EXCITING CHANGES TO COME!!!

Dick and I have made some big changes for the year to come!! We are downsizing to free us up to do the things we have always wanted to do ..... that is.... free to travel, spend more time together, follow His lead for new adventures, no more retail store after 27 years, more time with kids, but still MORE ART and probably some sewing classes for girls ..... that is a dream right now ..... but the ART won't stop, it will be here on the blog as soon as we finish remodeling our NEW/OLD smaller home about 20 miles away. SO STAY TUNED ... we'll be having a big sale and beautiful house and property SALE in the SUMMER!! MORE FREEDOM ON IT'S WAY!!! WooHoo!!! And THANKS for all your support the last twenty seven years in my shop!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

DECORATING THE DORM....

This piece of art is all from my original paintings...three different ones combined with "layering" and "brushing out" with photoshop....the bright flowers were a separate painting and here I manipulated the colors to force some turquoise and purple and brighter reds ... I call it ..."stretching it"... forcing the saturation a bit ... but it worked here I think. All new learning... kinda fun! Their blankets...not cut yet....their school is BUA...red and black colors...can you believe how lucky to find the "B" on the bear's college sweater...and the black and red colors? This is two pieces of art creating one and adding the type....the girl is layered on top of a floral piece...needed to make it longer so added sections at the top and bottom...all photoshop with two original scans....fun. Found another to add words..."The Lord is my Shepherd" in Spanish...ready to frame. This month has been about college, encouragement, education, enrolling in school and all on a budget!! Two kids from our church are in college for the first time .... so as the " sort of " adopted Grandma at church, I offer rides and hauling since I have an old suburban that still hauls lots of kids stuff around!! Well, one girl and her Mom and I had the best ever time hitting the sales at ROSS and at the Goodwill in San Antonio... a few hours from here .... to make her room feel more at home and cozy.... then she said the her apartment dorm mates never sat in the living room because it was dreary and boring and dark and cold....plus they wanted to gather there more for movies and visiting after studying..... SOOOO...off I went to Walmart to see what I could find and this is what I came up with....bargains.....eight blankets out of "on sale" chenille....8.50 for each girl to have a nice size throw to cozy up with and then I got some of those $5.00 14x18 poster frames and used striped wrapping paper I already had to put behind some of my art I manipulated to bring out their colors ... their school colors were black and red but "our girl" loves turquoise .... so I had to get some in the mix! There will be a few pillows too in the turquoise and red .... and of course some scripture on the art to encourage them!!! It is a small Christian College where they go... I feel like a Proud (Grandmom) Mom of a college girl, even though my (daughter) college girl is now 41 with three kids!! A note on the art: I learned layering with photoshop, so I was able to combine several paintings or art pieces together to create really colorful art to suit them....Maria had picked out all the prints she liked and then I played with them. Got a few lamps too (from the garage stuff) black and a black book shelf. With their red and turquoise popcorn bowls it will all make a fun room. Thanks for all your prayers and your sweet comments. Have a joyful week...Blessings! .... and enjoy. This was great playing and fun to "mix" this up!!! Let me know if you like all those colors!?!!

6 comments:

Gloria said...

That is excellent work! I wish I knew how to use PhotoShop. I have Adobe Photoshop Elements 7. Is that what you have? Great work and have a wonderful weekend.
"De nada me faltara." :D

Say It In Color said...

Gloria, You can use Photoshop Elements too. DJ Pettitt taught an online class last year on it all and it has sure been fun to use and learn...y gracias por el commento precioso!! Dios te bendiga!

Say It In Color said...

I just deleted and REPORTED a horrible comment!!! How does that happen?....our world is sick and needs a washing!!!

Nelda said...

Sounds like you've been having fun. You are a blessing.

Lizzie said...

grat art
luv the colors =)

Bohemian said...

Oh I just ADORE "The Lord Will Provide" creation you made... so vibrant and with such depth... and of coarse the saying is near and dear to my Heart! I'm learning to enhance my photography through photo editing and its amazing and so much fun to be even more creative with Photography and have such desired results!

Dawn... The Bohemian