Friday, January 6, 2012

Photoshop Elements Joy in 2012

Scanned monoprint edited with texture layers in PS Elements.
Making art gives me joy.  The creative process stimulates my heart and my mind.  I'm so excited to share with you on my blog after a three month hiatus. 
I've been OK, but many family events absorbed much time.  There have been celebrations and a farewell.  Through it all, the joy of the Lord has been my strength.

This Fall my sister introduced me to the Kim Klassen Cafe.  WOW!  If you enjoy digital editing and textures, don't walk... run to Kim's site.  She has plenty of free textures and techniques as well as very reasonably priced on-line workshops.  I signed up for her Beyond Layers class.  This is one step toward my goal of developing my line of edited images.  I have plenty of painted and photographed textures that I am learning to convert to texture layers.

Today's image started with a scan of a monoprint I created for a Green Pepper Press Crusade Challenge.  By using some of Kim's free texture layers and manipulating them with effects, I enhanced the print.  By adding text in a separate layer, I can change the message at will.

A bit of great news came to me in the past couple weeks.  For the second time, I've had work accepted in a national art exhibit.  The digital image "Swan Love" will be on display at the Octagon Art Center in Ames, Iowa from January 27, 2012 through April 7, 2012.  To say I am thrilled is an understatement.

Thanks for following my blog.  I intend to post more regularly.  Blessings to you in 2012!


jgr said...

Hi Regina,
I've missed you! I love your butterfly monoprint and big congrats to you for having your work in a national exhibit!!! It looks like your year is off to a great start.

juliakulish/ art speaking said...

I found your blog from your iowa artists post. Wonderful work!

Kaylene said...

great image, well done

LeAnne said...

saw you at the Beyond Layers class and I'm your newest follower. Lovely image!

Sara said...

This is HUGE news and I am thrilled for you too!

Congratulations Regina! I would love to plan a weekend trip to see the exhibit just to see your art up close and personal! And this is your second time too!


michelle ward said...

Lovely work. I would wear this! Congrats on the event. *tosses confetti*