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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Art for Sunday Scribblings




Paintings by famous artists often fail to generate my enthusiasm but a loose watercolor or a layered photograph catches me right by the heart. Eclectic comes to mind.

Fractals caught my attention after I saw Benoit Mandlebrot speak and the PBS presentation 'Hunting the Hidden Dimension'.

More recently I've become attached to the Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet with Adobe Photoshop Elements which takes me to surreal mind drifts.

Never sure what happens next, I follow color and whimsy in my search for personal ART.

The top image began as a digital photo of a troll doll pen placed on the shiny side of CD near a window for reflection. In Photoshop, it was cut in half and one half was flipped. On the Tablet I drew a couple of birch trunks, added a few leaves and erased some of the foreground to produce the shadows. It took quite a while and I had no idea what was going to happen but I'm enamored by synchronicity and surprise.

I might try this one in black and white, just to see...





Thanks to Sunday Scribblings for the prompt word Art. Click the link to see what others wrote and to play along.

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31 comments:

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Interesting. I have PhotoShop but don't have any add-ons and use only the most basic of its many features. I enjoy getting a look at what I'm missing.

Leonard Blumfeld said...

I think I prefer the black-and-white version - it goes better with the 3-birch motive in my mind.

Nairobi said...

Hey That was awesome...
its so different...looks like its a difficult task....is it?
Would like to know more about it.

anthonynorth said...

So much of art we don't see - like the thought that goes into it. You describe this excellently.

Art and Poetry said...

Fractals are very beautiful and when you get an eye for them you can see then everywhere.
Nice interesting post!

Remiman said...

My brother likes to use photoshop to enhance his photography and make is say what he sees.
I'm a visual person but like the word to be my paint, the page my canvas.
Lucky you who can do both!
rel

Omar said...

It is much more beautiful in colors; so many contrasting colors, and yet so beautiful.

Dave King said...

I've never gotten over fractals since reading Mandelbrot's book "The Beauty of Fractals" - and that was a long, long time ago now. Your experiment with the CD was very successful Great result - preferred it in colour, though.

seher's shenanigans said...

artistic :)

chk mine at
http://eternitycallsus.blogspot.com/2009/02/art-imitates-life.html

Gledwood said...

I love that effect, it reminds me of the silver crystal you get in the giftshop that never QUITE looks as brilliant (without the special lights) at home...

Linda Jacobs said...

This is definitely what art is all about--letting the imagination go and creating whatever.

Love them especially the birches and the leaves!

danni said...

unique and imaginative --- i prefer the energy of the coloured version - wonderful post!!!

floreta said...

you look like you have a lot of fun with this!

keiths ramblings said...

What fun you must have! These pieces are fascinating and both so different from one another.

Amarettogirl said...

So great to see not only your words but some of your artistic meanderings as well! And that you shared some of the varying results with us - I like both the b&W and color version for different reasons! I wrote my SS on visual art too - I hope you like it!

Marguerite said...

I like both the color and b&w. I'm glad I don't have to choose. I see your talent in art extends beyond the written word. Great post.

Sweet Talking Guy.. said...

WonderfulArt, I always love your fractals and this one with the explanation of how you did it make them/it/both versions of this, makes it all the more artistic.

Tammie Lee said...

Fun to read what sorts of arts draw you in. I like the piece you made here. I would have never guessed at the creation that went into it.

Alone on the Isle said...

I clearly need to learn to use my computer, there is so much potential. Well done, I really enjoyed these.

Jeeves said...

Interesting!!!

Tanya Gwen Minnick said...

Very neat! the images are great- and of course..how creative to talk about the process of art! very nice post.

Lilibeth said...

It has a lovely air of mystery.

Noah the Great said...

Bamboo fun is really fun, but I have no artistic talent. Your work is great, though. :D

paisley said...

you are always so creative visually and with words.. i don't know how you do it...

Joyce Ellen Davis said...
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Joyce Ellen Davis said...

Hi, Tumblewords! I just bought a DVD of a PBS program I videoetaped a while ago (and lost) called The Colour of Infinity. I think you'd love it as much as I do!

XO Pepek

Tammy said...

I love how you explained how you did this. Awesome! I loved them both.

Tumblewords: said...

I remember that one, too! I don't have the DVD but I watch it online at the PBS site. Love the concept and the ability to create new ones with computer software. Amazing world we live in... Good to see you again!!

Stan Ski said...

This one really got me thinking about the subject.

Jennifer Hicks said...

i love how technology gives us a whole different medium to exercise our creativity!
well done

Penny said...

Wow interesting image, I really wish I could do things like that. Really cool effect!