Thursday, February 14, 2013

BE Genuine Photo Art Friday 15 February 2013


I’ve been swimming up the waterfall this week. Today I am pretty much all ME again. Yesterday was a HUGE improvement on Tuesday which was a HUGE improvement on Monday.

And so it goes, Life… BEing its extraordinarily ordinary fickle self.

We make plans and set goals and learn and grow and change and then Life just does what it does.

And we follow the bouncing ball. [the only problem with it is when there are numerous balls going in various directions!!!]

A little bit about this Photo Art Friday’s photo art.

It helped me get through some of the rougher parts of the waterfall. If ever there is a sure “shaker-upper” to move me past something it is digital fiddling.

And writing. These little 4-worders are from a much longer one of my poemings. I chose these few that sang to me.  [and I enJOYed their songs!!]

The Bamboo Dream texture Bonnie so generously shared was seeming a little tricky for me. And yet its trickiness was another opportunity to shake my mood up and DO the hokey-pokey.



I clearly took it into a different colour space, yet that made it even MORE fun.

Again, I worked with Picasa and Pixlr Express, though Now I am DOing some new sorts of fiddles which are starting to make more sense to me.

I think this is what I love about these two freebie programs. They make my inexperience an asset. They leave me feeling, well, competent, even capable.

I added in one of my heart paintings:



fiddling with it: 



and the Bamboo Dream texture :



separately and then together. [in other words… I HAD FUN!!]

I appreciate so much the encouragement and kind words you all share with me. I just wanted to say so, to ALL of you, since some of you I canNOT email back to thank you properly and personally.

I don’t know exactly why I hesitated to participate though I am so glad I stopped letting whatever it was stop me. This is by far and away the most encouraging cheering-on to BE had!!

Love to all!!!

Photo Art Friday

34 comments:

helena said...

love your strong bright colours and several of the 4 worders really sung to me today - thanks for the boost

photoartbyanna said...

Thank you... I'm afraid that last line in the image has the most resonance for me right now, but the whole piece is true, so true... Beautiful!

Linda Kittmer said...

Sorry to hear you've had such a rough week, but I can only hope things are looking up. I love the bright colours you've gone to for this image. Such fun and colouricious delight!

Jan said...

Wonderful 'fiddling'.

Like you, nothing makes me happier than sitting down to create. This texture we had this week is wonderful and you surely used it well. It gave your piece such great texture and the addition of your words make it a stunning piece.

As always, I love what you come up with each week!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Life is never straight forward. Just when you get complacent a large hurdle appears and you have to figure out how to get over, under or around it in one piece. Your art is unique. Valerie

A Garden of Threads said...

Life is such an interesting journey, I just float on the river and let it be. I have found trying to be the controller impossible. Beautiful pieces of art this week:)

Kris @ beyond the whiskers said...

Love the bright color, and the heart is perfect for today being Valentine's Day! I ran across a note regarding a class to learn chess. It said "when you win you teach, when you lose you learn". I wonder if the same thing can't be applied to life in general. Ah we'll, just a thought. Hope your days get better and better.

Bonnie said...

Love your art, your heart and all its expressions, Currie!

eljaygee said...

you were quick off the mark this week Currie. It's heartening when we feel competent and not out of our depth (hence your heart image :) ) and you make sure good use of Picasa and all its permutations for your creative photoart. Words mean a lot to you and I'm taking your advice and off to look at the clouds - some good ones today!

Stephanie said...

Love your color choice for this piece. After swimming uphill I hope you get a chance to float peacefully this week.

smiles, Sharon said...

Currie your pieces are full of spunk, color and energy. Love your heart and words...so now it is time to Hokey-Pokey over to my blog, go below today's posting and see what is waiting for you....go on now.....hope it brings a smile to your day. smiles: sharon

Mariane said...

Oh they are all so lovely - I love the first one where you put the heart in ... Great work indeed :D
'
My contribution is here:
http://www.starone.dk/b2/?p=346

Birgitta said...

Excellent work from you here! So creative!

Kim Stevens said...

Ahhh, the bouncing ball going in different directions, I know the feeling! ;)

You did a great job with the texture Currie and yes I'm so glad that you decided to play along - this is a great place to get encouragement and grow as an artist!

Ida said...

Wonderful piece. It's very joyful and full of positive ideas. I love the vibrant colors you chose and your heart painting worked in perfectly. It's good to see you having so much fun with the challenges.

ormbunke said...

I love your colour Hearts. And your words. I translate it to swedish. Ha de gott.

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures! I like those delicate abstract! Wonderful colors!

Andrea Dawn said...

Love all the "4-worders" in your image . . . each one saturated with wisdom. The intensity of the colours seems to match the ride you were on this past week.

The Artful Diva said...

life can be tricky sometimes - glad to hear things are better today

bailey-road.com said...

I like the eye-catching colors and those excellent words to live by.

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

I was in the mood for something eye catching and you've done it..
Hugs

NatureFootstep said...

seems like you overcame your struggles. :) Nice work.

Yvonne said...

Such a gorgeous transformation, Currie!

Cyndi Calhoun said...

So awesome! I love how you used the templates, too - they all look great! :D Thank you also for visiting my blog today (pictimilitude) - have a great weekend! :)

Sherri B. said...

Currie, I'm so glad you got through your rough space...we all have those moments that we must face and get through, don't we? Your processing is so vibrant and full of life. Wonderfully done! Have a great weekend. :)

louciao said...

The simple bold lines of your heart painting translate perfectly into the background and texture you created. Most enjoyable watching you do the hokey-pokey. Keep on playing!

momphotographer said...

I think, your piece is beautiful!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your heart painting, BE, and how you incorporated it into the digital collage. Blessings!

lorik said...

Wow! Certainly a lot of shaking and bogey-ing here! I went subtle this week in mine and you went loud and strong! Love the results. Hard to choose a favourite - so will say first three:)

Pauliina said...

Colorful art and hearts what more do we need to spend a wonderful day! Thank's Currie!

Here are some more true words...

Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you're gonna get
- Forrest Gump

Carpe diem!

Neesie said...

It's always a feast for my eyes when I visit you Currie,
The heart and words work brilliantly.
I'm happy to hear that you've reached calmer waters this week and hopefully you can relax for a while.
I'm also happy that you're having fun! ;D

Marilyn said...

Currie, don't think I commented on this post yet. These images are beautiful with this texture. I love the sentiment on the first imag.

teri said...

Currie- I so appreciated your comment over at my place last week. My dancing on the curve is still kind of got a hold on me. But your words are most helpful. We strive to to BE in the moment even if it is a bit scary. I am thankful we can see these moments through creativity. A blessing indeed. See you this week for the "connection" challenge. xo

Prairie Jill said...

Great result! (I love "get good at mistakes". Now that's something I can do!)