I’ve finally gone through my double exposure photos and made a Gallery on my website to share them with you. Many people have told me how much they like these layered photos and I find them so interesting and such creative fun to make! I’ve used Photoshop . . . .Read More
"I have some awesomely good news for you: you don't actually have to art journal every day to be a part of Art Journal Every Day. So if you're up for a little bit of "you" time every day (or every other day, or simply when you can) I hope you'll join us for Art Journal Every Day this year." Julie Balzer . . .Read More
|The Bayfront Community Center is a really fabulous space, with wood floors, tons of light.|
|Tweaking the photo with a Hard Mix filter makes for a very interesting look.|
|We took several photos of our bare feet for a new Dance SRQ logo!|
|I put those 2 photos together by treating them as layers.|
|The windows were overlooking the Sarasota Bay and it was quite amazing. Dancing in front of the windows and looking out over the water, I felt and still feel that I am living in paradise.|
|Another combination, photo collage - two layered photos|
|You can achieve some wild colors via photoshop - I do like how it looks like paint.|
|This one is my favorite out of all my efforts and I chose this photo |
for my 300th upload to blipfoto! (my photo journal)
Hope you are all doing well, sending love -lenna
|* my husband, Steven *|
I understand it . . . and yet, it still feels strange to me not to be doing any mixed media art for this amount of time, about 3 weeks. In general, I am a fairly prolific artist and so, I feel slightly out of step right now. I have been thinking about doing an art journal page - truly, it's just a half a page to finish a journal, or some ATCs. There is also a 4x4 themed piece coming due at the end of the month and I have even been thinking about getting started on my Sketchbook Project 2012. But basically, I keep telling myself that yes, when I am ready, I will start up again with paper and paint and fabric and ink. In the meantime, I am glad to have my camera and the creativity it affords me.
I am enjoying using my camera and figure I will be back to my 'usual' creativity before too long. I am simply feeling a little more quiet than usual, which is to be expected. I do talk with my mom a lot, as well as my sister and my husband Steven and it seems we are all just moving through this life changing event of my father's death at our own pace. Do not worry, we are as fine as we can be. With love, lenna
p.s. I am not sure if the comments glitch has been fixed, but I did send notification there was a problem. If you get to a blank page when publishing your comment, please use the back arrow, open up the comments again and you should see your comment there ready to be published. So sorry for any inconvenience!
|I used this one for my blipfoto . . .|
|This was the original!|
; ^ ) lenna
|walking behind my mom & sister on the way to Nia dance, Anna Maria Island, FL|
|my dad, sister, mom, brother in law, and husband - all together!|
|reflections in my parent's pool|
|my brother in law and husband|
(and my nephew in the pool!)
|reflections on the wall near the pool|
Kathy and her family went out fishing on Tuesday and caught enough Grouper to feed all 7 of us! That is my favorite fish and fresh caught it is fantastic. Steven cooked it for us most deliciously with panko breadcrumbs over at my mom & dad's and we had it with a delicious cold vegetable soup my mom had made earlier. When Asia & Chloe needed to go outside I would happily take them, along with my camera. This is why . . . .
|crinum tree lily in mom + dad's yard -click for details|
|one of mom's gardenia bushes|
|mom said PLEASE pick some gardenias -so I did!!|
|My mom's "jasmine room"|
|a banyan tree, by lenna|
I can't even count how many photos I have taken since December 4th, when I signed up for my own blipfoto journal. A lot! I have taken many, many photographs and learned so much. In just about one week, I will celebrate my 100th blip (100 days of photos uploaded) in that short amount of time! I have taken even more photos than I can share if you can imagine, but here are a few recent ones:
|me, often at DeSoto memorial beach|
|Asia & Chloe xox|
|working with photoshop elements|
|These Capri pants are Thrift Shop finds!|
|My mom's special Iris - I asked my Mom where she got this Iris from. |
She laughed and said she got it from Home Depot here in Florida!!
Amazing, huh? It only blooms for a day or two.
|lots of beautiful photo opportunities -|
and now I am really taking advantage of them.