Thursday, March 7, 2013

Abstracts with Textures for Photo Art Friday 8 March 2013



I’ve enJOYed this theme [or shall I say Bonnie’sencouraging directions”] BEcause it is something I have been DOing, sort of as a challenge for myself each day, in my daily Gratitude on my I Love You, Currie blog.

[And while I’ve NOT been using PDPA textures but Kim Klassen textures, I love the idea of starting with something and building over it and within it.]

I have discovered through this, at o’dark-thirty each morning when I choose to get up and write for 2-3 hours, that digital fiddling is remarkably forgiving and simply good fun.

I take one texture and one of my photos or scans, and I fiddle away until I have a little something-something to share with my Gratitude.

It’s like the deliciousness a warm from the oven scone with my tea…

This has taught me that practise makes things more intuitive.

It has illustrated how tiny and simple steps can make HUGE and BEautimous possibilities happen.

And it has given me a much braver approach than how I used to navigate.

BEcause I DO this in Picasa and the Pixlr, generally Pixlr Express, sometimes Pixlr Editor, I am no longer banging my head up against PSE8 and all that I DON’T understand there.

Now that is what is true for me, and I am sure were I to get down to business and learn PSE8, I would find out how to ring its bells and blow its whistles. I’m just saying…

Without further ado, here is what I’ve stirred-up for Photo Art Friday 8 March 2013.

 Something You Have Never EVER Seen BEfore Now
[PDPA Texture Never Seen Before] 





Riding Rainbows Under the Sea  
[PDPA Texture Blue Depths]





Colour Commotion
[PDPA Scratched Lens Texture tweaked & inverted]





Remembering Seeing the Northern Lights 
[PDPA Texture Sweet Thoughts]



Photo Art Friday

27 comments:

photoartbyanna said...

So beautiful... so bold, stong, and vibrant! I particularily love the first and the last, for no other reason than that they speak the most enticingly to me...
So lovely, so positive. Thank you!

sunflowerkat321 said...

Some beautiful work here! I'm so impressed that you took on original challenge. Bravo! O'dark thirty appears to be a very creative time for you.
:)

Kat

Andrea said...

And indeed you did stir the pot ... bright, beautiful colors with a myriade of secret images floating in their depths. As usual, Currie, you have outdone yourself :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

momphotographer said...

I feel like the first piece speaks to me the most! I can feel the light coming out from it!

by the way, thank you for our thoughts-exchange! will write you back!

Kris @ beyond the whiskers said...

My husband peeking over my shoulder exclaimed, "wow! Is that another one working on the challenge!?! They know abstract!". Hmmm, well you've got rave reviews over here. ;)

Ida said...

Awesome I really liked the first piece and how colorful it is. The last was also quite lovely. How fun to play around and not worry about whether we are doing it "right" or not.

libbyquilter said...

way to go Currie~!~these are all wonderfully beautiful~!!~

i think i like 'Colour Commotion' the best as it reminds me of a sky full of fireworks . . . but the last one; 'Remembering Seeing the Northern Lights' has a softer look to it that i also like . . . truth is, i love them all~!

sensational work/play with the abstract theme~!

:-)
libbyQ

Marilyn said...

You sure stirred up some beauties...magnificent colors and combinations.

helena said...

wonderful colour and energy as usual - I particularly love the Northern lights and under the sea

Miriam said...

Fantastic Currie. Your colours are amazing, Send me some of your creativity? The first one or the last one?
Perhaps Northern lights because I would love to see them one day.

eljaygee said...

the world of abstracts suits your creativity so well Currie

Annemor said...

What can I write, that hasn't been written?

Wonderful vibrant.
Best whises.
Mormor Norway.

http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/03/08/photo-art-friday-march-8th-9th/

Edna B said...

These are wonderful. My favorites are Riding the Rainbows and Northern Lights. I love the colors. You have a gift for using textures. Have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, I like those colors. Very pretty abstract. Excellent!!

Linda Kittmer said...

Really? You're up at o'dark-thirty each morning writing! Wow. I admire people who can writing. I am much better at expressing myself artistically. I love your colourful creations this week, especially the first one...it's composition is especially appealing to me. Have a fabulous weekend Currie!

NatureFootstep said...

I like all the things you created. They are colorful and happy. :)

About PSE I recomend that you go to the library and lend a book about it. I bought PSE7 3 years ago and got nowhere before I got my hands on a book.

Have you seen my meme NF Abstract? Would love to see your art there.
nfmemes.blogspot.com

Kim Stevens said...

Well let me just say you have this abstract thing down - wow, great job!

ormbunke said...

Lovely!!!!! I like the strong colours. Ha de gott i helgen.

Mariane said...

Excellent, Marvellous and beautiful to all your images. :D

Kind regards
Mariane
http://www.starone.dk/b2/?page_id=439

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

You spring out ideas from me when I view your work each week -- I love coming by -- your awesome work today is breath taking.. I love color and in the right shades too how they work so well together and the textures you have used - great ART!!! Thanks for having a blog..
Hugs

Loredana Donovan said...

I like the first one the best. It is more subdued yet still vibrant. The others are simply psychedelic! Well done! :)

Andrea Dawn said...

Your pieces are so joyful and adventurous, Currie. I sneaked over to your "I love you, Currie" blog just to see some more. Pure delight!

Electra said...

These are spectacular, Currie! I love the bright colours!

The Artful Diva said...

bright and colorful - nicely done!

Kerri said...

Beautiful art!!!

Prairie Jill said...

So many great abstracts!! I love the bright colours. I think my favourite is the first one.

Morag Archer said...

LOvely Electric images Currie, thanks for all the encouraging comments btw, much appreciated :)