Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I am addicted. 
Yes, I think I would spend the rent $ on Photoshop classes! 
My computer was 6 years old and no amount of CPR could save her.
My awesome nephew Joe did his best though. I have a new Dell laptop cuz, well, I can't afford a Mac,
I can't afford this one either,
but who cares.
 Photoshop CS5 is the bomb diggitie.
I'll be creating all the way to the poor house. sigh. 
The cards are cut up now, so I'll be creating with little strips of plastic on my next collage. 
But, I digress.
The backgrounds of these pieces were sprayed outside last summer on a HOT HOT day. I used Halloween webbing as a "mask" of sorts thinly stretched out on the paper
and sprayed my heart out.
I think they were dry in like 10 minutes
and I really saturated them.
Sorry but I went ape shit on the next one!!
Again, another sprayed/masked background. This one is my fav of the ones I did that day. 

So here is where the sad sad story is. I used the magnetic lasso to take this guy out of his background. And well,I lost the actual "guy". I'm sure I have him saved somewhere. Ridiculous, I know. But then I thought I could work with his shadow which is even cooler. So there you go. I am not a trained artist, altho I do subscribe to the school of happy accidents. 
Added some reddish leaf brushes here.
OOOOH AHHHH now I'm really loving the purple gradient layer.
And some cool white leaves on top!

So now these just need some witty words and I'll put them up on etsy, where they will gather dust and not sell.
I hope it's the economy and not that my work is crap that is too similiar to everything else and looks like a third grader did it. 
A third grader with a VERY expensive program and laptop.....