Wednesday, April 30, 2008
APRIL TIF, JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME
The Take it Further challenge for April, outlined by Sharon Boggon here, questions how we view change.
For my challenge project this month, I started out thinking I was going to play with some images in my Photoshop Elements, print them on fabric, and then embellish them. Well I played around with this for about a week, and I could not get my program to really do what I wanted to do, but I came up with this.
By now I am running out of time to embellish anything, so I decided it would just be a picture, reflecting how I am always thankful for our hot Sacramento summers to change into fall, and my love of sunflowers.
But I really was not pleased with this image. The colors are not right, the background and the image of my sunflowers.
Next I decided to play with some images of my John and I and how we have changed. The first, was in around 1976, I was 26, and he was 32. We had been married 1 year. The shirt he was wearing was one I made for him and embroidered, styled after one that Neil Diamond had worn on the cover of one of his albums. He has always romanced me with music, and most importantly, Neil Diamond tunes! The second picture was taken last autumn, 2007.
I finally was able to add words to my layout, which has eluded me for days. It will be there, but not print up. But I finally mastered this, I think.
This morning, I redid the first image of my sunflowers, and I like this one A LOT MORE!