Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bead-it-today and other things

Hello friends!!  I am so very excited.  I am in the premiere issue of Bead-It-Today.  It's a cool magazine by the same publishers of Knit 1.2.3, Sew It Today, etc.  This is my first time being published in a magazine and to say I am thrilled is an understatement.  The magazine came out yesterday and is available at craft stores and Walmart. AND lots of my friends are in this issue too!!  

Onto other projects......

I have been working on learning Photoshop Elements.  I bought a set of tutorials from Scrapbookgraphics and they are THE BOMB.  It's  mixed media and art journaling tutorials using PS. It is geared towards Photoshop and CS but I have had no problems adapting what they are teaching to use in PSE.  

This is one of my first collage projects using the tutorials.  The circus poem in the background is a poem by Australian poet Graeme King. I am really enjoying the tutorials and and getting a lot out of them.  

One of the coolest things so far is learning about shadowing.  What a difference using shadows makes to a digital collage. 

I am also working on some more bead magazine submissions and orders.  I have  bunch of new pieces that I need to photograph and list on Etsy.  

I hope everyone is having a great week. TTFN ta ta for now.  PS:  Go buy Bead-it-Today :)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Checkin in

Hi peeps!  I am still here.  I continue to work on my PSE skills and am looking into taking online mixed media digital art classes.  There are so many things I want to dabble in and it is hard for me to concentrate on one thing.  I bought Metalsmithing at Home online tutorials and still haven't started it yet.  I need to concentrate on one thing at a time. ;)  Here are a few recent PSE projects.  I hope all is well with everyone!  TTFN ta ta for now.