Digital Art & Design

Opening Up

Opening Up

One of my goals this year is to make more art. And the best way to find time to do more of anything you want to do, is to get rid of stuff you don't want to do or reorganize things so that you have more time. So this month I'm taking stock of all the things I "need to...

Photoshop Quick Tip: Increasing the Saturation

Photoshop Quick Tip: Increasing the Saturation

This week I've been spending a lot of time with Photoshop. We're still not the best of friends, but we're getting there slowly. One of the things that I do really like about Photoshop is that there are many ways of doing the same task. Some are more complicated than...

Canvas Art: Contemplation

Canvas Art: Contemplation

I began work on Contemplation last week and it's now finished and mounted on a 14" x 11" canvas. I usually add paint and texture to the canvas before mounting my textiles, however this time I wrapped the canvas with a piece of fabric instead. I really like the...

What I’m Working On: Contemplation

What I’m Working On: Contemplation

Something a little different - designed in photoshop and printed on fabric. I don't often work with images of people, but I like her wistful look. buttons ... some hand stitches to highlight a few of the background flowers ... running stitch around the border ......

Poppy Photo Art Quilt – finally finished!

Poppy Photo Art Quilt – finally finished!

It took a little longer than I expected, but I've finally completed my "Poppy" photo art quilt! (Note to self - when you block a square quilt, do it right the first time.) The finished size is 30" square, and all the fabric for the top and binding of this art quilt...

Photoshop Tutorial: Quick fix for dark or underexposed photos

Photoshop Tutorial: Quick fix for dark or underexposed photos

Have you ever taken a photo where the flash didn't go off or you were too far away from the object and the photo turned out a little dark or underexposed? Here's a super quick fix. Note: This tutorial is presented using Photoshop however the steps should be similar in...

Printing on Fabric – Canvas Art: Remembering Summer

Printing on Fabric – Canvas Art: Remembering Summer

This last week I managed to get two new canvas art pieces finished using some new "photo art" designs printed on fabric and stitched to a stretched canvas. I really like this triptych and I plan to use this design in an art quilt very soon. I haven't made an art quilt...

Life Unfolding

Life Unfolding

Sometimes life unfolds slowly. It's good to slow down and enjoy.

Exploring mixed media

Exploring mixed media

The first month of this year has been crazy busy, but I finally found some time this week to catch up with some artful creativity. Exploring some photoshopping This image was manipulated in photoshop elements to enhance the figure of the statue and replace the...

More mixed media and photoshop

More mixed media and photoshop

This is another of the mixed media pieces that I've been working with this week. This one has a different texture to the previous mixed media piece I showed you which you can see here, and I used only one color to paint it. Again I've highlighted the texture so that...

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