Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Pendant Style, 1" Square

New Pendant Style

The Harvest Crows pendant is part of a new line of pendants in 1" squares.  Two crows, or ravens, watching the sun set as autumn leaves dance in the air. The sky is in shades of yellow, deepening to amber.  Offered as a handmade pendant from my original painting.

New pendant, "Dreaming of a Raven"

New pendant...Dreaming of a Raven A raven gazes at a lovely lilac point Siamese cat. Both are illumined by the full moon as bright autumn leaves dance in the night sky, which is in shades of muted plum and purple. This visionary landscape is part of the Dreamscapes series, which combines my original paintings with digital enhancements. The grunge texture and imperfections give the images a weathered, timeless feel.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Took the new camera to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (California, Santa Cruz Mountains). It was a cold day, but sunny. The camera did really well with the light rays, I thought:

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Jewelry Line = Big Savings!

Recently, I developed a chemical sensitivity to uncured resin and can no longer make the polymer clay/resin pendants.  I am switching over to a new line of jewelry using glass cabochons. 

While I'm busy doing that, I'm greatly motivated to clear out the old line of jewelry.  Most of it is either on sale or up for auction on eBay.  I have a couple accounts there, my eBay store or artbylaurali

Saturday, December 03, 2011

New Print - 'Ginkgo Leaves on Gray Stones'

Photography Prints
First official one from my new camera.  Took the photo out in my backyard from leaves I gathered on a walk.  Altered it a bit (also new to PhotoShop Elements 10--used one of the new texture effects on the stones).

Friday, December 02, 2011

I got a new camera! A Samsung NX100. Just got it out of the box, put it together, snapped a couple pictures and installed the software. Haven't downloaded the pics yet.

Once I get used to using it (this is my first not-strictly pointandshoot), I'll have to revisit everywhere to take new photos ;-).

I got it primarily to get better images of my paintings for prints but I'd also like to see how the photos compare and maybe do more with altered photos. Love the grunge/dark art style. I experimented a bit with it, combining elements from my paintings & texture layers, but I'm sure I can do much more with these photos as a base.