Thursday, May 31, 2007

Kaleidoscope Heaven

Good morning!

Thursday brings a quick peek at more kaleidoscopes I've done. These are in black and white only. I love black and white.

From kaleidoscopes, you can add accessories to any finished picture. Suns, flowers, little creatures, or borders for frames or a backdrop inside a frame.

Kaleis can be used also for making hair. Another way is using the warp tool.

Here's a quick little example of just making some lines. I used different thicknesses of lines and different colors and then used my warp tool to move them around. I pasted some behind her face too.

After putting it all together, I then used my warp tool to continue shaping. Not a great cartoon, but an example of how to start and how it can be used.

I usually start with the front bangs and front sides of the hair, but here I started with the front sides, and did the bangs last. The bangs could be better ... but it's just an example.

Have a great Thursday ... and I'll see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Tube with vectors

Ahh -- good morning! It's Wednesday.

This creation to the left is kind of a combination gal. The face came from one of my created tubes for faces.

The eyes were from a kalei that I liked.

The hair came from a wig website. I cut it out from its background, and then used my warp brush to get it to fit the face.

Her lace front is part of a kalei.

Hoping your Wednesday is a great day.

Have fun ... and see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Tuesday Morning-Back To Work Graphics

Good morning,

This is a little graphic I made that I can put on my desktop at work. I love to personalize my own computer desktop with a theme that goes with my job.

I named the little girl Regina.

Her face is a tube along with her neck and shoulders. I believe I chose my oval tube. I have 3 of the 5 face shapes done, and it makes it easier to start a project when doing a cartoon character.

The eyes are unusual as they were a kaleidoscope that I did. Her eyebrows are also a kaleidoscope as well as her hair which was also done using special effects.

So much can be done in Paint Shop Pro. It's just a blast.

Have a great Tuesday ... and I'll see you tomorrow!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day Monday Artwork

Good HOLIDAY morning!

One of the best things about a holiday ... you get the day off.

Today, I made a little card template, colorizing the background with different colors and each with a different saying about grandparents.

For many, today will be a very busy day. Parties with friends or family may be on your agenda.

I went out yesterday to look at the kittens playing in the yard. Grabbed my camera, only to discover the battery was low. I laid out in the grass and watched them. They are still wobbly and slow, but just adorable.

My neighbor wants one of the kittens. My husband told her they did not belong to us, so she was free to take whichever she wanted, but that they were still too young to separate from their mama. They are not weaned yet.

My husband is contemplating how he's going to cut the backyard grass with them being out there.

I checked my garden to discover I don't need new tomato plants this year. I have 2 shadow boxes from last year, and both are fairly teeming with more plants than I bought in 2006. I will thin them out as they grow, letting the strongest continue. I will move some to pots and place on our deck.

Enjoy today, and I will return tomorrow.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Photo Art for Sunday

Good morning!

My grand-
daughter was a kitty for Halloween in 2006. The costume came from her cousin, Katie, in St. Louis, MO, in a box of "hand-me downs", which always thrilled Taylor to no end.

This costume was one she wore constantly. She just loved it.

I love Paint Shop Pro to use with pictures. I was able to take this snapshot, done by her other grandparents, and removed the background, which was Taylor striking a pose at their front door. I zoomed in very close, and used the selection tool, point-to-point, and cut away the background. Then I added a white layer beneath the finished project to make sure there were no stray pixels. I also will change the background to black and other colors to continue checking.

I then eliminate the background so I can save my finished transparency.

Now my picture is a tube, and can be used anywhere I wish to use it.

I put a close-up picture of Tay's face and her hand posing as a cat ready to scratch.

The background was a drop shadow that was swirled, copied a second time and done in mosaic.

The "o" in Taylor's name has a kalei in it as well as the "T" to her name.

Hope you have a terrific Sunday.

P.S. The kittens are doing well. Still in the back yard, and growing each day. When we go out, they stay hidden, but one adorable striped kitty peeks out their little entrance and just watches us. Mama cat, Sweetie, lays close by under an old swing, keeping an eye on the entire situation.

See you tomorrow.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Saturday's Recharge!

Good morning!

Saturday's are for recharging. Recharging our batteries.

After a long, hard week at work, we all need some "me time". Whether it's sailing, walking in a nearby park, biking through your neighborhood, or just puttering in your garden, we all need a good dose of "me time".

My granddaughter is here for the night. I am a very early riser. She just got up and came into my tiny, home office and said, "Mamaw, why are you UP so late?"

I told her, "I'm NOT up late; I'm up EARLY!"

She declared that "I'm still tired ..." and headed back to bed. Wise child at almost seven!

Remember to take some "me time" for yourself today. Enjoy!

See you tomorrow!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Friday Kalei-Graphics

Yeah! Yeah! It's Friday!!!

Kalei-graphics strike again! My fascination with kaleidoscopes drives me crazy sometimes, but I just can't help myself.

Everything I do has to be changed into a kalei.

These kalei's are all from one item.

This particular item was only black and white. After doing rasters (layers) of different items, I started mixing and matching ones I liked.

I then started colorizing different layers, merging, and placing how I wanted them. One thing built on another, and before I knew it, I had my little canvas full. That's how I knew it was time to stop!

Have a really great Friday. Hope it goes fast for you! Hi to my work group ... you all know who you are.

Also. A quick update on the "kittens". Mama cat, Sweetie, had them out in plain view, but close to the bushes against the house, in my backyard yesterday. My, how they are growing. They were all huddled together as mama came up to grab something to eat. Later, when I checked on the furry family, she was laid out with them huddled to her belly. Such a beautiful sight.

My husband said they were safer in the back yard. Less visible from the neighborhood. My "dh" seems to be taking all this "in stride" for now.

I have not tried approaching them since they first arrived on my doormat. I think Sweetie prefers that ... and she's the mama! So, for now, we will admire (and ohhh! and ahhh!) from afar.

Sliding into the holiday weekend ... and Memorial Day! Hope you have lots of wonderful plans!

And, my granddaughter gets to spend tonight here! I will head over to my daughters this afternoon, and ride along with her to pick her up from kindergarden. She will be so surprised!

I have lots of new plaster statutes, lots of new paint and brushes, so we will be able to enjoy our favorite hobby together: painting.

Have a great day ... and I will be back tomorrow!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Designing For Thursday

Good morning,

Designing can be great fun!

This is just a little creation made from many different effects: kaleidoscope, swirls, distortions.

I like to do many different layers, and then pick and choose the effects I like. Put them together to create interesting originals.

It's going to be a very busy Thursday for me. I hope you're busy enough that the day goes as quick for you.

Make it a good day.

See you tomorrow!

P.S. For those of you that are interested in the "kittens", the mama had swooped them off within 30 minutes. I went back to check on them, and they were hidden safely away. I haven't seen THEM since; but mama is still begging food at my door. Only too happy to oblige her!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Wednesday Surprises

Good Morning!

This is called "Lone Flower". Just a quick little picture I did this morning -- completely made with kaleidoscopes.

Wednesday is Hump Day. And this Hump Day gave me a surprise.

My cat, Sammy, wanted in from his night's wanderings. But shortly, he wanted back out. And, he wanted out the front door, instead of the back door.

And that's when I found my surprise. On my stoop were four very small kittens ... and their mom.

Sweetie, the mom, is a wild kitty that I've been feeding throughout our bitterly cold, harsh winter. She is not very old, and just beautiful. Over the winter, her fur grew thicker and wilder. She was absurdly FAT! As warmer weather came on, she grew fatter and fatter.

And then she suddenly looked thin. She was meowing at my back deck door for food constantly. I continued feeding her.

Now mind you, she is wild. I have never touched her, but she no longer runs when I feed her unless I step out on the deck, but even then; she only runs partially down the deck steps.

I believe she knows I would never hurt her, but she is still wild.

When she grew fat, I thought she may be carrying babies. But then she grew thin, and nothing. And this morning, four sweet little babes curled up on my mat in front of the door, were just such a surprise.

I fed mama Sweetie as I always have. The kittens didn't run, but hissed at me when I petted them. They are adorable with their sweet big eyes and wispy fine furs. They can't be too old. Not more than 3 or 4 weeks old; and not weanable yet.

I put out an old jacket that was my dad's with furry lining on the corner of the front porch and placed each kitten inside it. It was in a box by the door to give-away. Sweetie just watched from a safe distance. I am sure she will move them to her hiding place before the morning light comes. At least I hope so.

My dear hubby will not be pleased over all this. He already voices his objections for my putting out food for strays. After all, Sammy was a stray of about 1 year when I took him in.

But, finding those kittens this morning -- it just made my day! I will smile all day long.

Have a really great Hump Day! I know I will!

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Terrific Tuesday

Good morning,

Just a little kaleidoscope decoration I put together over the weekend for Tuesday.

The little creature is just a little thing I threw together to put on it. Not much, but fun.


Back tomorrow.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Stationary for Monday

Good morning,

Stationary is a fun thing to make.

This is small-size ... for notes.

Of course, you can easily see the different kalei's I used on this one. I have one picture I used, and made many different ones, and because it was multi-colored, it gave me many different kalei's in different colors.

Hope you enjoy this one.

Have a good Monday!

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

For Taylor

Good afternoon!

Yep! It's still Sunday. I'm back a little early!

My daughter and grand-
daughter were over yesterday. Taylor was a little disappoint-
ed because she didn't get to spend the night.

My granddaughter is her mother's little angel as well as mine and Papaw's. I wanted to use my angel creation someway, so I decided to make this little plaque -- dedicated to Taylor.

Here's wishing you the best Sunday ever, sweetie.

I love you! (Mamaw)

So everyone ... I hope you like the little extra post for today. And now ... on to do a few more creations today, so I'll have some things to post this next week.

See you all tomorrow!

Sunday's Angel

It's Sunday morning!

The weekend will go quickly now. I hate to see the weekend coming to an end.

This little angel was made with vectors. Much harder than expected today. Some days, things just flow. Other days, I am pressing hard to create. Today is one of those days.

But no matter what I create each day, I learn something more along the way.

This little angel could be in a "dance pose" ... or maybe she's just sitting on a bench or wall. I could make her holding something ... like a harp!

I do hope you all have a great Sunday. And till tomorrow ... enjoy!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Kaleidoscope Fascination

My fascination with kalei-
doscopes grows and grows.

In this first picture, I started with just the first diamond-shaped line, which I compiled from one little gold line. I turned the one line into an "x", copied and pasted several times until I got this line.

I then tried copying and pasting several together to see what effects I could get. The next lines are showing those experiments.

In the 7th line down, I selected a portion of my line and kaleidoscoped it to get the flower design on the end.

The last line shows it again, but cleaning up some of the area I wanted to get rid of.

I then used my design to create the flower at the top. Finally, I just enclosed the flower and kaleidoscoped it to get the two designs under it. I then fiddled with those to get the third flower at the very bottom right hand corner.

Kaleidoscoping has been a fascination for many people over the years. We've all seen a toy that you hold to your eye that kaleidoscopes the items inside it.

Of course, I couldn't stop there. I then took the whole first picture, merged it, copied it to another canvas, made it smaller, selected it in a circle form, and then began kaleido-scoping all of that.

I did many layers. The second picture shows some of the effects I got. Notice how different the textures can be, and the lines and effects.

If a kaleidoscope has many colors, one result can be just one color or it can be many colors together.

I find that kaleidoscopes just offer so much. They stimulate ideas for creation. They add to a creation!

I hope you can see the uses for kaleidoscopes!

Have a terrific Saturday. It's going to be a beautiful day in Columbus, Ohio, and I'm getting to spend the day with my "almost 7-year old" granddaughter.

See you tomorrow!

Friday, May 18, 2007

All Eyes On Friday

Good Morning FRIDAY! What a wonderful day of the week.

One way I like to have lots of tubes for creations I do is to do one feature many ways.

This is only ONE set of eyes, duplicated and each colorized individually. I have an eyes folder and inside, eye 1, eye 2, etc.

I do the same thing with faces, noses, and lips. I have a folder for arms and hands, too.

A clothes folder comes in handy for dressing my designs.

The best way to come up with different sets of anything is to just save pictures and use them as your point of reference.

For design or composition, I will see something I like and save it and try one or two features from it. I have lines, textures, shading, etc. And I have folders for those as well.

I hope everyone has a fantastic TGIF day. It's my favorite day of the week!

See you tomorrow.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Kaleidoscopes For Thursday

Here are two examples of ways I've used kaleidoscopes.

On the bottom are two separate kalei's. I often have a full set of about 10 I do in psp, and then I make one visible with each until I find new designs I like.

The top left kalei is with the bottom right one on top of the bottom left one. Then the second; the top right kalei -- is reversed, with the bottom left one on top.

You can use the whole kalei, or you can use any portion of it by just using your selection tool (I like using the point-to-point selection tool to just grab a small portion of one big one). After selecting, and making sure you are ON THE right RASTER LAYER, you simple copy, move to another layer or canvas, and paste.

Then you simply rotate, flip or mirror it whatever direction you wish. I often then duplicate it to make it look "firmer" and often sharpen it at that point.

Kaleidoscopes are great fun. I am totally addicted to them, creating many different ones almost everyday!

Have a great Thursday! It's all downhill from today! (In a good way, of course!)

See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Wednesday Frog and Little Girls Stamp

Good morning, Hump-Day people!

It's mid week again, and we're all just looking to get to the end of today so we'll be on the down-side of Wednesday.

This little frog will be glad to see tomorrow come. He has a weekend planned for catching lots of flies for his belly and exercise time jumping from lilly pad to lilly pad. Being a frog is not very exciting, I'm afraid!

This little picture is just something little girls might use for note writing. Maybe they would just put their name and their best friend's name together in the open space. They could use it as a sticker on a notebook.

It was just for fun.

Have a great Wednesday! Hope it's a fast one.

See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Self Portrait Cartoon

Good morning!

For fun this week, I thought I'd try a "self-portrait" cartoon from an old picture taken back in 1997. The first thing my husband noticed is that my hair is blonde, not brown.

Oh well. This was done for fun, so I thought I'd share it here.

I'm sure I'll try this again soon; we'll see.

We've have 9 beautiful days in a row in Columbus with no rain. Yesterday was absolutely the most beautiful day I've ever seen. Sunshine, yet lightly warm. If every summer day was as gorgeous as yesterday, many a person would play "hooky" from work. Everyone I met said, "Gee! I wish I'd stayed home today. It's perfect outside!"

Have a really great Tuesday, and I'll see you tomorrow.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Monday Gif

Good morning, and here we are again at Monday morning.

This is a gif made with two kaleidoscopes.

Why is it that the weekend goes so fast, and the week sometimes seems to drag on and on?

Oh well. It's off to work we go!

Make it a good day! See you tomorrow.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day 2007- Moms; Feel Like a Queen


The big morning has arrived!

Today, mothers everywhere will be honored. My special day was yesterday!

My oldest son and my youngest daughter bought me the Bare Essentials Starter Makeup Kit. My daughter uses it and loves it, and wanted me to really take some time in trying it for myself. It is very nice.

My daughter and granddaughter spent the day with me, and we did something I don't normally do: shop! I didn't wake up till 5:18 am this morning, which is unheard of for me. (My! I need to get out and walk more!)

My middle son will call today, making my Mother's Day complete!

This little princess or queenie above was made for my granddaughter. So I'm sharing that here today for moms. I hope you feel like a queen today!

Families; have fun! Moms; relax a little. Everyone have a fantastic Mother's Day!

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

A Day of Rest For MOM

Mother's Day is tomorrow.

After working hard on her garden, this mom decided to just curl up in a little hammock -- out of sight -- and take a little rest for herself.

However moms decide to spend their "special day", it will be just the right one for her.

So to mothers all over the world -- here's wishing you the BEST MOTHER'S DAY ever!

See you tomorrow!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Questions About MOM!

Mother's Day is just 2 days away.

I recently read an email where they asked 2nd graders questions about their moms.

One question was "Why did God make moms?"

The answer: "Only mom knows where the scotch tape is."

This struck me funny, but it's true. My daughter and husband both ask me where the scotch tape is. Since moms usually tidy the house, she knows where "everything" is. Most of the time.

Another question: "What ingredients are moms made out of?"

Answer: "Out of clouds, and angel hair, and everything that is nice in the world ... and one dab of mean!"

Too cute. And true.

I remember my oldest son in his teens. He placed my open palm against his open palm as he stood well over me, and said, "Look mom! Bigger than yours!"

I smiled at him, and said, "It may be. But I'm still MEANER than you!" He agreed.

From the moment I knew I was pregnant, being a petite 5 foot 2 inches tall, I knew I would have to establish control over my children as to whom was in charge. I knew they would outgrow me eventually.

Being the oldest of 3 girls (my sisters), and often "in charge", I was the smallest of the 3, and the meanest. I knew this had to carry over into my motherhood, as I had two sons and a daughter, ALL of whom are much bigger than their mom!

My middle son says now that when he got into trouble, he could deal with the consequences, but the thing that bothered him the most was what I would do to him.

Now, I didn't beat my kids, and I am NOT really a mean old lady, but I did usually control the upper hand. And I have three grown, beautiful children today.

Another question asked of the 2nd graders was:

"What kind of little girl was your mom?"

Two adorable answers:

"I don't know 'cause I wasn't there; but I'd guess that she was pretty bossy." AND "They say she used to be nice."

Question: "What does your mom do with her spare time?"

Answer: "Moms don't DO spare time!"

Last question: "If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?"

Answer: "I would like to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back on her head!"

No matter what kind of mom you had, I'm sure there were good times and bad times. Take some time to remember her this Mother's Day.

And to my mother-in-law, I say, "Thanks, Lillie. For being the mom that gave me the terrific husband I have today. And for being a "mom" to all us that need you!"

The first picture today is a gif I made from the second picture. By using PSP's effects>pinch ... it made it possible to make this effect.

Enjoy this wonderful last day of the working week: FRIDAY!

And ... I'll see you tomorrow!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Decorative Flowers For Cards

Good Thursday Morning All!

Today, I thought I'd put together a little "flower pack" for decorating cards, envelopes, stationary, gift tags or emails.

Those that have Paint Shop Pro (psp) know that you can select any particular item and copy and paste it to a new canvas.

You can also use your selection tool to enclose any item and colorize it to the color you want.

The center item are 2 kaleidoscopes laid one over the other to make the design.

In the past, I seen black and white photographs with one colored object in them. Somehow that adds mystic to the picture and draws more attention to the composition as a whole. I love this effect.

This is only an example to show you what I mean. It definitely looks more vibrant in other pictures I've seen, but I think you get the idea. I'm sure you've seen these kind of photos in stores.

If you like sketching and tubing, PSP is definitely a good avenue for you to explore.

In the beginning, it may appear to be overwhelming, but the more you play with it and experiment, the more surprised you become at what you can create.

Another trick I thought I'd share is one about duplicating images. After I've drawn or colorized one image, and I wish to put it somewhere else (I only colorized one petal here), I always copy my image from the original image made. If you duplicate from an image that was already duplicated, you lose color and clarity. And after I've finished, I may choose to merge some of the layers and duplicate IT to make a deeper image. This also sharpens it some, yet I may still decide to sharpened it further using the sharpening tool.

You can use these tricks to make a person's eyes bluer. While PSP has a red-eye tool remover, I often prefer to deepen the color of a persons eyes by using my paint brush. I'm sure everyone has "their own method" for achieving the results they wish. With PSP, your options are many!

I hope you all have a great Thursday.

Have a great day ... and I'll see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Mother's Day is Almost Here!

Mother's Day is coming.

Today, I just thought I'd post some little creations that expressed how we all feel about our moms.

Feel free to copy all of them or just one or two of them. Use it on a card or in an email.

Here's to a great Wednesday! See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

New Spring Bonnet For Chickie

An unusual
"chick", I'm sure; all decked out for spring with her new bonnet.

And she's modeling on an unusually small, suspended platform. She is a little close to the edge.

Modeling is tough! The head dress on her head is just a little big for her, but she's enjoying her job.

Again, kaleidoscopes were employed for almost everthing in this creation. Seperate items, move them around, color, add a foot here, some feathers there, and viola! My spring chick!

Tuesday, Tuesday, what can I say? Well, for one, my co-worker, Mel returns today. And none too soon. Work is coming in daily, and while I've kept up just fine, it's a relief to have her back.

I work with a great group of people. A quick hello and wave to you all: Kenny, Amy, Mel, Dee, Wanda, David, and Blake (and, of course, Marcia, Jay--with a new son, Robin, and Maria!) And no ... I haven't forgotten my lunch/break buddies: Karrie (with a new grandchild), Heidi, Chris (also with a somewhat new grandchild), and Fred! Wave, wave!

That's it for today, folks! Have a wonderful Tuesday.

And ... I'll see you tomorrow!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Good morning!

I don't know what got me to thinking about men and their caves, but I came up with this one for the subject.

I imagine most men have "caves" of some sort. I know mine does.

I would think you could call my tiny home office MY CAVE.

A cave is where you go to enjoy doing whatever it is that you love doing. That would be wherever our computers are for my husband and I. It's a place where you never need to dress or act a certain way. It's YOUR SPOT!

I came up with the archways, little man, his table and the sun, of course, as I was using various features of effects and then some kaleidoscoping. These methods jump start me. Much like "scribbling" and seeing pictures, I get the same ideas when I use special effects or kaleidoscope. I just see pictures ... or the beginning of tubes when I look at them. My computer is full of them.

Back to the work week and counting down to Friday again. I hope yours is both profitable as well as stress-free. Make it a good week!

See you tomorrow.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Gifs Working Again! Hurray!!!


As you can see, my gifs are working again.

Actually, I couldn't get it into my blog the way I used to do it, but I had a great idea. Since I have hosting on Photobucket, I decided to post it there, and try adding it through the url option.

Viola! It worked. I am one happy camper again.

So here's a little worm I did for the 1st day of May that I couldn't post!

That's it folks! See you tomorrow!

From a Few Lines to Cartoon Boy

Good morning!

I was playing around with some simple lines yesterday. Instead of kaleidoscop-
ing, as I usually do, I thought I'd try something different.

I used Effects>distortion> and tried several different distortions. I tried wave, spikey, and curlicue and came up with some interesting layers.

My first layer is always the lines, blocks, circles, and other items I've done as vectors. I was only using black on this particular one.

I then turn the vector into a raster, duplicate it and hide the original layer.

Then I use an effect, just hitting the dice button. It gives you random settings. I hit it till I find something I like.

As you can read in the first left picture, this actually came up on one of my layers. It was tilted, but when I turned my head, this is what I saw.

After I copied this to a new canvas, I duplicated the layers, and erased everything (with the selection tool) except one item. I did this on each layer, leaving a different item on each separate layer. In this way, I had movable working items. Those you see in picture 2 at the top.

The nice thing is you can make the items any size you want: BIG EYES or little eyes, etc.

The second set of pictures shows my progression for developing my character. At first, I thought he would be an old man, but he turned out to be a young man. Even a boy!

And here he is ... finished!

He has BIG EYES and little ears.

The background also uses another selection I had on another layer as does the design on his shirt.

Coloring the background was fun.

Here's to a terrific Sunday. I hope you find it restful. Enjoy today!

I'll see you all tomorrow!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Saturday Angels

Well. It's Saturday, and the brand new start to this weekend! Terrific!!

This morning, I decided to play around with making an angel.

I drew the child's face first, and added her outfit.

I used kaleidoscope accessories to put on her wings and on the front of her dress.

The stream-line cloud in front of her is also a kaleidoscope that I colored a pale pink underneath and merged. I then used my magic wand to work it into the spiky shape I wanted.

Usually when I'm drawing in psp, I just TRY things. If I don't like it, I hit the un-do button. It's your friend! And a lifesaver at times.

I used special effects to create the light in the upper left which also produced the round balls of very pale light in the lower right hand corner. The rest of her body has escaped into the blackness that surrounds her.

She brings light with her wherever she goes.

She was a lot of fun to create.

The last thing I made were her curls in her hair. I took the curls from lines I created and then distorted. I put a faint white shadow around the edge of it, merged it, and then just duplicated it and placed it where I wanted them to go.

Have a great Saturday. I'll see you tomorrow with a new creation!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Good Morning Friday Graphics

Good morning, good morning!

My favorite day of the week is upon us. While we still have to work today, there is just a general "winding down" feeling in the atmosphere on Friday's.

The first graphic is to celebrate the day! It's been a beautiful week, so I am using bright colors -- my favorite color, red -- to celebrate today.

The border is from a kaleidoscope, as well as the flower design in the center. The design at the bottom is part of a kaleidoscope that resembled people holding hands and fading off into the background.

This owl was also from a kaleidoscope as well as the background. A little filling in here and there and adding some eyes ... and he comes together.

Again red colors for Friday.

He is a "modern-day" owl, and pretty hip in choosing his outfit for today. He, too, is estatic that today is Friday.

So wherever you are today, make it one fantastic Friday.

The fun is just beginning.

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

A Thursday Creation Block

I've heard writer's talk about writer's block.

Well. This morning, I have an "art/creation block". Some days are like that, I guess.

This ragdoll is a tube I drew some time ago. She was done in vector's, and I made her to use as an avatar.

The kaleidoscope was just one I was playing around with this morning. I made many, and often put several together to get the look I like.

This is one I created that I liked a lot.

For now, the minutes are ticking away. My little alarm has already alerted me that it's time to get ready to leave for work.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday. Ahhh! Only two more days till the weekend.

Have a great day, and I'll be back tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Kitty says, Wednesday is Hump Day!

Good morning,

I did a test early this morning again, on my gifs. No luck.

I kind of feel like the cat's expression. Bewildered.

This is a "quick" cat I threw together this morning. It is one of the sketches I did last Saturday while my computer was being fixed, and I couldn't get to my psp. This is the computer version.

Hope you all have a great Wednesday.

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

MAY 2007 Eyes tube

I had prepared several gifs for this week, but no matter how small I make them; they are just NOT being inserted into my blog for some reason. I will have to do some research.

Also while looking through my blog yesterday, I discovered that other gifs were no longer functioning. But, if you click on the picture, it opens up and works.

These eyes above were drawn some time ago. They are very vibrant. Looking forward to the month of May!

See you tomorrow!