Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I'm taking Kim Klassen's and Xanthe Berkeley's online Behind the Scenes class. It has been so helpful to me and has given me much food for thought on what it is I want this blog to be. I highly recommend the class! Today, we are encouraged to post these 5 Questions on our blog, which was fun to do...I've answered them below!
I struggled with an image to include with this post, and finally decided to choose an example of what I do these days when I'm in an artistic mood (see Question 2)...I love combining my drawings with my own painted backgrounds and other various textures in PSE. I'm including this image because I want this to be an occasional part of my blog, in addition to my photos and poetry...I like sharing the joy of combining your own art with PSE layers and textures. I really want to encourage others to try it, too. You can create some beautiful results! This image started out with a charcoal sketch I did...I added my own painted background layer, plus several other textures (including Kim's "antique handwriting" texture). I used a lot of reverse layers masks to lay in color/pattern only where I wanted it to go.
1. What makes you happy?….. in 5 words or less….?
The creative process...absolutely, positively.
2. Which talent would you most like to have?
Artistic talent. I have a little of this in me, which makes me very happy. The part that makes me sad is that I've let so many years pass without developing my skills. If money were no object, I'd go back to school and get my fine art degree.
3. Which words or phrases do you overuse most? lol, so, very, lots of "...", and probably too many exclamation points!
4. What is your favourite movie, book or both?
My favorite movie is "The Count of Monte Christo". I've watched it a gazillion times. My favorite book is "The Power of Now", which completely changed the way I think about life.
5. If you could go anywhere in the world for a creative retreat where might it be? Italy, hands down...what a dream come true that would be!