Monday, February 26, 2007

Not much "Art" lately, but plenty of art

A friend of mine made a funny comment to me today. He was suprised that I didn't know all about fontface.com and some other pretty basic graphic artist things. He said, "you're an artist and you don't know about fonts?" Sure, I know about fonts, but I think that he had a misunderstanding of my artistic training. When I got my undergrad degree, the user interfaces for graphic arts on computers were still fairly tech-heavy and awkward. Add that on top of my interests being messy, thick paint,and it's pretty easy to understand why my personal art world is quite different from how the graphic art world has grown over the past decade.




http://www.cafepress.com/artandwater.110921958



I took a Photoshop course in 1993. It was really frustrating back then, but I managed. I am forever grateful that I took the course because I have found myself using the program more and more every year.


Lately I have been making an effort to play a little bit of "catch-up" and really diving into the computer world. Of course, my twisted desire for a genuine, (and often complex) understanding of things will lead me into some frustrating corners. But, I'm sure I'll come out of it with a good understanding.

(At the very least I'll have some cool images for tshirts. Nothing wrong with that!)Women's Tshirt

Monday, February 05, 2007

Babies can be safer around water?

http://www.infantswim.com/home.html

I was born in Florida on a naval air station, and spent some time in Hawaii so was brought into the water from day 1, but my mother still worried when she was not around,and certainly never thought that I could be taught how to swim until I was a few years old. These people have proven otherwise.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Creativity

not an artist, but you don't have to be an artist to be creative. And I think that's one of the points made in this "lens"

http://www.squidoo.com/One_Acorn

Bright light, big country



This is a repost for a friend so she can say "oof" at the bright colors. he he he
(openly hoping she responds)