Saturday, 30 March 2013

In the pink (and the dark)


I blew the fuse to the upstairs lights. Unfortunately I can't find the screwdriver to remove the cover of the fuse box so it's a bit dark up here in the office. The PC still works though - and it feels good to be a touch typist!

I've missed Sunday Sketches for a few weeks. In fact, I've been strangely absent from my blog this month too. Maybe I'm just building a head of steam for April. You see I've taken the possibly rash decision to join the A-Z challenge. 26 posts on a theme. I've written S already, but I guess I should start planning the remaining 25 - especially 'A'.

I'm finding it very hard to sit still (nothing to do with the rash in the previous paragraph). Listening to Ray Charles and the beat's got me.... Head's a bobbin, legs a twitchin...mashed potato... Let the good times roll...

I've been framing up my floral art in readiness to take it to the gallery. It's amazing the difference a frame makes - takes it to a whole new dimension.

It suddenly occurred to me that I could experiment in PhotoShop with different coloured frames and mounts. I can't quite believe that this has never occurred to me before. Why is it that we often fail to see the bleedin obvious when it's poking us in the eye?

So I present to you for your entertainment, 'pink poppies, framed'.


21 comments:

  1. Must be in the air. I mean old music. I have been listening to all the Motown tunes that last few days. Now that is truly music. I do like your pink poppies too.
    Happy Easter to you
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  2. I know what you mean I just started playing around with photoshop and realised just how easy it is to change things heheheh never done it before.

    Really love your poppies especially in a frame! :0)

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  3. It's a perfect frame, too. The poppies really POP. Beautiful work and I can't wait to see what comes up in April.

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  4. Like you I don't blog very often, but LOVE the idea of an A-Z challenge. I signed up... it will keep me creating. Hope to see you there. LOVE your pink flora. Framed does set them off nicely.

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  5. Those are beautiful flowers, Lisa. I love the ethereal feel of the whole piece. Blessings!

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  6. great colors and feel to the painting! I like the frame too!

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  7. Love those poppies very delicate. I also find photoshop useful for when you get stuck, scan yr art and then playing around gives you ideas.

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  8. Your poppies are super gorgeous! The A to Z Challenge sounds interesting...headed over to check it out now. Maybe I'll see you there!

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  9. Yes a frame does add something! Like your sketchy poppies. I can imagine the room it will be perfect in. Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  10. Lovely, luminous! The frame always makes an amazing difference.

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  11. Love your pink poppies and you're right what a difference seeing your paintings framed makes. Good luck with the A-Z challenge. I'm on day 70 of the 75 day challenge and I never thought I'd see the end of it so no more challenges for me this year!!

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  12. The poppies are lovely andlook beautiful in the frame! Happy Easter to you and good luck with the A to Z April challenge!

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  13. Love your poppies!! May you see the light soon :)

    xxoo Marilyn

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  14. Oh love your floral art ~ so etheral and well done ~ Happy Day ^_^

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  15. and I missed you Lisa. It is really good to hear from you! I love the poppies :)
    Happy Easter
    ManonX

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  16. what lovely flowers! Music is a great way to get going for sure

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  17. Your art looks wonderful framed. And yes, I know what you mean at how frames (and simple matting) make a difference to one's piece of art. I learned that this past summer when visiting with a local lady, teaching me about matting and framing. :) I LOVE your art and am glad to see you back in the blog world. :)

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  18. Hi Lisa,
    I love poppies and yours are pink perfections. I love Ray Charles.. Happy Easter and let the inspiration flow... :)

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  19. Beautiful pink poppies Lisa!

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  20. I love poppies and how you've painted them.
    The a-z challenge sounds interesting and like a great way to push the boundaries.

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