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! πŸ™‚

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!