Thursday, May 19, 2011

blue skies.

Hopefully soon, I will write a 'for real' blog post, like old times. I definitely have the material for it.
For now, at 1:01 A.M. -- throat sore, body tired, mind faint at the prospect of the hours of rehearsing this weekend will demand, and heart heavy with many questions and worries, I'll share with you this…

{On days of gray
When doubt clouds my view
It's so hard to see past my fears
My strength seems to fade
And it's all I can do
To hold on, 'til the light reappears
Still, I believe though some rain's bound to fall
That you're here next to me
And you're over it all}
Grant Cunningham; Matt Huesmann

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Last week.

Hello there.
I'm going to share a few things I did this past week. I didn't get past making the notebook… meaning, I decorated it and then worked on other stuff and it's still blank :) Oh well. I'll just post a few photos.

One evening, my art teacher told me I was going to paint with oil. I've done this one time before and discovered how little patience I have. ha! Anyway, I gave it another try and had fun just working with a few shades. Simple. It makes me think of the ocean, or the sky. Deep and Dark.

The embellished notebook… pages still blank. Oops.

Headband with the same type of flowers; modeled by my lovely friend, Diana :)

As I mentioned before, I've been playing around with Elements and creating my own textures.
Here are the textures I threw together. The paper already had the nice velvet design.


I had a fun week :)
And once again, thanks to Kim Klassen for helping me not get lost in the confusion of Photoshop Elements :) I'm taking a mini e-course from her this week to learn more. Yay!
Oh! And I'm super excited about my new workbench/table and slowly evolving workspace. Photos soon, perhaps.



p.s. My 'Adventure' photo on flickr

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

summer hopeful.

summer hopeful. by ivoryhopes
summer hopeful., a photo by ivoryhopes on Flickr.

I finally got photoshop elements. Thanks to, I'm not completely lost :)
I'm a complete sucker for texture.
What do you think?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Collage for 'Raining Umbrellas'…

Collage for 'Raining Umbrellas'…
So I just, and I mean literally just installed photoshop elements (yay!) and made this collage. It pains me to be aware of all of the neat ways I could have done it, but considering I hardly know what I'm doing in there at this point, and that tomorrow is Friday and it's 12:47 a.m. right now… I decided simple and easy was best for now. I look forward to many more opportunities to design way cooler things. But, now is not that time. Alas! My simple collage… just a little peak into my life.
Thanks for caring!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011