WINGS for Illusration Friday

togetherWEB Wings—
To fly
To carry you
Beyond the everyday
To places yet unknown With hopes
That something new And miraculous
Will happen.

Mysteries abound
If only you are open
And willing to quiet
That ceaseless voice
Inside

Listen—
Listen—
Listen—
There’s another voice
Deep
Wider
Greater
To guide you where
You
Truly belong.

Listen—And fly…

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WINGS for Illusration Friday

Another PhotoShop Edit

Final16X20webThough I’ve been working with PhotoShop for a long while, I’m still amazed with what you can do with it.  I generally use it for painting original drawings, but lately I’ve been using it to photo editing.  This time my niece-in-law ask me to update a cherished photo of her mom and dad for a Christmas gift.  The original image was so dark and dead looking, but PhotoShop brought it back to life.  That program and my Wacom tablet are just too cool with work.  So much room for creativity!Scan

Another PhotoShop Edit

Fun with Photo Editing

I’ve been having quite some fun with my new WACOM tablet.  It is making editing so much easier.  It’s like having my hands back on a brush. I knew the limitations of working with a mouse, yet I didn’t realize how much more control a tablet would actually give me.  Navigation within a document is so much easier. There’s some quirky things I’ve got to get use to.  It’ just a matter of rethinking how I do certain commands and setting up the tablet to  match the way I would use key commands.  It’ll take some time, but OH! the results I’ll get

Here I’ve used the tablet to do some photo editing. I couldn’t have done such a great job layering the textures or bringing out the details on the hair if I had to still rely on the mouse.  Now I wish I had bought a tablet sooner.

Fun with Photo Editing

SUSPEND for IF

If life is a circus, then we all stand suspended on a tight rope between our next act and the consequences it may produce.  In our hectic lives these days it seems we only have time to act and not ponder the consequences like we should.  If we could only slow down and take a moment to just think things through a bit more those consequences would so different.  We need more balance between action and thought.

SUSPEND for IF

Space for IF

There is this question that is asked to see if someone is an optimistic or a pessimistic. Is the cup half empty or half full?  I don’t like the question.  Maybe it’s because I waver between the two points of view.  Sometimes the world is good. Sometimes it’s not.  Time changes one’s outlook on life. In fact, at this time in my life, I know that the cup is never empty because it is always full of space. It is space that allows the flow from full to empty and back again.   Space that reassures me that there is room for that inevitable change that will come. All I have to do it look at the lives that came before me to know this. I can see the ebb and flow of it in all my  ancestors lives.  So I am neither a optimist or pessimist.  I am the space between the two.
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Space for IF

“Cultivate” for Illustration Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s raining in the Bay Area. It’s being raining for days, and I’m starting to feel like the little girl in Ray Bradbury‘s short story All Summer in a Day. Living on the Venus, she’s been living through seven years of continuous rain in hopes of finally seeing the Sun break through the clouds for a summer that will burst upon the planet for only two hours.   This is what I love about the arts; that we are connected by our common feelings and experiences. And, the arts go beyond this.  The arts explore the possibilities that our imaginations envision.  Bradbury takes the rainy day blues to another level that makes you appreciate the weather you are experiencing today.  Life isn’t so bad.  Spring will just get here, just a little later than usual.

 

“Cultivate” for Illustration Friday