Big Bertha…


I thought I’d share a little of my excitement about my latest hobby… sewing!

Denim, to be exact.

I’m quite the beginner, and last year I started out with a batch of patchwork pillowcases made out of squares cut from old jeans. They’re kind of amusing. This year, I’m taking the bull by the horns and doing purses and various other bags – all from denim. Continue reading →

Melancholy

Emotion Art



Awhile back I worked on emotion images, and I made this tonight not planning on doing it for the collection, but I realized when I was finished that it looked melancholy to me… something that could describe what causes my sense of humor to spiral – trying to find that excitement that seems to be missing.

This is another combo/composite piece – or whatever you want to call it. I did the illustration of the girl’s face, and then brought it into Photoshop to add a crinkled paper background and a rose that I photographed many moons ago (IRL it is yellow). Then, as always, I defaulted to an oil paint effect to bring it all together.

I thought it was interesting to use black and white, which might explain why melancholy came to mind. The definition of melancholy that I liked was: a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause. I think that the absence of color depicts that feeling well.

It’s like life hasn’t changed, nothing bad or unusual has happened, but something that you just can’t put your finger on is missing.

Anyway, goodnight for now…
-Janet

The Visitor



I look down at these tiny people,

And I am bewildered.

A strange race, these humans.

Bickering, name calling, violence.

So much anger, too much hate.

Not just here… in this city I am visiting,

It appears to be worldwide.

And in this thing they call Twitter.

So evil, the things they say.

Too unkind.

I want to go home now…

Please beam me up.


Ok, this was random. My goal today was to create the large woman – which was a series of outlines that I then filled with fabric, in Photoshop. But then I went crazy with some HDR and oil paint, and now you can’t even see my hard work.

I found the original photograph (of the people protesting), and then I added my woman; the giant. I am going to come back to her later, and show her in her original state, because it was an interesting project. And she looked pretty cool.

That’s actually a camera in her hand, but I decided last minute that it was a radio to her home, or starship… E.T. phone home, I guess.

I saw the Word of the Day Challenge: Worldwide, and this was what I came up with. There’s some truth here, but it was actually written in fun (on my end, anyway). My sense of humor has gone a bit ape lately, so much of what I’m writing these days is for the sake of keeping myself amused – and it seems to be working. So far, so good. Hopefully you find some fun, enjoyment, or entertainment in it all.

That’s about all for now. Thanks for reading or stopping by!

Until later,
-Janet

P.S. I forgot to mention. I added the part about Twitter because I go there a few times a week for a few specific reasons and by the time I close the app… I really do feel like I just stepped out of some weird alternate universe.