I spent the better part of the afternoon crafting a new banner from some 15 different images sent to me by my Vision and Verb pals from around the world ....and this is the result.
A little more tweaking here and there but on the whole I am happy, and so apparently are they - Phew! Taking on commissions of any sort can be a bit of a challenge as you never really know whether you are going to please the "client" or not and wait with bated breath until you get the thumbs UP! Probably even tougher when they are your friends too...!!
I've also spent some considerable hours today weeding through photo files from 2006 to now. Junking about 2000 of them and coming across the odd gem or two and working a little more on two that I had on the simmering plate, one from Morocco and one from Venice.
They are both coming along a whole lot better than yesterday's effort which I was not pleased with at all, and have since thrown it in the bin and trashed the offending blog post too. These will probably end up in the keeper folder after a little more rounding off! I'm not happy with the balance of light in the Venice piece so will have to work on that further!!!!
Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis know that I also contribute to a collaborative blog called Vision and Verb. We have recently lauched a "shoppe" which sells cards featuring the wonderful art and photography posted on the VV Blog. The profits from our card sales are being donated to help men and women around the globe start their own businesses. We have chosen KIVA to act as the conduit for our "giving back" to the world.
So please support our efforts and pop by to have a look at the wonderful images you can choose from to order a card or two! After all, everyone needs a spare card in the drawer to send to someone special!!
My name is Marie Otero. I'm a mixed media artist and spend my life hopping between my beloved Australia and the US. My current passion is digital art and photography, but I love to create new and fun stuff with almost anything I can lay my hands on.