“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge” ~Audre Lorde
Do you like to read about how pieces come “to be?” This particular piece has a story.
My massage therapist is also an artist… and, my friend. We talk frequently about photography, art, the creative process, emotion and feeling in art, etc.
Her home is FILLED with interesting art; many pieces being her own personally created original art. I had frequently commented that I wanted to bring my camera and take some photos especially to use as texture layers. One day last week, I did just that.
As she watched me shooting throughout her home, we talked about the creative process involved with creating images from composite layers in Photoshop. I expressed to her that adding texture layers, or composite image layers, is much like painting and requires, in my opinion, artistic vision.
I quickly agreed to her suggestion of trading, using the barter system, a massage for a Photoshop session to teach her how to use layers for composites and textures. Her assignment is to take photographs of various textures and items in her home. At our Photoshop training session, I will teach her how to take those individual photos and create a textured photographic piece of art.
After that, I get a nice soothing massage! Sounds like a good deal to me!
Inquiring minds want to know….
Many times people ask, “What did the original image look like?” Here are two of the three layers used in the above piece.
A vase on her table:
The glass in her china cabinet with colorful china stored on the shelves.