luckily I have plenty of pictures of myself. Call me a selfie-aholic.

I decided on these shots:

The four images I used for the collage
The four images I used for the collage

The first three versions I made were too dark for the title text to be visible. I worked in Photoshop CS6, by the way.

Too dark for title text to show.
First version
2nd version of header image.
2nd version of header image still too dark

I finally decided to put a white stroke of paint in the middle so the text would have a nice contrasting background. I don’t totally love it, but it’s good enough for now.

Final version with stroke of white paint
Final version with stroke of white paint

And here’s what it looks like:

The header as it looks on the page
The header as it looks on the page

In other news, I did the forward bend segment of Rodney Yee’s A.M. Yoga for Your Week DVD this morning. I had a little bit of an emotional breakthrough after the session.  I have to get serious about my yoga practice! It might be the key to everything, or at least to a lot of things.