I love doing photography and art. These two combine when you can be creative using a photo editing program like Adobe Photoshop elements . When I was working there was not much extra time to learn and experiment with this program but now…retirement means time! So here is an artistic photo that I created by blending a photo I took here in Popotla fishing village and a textured paper that I had in my photo stash. Here are the 2 photos I used; This is the photograph of a boat on the shore. Not the greatest photo ; over exposed on the top.This is the paper I used to layer over the photo of the boat. Then I used the Overlay blending tool in the elements program and adjusted the opacity to make this photograph.This is the result; a subtle but interesting textured photograph. I love retirement. Blending layers is the lesson for tonight.
I love Finnabair’s work ( here is a link to one of her youtube videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca9CUbyN5Vk) and so I tried my hand at this grunge style mixed media collage with the subject of my Aunt Marge. She grew up in the depression and was a young woman in WWII. She came from a very poor family and graduated from UC Berkley with a BS. She was a wonderful wife and mother and hostess. My father ( her brother) was famous for calling about 5 hours from her house and announcing that we would be arriving soon. She never looked flustered by this and always welcomed us even at midnight! I loved her and she was my model of how to be a successful woman even when life makes it hard for you. Hope you enjoy this collage. In this corner I put in objects that related to her life; airplane, bike, children, school items.
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