Monday, September 20, 2010

Autumn Wings

Wings!  As you might have noticed, these particular wings are one of my favorites.  They were designed beginning with a portion of an antique die-cut bird wing, and repairing and adding further sections to that initial image to complete one wing, then duplicating and reversing that image. 

The color combinations are endless using photo editing software; other versions have been used in my blog sidebar and can also be viewed here.  

I hope you enjoy these new Autumn colors, designed especially for my friend Paula.  The browns and golds honor the hay harvest, and the fiery colors mimic favorite fall leaves.  Thanks for the inspiration, Paula!

Gothic Portraits

The next time you are searching for inspiration, try inverting the colors of one of your favorite vintage photographs.  The "negative" effect can be quite dramatic.

Vintage Halloween Postcard

The bottom image is a softened version of the original color of this postcard, which belonged to my grandmother's Aunt Nellie.  For those of you who enjoy a more muted color palette, I did a bit of editing to change the blue tones to more subtle browns.  I love the cheerfulness of this image, celebrating the fall harvest.

Saturday, September 4, 2010