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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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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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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Rose

Hi art friends. I’m still processing the Sebastian Michael’s Photoshop Artistry Grunge class. I’ve reached the stage where I watch a video; figure out how to do the same moves in Gimp, then incorporate the lesson into several composite images. This is one of the images. The doll is Rose, my Dollmore Youth Eve Lilis […]

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Duck, Turtle, & Koi

In 2004, I celebrated my 40th birthday with friends and family with a day of festivities at the Seattle Arboretum, the Japanese Garden and finished with dinner at the Queen Anne Sam’s Sushi. Today’s photo is one of from the pond at the Japanese Garden. The flowers and critters were out in full force that […]

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Old Brick Building

Back in 2005, I was a techie/designer with Open Circle Theater.  When the theater was located in the Lake Union area. Back then, that neighborhood was a pretty run-down, semi-industrial area.  The biggest draws were Fred Hutch, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the Museum of Wooden Boats. Long before the industrial buildings were knocked down […]

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WIP Spacey Digital Art

Hi ho my lovelies, I’ve been mucking about with the GIMP lately and was inspired tonight to use my own photographs to create a spacey landscape.  This is the first draft of an as-yet-unnamed digital work. There is more work to do on it, but it’s a start. For the landscape, I used a photo […]

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Pebble Girl

    The Gimp-speriments continue. I have a pebbly obsession. I like them. Fortunately, I can now virtually pick them up with my camera. And merge them with one of my journal pages. I like the pebble texture. It almost looks like it’s the paper. What are your experiments? Leave me a comment and tell […]

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Another Digital Buddha

I’m still learning about all the Gimp tools and what they do.  To be honest, I’m not making a scientific study of photography, the physics, or stuff like that. I’m just interested in composition and what I like.  I approach photography more like painting, kinda silly, but there it is. I merged a couple of […]

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