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.