The digital exploration continues. I spent this afternoon playing with Photoshop. You know, it's interesting that I have often heard people say they don't consider digital collage art. I can't say I agree with them. It takes me far longer to put a digital collage together than it does a paper one. Part of the reason is because I am still learning (and learning solely by trial and error) but also because I am exceptionally careful when altering an image to use. I don't want there to be any stray pixels showing so I work and work at it. (It's my Aries side coming out-I am relentless till I am satisfied I did the best job I possibly could.)
Anyway, this was one of the pieces I created this afternoon. It's kinda sad. As I was working on it, I realized this little girl reminded me of pictures of I have seen in books about WWII and it just kind of went from there. It created itsself-it wasn't a conscious thing at all. Imagine a child being considered just a number and not a human being. I can't even wrap my brain around it. Anyway, sometimes art is sad and thought provoking.
I think it is safe to say I am addicted to digital collage now. I haven't given up on paper collage, but I am really enjoying having my music on and just fiddling with the mouse. It might interest you to know that I mouse left handed. Most people are surprised to know that and any time someone comes over and wants to do something on my computer, it always catches them off guard. The funny thing is, I am ambidexterious and I actually write with my right hand. I can't mouse competantly with my right hand though so all my digital collages are left hand creations- strange, but true!