We have had no snow as yet this winter, and so when I thought about what I might want to do for our Holiday card this year, I was forced to think beyond my usual snow-covered scene. As it turns out, the answer was literally right in front of me. This year’s card features our trusty Vermont Castings “Resolute” wood stove. Winters would not be nearly as cozy here without this essential piece of equipment. Warmest holiday wishes from us to you and yours!
As you may have seen here, we had a few days of perfect ice on the pond last January – and no time was wasted in dusting off skates and getting out there to enjoy it! The light was just beautiful on this particular early morning, and so I grabbed my camera for a quick shot. And then things got busy, and the image languished on my hard drive for almost a year – until last week. I was casting around for the right image for our digital holiday card, and this one was decidedly “it”, after I used Photoshop to make it into “digital art.” Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
Adding another image to my growing Photoshop filter-art collection. I liked this image of three young chickens, but it became even more interesting when I boosted the contrast and applied a dry brush effect!
One of the great things about digital design, is that I am easily able to work remotely with clients. Fast internet connections have opened up a wealth of virtual opportunities for freelancers! These murals, created for restaurant walls in Texas, are a great example of that. My client (an interior design firm) provided me with stacks of digital photos from these communities, along with elevation and obstruction information (doors, soffits, wall hung items, etc), and general information about each restaurant’s locale. Using these assets and Adobe Photoshop, I produced these colorful, multi-layered composite murals that are custom fit to the restaurant walls—and also custom to the communities that each restaurant serves.