Thursday, October 3, 2013

Photo Art Friday 4 October 2013 ~ Sky


Playing on a new playground today... I have moved, well at least I am Here Now, in Arizona, though NOT yet in our new abode, nor is there much of the Just Enough Stuff with me, so I am learning to play on this wee Chromebook.

This first is a crop of one of my collages from 2011 which has a window looking out onto a swing. I liked this bit of the image and the way digital fiddling made the sky more mysterious and full of autumnal colours.


I also like that this particular Peace of Sky reminds me of the sky Gracie and I bid a goodbye to at the beach last Friday morning, just at sunrise. This is the fun of the sky. It is everywhere we go and anywhere we are. It often looks markedly the same or different from one place or person to another. As for me, I like its mystery and transformability.

This next one is another sky from another time... Imagined. Cobbled together. Created simply to share with you. Today...


I'm cornfuzzled about whether you can see it or enlarge it to see it, mostly BEcause I am NOT yet familiar with the way to work on this wee Chromebook, but it's a fun fix thanks to a moon I got one night in 2010 and some magic from Bonnie's texture [I canNOT figure HOW to go back and find the name... so I am NOT risking it ;~D Right Now!!] and Pixlr Express.

I have missed fiddling about AND I am absotively posolutely loving that I am having a bit of a techno-fast this month. A little goes a long way and none is also just fine...

Looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to, too.


Pixel Dust Photo Art

16 comments:

Kim Stevens said...

It's always fun to see what twist you will put on the theme...I like the second one, almost as if the ocean sky meets mars! :) Very cool!

Jeanne said...

Sort of nice to have a little break from technology isn't it. Lovely edit, and best of luck with your move!

Bonnie said...

Two great pieces, Currie. Think the first is my fav - with the sun framed by the ropes of the swing. Love your digital collage work.

That's a big move and a big change! Wishing you all the best as you settle in. Good to 'be' someone who knows how to simply BE ... 'cuz we can 'BE' no matter where we are. Of course ... I'm not telling you anything you don't already know! :)

BE well. Have you totally recovered from the attack and fall? Hope so.

Miriam said...

Hello Currie
I am so please to read that you have moved, hope you will settle soon. Loving your skies! I forgot it was the first friday today but it's early here so I might just have a play.

Connie Rose said...

I love those images! Didn't know you were moving to Arizona -- hope that's a good thing for you. Have a splendid autumn in the southwest!

Terrie Purkey said...

Hope your move went smoothly. I lived in northern AZ for awhile - it's a beautiful state and I love the weather. I know you're eager to get settled in a new space so you can start to make it feel like home again - it'll be quite a switch from the humidity of FL to the dryness of AZ...use lots of lotion!

pauline said...

dearest Currie,
oh my... i just caught up on your posts and wanted to say this: oh but you ARE essential to this world!! To my world. To our world. :-)
Your giraffe zine & sculpture. omg. You have been one busy (and incredibly creative) woman! So loved reading all about your new adventures here. (And you have moved back home!) i certainly wish you well. i'll email you soon. Just wanted to say hi and let you know i think of you. Happy weekend! xox

Rita said...

When I clicked on them a black screen came up with both thumbnails at the bottom and you could see them one by one and the second one was quite a bit larger. I really like that one! :)

Loredana Donovan said...

Both are fantastic images! The first could be a cover for a book. Bright autumnal colors, perfect for the season. Good luck in your new place :)

Ida said...

Wow I had no clue you were moving. So fill me in...from where did you move and to where?
How did Gracie handle the move?

Great pieces this week. I always love how vibrant your creations are. The one with the swing is my favorite. I can just picture being on that swing and enjoy the autumn sunshine.

Andrea Dawn said...

Happy to see your work in the gallery and glad you found a way to fiddle a bit even if you are not all set up in your new digs. I appreciate your unique style and use of such vibrant colours.

Sherri B. said...

Congrats on your move! I wish you much happiness in your new home. Your images are lovely - so vibrant and filled with color! Thanks for sharing, Currie. :)

Jan said...

Confuzzled? That's a hoot!

Well, great playtime you had.....look at the outcome of it! I like the textures and vibrant hues you got while playing!

I've been gone all summer, but am glad to be back here and seeing your art!

libbyquilter said...

hi Curry~!
it's been a while since i've been able to stop by your beautifully creative blog and i've missed it.

that sky piece that you 'cobbled' together is fab.you.lous.~!!
love the color and the abstractness of it~!

:-)
libbyQ

Tracy said...

That moonlit sky is just beautiful - gorgeous colours and textures.

Electra said...

Your work is always so beautiful and I Love the vivid colours of these!