I won a print of a bird painting from Diahn, and you know how I love birds. Well, this one is spectacular. It came very nicely matted and the hubster is planning to make me a frame for it. Don't you just love it when there is treasure in the mail? You really must go check out her blog - my guess is that you will want to subscribe and you won't be disappointed. Here he is. The mat is wider than that, but I cropped it
His name is Emory.
Also, for you Mac users out there, I am playing with a freeeware painting program called ArtRage and I am hooked. As soon as I get something painted with it (there is a little learning curve), I will share it. There are quite a few YouTube videos on using it, and that helps. I am thinking that if I like it as much as I think I will, I might pay the $25 for the Pro version. I need to check out what the differences are between the free one and the pro version, but so far I am a bit infatuated with this program. I am thinking that I may even fall in love with it. Stay tuned.....
For now I have been playing some more with Photoshop and making patterns. Here are a few of them.
I added the drop shadow and bevel after I made this page.
I added the gradient after I generated the pattern.
I hope you like these and feel free to use them. I'd like to see what you do with them if you do use them in your art.
Well, the hubster has already started on the house cleaning that we agreed to do this week, and he is such a sweetie he started with the bathrooms. Woowoo! I guess I will go out in the living and remove everything from the entertainment center and the tables and get to work dusting.
I tutored my son and a friend of his last evening here and am meeting the woman in the Statistics class later today. At some point between the house cleaning and the tutoring, I am sure to get some play time and will attempt to have something interesting to show you tomorrow.....