Thursday, May 1, 2014

Photo Art Friday, May 2nd - 3rd


Time for the May edition of Photo Art Friday!  

You are invited to showcase a photograph you have edited into a piece of art.  

If you are new here, you can read all the guidelines on the page Photo Art Friday.  Don't be shy.  Beginners and professionals are welcome to display their artwork in our virtual gallery.  Participants come here from many different levels of experience and expertise.

May's optional theme is COLLAGE.  My last post featured several different types of collages - from the simple to the more complex.  Any kind of collage (grouping, collection or composite) is welcome if you choose to follow the theme.  Of course, you are always welcome to post any piece of photo art.

You will be able to link up your photo art beginning on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. EST until Saturday at 6:00 p.m. EST.  Then a 24 hour period will start where you have to come back, review all the submissions, and vote for your favourite.  The person who receives the most FAV votes will be able to choose a two-texture set of textures from among these three as a prize.

Am still dealing with bronchitis, so I am pulling a composite work from my archives to share this week. Sorry, but can't recall if I have already posted it here at some point.  If so, here it is again!  Just could not find the energy to begin even a small, new project.  :-/

This urn is an art installation outside of a gallery in Old Montreal and is the only photograph used to create the following collage/composite.

Here the photograph has been 'flipped horizontal' and then the mirror images merged in Photoshop. Everything neatly marries in the middle to create a wide stone on top, just crying for some text, a second urn and the squared-off stairs.

I then took several crops of the urn itself and placed them on the above flipped horizontal image.  A chiseled-looking font was used to add some text.  Eh voila - a collage made from one photograph.

The next edition of Photo Art Friday will be on June 6th - 7th.  The optional theme for June will be:




of or having one color.
of, pertaining to, or having tones of one color in addition to the ground hue: monochromatic pottery.

Personally, I am thinking of several tones of one color rather than just a single color, but you are free to interpret the theme as you choose, as always!  :)


  1. hope you're feeling better soon. your collage is nice. have a great day~

  2. Always love your choices, Bonnie. You make me stretch and think and most of all, PLAY!! Feel better and breathe deep. Spring has GOT to BE in the air!!

  3. you made a lot of collages last week so don´t worry. I like the urn. It is beautiful and do well in many forms. :) Hope you get well soon. Take care. :)

  4. Feel better soon:) all of your collages are wonderful. This one has a great fun factor!
    Have a good day!

  5. Great text for your choice of collage which was fun. You have my empathy as I know how exhausting bronchitis is. Least you will have pretty, interesting photos to look at this weekend to help you through!

  6. Oh gosh, I sure hope you feel better soon. This spring has been bad for allergies-just had my son to the asthma doctor and he hadn't seen his spirometry test this bad in five years. love the flipped horizontal of the bronze pot, I love doing that with reflections.

  7. Gute Besserung erst einmal.
    Und meine Anerkennung für die tolle Bildbearbeitung.
    Ich bin heute auch mit dabei !
    Liebe Grüße

  8. I love the symmetry in the second, very funny !

  9. Really, they really have an urn that looks like it is falling down the stairs ... don't you feel like you need to fix it? I love what you did in your collage, but I really do want to pick that urn up and put it where it belongs ... what does that say abour me? I sure hope you are feeling better. Almost everyone I know is sick ... the weather has been so unpredicable. We are cold one day and hot the next. I think our bodies are stressed out by it all. Take care ... you know the routine, right? Rest, fluids and medication if needed :) Be well, Bonnie ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  10. Perfect title for your composition.

  11. Sorry to hear about your bronchitis, Bonnie! I almost missed this fun event again - but then I remembered: It's Photo Art Friday! How fun!

  12. Love the urn falling over idea. So many wonderful collages, ideas this month. I missed last month so I have now put it on my calendar so hopefully won't miss again. I think I visited everyone or try to, and sometimes can't tell if my comment went through or not on Blogger since I'm using Wordpress, but hopefully they do. I'd forgotten about the voting idea. Will try to remember to check back. Thanks for hosting. :) Thanks for visiting me and commenting.

  13. Hi, some people wanted to know how I created "Guarded Magnolia" I have tried to remember and made a few images to show it. It is on my blog Bildverkstan for those who are interested.

  14. I love your quicky collage, very creative!
    Can you believe it, I missed the deadline - again, what a dummy. Don't worry about it, really, because I would have posted on my site anyway :)
    Hope your feeling better real soon.

  15. Love your collage Bonnie! thanks for sharing your awesome stuff with us

  16. Thank you, EveryOne, for your kind wellness wishes and feedback about the urn collage!

  17. Just had a note from a wanting-to-be-new-participant, Anita. She unfortunately missed the deadline for this month but shared a link to the image she had wanted to share. Here it is:

  18. OOps missed may! Loved seeing the pictures. I am a collage fan!
    Get well!

  19. Your photography skills is absolutely great. I love all of your edited pics here.


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