Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. ~Stella Adler
An artist, a designer, a memory keeper, a thinker finding visual expression and meditation in creating images with colour, shapes and textures.
Rediscovering a joy in life and an outlet to express it.
Why did it take me so long to discover the wonder of digital art software? I suppose I thought it was only meant for 'real' artists and graphic designers. The rest of us were not invited to the party. In mid-2010, whilst desperately looking for a why to create art without a physical paintbrush, I stumbled onto the online digital scrapbooking world and slowly taught myself Adobe Photoshop Elements. Traditional scrapbook layouts soon got boring for me after I discovered the 'artsy' world of Anne Aspnes and was inspired by the pieces she, and her creative team, produced. Her pieces opened up whole new possibilities to me and I've been flying in fun ever since...
As more and more photo art apps appear for smartphones, there are more and more possibilities for what you can turn your everyday snapshots into. The flowers were quick shots taken on my phone whilst stuck in a doctor's waiting room... some filtering and overlays later produced the above.