Photoshop Artistry course challenges 14 to 20

By on 8-21-2013 in Art For The Creative Mind Yahoo Group, Digital Images + Collage, Mixed Media, Original photos, Vintage

These next challenges were fun but at the same time took some thought to put them together.

memories
I loved my bike. It was my constant companion every year from spring to autumn, brought me peaceful moments when I would ride for miles down roads to adventure.

suffer the children

This piece is a statement of what children in North America used to do instead of being children. Imagine having to work these horrible, backbreaking, spirit breaking jobs for most of a day without much time even to sleep or eat. This is still the state of hundreds of children in other countries. It has to stop.

sunshine

This little seed cluster was in my wild flower garden. It was so pretty, sitting there in the green of the grass and giving off this beautiful glow in the sun.

garden walk

A photo of some herbs in the garden in Almonte and the window is from the mill in Almonte as well. Love it when I can take two pieces that don’t really belong and place them into a whole.

fires of spring

This is a book cover for a favourite book. Fires of Spring is my all favourite book ever and I have read it over and over again.

Is it spring yet, I am longing for my flower gardens

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Not sure what these are but they were my mother’s day present from my youngest son and his wife last year. So pretty.

flowers

Is there anything better than lilacs … the perfume, the colour and they are one of the longest lasting spring flowers.

lilacs

These are apple blossoms from the crab apple tree at the old country house. Those apples made the best apple jelly in the fall.

apple blossoms

How pretty are these apple blossoms. They grow on an apple tree beside our little rental house. What a beautiful surprise that first spring.

apple blossoms

Doodle This challenge on the Just Art site

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The Doodle This challenge is one I hosted. The blog posting from the Creative Market with the cartoons worked into the images immediately made me think this is something different that would look great on a digital scrapbook site. This is one of two entries I made. The photo is of the Ottawa River. I have always loved this photo but never knew what to do with it. It was waiting for this challenge. The elements belong to Gabbi’s Wonderful Water World. Nessi came from an online colouring book site which I reduced and altered. Poor Nessi, she is sooo lost.

Nessi has to get her act together

A winter dawn, pick a season challenge

By on 8-21-2013 in Art For The Creative Mind Yahoo Group, Digital Images + Collage, Mixed Media, Original photos, Vintage

The last challenge for June at the Just Art site was pick a season. We had several parameters we had to meet. I have some beautiful photos of dawn breaking over the trees in the fields behind our old house. I am so glad I had the honour of seeing these sunrises and being able to keep them forever to look back on now that we have moved into the city.

A winter dawn