I wanted to write a poem for this one because I felt a connection to the little outlier who stood apart from his flock… but then it occurred to me that the image was descriptive enough.
My brain fog (which is getting better), and my inability to write an entertaining story at the moment, has me feeling a bit like this quiet little gull – like I want to be a part of the action… but I can’t quite figure out how. And just when my thoughts get on a roll and I’m feeling ideas start to stir, the curtain drops.
So, for now, images will have to do.
I got a little carried away with this photo. I wanted lots of vibrancy and motion and I couldn’t figure out how to get it in Photoshop, so I finished off the effects in BeCasso. It feels like cheating when I use apps like that because they really do all of the work. There’s no learning involved when you use them, and I’m trying to avoid that as much as possible for these experimental images.
But… I’m still happy with how it turned out and I could not have gotten the same look on my own. Not yet anyway. Anyway, that’s about all for now.
I found a guy on Instagram who does photo edits of surfers and beach goers and I was kind of inspired. His images are absolutely beautiful, and God knows I have a lot of beach photographs to play with. What’s basically happening here is I’ve taken an iPhone image and brought it into Photoshop, then I did a motion blur on the entire scene but I masked out the people in the photo so as not to blur them. I then brought down the transparency on the guys so that they’re just a wee bit see-through.
I thought that ghosts was a good name for both the image and my post because… well… I’ve been like a ghost here lately. My story was at a standstill while I finished my class (which is now over and I am officially on summer break!), and the few times I tried to do a little illustration I was stuck in stick figure purgatory. Nothing was working. Sometimes you just need to walk away, ya know?!
With my brain out of the books now, I really want to get creative for a while and tip toe my way back into the blog through experimental and playful imagery like this. Plus I caught a bug and it gave me a little brain fog so I’m steering clear of tasks that require too much thought. I’d really like to play with colors for a bit so hopefully you’ll see some bright and shiny art for a while… until the fog clears anyway.
That’s about all for now! Thanks for reading/viewing – I hope you enjoyed!
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
No rhyme or reason for this one here. I was looking into my archives, thinking about more feather close-ups, and I just fell in love with these feet.
My new classes started this morning and I was able to get in and view (with eyes wide and mouth agape) what the next 8 weeks will look like. Let’s just say that I’ll have a little less time for blogging! I’m psyching myself up to wind down, and nothing says “I MAY be on hiatus” better than toes in the sand.
Anyway, the next 8 weeks—just like my little friend here—are going to fly…
That’s about all for now. Hope everyone is staying safe and keeping healthy!! —Janet