Monday, 25 January 2010

Thank You

Mum and I have been so touched by all your lovely messages, poems, cards and quotes....they have meant such a lot to us. Thank you very, very much........
We still have to wait another week for the funeral; apparently it's a busy time of year :-(

I'm still playing and discovering with Photoshop Elements and have found it to be a great distraction this week.
Here are just a few examples.....
The first three were done on a background given to us by DJ (white chrysanthemums) I have used masks and brushes. I haven't quite got the hang of masks yet...but I'm getting there.
This is an old photo of me....
For the next three I used a copyright-free image of a painting by Henry Pickering. You can see the beautiful original here. The painting belongs to Nottingham City Museums and Galleries (my home town).


I'll keep practising!!

24 comments:

Sandy said...

Wooooooooooooow Linda I´m impressed.
Stunning digital work. FANTASTIC !!!

maggi said...

You are creating some very evocative pieces. Don't worry - masks will suddenly become clear.

claire barone art said...

HI THEY LOOK WOW..... ID LOVE TO GIVE PHOTOSHOP A TRY GREAT TONES

Jo said...

Oh Linda, these are truly beautiful... particularly like your first piccie and also the one using DJ's white chrysanthemums.

Continuing to think of you and your family, hun. Its a real shame about the long delay until the funeral. Hopefully the weather will be kind to you... we had problems due to thick snow eek! I'm sure that being creative is actually very healing right now though... know that it always is with me, anyway.

Oodles of love and hugs xxx

Heather said...

These images are all beautiful Linda - you must be very pleased with your results.

Jacky said...

Hi Linda,

Thats a long wait for the funeral for your family...thinking of you all.
I am pleased you have the photoshop workshop as a distraction. Your pieces look fantastic. I love the one with the photo of you as a young girl...so pretty.
Take care Linda,

Jacky xox

Lorraine said...

fantastic digital art..take care

Vicki Holdwick said...

Sorry about the long delay for the funeral. That closure is so important for the living who are left behind.

As for your digital art - spectacular.

Please keep working and sharing.

xoxo

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

WHoa !! You make very fantastic pieces !!!

Terri said...

I am so glad you have your art to ease you through this time.
Big hugs to you and your mum.
My dear uncle just passed and I am leaving soon for his memorial service. We have to wait a week as well.
Your photoshop work is fabulous. I love how you do what you do! I always love it.

Judy S. said...

Still thinking of you, Linda, and am glad you are finding an outlet in creativity. Are you using Photoshop Elements? Whatever, you seem to be taking to it! Nice work! I especially like the one that says joy.

Tess said...

Your distractions are beautiful. Thinking of you and sending a blog hug your way...
teresa aka tess

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh Linda I am so sorry for the agony of waiting.
Your pieces look stunning and in a way your healing process has begun only wish you and your family did not have to wait so long.

Tara said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Linda. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. It's wonderful that you have so much support here and that you are able to find some comfort and distraction in your art. I am very impressed by your Photoshop work!

LazyKay said...

This 'limbo' period is very hard.

Your work is beautiful and I'm glad to see you are able to take yourself away from reality from time to time to give your batteries time to recharge.

Gorgeous (I'm jealous of your quick grasp of this software).

xxxxxxxxxx

Janny said...

This is really gorgeous Linda! Thank you for your nice comment on my Blog. I can imagine you need some colour, being creative can help now.
Terrible the long delay for the funeral. Take good care of yourself! x

LME said...

Love them :)

Lynn said...

Wow!!!! You are doing fantastic Linda, looks to me like you have the masking figured out already :)
I just love how you created the one with your photo, it is gorgeous, they all are. Did I tell you proud I am of you?

On another note, I am so sorry they are making you wait so long for the funeral, it must be so hard for you all, just waiting like that :(

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Art is a wonderful distraction and healing balm! Love what you're creating ... still looks and sounds so mysterious to me AND very lovely!!!

Sorry that you've had a delay in your father's funeral, that can't be easy. It is a blessing that you are there for your mom ... healing wishes are still winging their way to you and yours!
Sweet Peace be with you all my friend!
oxo

La Dolce Vita said...

art saves and heals and I love the digital pieces that you have created. I am still sending you love and knowing that when the funeral is finally held it will be the right time. much love to you, Linda.

Rosie said...

Your digital work is SO beautiful, and I'm glad that its proving to be therapeutic. It's what we always said that making art is a healing and helping thing, and its your turn to be reminded of that. Much love always ....and I have a big hug waiting for you here, which I hope to deliver in person soon.

Heloise said...

These are all lovely as are the others in an earlier post. Thank you, because it made me go back and try layers with photoshop elements again and for the first time I have managed to achieve a small result. I had almost given up.
Thank you too for the kind comments you left on my blog.

Anne said...

Hi, Linda! I love your digital collages! They are stunning! I barely missed signing up for DJ's class ... by the time I heard about it, registration was closed. Love the results you are getting! Just fabulous! :-)

Jaqi said...

Stunning work Linda, I hope you are ok , You are in my thoughts, sending hugs to your mum, you and your family xx