Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Welcome to 2012!

Hello, dear friends! Wow, am I looking forward to this new year!

I will be finished with my Digital Design program through The Art Institute of Pittsburgh's online division at the end of January, and I'm ready to begin putting my new-found skills to good use.

One class had us create a photo montage by choosing a character from a list given to us at the beginning of class. Each character came with a small explanation, and then we were to create a character on how we envisioned him or her. I chose "Garden Glitter Grace", and here she is, dancing across a field (quite frankly, it looks like a field that grew down the road from our house this past summer!).

Grace sports a grapes and mushroom cap hat, a radicchio leaf for her bodice, a beet for her belt, a field for her skirt adorned with onions, squash, cabbage, tomatoes, and a small field mouse. Her posture was manipulated using Photoshop, and I was able to change the color of her tights and ballet slippers with a few strokes of a brush.

My current class is called: Portfolio. We're gathering key pieces we created while attending classes to compile into an online portfolio. Grace will be a part of it, and I'm excited to put it all together. I hope to add my work to my website in the coming weeks, too.

I wish for you a full, happy, prosperous new year and look forward to "seeing" more of you through my blog, website, and Facebook in 2012!

Blessings and joy!