27 May 2013

Mix It Monthly

Mit It Monthly


Please visit Pia at Mix It Monthly to learn more about this challenge that she has started.

Here is my submission for her May/June challenge.


Pretty much all of my attempts at art are done digitally for now. This piece is no exception. I merged two digital photographs from previous posts, which you can see on One Little Word: Freedom, fourth picture down, and the tulips here: One Thousand Gifts.

In CS4, I used the smudge tool to stretch my face and hair and the transform tool to enlarge my eye and move it slightly out of its original position. I painted in a mouth as only the corner of it showed in the original photograph. I placed the tulip picture on top of the photograph and then adjusted the opacity down to about 60A% or so and then erased the tulips off of my face. I brushed on a yellow butterfly and then brightened it. I added a crackle finish and then using Topaz Adjust, I applied the Crisp filter. I went around the edge of the entire image with a yellow brush to give it sort of a jagged edge. With a soft yellow brush, I went over some of the low-opacity tulips to bring them out and also halfway outlined the image of me. I signed it with my artist name "Siobhan, '13" on the left of the image. I usually sign on the right side.

Then, I sat here trying to convince myself to post it. I couldn't tell by my husband's reaction whether I should post it or not. He keeps laughing at it.  So, here it is for all of you to see. I'd love to have feedback on this attempt at abstracting myself.

Please be sure to visit Pia's blog. She has really great work there!

19 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Denise. :) I appreciate you stopping by to comment. I hope that you have a wonderful Memorial Day!

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  2. This is amazing art work, i love it!!!
    thank you for visit my blog and your kind comment,iam glad you liked my art.
    iam will you join a new follower.

    Greetings Jeannette

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    1. Thank you, Jeannette. I appreciate this very much, the kind words and the follow.

      I am following your blog as well. You have beautiful work there! I especially love the flower tag - so pretty. :)

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  3. Hi Suzanne, just found your blog by visiting Pia's blog! Your bloghead caught my attention and I was curious...is it you in the photo or your grandmother?
    Like your artwork and the challenge of Pia too, so I will certainly pay a visit so now and then! Thanks for your inspirational art and words!
    warm greet from Holland, Miranda

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    1. Hi Miranda, thank you so much for visiting and following my blog. Isn't Pia's site great? I found it just recently myself.

      My great-grandmother Annie is on the left in my blog header and the baby on the right side is me. I was named after my great-grandmother and her sister Susie. :)

      I am following your Miraculous Arts blog. Beautiful imagery there!

      Thank you for your kind comments. I appreciate them very much!

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  4. Beautiful creation, love the colors!
    Groetjes karin

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    1. Thank you, Karin. :) I am planning to do another image using the tulips soon.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great week!

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  5. Oh my, this is totally awesome! Love what you have done with your face ;) seems like you are shining from within...your eyes are laughing on his own :) Thank you so much for beeing part of the new challenge ♥ Conny ♥
    http://mix-it-monthly.blogspot.de ♥

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    1. Thank you, Conny. I am so glad that you love it. :) I was hoping that I was doing this challenge properly. My eye and lips in that picture made my husband laugh. I look forward to being a part of your challenge again and may do another one for your May/June challenge.

      I am so happy that I found your blog!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great week!

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  6. Gorgeous! I love the face - the eyes and the texture! fab take on the challenge!

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    1. Thank you, Susi. :) I am happy that this is getting such a positive response. This was fun to play around with. I look forward to future challenges such as this one.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great week!

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  7. What a great art work and entry for the challenge!!

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate your kind comment very much.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great week!

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine. It was a lot of fun to work on. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great week!

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  9. This is so fun and a great interpretation for the challenge!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. This was fun to do. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great week!

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