Friday, June 17, 2016

Susan Tuttle's most excellent class, the grunge lesson (sort of)

I am working my way, in my most obsessive way, through the lessons in Susan Tuttle's class Mobile Art Mastery.  Oh, such fun,  I am somewhat hampered by my lack of mobility and so for this particular lesson I didn't have the necessary bits and pieces to put together to make the final piece.   So as usual, I have used more pictures from one of my France trips and in fact split a sign in two (it originally read 'fin de la visite')!   But I sort of went for the feel of the piece and let it go at that.

I am not displeased but I am looking forward to getting some of the right 'urban grunge' elements and trying again.  But in the meantime, what fun!!!

I have put a link below to Susan's class.  She is a most excellent teacher and very generous with her knowledge.  Have a look.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Susan Tuttle's iPad art course

I am still very busy working through the lessons in Susan Tuttle's iPad and iPhone art class.  Such fun.

This is from a pic I took when we drove around Holland four years ago.  Such a wonderful trip and all the photos I took on that trip are fodder for this course!

This second one is from our trip two years ago and the base photo is of Amour and Psyche and was taken at the Louvre.  I have used numerous filters and apps on both of them.  What fun it is to have such an absorbing pastime!

Still no word on my next hip surgery but the days are passing ever so quickly, which means that in spite of myself, the date is drawing closer!

I'll be back.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Messing around with Apps.

I wonder if it's a good or a bad thing that I didn't discover this earlier.  Oh my goodness, the time one can spend...

This one is a photo I took some time ago, played around with in Artist's Touch, Impresso and Mextures and PSE.  Oh my.  Such fun.

I have imported thousands of pictures into Photoshop Elements 14 in the last few days.  Quite a bit of organizing to be done!  Learning so much, which makes me very happy.

I'll be back.

Monday, June 6, 2016

And again!

I know, I don't post for months and now look!!  But it's this whole art on the iPad thing, it is such fun, and so portable.  I have been importing thousands of photos into Photoshop Elements.  Photos from our trip to France in 2012 that are all on my old computer, in another version of Elements. (It's all so frustrating, this being such a lo-tech type person, I don't know how to just move them over.)  But nonetheless, I am carrying on and re-loading them, relabeling them, etc etc.  But the best part is getting to revisit all my old photos, and to play with them in the (many) apps that I have on my iPad.  Yesterday I forgot to have dinner!  It's all good.

This is this morning's effort.  It's from the side of a house just along side the arena in Arles.  Oh my.

Are you getting bored yet???  I can't seem to stop.
I did remember to have breakfast!

I'll be back.  More photos to play with!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

iPad fun

Still having fun playing with my iPad.  At my kitchen table.  And at restaurant tables when I take myself out for's so great because it's all so portable!  (I expect the iPhone is even more so but I haven't gone there yet.)

This one uses a piece of my rusted fabric as a background with one of my France photos blended on top.  What fun.

But oh, how obsessive...for quite a few nights I couldn't sleep, waking up ridiculously early to start playing with photos.  Thank goodness I didn't get a job in a chocolate tasting factory.,.I'd be early for work every day or maybe just move in with a sleeping bag, which I suspect after a while might be the only thing that fitted!  So the iPad is perfect!

I'll be back.