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Featured in “Painters Universe” group 4/1/10
An acrylic painting adjusted in Photoshop elements for RB card format and a sense of added motion.
I think this might be a very appropriate seasonal card, for it is truly a message of PEACE and JOY for the whole planet. I wondered what in fact would happen if all the creatures on Earth simultaneously decided to make the ‘inner leap into their JOY’. For the fun of it lets say everyone and everything made that leap at the moment of New Year Greenwich time! So there’s a challenge… or at least my wish for everyone on Red Bubble!
The experiment regarding this card started as I was having my morning espresso in the living room. The original of this painting was hanging on the wall opposite. As the caffeine began to awaken me from my recent dreams I looked at the painting… and then thought; “A HA!”
This could be an answer to a group challenge I wanted to enter in Creative Card Group during the previous night’s insomniac inducing session on RB. Yes, I could fairly easily add a sense of motion to this image and meet the challenge requirements. It’d actually improve the quality of the piece.
Yet, because I went to bed very late, I also got up late and now only had 45 minutes before I had to leave, catch a bus and keep an appointment. I rushed up to my computer, found the art and loaded it into Photoshop (PS). I also loaded a ‘blank’ RB sized card and then dragged my art onto it. As quickly as I could I used the ‘smudging tool’ to pull the sense of motion out from the base shape. I enhanced the planet and added its shadow.
As my available time diminished I opened RB, logged on and added my new RB card with the briefest of description etc. I added it only to the Creative Card Group and then entered it into their current challenge. I then grabbed my stuff, put on my shoes and ran out the door. I moved quicker than I usually do and got to the bus stop with thirty seconds to spare!
Now, what kind of experiment would you call that? Certainly it had elements of insanity, but doesn’t the ‘Bubble’ just somehow encourage that? Anyway, it’s afternoon, I’m back, have made a few more colorful additions to the image, these added comments and will add to other groups. IF you are insane enough to have read all the way to here, then at least leave me your comment under the work! ; – ))))))
Ain’t espresso wonderful! ; – )))))
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