How to kick the crap out of a perfectly good photo – or camouflage a really bad one.

If you’re into Photo manipulation the plugin world is your oister. I have taken the tour from 2008 till today and I have seen Photoshop filters and plugins that made my head spin.
Yesterday I saw a gorgeous photo by Chris Lord (in my opinion one of our very best photographers and photo manipulators). He had taken a picture from top of a bus and used the new Topaz plug-in – “Impression". He was very enthusiastic about it, so I thought I’d give it a try. Tried it on two photos – a building and a cat. It seems to me to be just another “Photo-painter”. Well, I have tried a few of those and frankly I don’t like them much.
A photo is honest work. A photo-painted picture is a photo masking as a painting without actually being one. With a few clicks a…

Group Galleries

I have just posted this on Redbubble – Ideas
If you are a host and/or agree with me – please go there and give it a vote.
Thank you ☺

“We Hosts would like there to be separate Galleries for different products. This way, someone who wants to explore T-shirts – phone covers – Photographic Art etc. – can explore them without sifting through all of the art. This benefits the browsing buyer, as well as the artists. Many hosts who now have in their rules, “No phones, no pillows, etc.” may be willing to accept products, if they had their own pages, as previously.”

SOLO Exhibition on Facebook

Did you know that Solo Exhibition has a Facebook page?
It has been dormant for a while but it is once again up and running.
Come and LIKE us and get notified about all that’s happening in the wonderful and exciting world of Solo Exhibition.
Everyone is welcome whether or not you are a member of the group.
Click HERE

“A Tribute to Women”

VaVoom, Vibration in Art and Verse
“A Tribute to Women”

show curated by Tori Yule
proudly sponsored by Solo Exhibition

See my work in VaVoom’s, A Tribute to Women,
sponsored by Solo Exhibition

About 35 VaVoom members have been selected to show their artwork,
poetry and writing under the headline “A Tribute to Women”.
I was lucky to be among them.
Thank you Tori for putting so much work into this
and for all your daily work in this wonderful group.

Vilkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome

…to the celebration of SoJie 25 – the last show of the season and we intent to give it all we got.
The web ring is up and you can take a tour and congratulate all the nominated artists.
Your support is important and means a lot to us and will be greatly appreciated.

So when is it all happening? Today – and for our Australian friends on Thursday (night).

8 AM San Francisco, Vancouver, Wednesday
11 AM New York, Toronto, Wednesday
3 PM London, Lisbon, Wednesday
4 PM Paris, Copenhagen, Wednesday
5 PM Johannesburg, Beirut, Jerusalem, Wednesday
7 PM Moscow, Dubai, Wednesday
11 PM Perth, Beijing, Wednesday
Midnight Tokyo, Wednesday → Thursday
2 AM THURSDAY. Melbourne, Sydney

Graphic by Elizabeth Bravo, Graphics Coordinator, Solo Exhibition

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WELCOME to SoJie 25 - the "silverwedding" edition☺


One Day I’ll Fly Away
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♥♥♥Thank you all for a wonderful season ♥♥♥

   Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 74000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 25. SoJie 25 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 25th one, ever, and 60 other artists, besides myself, are represented.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on October 30th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the s…