We had a great afternoon in class yesterday. Everyone is so busy with their projects, their work is beautiful. I am so lucky to have such talented students.
This morning I had to take Sirikit, my little Siamese cat, to the vet. She has chronic kidney problems but medication has kept her well. However she has lost a little weight and I am concerned for her. She had some blood tests done and I need to wait until the afternoon to see what they say. She is sitting on my knee sleeping at the moment, she is so content. She's a feisty little cat - she was 16 last October so she is a little old lady! Anyway we shall see how she gets on.
I have written my brief for Assessment 1 and my tutor is pleased with it so I can move on to designing the front cover of my hand made book. I have been busy playing but the more I play the more new ideas I get so it will be a little while before I am happy with one particular design.
In the meantime I have been busy creating custom brushes in PSP and I have been creating designs with them. The picture above shows a custom brush I created. The source was the front of part of the Scottish Parliament building. I used colours from the picture I had taken and created the whole image from scratch adding filters and texture along the way.
Marie, my tutor, taught me how to trace the negative space from pictures I took of trees in my neighbourhood. This is one of them, a circular brush.
Here's another. For each new colour and size of brush I added a new layer. That way if I didn't like what I added I could just delete the layer. I am having a lot of fun with this course, can you tell!