More Photos Of New Orleans

I didn’t have time to create anything today. I didn’t even have time to edit more of the photos I took yesterday so instead, I’ll share some more of the ones I uploaded to my deviantART account. I hope you’ll enjoy them!

When we stopped at St. Louis Cemetary 1, I snapped this shot of a floral medallion adorning the back gate. I wanted to do a dark, grungy, black and white finish on this one but when I bumped up the vibrance, the color variations were so beautiful that I left it alone. I used my cell to snap the shot and Pixlr Express to edit it.

When we stopped at St. Louis Cemetary 1, I snapped this shot of a floral medallion adorning the back gate. I wanted to do a dark, grungy, black and white finish on this one but when I bumped up the vibrance, the color variations were so beautiful that I left it alone. I used my cell to snap the shot and Pixlr Express to edit it.

I love the old buildings in downtown New Orleans! They have such an old world beauty and even after so many years, they are still standing and still useful. I think there's a lesson to be learned there.

I love the old buildings in downtown New Orleans! They have such an old world beauty and even after so many years, they are still standing and still useful. I think there’s a lesson to be learned there.

We passed this sign on our way out of New Orleans. I thought it looked nifty so I snapped a shot with my cell, hoping for the best. I edited it with Pixlr Express.

We passed this sign on our way out of New Orleans. I thought it looked nifty so I snapped a shot with my cell, hoping for the best. I edited it with Pixlr Express.

And that’s it for today. I edited all these yesterday. I didn’t have time to even have fun yet today so I’m signing off to do that now. Feel free to leave comments or questions! Thanks for stopping by!

Lonely rose at the cemetery

I had to reblog this photo, too. It’s such a beautiful, lonely photo. We saw a lot of nifty sights in New Orleans. We always do! But this time the camera was prepped and John did a fabulous job of capturing many of the things we saw. Good stuff!

Today’s Art Challenge: Skyline

When I first heard about today’s art challenge, I cringed. We don’t get many opportunities to see a real city skyline. Then I realized it happened to coincide with a trip we needed to make to New Orleans, LA. I was so happy!

…And then I thought about it some more. The nifty thing about this art challenge group on facebook is that the artist has the freedom to choose the interpretation of the theme and the medium they wish to use. This is great for me because it means I’ll get to participate on more days than I would otherwise. I don’t always get to break out the paints. Neither do I always have the time to devote to a detailed pencil sketch.

So the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I didn’t have to do a traditional skyline and since when did I prefer traditional in most of my work or life choices? Not for many years now!

Here’s my contribution to the fb group for today’s challenge: “Skyline.”

I know the art challenge theme was singular but I chose to display multiple "skylines" in my interpretation of the theme. I used my cell to snap the shot and Pixlr Express to edit it. Clicking on the photo will take you to my deviantART gallery where you can view the photo, download a copy, or purchase a print, if you so choose! :)

I know the art challenge theme was singular but I chose to display multiple “skylines” in my interpretation of the theme. I used my cell to snap the shot and Pixlr Express to edit it. Clicking on the photo will take you to my deviantART gallery where you can view the photo, download a copy, or purchase a print, if you so choose! 🙂

This is not the first photo of ‘skylines’ I snapped. I also got the one below and I had a really hard time choosing between the two. John helped me choose the above photo for the challenge. So this one remains a second. Which one do you prefer? Feel free to leave a comment.

Second option for the 'skyline' challenge... I used my cell to snap the shot and Pixlr Express to edit it. If you click on the photo, it will take you to my deviantART gallery where you can view the photo, download a copy, or buy a print. Oh! And please don't be confused by the different title on this photo. It's not really titled at all. I just snapped this shot first, so I labeled it as such when I uploaded it to deviantART.

Second option for the ‘skyline’ challenge… I used my cell to snap the shot and Pixlr Express to edit it. If you click on the photo, it will take you to my deviantART gallery where you can view the photo, download a copy, or buy a print. Oh! And please don’t be confused by the different title on this photo. It’s not really titled at all. I just snapped this shot first, so I labeled it as such when I uploaded it to deviantART.

 

Current Art Project: Work In Progress

My goal for today’s artwork is to finally get started on mixed media Mask series #8. First order of business…demolition. I have to take all the coin charms off the chain they came on. Time consuming…indeed…but the result when I laid them out on the mask is already looking pretty epic. Judge for yourself!

This is the layout so far for the masculine mask. There's a feminine mask, too, but I haven't started working on her yet.

This is the layout so far for the masculine mask. There’s a feminine mask, too, but I haven’t started working on her yet. I took the photo with my cell and used Pixlr Express to edit it. I used a golden sepia finish to hide the actual colors. When it’s all done, I’ll share the finished piece!

I hope you enjoy the work so far. I’ve managed to embellish this mask with brass beads so far. The next step will be adding the coins and then this fella will be done and ready to add to the canvas. With any luck, this will fit into the Steampunk aesthetic, as well. Woo-hoo! Progress invigorates me…

Day 270/1001

Check out this beautiful golden sunset! The sun shining on the natural pest control system is pretty awesome, isn’t it? Kinda makes me wonder just why, with so many webs, chemical fertilizers are so very necessary… Do check out John’s other beautiful photos!

Current Project Done For Now

I finished the pencil doodle I started this morning. I have to say, I needed to take a few breaks to rest my hand! I haven’t done this much detail work since high school, many moons ago. But I’m truly happy with the result of my labor. I may ink it in and add a little color later but I’m done for today. I used my cell to snap this shot and edited it with Pixlr Express. I uploaded a similar photo to my deviantART account that I edited in Gimp. I’ll be linking this photo when I get back to my computer. I hope you enjoy the picture!

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This is my completed artwork for today’s art challenge “Growing”. Pencil doodle

More Photos

I haven’t had much of an opportunity to create art over the last couple of days. We’re playing catch up on all the chores that were neglected while we were busy with the theater production. But I keep snapping photos here and there and I got a few good ones today that I’ll share with you. I hope you enjoy them! I used my cell to snap the shots and for the editing on most of them, I used Pixlr Express.

This is the unedited version of the snail shell photo. It was such a pretty little thing! Magiba was kinda bummed because it wouldn't come out of the shell.

This is the unedited version of the snail shell photo. It was such a pretty little thing! Magiba was kinda bummed because it wouldn’t come out of the shell. My settings were probably all wrong for this shot. Live and learn…but the beauty of nature is still pretty evident, I think. 🙂

I've been enjoying Emerald Wake's snail photographs. (You can see one by clicking here and then check out the others while you're there!) So it was really cool when John found this snail and showed it to Magiba, who then ran inside to show it to me. I snapped a photo and this is the edited version.

I’ve been enjoying Emerald Wake’s snail photographs. (You can see one by clicking here and then check out the others while you’re there!) So it was really cool when John found this snail and showed it to Magiba, who then ran inside to show it to me. I snapped a photo and this is the edited version.

Today's art challenge in the "Your Daily Art Challenge" facebook group. This was my contribution. I thought long and hard about it before snapping the shot, though. I really wanted something different but I'm glad I snapped this. It came out pretty nifty! I'm happy with the shot and I guess that's what matters.

Today’s art challenge in the “Your Daily Art Challenge” facebook group. This was my contribution. I thought long and hard about it before snapping the shot, though. I really wanted something different but I’m glad I snapped this. It came out pretty nifty! I’m happy with the shot and I guess that’s what matters.

Again, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to check out these photos. I hope they make you smile! Feel free to leave comments or ask questions. 🙂