Thursday, March 28, 2013

Photo Art Friday 29 March 2013 Graffiti


I need to really limit my computer time. Still dealing with last week’s fall and head-banger whilst walking with Gracie. I’ve been to my neurologist and I’m getting an MRI of my brain tomorrow. [Friday, GOOD Friday, which encourages me greatly]

I am cutting short my digital fiddling time and just sharing several of a series of graffiti photos I took in San Jose, California, Easter weekend 2009.

Seems the best way round this, and I have played with them just a bit either in Picasa or Pixlr. Nothing too fancy shmancy other than this first one where I merged two photos, a wall and a piece of graffiti from a dumpster.


I played a bit with the graffiti and layered it in twice. Then I decided that forcing myself [or anyone else for that matter] to see double images wasn’t the best plan for brain rest!

Next up are a couple from elevators and sides of buildings which I have cropped and fiddled with only a wee bit.




I am recalling my walk that day and how very much of a photo walk it was. It was a hard day for me, that one, and I remember Now how much I helped myself navigate it more gently walking with my camera.

These next ones are cropped bits of walls and such which were quite intricate and actually lovely.




I’d love to share more, and fiddle further, but that will BE another day…



Photo Art Friday

32 comments:

Jan said...

You win! These are outstanding! Worthy of 'tagging' a building or fence!

Love all the different looks each piece has......are you a 'tagger' and we don't know it? haaaaaa

Glad you are feeling better!
Stay safe and bravo on your art!
Jan

ormbunke said...

A wonderful Graffitiwork. Happy Easter.

Ruth said...

Currie, I do hope that all is well and that your head heals fast for you. Sending you much love and healing :)

photoartbyanna said...

Wonderful shots! I really like that first one - confusing or not; it's meditative :)

I do hope your scan goes well tomorrow and that your head gets better soon!

Happy Easter, Currie!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the look of graffiti, both as an artist and GT Specialist. It's also kind of sad to me that the kids that work on them often risk their lives to get them done. That's why I like cities that offer venues for them to do what they love and develop their craftsmanship in safe environments. Blessings!

Edna B said...

Oh wow, I love your graffiti photos. That must have been quite the colorful neighborhood. I'm sending good thoughts and wishes for your upcoming MRI. Have a wonderful night, hugs, Edna B.

Bonnie said...

Fabulous graffiti, Currie! I really like the symbolism in the second last.

Do take care of yourself. Hope a couple of weeks of rest allows your body to heal everything.

Annemor said...

I hope you'll get GOOD ansvers today on Good Friday.

Your Grafitti is great.
Happy Easter :)
Best whishes.
Mormor

http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/03/29/photo-art-friday-march-29th-30th-grafitti/

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow very creative and unique creations ~ all new to me ~ another learning curve ~ sending healing hugs your way and hugs to your doggie too ~ ^_^

June Caedmon said...

Great collection of images, Currie!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

interesting to see the different in art work -- fun!!
How ya doing - head better???
Hugs

Gracie O'Tripp said...

I love those elevator doors. I can think of an elevator in town that I would like to do that to

eljaygee said...

great collection Currie and your first image proves how effective minimal editing is- Happy Easter

linda said...

What amazing Graffiti! Would you share the location?

Sherri B. said...

Currie, I've been away from Photo Art Friday for a couple of weeks, so I completely missed hearing about your dog incident until just now...I'm so sorry about what your'e dealing with! I hope your MRI goes well today and that you will be feeling better each day. Your work is lovely and I'm glad you're being gentle with yourself as you heal. Take good care, OK? Have a good weekend.

Miriam said...

Wonderful art Currie, I am hoping that you can rest over the Easter weekend and that today, Good Friday is indeed good for you. x

Loredana Donovan said...

All very creative and colorful wall art. Feel better, Currie! :)

Ida said...

Fantastic pieces. Wow you found some great examples of Graffiti on that walk. I enjoyed them very much.
How funny but your comment just came through while I was looking at your piece!
Sending more healing hugs.

Anki-itte said...

Well done!

louciao said...

Very cool finds! Thanks for sharing them. Good idea to limit your computer time, digital dabbling, until your head is feeling better.

Andrea said...

I broused through your Graffiti post Friday, but didn't have time to read or comment. Today, I want to tell you what I thought ... This women knows what Graffiti is all about. These are awesome selections for the prompt and your tweaking them added your personal touch ... but my mind keeps going back to the fact that you are still struggling with your head injury. I hope the MRI sheds some light on it and that you can get assurances that you will be fine ... and I hope that Gracie is recovering from the emotional stress she was put under. What an awful experience, Currie ... I really wish I could reach out and give both you and Gracie a hug ... just know I am thinking about you.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Leovi said...

Yes, delicious compositions, you've certainly captured the exquisite beauty of these graffiti here. Greetings.

Linda Kittmer said...

Currie, I hope all went will with the MRI. I know after my concussion I was told no screen time (computer, TV, smart phone, etc.) or reading at all. It was a month of pretty much lying around looking at the ceiling! Boring!!! I love the shots of graffiti you got on that walk back in '09. Take care my friend and hug Gracie for me!

Electra said...

Wow, what a spectacular series!!

Monica said...

Wow! Fantastic shots, Currie! The pieces are so cool!
Hope you will get better soon:)
Monica

Kathy said...

Nice shots! I hope you start feeling more like yourself soon. Take care.

Capture life,
Kathy

NatureFootstep said...

think you made a lot on your limited time. :) Looks great and I hope you get better. Take care. Ah, my favourite is the first one.

teri said...

Dear Currie- Even in your brain bumped state you have shared some wonderful images. Wonderful. I hope your MRI went well and the results are back. And all they tell you is to rest a bit. Thinking of you. teri

libbyquilter said...

i hope that you are doing better and that the MRI that you got on Friday was showing nothing serious as a problem.

i think that your selection of photos and images within this post are wonderful. thank you for sharing so many artsy graffiti works.
i had a great time studying each one.

:-)
libbyQ

inotherwordsandpictures.com said...

Hi Currie, first of all how are you doing??? I hope feeling better and on your way to recovery.. (: I really really like your photo art. So very creative!!!!

Prairie Jill said...

Great graffiti! I love the first piece.

Hope you start feeling better soon.

Deborah said...

fabulous photos!