This week I was making a photo collage for my dad's 87th birthday. I suppose I want him to like it, mayBE a little too much.
I also want to dazzle him. I'd done a photo collage of his dog after I visited him in June of 2011. That really deLIGHTed him.
After a lot of trying this and that and getting cross-eyed in PSE8, I came back to the comfort zone of Picasa. I'd taken pictures of pictures of him DOing this reading thing he does after school. I made a photo collage with them, but...
Somehow it wasn't quite what I was going for. I finally printed it out on white cardstock and while it was okay, I soon found myself cutting and going to the "digital fiddling" that involves 2 hands, glue sticks, and a paper cutter.
Ultimately I "made" this into a collage and then felt like it needed something, a quote mayBE?! [I needed to keep my writing to a minimum... don't ask, apparently he doesn't like to read a lot of words ;~D]
I went looking for a quote about Making A Difference. BEcause, this is the essence of my dad. I found this:
So I made it into a word art thing in Word and cut and pasted it round and through the collage. I was pretty happy. And off I sent it to him yesterday...
As I got to thinking about this week's Photo Art Friday, Bonnie's suggestion is
showcase an image that features distinct line(s)
and to that end, this is what I ended up DOing...
The "distinct line[s]" BEing Miller's quote. MayBE this was on Bonnie's radar, too, with the suggestion. I suspect so!!
Anyhoozle, this is what I've got. The package should also BE delivered to him Friday, so I'm kind of having a reverberating Photo Art Friday!!!
As for HOW I did this... Really, I just played. In Picasa, in Picnik, in PSE8, back in Word, even, and then scanning the word art to make it a jpg. Then, when I was done adding and fiddling with a couple of pdpa textures in PSE8, I went to Pixlr and had at it with anything that caught my eyes. It's been therapeutic, in many ways...
Thanks for your patience with this post. Guessing I had to "use my words" eventually!!!