Monday, February 1, 2010

And the winner is....

Following the very scientific process of putting numbers in a bowl,

I drew out the number "3" for my blog giveaway:

That means Hermila is the winner of the heart giveaway and will receive the polka dot heart. Carolyn from Loves Stitching Red won the drawing on the Portland Art Collective blog and will be getting the rust heart. If you would both email me your mailing addresses, I will get those off to you.

Thank you to everyone who left a comment about the hearts--I really appreciate hearing from readers and finding out what you like!

I have been busily playing with Photoshop as I finish up DJ Pettitt's online class. It's easy to become addicted to it. The class was very challenging, but worth it. I ended up learning a lot about masking, layer adjustments, and making my own brushes. I recommend it for anyone who has a little Photoshop background.

This is a composite of about 4 photos I took on my Sunday morning walk downtown:

And this is from the Japanese Garden, blended with several other photos from my archive:

I don't have a clue what I'll do with it, but it is fun.

And at the risk of becoming an online class junkie, I just signed up for Pamela Allen's "Finding your own Style" fiber class. I have been a fan of her work for quite a while, so I couldn't resist when I heard about this one. We are on our first lesson and I'm already in love. More about it later.


Jacky said...

Congratulations girls on winning those beautiful hearts!!!!


Dee / Cloth Company said...

I like the layers you've created in photoshop, esp. the pagoda... now you can print it on FABRIC!

lee said...

I look forward to seeing what kinds of things come from Pamela Allen's class, it sounds great.

What kinds of things went on your list of experiments to follow once your shows were up?