Today, I am elated. And tired. I finished up my tote which is on its happy way to my swap partner. I'm dying to show you but, alas, we must wait a few more days as there is someone important who needs to see it first. Oh, but it feels good to have that project done and only a few days past the deadline, I might add. This was definitely one of the most fun swaps I've ever been a part of. Thanks, Lelainia, for inviting me to play!
And to celebrate, I cleaned my studio yesterday. I love that feeling. It made me smile big this morning when I walked past to get my only-one-of-the-day Dr. Pepper. For a few weeks I have been sewing on top of painting and painting on top of sewing and it wasn't pretty. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to make a cover for my sewing machine because it already has too many paint splotches. But when I am painting, I just can't be concerned about that. Or the floor, or my clothes for that matter. Some new painted papers:
And take a look at this. First, the original, which by the way is two layers into my painting process but I have been stopping at this stage on a few of them because I like the subtlety of color.
Now take a look at it Photoshop'd (I used Image/Adjustment/Auto Levels instead of Image/Adjustment/Levels and manipulating the levels myself.)
Now it is something completely new and wonderful. Really, if you don't have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, get it. If you have it and are scared to use it, just go play! That is the only way I've learned anything. But just don't ask me why something works, I just know that if you do A, you'll get C.
No nap for me today, I'm ready to get my studio messy again.