You Can’t Be Serious

Drawn/painted in Photoshop

Drawn/painted in Photoshop

This can’t still be happening, he thought. A balloon permanently attached to one’s finger is fun for a little while, but this had gone on much too long. Sure it brought shrieks of joy to small children, was a great conversation starter and made most everyone smile. It was not all fun and games though.

Cooking, driving, writing – all were made a bit more difficult with this helium filled tag-along. Hugging his kids or his wife became a challenge unto itself for fear of strangulation. He eyed the floating bulb with disbelief. Enough.

I have completed my goal of 365 consecutive days, but this doesn’t mean I am done arting! For those of you who wish to continue following my work, I plan to post Tuesdays, Thursdays, and either Saturday or Sunday. Thanks so much to each of you for coming along on the adventure!

Arting for 365 Day 169: Foliage, Geometry and Photoshop

Day 169 (10/14/12): Foliage II in Blue and GreenGoal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

Another attempt at “painting” in Photoshop. My yesterday’s claim that “I’ve enjoyed it”  is being edited to -“Oh my gosh this was so tedious it just about killed me.”

I must remind myself that a challenge is good for me. I’m certain of it…

This is bound to get easier with practice though, right?

Original 8.5″ x 11″ Ink on paper

Arting for 365 Day 168: Stinger

Day 168 (10/13/12): StingerGoal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

Lately I’ve been uploading my original drawings and messing around with them in Photoshop. I don’t typically plant myself in front of a computer when making art. As a matter of fact, it is the farthest thing from how I prefer to create. So I’m not sure why I thought this sounded like a good idea – perhaps it was my subconscious telling me I better figure out an art that can be done in our tiny new RV space. At any rate, this has been a new adventure for me and I’m shocked to admit I’ve enjoyed it.

The process does take MUCH longer as I am not yet a whiz when it comes to drawing with a stylus and tablet (I’ve got a little Wacom). It takes some getting used to – drawing onto something whose marks are only seen on the computer screen. But because the new skill has yet to come easy for me, it pushes my brain a bit – which is always good. The other super thing about creating this way is that Photoshop allows me to create layers. This means that once I have finished up the painting – putting each color on a separate layer, I am basically magic in my ability to easily change those colors as I like.

This is probably as close to embracing technology when making art as I get.

3 x 5″ Original Drawing