Monday, June 25, 2012

... a little flower arranging ...



Hi my lovelies.  Hope all is well with you on this last Monday of June, 2012.  It's a holiday today in my little part of the world, so we plan to take things slow and easy today.

I have done a little flowering arranging, however.  Here's the result:







Have you had time to think about this week's Photo Art Friday challenge?  The optional challenge is to showcase a photograph that you have edited to look like a painting.  Don't worry if you don't get what you want on your first try.  It's usually during my first attempt that I see what will work and what won't with the particular photograph. 

First attempts are like opportunities to gather materials, assess how they work together, decide on your approach, etc.  Perhaps you then just have to tweak your first attempt, or perhaps with the ideas and experience gained on that first attempt, you want to start over.  Then again ... maybe you are one of those fortunate few who get it right the first time, every time.  I'd love to meet you ... and I probably wouldn't like you!  ;)

Can't wait to see all the paintings that will be hung in our virtual gallery!  Thanks in advance for your contributions to come and many thanks for all your previous contributions.  I know it entails a lot of work to prepare for our little party.   Your efforts do not go unnoticed!

Are you keeping all your photo art in a special file?  Have any of you actually printed any of your pieces to hang, sell or gift?  Seems a shame to have all that beautiful work tucked away in the digital ether.

I have created a file of work that I think is print-worthy and have invited some friends and each of my children to peruse the file and select a piece they would like to hang on their wall.  I then have them printed, per the individual's preferences, and give them the work as a gift.  Better than shopping and putting a dent in your bank account don't you think? 


14 comments:

  1. having fun playing with painterly effects

    I had several digital pieces printed onto mugs and seeing them everyday gives me great joy

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  2. how i so enjoy seeing your posts pop into my reader. i simply love your creations. this one is no exception. i enjoy reading how you do your work as much as seeing the end result. thanks so much. have a great day~

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  3. I love your results! I've never printed any of my digital images...I guess I should try it one of these days.

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  4. Oh my goodness, first I LoVe your "painting", and second, no I have been so bad about printing anything....but this is my summer challenge - to get some things printed and sell them (even combine them will my jewelry skills). My daughter will be going to college next summer... : )

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  5. love the watercolor wash effect!
    GORGEOUS

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  6. BEautimous, Bonnie!!

    And yes, I have made calendars for the past 6-7 years with my photographs, such as I knew to fiddle with them, and last year with photographs of a selection of my paintings. The selling piece puts a real damper on my JOY in creating, so I love making gifts of my art. I'm going to find that "field" however, the one where creating, gifting, and making a little money all play well together. I think somehow this feels more possible with my digital art. Don't know that for a fact, yet it surely feels that way!!

    My next hurdle, er, dream, is to make some sense of using your lovely textures. I'm guessing they are a "layer" and my understanding of that is only slightly better Now, so I am going to give it my best this week and get my photo in on Friday!!

    You are awesome and generally amazing, by the way!!

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  7. Happy Holiday to you. I love your flower arranging :). I had noted in one of my posts that it was linked to Friday's Photo Art Friday, but then I forgot to actually do the proper linking. Silly me. So, I'll have to save it for next week. So I may sneak in two as I have seen that done before ;).
    Stay inspired!

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  8. I have to agree with everyone else- gorgeous! The pastel palette is very pleasing and I love the effect of whatever effects you've done to it.

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  9. Very pretty! Looks like floral abstract art. I've been practicing for the challenge this week. It's fun and challlenging. :) I had a 2012 calendar printed with some of my blog photos. Good idea giving prints out as gifts! :)

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  10. This has a definite painterly effect...very beautiful ♥

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  11. Gorgeous art Bonnie. I keep my edits in a special file, but I have not printed any. I can never decide which one to use. Looking forward to Friday. Have a great evening.

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  12. Hope your holiday was lovely Bonnie! I really like the colors and watercolor appearance of this. Very lovely, and your digital collage on the last post is awesome. Will eventually really enjoy doing this my self, but right now, haven't a clue how to do this. Love your work!

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  13. It looks like a beautiful watercolor! Love the fluidness and pale colors!

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  14. Beautiful creations, all the postings are marvellous a great art gallery week. Cheers

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