Sunday, January 4, 2009

Creative Every day

Not alot of time to be creative but I did a few quick things. I like to take magazine pictures and gesso them and color them in and try to make them look a bit different. I play around with the images...isn't it interesting that the word of the month for CED is "Play".

and play with photoshop


Then there is the ongoing saga of poor little Miss Em - who really didn't want to go away from home but it was the right thing to do.

So she went to the airport....

and immediately got overwhelmed by sound and people
She tried to live in a bubble when with the family, but there were too many breaks - and alot got thru. Ah well, it's just the first few days that she gets so overwhelmed.

Exercise and bike riding helps! Armadillo's and gopher turtles on the path. Bumps and jogs and twists and turns. Great mountain biking parks in Florida - really alot of fun.

That's my Creative every day for the past few days!


Lynn said...

I need to save money for two things: Photo Shop and Art and Soul workshops!
It looks like fun what you are doing with the collages/mag photos.

And Ms Em drawings are simply delightful, so much feeling shows through them.I love how you drew the words of conversation/chatter.

studio lolo said...

What a neat idea to alter mag photos like that! The top one reminds me of my "wallflowers."

Ms. Em got through another ordeal. I'm glad she had bikes rides and a little sketch time ;)
I know if/when we move back my family will overwhelm me too.

Teri said...

Love the gessoed magazine pictures. I can see them in a beatnik kind of coffeehouse. Used to be one in a town in Oregon I lived near called Jazmin's.

I had to giggle thinking that the words in Ms Em's pictures might also be germs...lotsa them floating round in airports. But that's probably just the funk in me talking.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I think your CED's are wonderful. The magazine work is interesting. Very playful of you.

sukipoet said...

Miss em drawings are fabulous as always. The photo shop playing is great too, it is good to have fun making art.

Anonymous said...

I do love Ms Em ! What a wonderful way to record your trip.

And Sarasota has some wonderful parks! They do a great job of preservation.

Teri C said...

Ms Em gave a great description of your vacation. She is such a doll.

Your 'play' is sure fun and intersting.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Fun post today. Love the way you did your trip. and the altered magazine pix. Lots of inspiration here. Thanks. I am in need of inspiration. :)

ElizT said...

I like the last picture; that's a very fine tree.

soulbrush said...

that's exactly what you did with 'auntie essie' and i really liked it a lot. oh ms sound like you had a similar experience to me...all those voices coming at you from every are a star and a good bike rider too....would love to see your adventures between the pages of a book ms em. maybe 2009?wordveri= lobbly (lovely)

Leah said...

So much gorgeous work! You've been wildly creative! :-)

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mim!
i love what you have created!
how wonderful and freeing.

Debra Kay said...

I'm glad you have your art to hang on to-I don't seem to be able to hang on to mine-but maybe what I really should be doing is letting go anyway. (I mean that in a hopeful way-letting go always sounds so negative and scary and I don't mean for it sound that way)

What is gesso?

kj said...

i love love love your illustrations. that's all i have to say.

marianne said...

bet you´re glad to be back home.....!
Lovely picture story!
The altered portraits are awesome!