Saturday, April 11, 2009

Music - Up close and personal

Music: I thought I'd show you the before and after on the photo that I used in the Music spread for the Altered Sister's Round Robin. So, here is before...

Up Close: Here is the "after" artwork, cropped in tight. The cement on the bottom of the photo remained, and became the staff for the notes, but I cut away the top of the photo just above the sculptural round forms. When I alter the photos, I am doing it all by hand, not digitally.

Personal: This photo was taken one year ago exactly. We went to Seattle/Olympic Peninsula last year on Spring Break. How can a year have gone by already?!? What a great family trip that was. And, as a bonus, I was able to go to Artfest in Port Townsend, Washington. That retreat, even though it was a year ago, is worthy of a series of posts. I'll have to get on that!



Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you posted the original photo. I know nothing about mixed media art, so it's interesting for me to see some of how the process works.

We lived in the Tacoma area for a 4-1/2 years and we miss it so very much. After we are finished with the Air Force, we're headed back.

Kathy L said...

Thanks for sharing the photo Lorrie. I have PSE 6 and have only scratched the surface. Can't figure stuff out weven with a good book. So I am in your boat...I try to do everything by hand. Mine do not look as seemless as yours! I love that spread!


Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

I've concluded that altered photographs are a bit more interesting if you know where they started from. Kind of like a house that has been remodeled: You appreciate the New more if you know what the Old looked like! :)

Photoshop is an animal I don't even want to begin to train. Too much there, too much time. But, oh, the possibilities!!!

Joanne Huffman said...

Having seen the spread in person, I can only say it's great to see and feel the texture of the page, as well as enjoying the image.


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