Adobe Photoshop Elements

Making more art...

After Grace is in bed and my kitchen is clean, I often head to my studio with a cup of tea and the itch to create something. Last night I made this digital collage...

I was in a pink, French-y mood, as you can see...can't seem to get enough of that Photoshop.

What am I doing with all this? I keep asking myself...the photography, the digital art...where is this leading me? A dear friend asked me the other night where I saw myself in five years and I blurted out, without thinking...

"I want to be selling my artwork. I want to be the artist I always dreamed of being."

She smiled and nodded like she knew that would be my answer.

Funny though, I surprised myself.

Now, let's see if I can make it happen!

Where do you see yourself in five years? Have you thought about it?

xo,

Exploring Digital Art

As many of you know, I've been dabbling in the world of digital art. It's been a true delight and so much fun. I love the experimental nature of it and it is very tidy compared to my paper collages! It's amazing what you can do with Photoshop elements!

Like always, I am a bit hesitant to share my own creations...it's so much easier to promote the work of others! (It's an artist's curse). BUT I know it is good for me to get out of my comfort zone...so here are two works that I did recently. I got stock photography via Deviant art. If you are playing around with digital collage, I highly recommend checking out their resources. So many wonderfully generous people post all sorts of stock photography, Photoshop brushes, textures and other goodies!

I'm thinking of printing these out and mounting them onto wood. What do you think?

Blogging about artists all the time has really got me inspired and I think I'm almost ready to start a painting for real! My blank canvas and paints are sitting in the corner of my studio waiting for me. I just bought this book and it is helping me find my creative confidence again. I highly recommend it. I must share this one quote that is really sticking with me...

"Start by doing what is necessary ; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

Don't you love that!? Powerful stuff.

Okay, well back to the household chores. Hope you are having a fabulous Wednesday.

xo,