a study

This image is simply titled STUDY #1.    It was completed entirely in Photoshop using various tools like line drawing and selection.  Added color and multiple layers for composition.    I also layered in some texture from some of my own photos.   When I first finished this I was so exhausted that I felt quite indifferent.  But 2 months have passed and I find it very rewarding, even enjoyable.   I hope you enjoy it also.  

Enjoy this warm track by Manhattan Transfer:  “Capim” featuring Brazilian singer/songwriter Djavan from their album BRASIL.

my new avatar

For over 20 years I’ve had a shaved head and a mustache usually with a goatee tuft under my lower lip. But this year has been all about change. Change both wanted and unwanted. I decided changing my look was part of a change I wanted. So now my hair is shoulder length and I have a full beard. I’ve gotten in touch with my inner Walt Whitman (one of my favorite American Poets). I took this selfie with my iPhone and processed it in photoshop. Pleased enough with the outcome to use it as my new avatar profile image for my sites.  Enjoy.

new profile

… on… new creations….

I’ve taken quite a few nature photos lately combined with a new urge to create new works. The two works in this post were both derived from the heavy manipulation/creative edit of the same nature photo. How were these created? All I will say it stems from a sense of play and exploration while working in Photoshop. I hope you enjoy these latest creations.

And for you cryptographers out there I used a simple code to transform the titles themselves into abstractions.  So with a small effort you’ll be able to decipher the titles.  Enjoy.

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Your music moment today is provide by Havenaire. This track is “Calving” from their new album RABOT on the Glacial Movements label.