Thursday, April 26, 2012

Photo Art Friday, April 27th - 29th

Hey there fellow photo-art aficionados! 

Welcome to this week's edition of Photo Art Friday! 

Hope you are well and enjoying life wherever in the world you find yourself.  We have participants now from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, France, Poland, New Zealand, Japan, U.S.A. ... and more ... linking up to PAF.  If I have not included your country in my off-the-top-of-my-head list, please make sure we hear about it in a comment!

If you are new to Photo Art Friday, you can read the guidelines for participation here.

This week we can, as usual, post any image we feel qualifies as photo art OR post an image that, as part of the editing to make it into a piece of art, uses one of my textures.

I am using one of my textures as a background to feature a quote by Steve Jobs that speaks to the 'creative' in me.  I'm hoping it speaks to you too. 

A second version using a different textured background and format.

Have you considered using a texture as a background for your art instead of only applying them and blending them into (on top of) a photo?  Let me offer you the first background as a free download and you can try it out.  As you can see, while not impossible to use as a texture, it could also serve nicely as the canvas upon which you create a collage, piece of abstract art or a composite scene.

To download your high res copy of pdpa Blank Page background, click HERE.

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For next week's Photo Art Friday you can link up any piece of photo ART you choose;


you can link up a piece of photo ART that in a creative, inventive, imaginative way features, or somehow alludes to, the title of one of your all- time favorite books

Let me give you an example:  One of my favorite books is "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham.  (Perhaps you saw the movie, The Hours with Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore?) 

Following the above prompt I could create a piece of photo art featuring an hourglass or an old timepiece and that would reference the passage of time and therefore the book, "The Hours".  I'm sure you can think of many other ways to illustrate or reference "The Hours". 

Your work can, but does not have to literally feature the title of your favorite book - it could just 'speak' to it or allude to it.  The title does not have to appear in the image.  Hopefully you will share the connection between your photo-art and your favorite book in your post.  :)

What I like about these prompts/challenges is that there is no right or wrong way to do them.  It is all about your individual artistic understanding and unique interpretation.  As the artist, you take the prompt and go wherever your artistic impulses lure you. The individual interpretation is part of the joy of both the creation of art and the viewing of art - don't you think?

All that to say - don't be intimidated by the promptUse it to ignite your creative fires and share your unique take on it.


  1. Hi Bonnie - your quote from Steve Jobs is precious and really does "hit the mark." Thanks so much for your lovely work and as always your decision to continue with PAF through the summer. I may take a respite here and there because of commitments, but will certainly be here as much as possible. Hugs. Karen

  2. Love this quote from Steve Jobs. More really great photo artwork from you Bonnie!
    Hope you are feeling a little better.

  3. I have no idéa of who Steve Jobs is. Cool texture you had today. :)
    Thanks for hosting PAF. Wishing you a great weekend.

  4. Hi Bonnie, I love the quote, hits home with me. Thanks for sharing it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Yes, I agree, it's a great quote that we must all come back to, hope you're feeling stronger by the day Bonnie :)

  6. Hi Everyone, too... I am out-of-town this evening through Sunday afternoon and will look forward to seeing entries after that time. Have a great weekend. Karen

  7. Thanks again for providing a forum for us to share our art :).
    Stay inspired!

  8. I love what you did with this Bonnie!
    Thank you for hosting, and I wish you a wonderful weekend!

  9. Ok, so when I read your Photo Art Friday posts, I almost always get it wrong and am a week ahead of myself {sigh} image is really for next week
    I'll do my best to get one up for this week's challenge.

  10. Bonnie I love this quote by steve jobs and it definitely speaks to my inner self too. Thanks for hosting this great spot! Always look forward to my visit here!

  11. Bonnie, this new texture .... I can hardly wait to work with it, fabulous idea. Hope you are feeling better. Cheers

  12. Great texture. I like the idea of using the textures as backgrounds - something else I want to try! I've also just caught up on your last couple of posts: so glad you're going to continue PAF over the summer! And I love the painterly texture - thank you!

  13. thanks for the new texture Bonnie - and for the painterly one which I used this week and love - amazing results with just one layer

  14. Another great idea...start with a texture.
    And another texture, wow; I can't keep up!
    So many lovely entries already this week
    (and it's only 7:30 a.m. in Indiana, USA).
    p.s. Within my blog post, I linked to my post
    with the photo using your new "Painterly" texture;
    this texture is amazing.
    Hope you are doing well!

  15. I love that Steve Jobs quote - it's one of my favorites. And the way you presented it in your photo art is wonderful...thank you so much for the beautiful free texture - I can't wait to try it! The prompt for next week sounds very intriguing and I look forward to seeing what I come up with. Have a great Friday! :)

  16. Hi Bonnie. This is my second week of participating in Photo Art Friday, and I have to say, I just love all of the diversity here! I've seen your texture Painterly used several times, but I haven't been able to find it. Is it in on of your collections? Also, the downloads on your freebies page that use 4shared are not working. Thanks for all the beautiful freebies. Can't wait to try them!!

  17. First let me just say I am delighted that you decided to keep PAF open for the summer. Although if you do feel the need for a break I would understand.
    Second your piece here today is very different and something that I hadn't thought about in using a texture as the Art Piece. That's what I like about your blog, it challenges you to think outside of your comfort zone.
    Third - Thank you so much for all the wonderful textures you have been offering lately. The Painterly one was fantastic.
    Lastly, Wow next weeks challenge sounds intriguing.

  18. I love the quote art!!!
    I used your background, it is gorgeous and so rich!!!
    There is a lot of beautiful art here and I hope to visit everyone!!!

  19. I love the inspiring quote! Have a great weekend! :)

  20. Yes, i hear about this man in Finland too. Wonderful realistic piece of art. Bonnie :)

  21. Bonnie....I'm a little late getting back into the swing of it all after our trip to NY....but this was great fun. Today, when I linked up, I looked at all the fabulous thumbnails of Photo Art participants. What wonderful creations!

    Thank you for sharing some Steve Jobs wisdom.


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