Tuesday, January 10, 2012

changing what's real - googly eyed


Stumbling around the blogging cybersphere this morning, I ran across an interesting post.  A challenge of sorts, to take a photo and edit it and share your post.  Just my cup of tea for a rainy Tuesday morning when my brain is devoid of ideas to blog about.  My brain is never devoid of ideas about photography or painting.

So I offer my first blog post on photo edits.  Maybe this should have been posted on my art blog, but I tend to keep that one to things that pertain to the studio that my sister and I have.  Since I share a lot of photos here, this is where the post will go.

Thanks to Anna from The Other Side of Anna for thinking up this interesting prompt. If you take photographs, and like to dink around with editing tools like I do, visit her blog and join in the fun.  She has a place to add your post link, and the name of the showcase gallery is Changing What's Real.  It begins at the start of the month, and the deadline is the end of the month, so no stress there, plenty of time to add your ideas and creativity.  Sharing is what helps us all to grow as artists, after all. :D

Today I am sharing a photo my sister sent to me.  This photo has significance for two reasons:
1. The ornament is one I crocheted about 20 years ago
2. It still makes my sister laugh when she looks at it (she says it looks like me)

watercolor pencil

PW 70's
colorsplash 2


This was a fun day.  I like finding new things to do.  It stirs the creativity in me.  Thanks Anna for a great idea and way to share!

~cath xo
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  1. So glad I sent you that photo, it gave you something to do today, and she does look like you. I have a feeling it is more like 30 years plus, and I love her and you right down to your googlie eyes! xoxo

    1. I'm glad too Vix, you know I never have enough to do. :D xoxo

  2. Cath, this is great! I really like the posterized one...what a cool twist on the original photo. The 'fisheye' made me giggle :) I think the 'desaturated' one is my favorite though. Thanks so much for participating!

    1. Thanks for the prompt Anna, I really enjoyed this one...I had to stop myself or I would have had 25 more edits. :D

  3. I love ornaments that have stories. We have a few. The stories always bring a smile to my face. Yeah, that is what it is all about, right?

  4. The ornaments that mean the most to me are the ones I collect from special places or that the kids and grandkids give me. I have handmade ornaments all over the tree and each one tells its own story. Any you are right, that IS what it is all about.