I really wanted to try overlaying this photo of hard black branches onto a scan of a painted background.
I have never liked the Hard Light Filter, but for this image, it did exactly what I wanted!
Two versions, one with a monochromatic section of the background, the other with the full multi-colored background. The background painting has graphite scribbles, which I feel create a delightful tangle with the branches. The water is very present in both images.
version 1 – mostly blue background
version 2 – multicolored background
I wanted to keep playing with this imagery. This time I let the cathedral aisle show through and layered a lot of sun effects and color on top of it. I was originally thinking “pastel” but I seemed to gravitate toward the deeper colors.
I took some time to make an image out of a photograph of sun effects.
My mind said “Nativity scene” and struggled to register that it was a bird between the two figures.
Brooklyn holiday shopping itinerary:
We did not make it to F and G, but we were exhausted and overstimulated by then anyway.
on the floor
Accidental still life –
Calendar page picturing roses, sanded with sandpaper for a project
Dried leaves brought inside for a project
Gold silk ribbon I just have hanging around because I like to look at it
I wanted to manipulate this image, but maybe i like it just the way it is.
Now that I’ve taken the photo, maybe I can pick up the floor.
A ceremony of digital transformation. Looking and attention. The cropped center of the piece seems interesting in a different way than the entire piece. The crop reveals subtle green shades and rectangles out of line. The whole piece holds a kind of pinwheel wonderment with the spiraling fragments of “S”.
corners, layered with transparency
Ceremony focuses attention so that attention becomes intention. If you stand together and profess a thing before your community, it holds you accountable.
~ Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass, page 249