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Friday, January 21, 2011
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!?!!