Saturday, October 14, 2006

# 96548

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!

9 comments:

Deb said...

Don't you LOVE digital collage? I have been playing with Photoshop for over a year now and still find something new everytime I use it! Your new collage here is very touching... can't wait to see more!

Deb said...

Don't you LOVE digital collage? I have been playing with Photoshop for over a year now and still find something new everytime I use it! Your new collage here is very touching... can't wait to see more!

Erika Tysse said...

Wow! I think you have figured it out! I, on the other hand, am very far from success! I will tune in for some more inspiration from you!

Shari Beaubien said...

You go with your right/left hand! That's crazy. But your new digital works are really wonderful, Lelainia! Hugs, Shari

Crystal said...

This is a powerful image you put together, it made me think of the holocaust when I saw it. Then read your description. Yes, art can be sad sometimes, and thought provoking. I love art that makes me stop and think. I'll be watching for more of your talent throught these digital collages!
Crystal

Crystal said...

This is a powerful image you put together, it made me think of the holocaust when I saw it. Then read your description. Yes, art can be sad sometimes, and thought provoking. I love art that makes me stop and think. I'll be watching for more of your talent throught these digital collages!
Crystal

Lostechild said...

I love your digital photo!!! It is wonderful that you are enjoying it so much! I have NO patience for it, so I really admire anyone who can do it!

Christine Baier said...

Oh yes... I can imagine how much fun you have creating digital collages. I am also a beginner in this way but I love it also so much. And what should I say... You did a great job!!!!

kathywas said...

Wow, girl...you are getting really good at this stuff! One of these days I will have to try and tackle learning Photoshop. Just what I need...something ELSE to add to the list...LOL!