One of my kiddos brought me a big splashy flower this week. I just happened to have my camera with me. School work can wait! Girls line up for a hula girl picture! Boys too if you want! This type of break in the routine does not make for consistent horse training. But can I help it if I’m constantly making pictures in my mind? Am I really to blame if I get a good idea every now and then that cannot be reshelved for later. I am not a Later person. I am a Now person.
Also the mosaic thing. It’s becoming a problem. I can’t help that either. I did that one above in IPhoto. It’s not nearly as cool as Big Huge Labs, but it’s awfully fast!
I had not smoked any reefer, had any cocktails, been in the vicinity of any meth labs, or even sniffed any paint before I made this mosaic. I just acquired Photoshop last week and as my sister pointed out, fiddling around with it is like getting stuck in quicksand. I had that very sensation as I digitally cut each of these ill-fitting photos out and pasted them into a document the size of Texas. There were gaps, there were rough edges, there were very very very many pixels. They were like flys swarming around my head. I went for the flyswatter but accidently clicked on the brushes instead. Oh Muchachos it was a real *&$#ing (insert bad word here) MESS. I know I can’t be the only knucklehead learning Photoshop. I did this for YOU! I bet you feel like a real smarty pants now huh?
*AFter a night of sleep it was clear the original mosaic had to be replaced by this new one, with only 6 photos instead of 36. Trust me. If you had seen it you would have had nightmares too. Until I get Photoshop for Morons & Imbeciles I hereby suspend all mosaic activities made in this way.
After that digital debacle I did the only thing I could do. I took all my newly cut stencils and masks and headed outside and started spraying and didn’t stop until I had made a brand new mess. Go ahead. You can say it…But listen, I really did try not to use ALL OF THEM on the same paper. After a while I gave up and gave in. I couldn’t help that either. Some days a person has to just bow down to all the wild beckonings and rash decisions the world has to offer.
This week was good for mail. First the absolutely STUNNING art work I ordered from SWALLOWFIELD arrived. If you’re a fool for patterns and doodling as much as I am there’s plenty more where this came from! Jen’s Etsy shop is chockful of drop-dead gorgeous work.
Then my clever sister sent me this mailart with a new martini recipe on it. Who doesn’t need one of those I’d like to know?
Then as if that wasn’t good enough dear Suzanne sent me this mailart with a lovely letter enclosed.