hello! i headed to echo park early this morning for a stroll & a drive. i lived around here in my 30's and i've stayed in touch with the neighborhood even after i left my rental on benton way and headed to the hills of northeast los angeles and moss cottage.
now i'm in highland park, but the lake is like a giant magnet that pulls me back to my old home on a regular basis.
the hills of echo park have some serious SF steepness to them. steer clear of this neighborhood if you have unreliable brakes.
i took some pics so i could play around with a new app called distressedfx. it came to my attention while i was zipping around instagram. by the way, i have some videos over on my IG now. since i got hyperlapse it's sort of fun to make art process videos. except in the last video of a brief sketchbook flip-through…um. my fountain can be heard in the background and it sounds exactly NOT like a fountain. whatever.
i've never been a fan of textured highly altered photos, but i might be now! i especially love the way the top park pic looks like a vintage postcard.
anyway, i'm just getting used to distressedfx and will be amusing myself with it for awhile.
possibly a long while.
it could get annoying around here.
just warning you!
this might be my favorite photo. taken from high above elysian park.
oh LA, you'll always be my true love.
now that my working days are over for awhile, i'm sinking into the pleasures of summer:
sitting on the porch at night and reading.
eating heirloom tomatoes.
making hibiscus coconut tea.
working on my travel journal.
putting digital paint swatches on digital photos.
stuff like that.