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Art Break: Jellyfish Rainbow!



I’m reliably informed that your computer desktop isn’t supposed to be so very cluttered that you can’t see your desktop wallpaper. Hunh. Who knew? So, in an effort to accomplish a spot of tidy (and actually see my wallpaper again) I’ve decided to post some of the art-y bits and pieces that I’ve made…and then not properly filed. (Did you hear that? I think my library degree is trying to get in here. Uh oh…)

To start with, as you can see above, is my shiny new Jellyfish Rainbow. (You can find a bigger version here.) And no, before you ask, I did not mess with the colors. They came from a color changing light in the Jellyfish tank at the Steinhart Aquarium. It just worked out that I took enough pictures for once.

Next up are a couple of icons featuring an opinionated duck:

The idea for these actually came from a story that was reading, where someone mentioned a theoretical dream scenario featuring a bunch of disapproving ducks. So…I immediately opened my image program and got to work.

And speaking of icons, here are a few that I made from the cover of I Shall Not Want by Debbie Viguié.

*whew* Well, that’s a few things taken care of. Hope that y’all enjoy them.

Posted on 19th January 2011
Under: Art, Photo | 10 Comments »

Dances with Photoshop

I’ve been messing around with Photoshop again. Come and see what I did with it!

This is actually a differently cropped version of the original photograph, rather than the original itself, but it gives you an idea of where I started:



And then…
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Posted on 8th November 2010
Under: Art, NaWriAnMo, Photo | No Comments »

Another Image from The Long Walk



Yes, I had a wee bit of fun with Photoshop. You can see the original image here, if you like.

Posted on 24th September 2010
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Crusade Iconpost



So, I had a little fun this weekend making a few icons from a book cover for a friend. (She’s one of the authors, you see.) The book is coming out on Sept 7th, if I recall aright. Anyway, I’ve got the book cover after the cut tag for those of you who want to compare. The banner at the top of this post is the new banner on her site (but smaller, you know).

The image I mostly started with:

The icons:

The image I mostly started with:

The icons:

Stay tuned. There may be more art soon.

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Posted on 29th August 2010
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More Notebooks: UC Davis

Guess what? I really don’t need my notes from college. I’m not really sure why I’ve been dragging them from place to place this last decade plus. But now that I’ve seen the light, so to speak, I’m back to looking at the mighty stack of notebooks. The stuff war is back on! (For George Carlin’s opinion of stuff, go here.)




As you can see below, this was my notebook for French 3. This was the first French class I took at University. I’d already taken 4 years of French in High School, and one random class in Junior College (in which I wasn’t fond of the teacher) before I got to this point. It was in the nature of a review, dontcha know. The things I remember from this class are: 1) avoir envie de, 2) My right hand randomly starting to hurt and the discovery that I was really slow at taking notes left handed, and 3) the professor’s cute winking smiley face doodle. Her name was Something Marie or Marie Something…I forget. She was really nice.



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Posted on 12th August 2010
Under: Art, Notebook | 4 Comments »

Kseniya Simonova’s Amazing Sand Drawing

I first encountered this video on my Twitter Feed (sorry, I don’t remember who posted it) and many thanks to “LeyteGroup” for posting it. They described it this way, “Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine’s version of “America’s Got Talent.” She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and “sand painting” skills to interpret Germany’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII.”

Okay. Before you watch this video, I should warn you. If you are an HSP or at all sensitive, you are going to need a tissue for the viewing. Personally, it’s the instrumental version of Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters that just kills me. Enjoy.

Posted on 15th April 2010
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