December 10, 2006

Digital 4x4 collage

Another page for Pam's Color Chunky page swap. This one is for the color Pomegranate.

I just love the beautiful photo of actress Ziyi Zhang from Memoirs of a Geisha. Apparently she had a really hard time during filming because she was allergic to the blue contact lenses.

December 03, 2006

1x1 Collage Square Addict

I had an interesting discovery this week - it actually takes me much longer to create these tiny collages in Photoshop than it does using a stack of magazines, scissors and a glue stick. I think it's because I take more time endlessly messing around with all the elements, colors and fonts because anything is possible, vs. just cutting and pasting what I have available on my art table.

It took me an average of 30-45 minutes to do each of these damn squares - but I do like the results, so I'll just try and not think about all those hours I should've been exercising or flossing or cleaning house, instead of sitting hunched over my keyboard endlessly clicking away in the glow of the monitor's light.

I'll admit it - I'm an addict. A mouse-clicking, keyboard-clacking, color-worshipping, sore-ass-having, teensy-tiny-square-loving addict. I think I better go stretch my legs while they still work.