Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Artist's Play Room #54 ~ Head Shoulders Knees And Toes

I woke up this morning with the song running full blast in my head. I laughed right then and there, telling myself this would BE a fun Artist's Play Room and TODAY was the day I'd get it up and running...

Funny thing, the 2 little grrrls up in the front house had brought me a super secret special envelope last week with cut-out models and faces from some shee-shee magazine. I was deLIGHTed with the bounty and wondered whatever might I use them for.

Until this morning.

And then what happened, you ask...

Well.

Ummmmmmm.

I had a different idea altogether.


I had several cut-out photos of Timmy when he was little, and this one in particular which literally shows his Head Shoulders Knees And Toes jumped up and bit me on the nose!!!

I had some scrap pieces which I had tried without success to share with the Kickin' Arts kids, which, to me, look like little windows, and I thought I'd add them to the mix. 

Then, instead of turning to my paper and glue sticks, I scanned them and digitally fiddled with them awhile. The one above was what I ended up with until I had another idea tugging my sleeve...


For this I used a creative effect on Pixlr. I liked it, and usually don't fiddle with that bunch of effects, but this time it sort of rang the bell for me.


And this last one [above] was just all about playing with overlays and colour corrections. I liked the way the light seemed to BE shining down on him and the pink on his knee and BEneath his toes.

I guess I just had fun. 

Fun spending a little extra computer time.

Fun playing and seeing what happened if.

enJOY!!



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5 comments:

Jez said...

These are all so lovely Currie, and such an original approach to the theme. The colours are great, and it's so nice to work on a favourite childhood image. Great images.

Rita said...

What a great solution to a tricky challenge this week. :):)

Paper rainbow said...

You are so clever at digital imaging, it is something I can't seem to get my head round, I love your second image especially, it is amazing how each one looks so different!

sharon said...

These are lovely.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

They are all so BEautiful, that I can't choose a favorite one. They remind me of some of David Hockney's photographic collages. Blessings, my friend!