Once I returned from the retreat, I was busy helping my daughter-in-law with 3 sick children and a newborn, helping another friend who is closing her quilt store after almost 14 years, and giving 3 demo's on Zentangles for a local quilt guild. Rather than sketching this week, I decided to play with some of the photos I have taken recently. I have an a photo-editing app called Pixlr Express on my tablet that I enjoy using to edit photos. It doesn't do everything that Photoshop Elements does, but I find it much easier to use.
My first photo is a collage I created of my 2-year old grandson. He was playing a small electric piano and just having fun singing and dancing when he didn't think he was being observed - three of the photos in the collage reflect this. The other two photos are from two weeks ago, when his baby brother was born.
|2-year old grandson playing the piano and taking a photo of his new baby brother. He has such cute expressions! Now if I can figure out how to blur the edges of the photos and make it look seamless... That's for another day!|
These next photos are flowers and succulents I took on the Vina de Lestonnac grounds at the quilt retreat.
|Combined two yellow flowers into one. I placed the center of the flowers close |
to each other and highlighted the dark center surrounding the daisy-like flower.
These are the two flowers that I combined into one photo. One is a daisy-like bloom on ground cover plants. The other is a yellow lily.
|Combined two succulents, one green and one red, aligning their similar centers.|
These are the original photos of the two succulents. I love the texture that appears when combined into one photo. I want to play more with this and see what else I can do.
I also took the photo of the red succulent and added doodles with the app to make it look like a Zentangle. It didn't turn out as well as I would have liked, as my stylus battery died, so I had to use my finger to draw. I saved it anyway and had planned to post it along with these photos. When I re-opened it to copy it to my computer, the doodling wasn't saved as I had drawn it - it was all over the place with half of the doodles missing! I was disappointed with this. Not sure if I did something wrong or it's a glitch in the app. I will try again when I can use my stylus.
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