Friday, July 14, 2006

Studio Friday - a view from above...


For this week's theme, I stood on a chair in my studio and took several photos that were horrible looking when I downloaded them. My studio is a colossal mess right now with two classes in the works, as well as the craft project for my annual female bonding weekend. I'm not really vain about my space, but the mess was not a photogenic one. So I kept one of the pictures, but gave it some artistic flair in Photoshop with a splatter filter for the edges and a palette knife filter for the image... a much more artistic mess now. The picture is of my colored pencils and my tool-turn-about, which is really a utensil holder from Pampered Chef.

I should also mention that when I say studio, I use the term very loosely to describe the teeny tiny spare bedroom that houses my monumental collection of papers, rubber stamps, ephemera, plastic body parts, chopsticks, pine cones, tin cans, game pieces, beads, fabric, etc. that eventually find their way into my art -- but studio sounds so much better!! I mean, who would want to participate in teeny-tiny bedroom Friday??

PS - If you want the step by step instructions for the photoshop technique, let me know.

9 comments:

DEW said...

I do! And I LOVE the time we spend there! For everyone else's info - Kerri has a VERY organized area and I can find things easier in her studio than mine!! She has a way with "packing 20 pounds of shit in a 5 pound bag" (pardon my French). AND YES please blog the Photoshop technique!! We'll love to read it!!! Have a great bonding weekend girlfriend!!!

Kim Carney said...

I love the 'teen tiny bedroom' friday, priceless. I would need a pretty nifty photoshop filter to make any sense of my art table ;)

Laura said...

gosh, don't you LOVE LOVE LOVE that tool-around? i have a similar photo i took of mine (well, what the BEFORE version of your probably looked like, before you spiced it up!)

Ellen said...

I LOVE how you altered this photo. I've not been brave enough, or had time enough, to begin playing around with photoshop. A tutorial would be great.....

Anke said...

Looks good to me! All that counts is that you have fun in your studio, if it's messy or not.

DEW said...

Thanks for the comment! I thought you were off bonding!! Post the directions and I'll try them out as soon as I see them and let you know if they work. Its really tough to give directions without being at the computer. I know, I get calls from work all the time.

Dena Simoneaux said...

what a great photo! i love the splatter filter on this photo! it is sooo colorful!

Great shot!

Dena :)

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