Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Almost the end of the year Time flies

I do not know about you but time seems to fly faster and faster as I age. Perhaps it becomes more precious to me as I realize that there is less time in my life left. I find myself being selfish about what I spend my time on. I want to spend it creating art and being with people I love. Here is an art card that I made that reflects how I feel

Thursday, August 18, 2011

What are metallic photographs and why are they better?

I process most of my photographs that I sell as metallic photographs. This requires me to order each photograph from a custom lab that is equipped to make this special type of print. I often get asked why not just make the photos at home with a high quality photo printers like most people do? There is a big difference between metallic photos and regular photographs from a home printer or even a photo lab.
Here is a description of Metallic Prints…
Special Paper type: Kodak Endura Professional Metallic paper. Special chemical processing can only be done at a custom lab.
Description: Rich, distinctive metallic look with a huge WOW! factor. The glossy finish and metallic-looking appearance of this paper create images with exceptional visual interest and depth. Its professional emulsion set provides extreme sharpness, brightness, and color saturation with an intense black density. Photographers have described the look as “chrome on paper.”

Metallic photos are guaranteed to be color fast even in the light for 100 years. This means you do not have to put a piece of glass on top of your photograph to protect it from light damage. I personally like my work to be available to the viewer without an interfering piece of glass.

Once you see a metallic photograph you will see the difference.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

celebrating the 4th of July is fun

Here are some photographs that I took on the 4th.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

African Antelopes sharing secrets

This is another animal photo that I really love. If you are interested in this look in my etsy or artfire stores.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How to recycle clear bags to make stunning transparencies for your art

I love to recycle items that I normally throw away. Here is an idea of how you can recycle those clear bags that scrapbook and other supplies come in. I used alcohol inks ( Jim Holtz Adirondack alcohol inks) that I dropped on the clear transparency and used a bottle of air to spread the ink in different ways. This made a very interesting design that I attached to an art trading card and made into

this card that I call " The Perfect Storm".

Now instead of buying so many transparencies for use in my art (mixed media) I can make unusual backgrounds and recycle at the same time. lol