Oh hello there! Sorry can't stop today - I've got Goth Child off school with a sickness bug (and have spent the early part of the morning scanning and emailing in homeworks to her teachers because she's desperate not to drop any of her grades or have too much to do when she gets back), the 'builders' are back to fix my sprinkler valves (5th time they've come to fix them....I'm beginning to think they don't know how to do it either) and I've got to prep for the Art Masterpiece class I'm teaching tomorrow.
So in the meantime, I've been putting together a compilation of faked photos for the Trophy Room (guest loo) so you can have a look at some of these and give me advice on the last one:
Yep, that's our cat Luca Brasi - one of her favourite things is to come in and lie down on whatever you're trying to work on, be it homework, sewing (she is TERRIBLE for lying on pattern pieces I'm trying to cut out), ironing etc. So I figured if she happened to be at Buckingham Palace on the day of the Royal Wedding, without a doubt she'd make it into the photos somewhere and that beautiful silk train would be too much to resist.
Btw I know these photos aren't photoshopped very well, I'm still saving up to buy myself a PhotoShop Elements and in the meantime I'm using the online free version of Photoshop Express, Picnik and a freebie piece of software that came with my camera. The flaws with the photoshopping are much more evident on a computer screen than on a 6x4 print behind glass. Honest ;) I get enough grief from Goth Child about them not being 'perfect' but then she's an artist and I'm just having a little fun. She wants to have a go giving Luca some shadows to make this look more realistic. I might have to let her just to shut her up.
Well, what do you expect? I had pics of Mr Devyne in a wet suit.....obviously the next logical step is to photoshop one of them in a photo of the Loch Ness Monster! (At some point, I'm going to go back to this and have him in the middle of the pic holding a stick with a cut-out Nessie on it, but that's a project for another day as there'll be lots of water ripples to deal with).
Now, here's the one I need your help with. Which is better, this one?
Or this one, with Goth Child in black and white?
I can't decide. I suppose the total black and white one makes it look more as if she was actually there (nah, I know, not really) but her in colour stands out more. As I say, I honestly can't decide at the mo.
But there you go, somethings silly for you to look at :) Right, I'd better get cracking on my art masterpiece prep.....tomorrow we're doing "When I Grow Up....." and then next lesson we're learning about Victor Vasarely and Op-Art. Should be fun!