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wolfepaw

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*Art Contest on Mind Magazine*

My deepest thanks to all who left such wonderful comments on my journal posting about Chris’s battle with Stage 3 Lung Cancer. Things are moving along and he has finished his 6th round of chemo. Now, he will be getting 6 weeks of radiation along with a little bit of chemo. Then, he will be assessed for possible surgery. He’s doing pretty well, though some days are worse than others. But, I thank you deeply for all your kind words of encouragement and your offers of prayers. They definitely help. Positive vibes are felt, for sure.

Now, to the reason for the title of this journal. I am inviting all artists to check out the following announcement:

Mind Magazine is holding its First Annual Imagination Arts Competition! Entries will be accepted for prizes including cash an…

Sorry I have been absent for so long

Hi to all my RB friends!

I guess a few of you may have noticed that I have been MIA of late. I apologize for missing so much great art and interaction with the wonderful people here on RB, but I do have a pretty good reason for my absence.

I have posted this on Facebook, so some of you may already be aware of this, but for those of you who are not, here goes:

My husband, Chris, was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 Lung Cancer. Living in Natchez, nothing happens quickly and it took about 6 weeks to get the final diagnosis – Stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma of the lower lobe of right lung. Luckily, there’s a very good oncologist in Natchez and a decent surgeon who could put in his port, so we had that done in Natchez. He has had his first round of chemo and goes back on May 5 for

New Tool to Look for Art Theft

I recently installed a new add-on to my Firefox called “Who Stole My Pictures”. If you have Firefox and you’re interested in installing it, here’s the link to the Add-on.

What it does is add an item to your context menu (menu that pops up when you RIGHT-click on something) called “Who stole my pictures”. So when you right-click on one of your images, that menu pops up and you place your cursor over “Who stole my pictures”, a new menu pops out and you can choose to look for that image using three different image search engines, TinEye, Google.com and Yandex.ru. I have used the first two before (TinEye can also be installed as an add-on to Firefox), but I had never heard of Yandex.ru. Well, I did a search using Yandex.ru on several of my i…

Life Goes On

I’d thought I would give a bit of an update on what’s been happening in my life of late, most of it not too wonderful. As a lot of you know, I have been having health issues, which are mostly resolved, but my hemoglobin is still a bit low, so my hemoglobin levels are being monitored on a monthly basis. If it doesn’t go up considerably on the next blood draw, in about a week, they want to scope me again. I hope it goes up considerably. I’ve had an upper GI, a colonoscopy, a camera enteroscopy, and a push enteroscopy in April and May. I really don’t want to have another one, thank you very much.

I was also pretty busy at work, being the Chairman of our annual Multicultural Festival at Alcorn University, held April 17. I won’t go into details, but su…

Popping in for an Update

I know I am very guilty of being MIA of late. So I am doing a journal to write up all that I’ve been through in the last couple of months.

In the middle of March, I had an episode where I almost passed out (similar to 2 years ago when I was severely anemic, because of hemorrhagic gastritis, and needed a transfusion). It took me about an hour to get my head back and then for the nest few days I wasn’t really feeling like myself, very tired, weak, light-headed, stomach upset and just general feeling like crap. Early the following week, I had to go to the ER with unstoppable nausea, stomach in an uproar and blood pressure 200/100 (that was the really scary part). They did a CT scan of my gut and found indications of GERD, gastritis and diverticulosis (outpockets of the gut). …

Pardon my Absence

Hello, everyone! I thought I would stop in and write a brief journal to keep you up to speed on why I have been so scarce of late. Some of you may have caught some of my comments and posts on images and in forums that I was made Chairman of our annual Multicultural Festival here at Alcorn. It’s a rather daunting task and I have been very busy trying to get it organized. I am making a change from the format of the past Festivals. We are moving the location from the old gym (lousy acoustics) to the Alcorn Ballroom. We are putting emphasis on multimedia rather than static posters to show off the different countries represented here at Alcorn. Also, instead of a full dinner meal after the Festival, I thought it might bring in more people and be more fun to have international appe…

I am in the Museum of Digital Fine Art (MODFA)!

Hello everyone and here’s wishing all of you a very Happy New Year! Let’s hope it won’t be the last one (in case you don’t know what I’m referring to, do a search on Mayan Prophecy 2012).

I am thrilled to have been invited to submit to the online Museum of Fine Digital Art (MODFA). The exhibition began January 1, 2012 and includes several artists from RedBubble. There have been several RedBubble artists who have had exhibitions on MODFA in the past, including Hugh Fathers, Marlon Paul Bruin (aka KaleidoKing), and Desirée Glanville (aka DevineDayDreams), just to name a few. The current exhibition includes RedBubble artists Julie King (aka jewelskings), and Rolando Burbon (aka xzendor7).

This is the image I submitted for the exhibition:


Apo Rainbow Garden

A Big Thank You and Happy Holidays to All!

Hello, fellow RedBubblers! I first wanted to say a HUGE Thank You to whoever purchased 3 posters of my work! I am so thrilled and I would thank you personally, but I don’t know who bought them, so I am going to have to just thank the person through this journal! It means a lot to me that someone likes my work enough to want to own a piece of it. In my almost 62 years, I never thought of myself as an artist, but the last 3 years, since I discovered fractal art and the great artists here and on deviantart who have shared so much with me and helped me learn and grow, it is not such a strange concept. So, thank you to the mystery buyer! You made me smile!

It has been a very busy year, work-wise, art-wise and personal-wise. I have enjoyed co-hosting several art groups, though I&#…

SoJie 13 Exhibition Is Underway

MY WORK IS IN EXHIBITION IN SoJie 13!


Eye of the Beholder
by wolfepaw

 
 

Apo Rainbow Garden
by wolfepaw

 
 


   Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…
 

I am very excited to exhibit in SoJie 13. SoJie 13 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. 68 other members of the Solo Exhibition group, besides myself, are exhibiting.

This exhibition is based on an open workshop, in which I participated, where members translated member digital artists’ images to our respective favorite medium in traditional, photography, or digital.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the works on show. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow…

SoJie 13 Workshop Translation WIPs

This is a journal which documents my progress for the SoJie 13 Workshop where I entered into an agreement with rocamiadesign (Kathleen) to translate her beautiful fractal work:


Twisted Perception
by rocamiadesign

Perhaps, I should say a bit more about the process. That’s sort of what the text was for, to a limited extent. For the 3D metallic objects, I used the 3D shape tool that’s built-in to PhotoPlus and one in the new Photoshop CS5 that allow some 3D shapes, PS has some more advanced functions similar to Bryce. So, you can do some rudimentary 3D work. Most of the objects were made with the 3D shape tool that is built-in to PhotoPlus. It’s pretty basic, but does some reasonable work, I think. The only objects made in Photoshop is the ring with an object texture u…