Friday, January 27, 2017

Change of plans

Even though I never posted it, I had planned out goals for 2017 as well as plans for what art I wanted to do or try, 

Then any number of little things happen to set me off on a related but different path....like I probably saw some art I liked different from mine, or certain colors I liked. 

And also there is the dreaded activity of scanning and lightening up the art I did for the alphabet kids so I can make it into a book. I hate that part, especially since I got a newer version of photoshop when I got my Mac so now I really have to start from scratch as far as knowing what I am doing.  

So, from a combination of procrastination, and new inspiration I started on Valentines cards.... lighter, hopefully softer and looser looking .....  
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 And these four cards, have led me on to a whole new direction that I will show later. 

Hopefully once I tackle photoshop I will get these printed as cards and in my Etsy shop! 

Happy paint party Friday!

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  1. Oh good luck with Photoshop ... I downloaded a new version a while back only to discover I had the wrong version that had fewer options, ugh. It has forced me to be more creative on my own, but it is frustrating when I can't do what I want to do. I will correct this one of these days, but now there doesn't seem to be time or the inclination. I love your cards ... I hope you do get them done in time for Valentine Day (including shipping time). I will be looking for them ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Thanks so much.... I did get them done and listed!

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  2. Your cards, your art is so stunning...I love it all.
    Photoshop is a challenge...I agree~

    Happy PPF!

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  3. These are wonderful! Good luck with Photoshop...Happy PPF

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  4. These are adorable. Good luck on your new Photoshop . . . I hate it when I have already mastered something and things change to make me have to relearn. Have you noticed that "new and improved" is usually not a good thing?
    Happy weekend!
    Connie :)

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    1. Yes, improvements don't always seem like improvements!

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  5. sweet cards Andrea! Good luck with your new program. Happy PPF!

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  6. love all the different hair designs :)

    unless its Photoshop elemants you had, the newer versions are not that different and there are a lot of tutorials online if you get stuck :) the scanning tho, is def a pain :/

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    1. Well I settled down and did it, turns out I had no trouble scanning and even photoshop went pretty easily considering past tries!

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  7. you make the cutest figures, I love them! They'll make great cards.

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  8. Good luck with photo shop. I am so impressed with your watercolor art. Just beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, I really appreciate the positive comments!

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  9. Delightful ladies Andrea. Your watercolours are so beautifully done - I'm in awe :D)

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    1. Thanks so much, I appreciate such kind words!

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  10. The Valentine cards are AMAZING! So sweet and magical. :) And CHEERS to new directions and ideas. . . may they never end! :) I hope your Mac is treating you well. I think you will be quite happy you made the switch in the long run.

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    1. Thanks so much! And yes, I am happy I switched, I was just putting off learning new things but I am slowly catching on,I just keep googling how to this or that small step!

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