Thursday, February 6, 2014

Looking At Things In New Ways


Photo Art Friday is a grand reason to celebrate Thursday. 

Bonnie gives us a theme, which suggests possibilities, and having participated in this JOYous undertaking for a couple of years Now, I'm finding that encouragement daily wiggling into my Digital Fiddlings.

This month the theme is graphic/geometric/angular. A pretty glorious playground I'd say.

So, what have I come up with?! 



I don't know exactly what I did to get here, but I have a fairly good idea. I started with a photo from 2009, of a building in downtown Phoenix. I was fascinated with it then and my memory was jogged when I sat down to write this post.

I added PDPA Forest Texture, one of my favourites from Bonnie. And then I just had at it in Pixlr Express. I added the words BEcause I am a word person, what can I say?! It just seemed to beckon me to remember, always look up.


Once more I reached back into 2009 photos. I was a busy girl with my camera that year. This wall was so fascinating. It had crazy tiles going this way and that and the effect was mesmerising and daring. 

Again, I added a couple of PDPA textures although exactly which ones I canNOT tell you as I had several I tried out BEfore settling on the 2 or 3 I ended up keeping. I could have looked at this wall for hours. Its colour and whimsy deLIGHTed me and still DO.

It's funny, since moving back to Arizona, I've yet to go to downtown Phoenix. I suppose that's largely BEcause I am having such an adventure exploring my new neighbourhood and all the walks Gracie and I take. There is such a mix and change of scenery in the breadth of one block, sometimes even less.

I will get myself back downtown one day though. It will BE good to see what has changed and mayBE find this building and that wall again. I have changed since last we met. I wonder if they have, too?!




Pixel Dust Photo Art

17 comments:

peabea said...

So many angles and colors. Perfect!! I enjoyed looking at your art. :)

Terrie Purkey said...

Lovely! Bold, colorful, dynamic and full of motion. Great job!

peggy gatto said...

Your colors are divine and love the layering!!!

abrianna said...

Like all the bold colors.

A Garden of Threads said...

Fits the theme perfectly. Love it.

Prairie Jill said...

Gorgeous pieces. As always, I love those bright colours! I think my favourite is the first one - something about those big blocks of colour really appeals to me.

Katarina said...

Bold, creative and happy creations of art!

Miriam said...

So bright and colourful, full of energy. I love it.

NatureFootstep said...

interesting, made me smile. :) I think my favorite is the Look Up one.

Sherri B. said...

Bright and bold - such happy colors! Lovely editing. :)

Ida said...

Currie these are great. I really like your, Look Up piece. The colors are so vibrant and there are lots of great angles in the scene.
Mosaics are always fun to look at, you did a great job turning this one into another art piece.

Leovi said...

Beautiful textures, wonderful creations , I love the colors !

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

I really like number 2 "Look Up" super colorful and different shapes you made it work fantastic design ..
Hugs

Bonnie said...

How bright and beautiful, Currie!!! Love them all, but especially love the phrase "Look Up" in the second.

Did you know that the physical act of moving your eyeballs to look up (and holding them there) can improve one's mood? Try to feel depressed when looking up - you can't! Guess that's how the phrase "things are looking up" crept into our language - things do look up when one looks up!!! I often advised depressed clients to look up at the tops of trees, the clouds, the architecture in their city and they all confirmed that looking up pulled them out of a low feeling. (Notice how easy it is to feel depressed when you hang your head and look down with your eyes.)

Sorry, didn't mean to go on like that but your artistry inspired and reminded me of that unique physical phenomenon.

ormbunke said...

Love your colours and your creativitet.

Andrea said...

Phoenix is a great place to go for inspiration. I have only been on the outskirts (at the Mayo Clinic) and some of the tourist places around there, but it was filled with art and color ... a lot of Indian Art which I love.

These are great and indeed we are looking up when we look at your first picture ... a good piece of advice, I might add. I love the second. It is so busy that it takes you to so many places and triggers all kinds of thought processes. Love these ...

I have been absent in the comment end of you blog, but still follow from a distance. I seem to be overly busy these days ... not what I expected of retirement. I was glad to see you dabbling in some Zentangle designs. I love zentangle, but find it takes me too long to complete one for the meme that is out there. They have moved on to the next before I have finished. Ii is good that you are doing well in Arizona and I marvel at how you are evolving. I have missed you too, Currie ... we will stay in touch.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Andrea Dawn said...

Love your work, Currie and how it truly reflects your unique BEing. You are truly one of a kind and I love how you embrace and express yourself. My favourite is that first one. As someone else mentioned I am really drawn to the large colour blocks.