Just finished teaching a couple of workshops in Photoshop Elements. It’s such an interesting program. Sometimes the difference from the actual Photoshop program drives me crazy. I miss my pen tool, I miss the single line marquee tool, I miss curves, I miss the way you can make textures, but Elements has some good characteristics. Whatever Photoshop program I use, there are always new ideas to try:)
A rock with 10 layers of texture created in Photoshop Elements is inspiring me for pattern making. Actually, I always think of this as a rock, but it really is a piece of a tree in the Petrified Forest in Northern Arizona. Those trees are actually around 200+million years old. The crystal properties of the trees feel like rocks to me.
So many ideas on what I want to work on are going through my head. Some new surfaces I would like to try to print on . Plus my book about prints on uncommon surfaces is coming together even as I write this. In a few weeks when I go to Kansas City for the Surface Design Association Conference, I will get clear on some of the information I would like to include.
If any of you have any comment on what you would like to see in a book on printing outsider surfaces let me know. The book is never finished till it’s finished and that won’t be until the end of the year.
Tomorrow night is vendors night at the conference. After that I will fly to Colorado to celebrate our grand daughters birthday. Seems like she was just born, my how time flies.
Then back to my studio. This week, a couple of youtube videos are on the agenda.
Topics of videos? The 2 workshops I am teaching at ArtFiberFest at the end of June.