Monday, April 22, 2013
Well, I wish I could say the past few weeks have had equal parts frustration and joy in regards to my first stop motion animation, but the learning curve was steep and I'm not gracious when things don't go my way! I learned SO much, however, and I did FINISH it, so I will work on feeling the joy in that! So here it is, my second video in my Cosmic Relief Series, created with iMovie and Photoshop CS6. Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/64597348
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
(please click on image to enlarge)What inspires you right now? Tell me what grows in your garden.....I am loving the fragrance of the Freesias, Calla Lilies that reach up to catch the rain, Bluebirds that call me outside and the sweet feeling of peace that home brings.
Monday, March 25, 2013
I spent the morning in my favorite city this weekend, San Francisco. If you've spent time hanging out at my website you know I have an alter ego, San Francisco Girl With Flowers in Her Hair©, and she inspires me in unexpected ways. I came home with an urge to make bell bottoms, so I headed to Goodwill and bought a pair of jeans for $8.-, came home and made these. I call them, "Indigo Garden Bells."
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Dear Life, I owe you one. You left a trail of breadcrumbs in a statement I heard once a long time ago, "Life is an illusion." I followed them on a dramatic quest for their meaning, where I battled demons, slayed not one, but many dragons, rescued the Princess, the Queen, the King, kissed the frog, made my stepsisters my besties and saved the whole freakin' Kingdom, only to unexpectedly find myself at the end, like a giant holding you like a crystal ball in my hands. What a gift! The realization that I was larger than you wasn't even the best part. You showed me I've been writing the fairytale from the very beginning! If I created everything, then it is time for a DIY makeover of the land. Demons and dragons will be my house pets. The Princess? I found her locked up in the tower with her high expectations, but I'll make her the life of the party, she'll love that. The Queen, oh the Queen. She was under the impression it was her kingdom and wasn't pleased to lose control of it, so I'll be giving her some creative projects she can run with in the next few chapters. The tyrant King, what to do with him? I know! I'll sign him up for yoga. That guy just needs to breathe- he is wound tight! When I kissed the frog, I expected the obvious, but when that didn't happen, I accepted the outcome, a golden key. I know just what I'll do with it. I'll open the magic door to new worlds/chapters I'll create whenever I want. I'm renaming my besties, Bliss and Beauty and together we will oversee the new projects underway. There is so much to do and so much to look forward to as a Giantess! Fee Fi Fo Fun, that's all I have to say. And yeah, thanks.
Monday, March 4, 2013
On Saturday, I had the pleasure of teaching a class in my home studio. Here are the talented women who joined me and their beautiful Telamadera Fusion artworks! From left to right, THANK YOU to Sukey, Adrienne, Jennifer, Karen and Claudia! Please click on the image to see their artwork better!
Monday, February 18, 2013
This was a fun project. Please click on it to see it big. It began with a black Micron pen on white paper. After I scanned it and opened it in Photoshop, I enhanced the contrast so the black ink had a crisp white background. In Photoshop, I created a Path with the Pen Tool around the bird. Once the bird was highlighted, I went to the filter gallery and applied a Graphic Pen Filter in hot pink. I then changed the color to lime green, I went to Select- Inverse and this selected everything but the bird. Again, I chose the Graphic Pen Filter, and applied it to the green background. Here are a few more enhanced doodles: All images are copyrighted by Alma Art- thank you!