The lesson I’ve been waiting for

Hi ho art friends. I’ve been steadily working through Sebastian Michael’s “Awake” class.  Not rushing through, mind you, because I finally found the class that is bringing my photography into a more artistic realm and making use of my mixed media art. As a member of the private Facebook group, I’ve been enjoying everyone’s art, […]

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Gimprovisation

Hi ho art friends. As you know, I’m taking Sebastian Michael’s Awake class. I’m learning so much but a frustration I’m feeling is that because I use the Gimp on Linux, I can’t easily make use of things like Topaz Impression. So, I get to figure it out creative ways to make Gimp behave more […]

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Technomage Hound

Hi ho, art friends. I’ve been flitting around with my art projects lately. A little art journaling, a little junk journaling, a little photocolaging.  Today, I took out a couple dolls, took some photos and created this nice character study for another project I’m working on. This is my Dollshe IM Hound, open eyed.  I […]

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Update

Hi ho art friends. My apologies for the long time since my last post. I’ve been focused on recovering from my second knee replacement. Both surgeries went well and I’m progressing much more quickly this time, due to so many months of daily physical therapy exercises between surgeries. I’m nearly finished with the twice weekly […]

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Wolf dreams of a meadow

Hi art friends. I’m putting all the effort into photo manipulation because I am working on a project that merges my photography, mixed media art, and dolls to tell a cyberpunk illustrated story. Today’s post doesn’t have a direct connection to the story. It’s just a way to merge all my artwork into one image.  […]

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Gone to seed vers 3

Hi art friends, Way back in March, I signed up for Sebastian Michael’s Photoshop Artistry Grunge class.  I’ve learned a ton of techniques, which you may have noticed in my weekly posts. I’ve had to translate his techniques from the Adobe products into Gimp and digiKam.  So far, I’ve been able to take nearly everything […]

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Haystack at night

Hi art friends. Four years ago, our friends Deborah and Brian invited to Deborah’s Cannon Beach family beach house for the weekend.  I love Cannon Beach and took a lot of photos. Ok, I always take a lot of photos. This was the summer the starfish were dying of that terrible wasting disease.  The weather […]

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Day for Night @ The Refuge

Hi ho, art friends.  Today is my last day of medial leave after my 2nd total knee replacement.  Twelve months of physical therapy and knowing more about the healing process means that I’m recovering much more quickly.  I’m using my cane less and less around the house, but I’m still moving quite slowly.  Let’s not […]

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