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Photo Art Friday

March 8, 2013

The prompt for this Friday was to create an abstract. I must admit that I was really challenged this time around. I am feeling rather limited with what I use for processing and am thinking that in time I would like to invest in some other form of software, but until then…these are my contributions for today at Pixel Dust Photo Art

This was my first attempt. I don’t recall which one of Bonnie’s textures I used. I mainly used the pixelate process for my images.

This scrawny cat showed up at our home one year just before we were to go on vacation. We already were at our max of four and knew we couldn’t just introduce her to them and think that all would be well. We were fortunate to find someone to take care of her. She was very thin and skittish. I named her Amelia.


For this image I used


pdpa Afternoon Walk texture

pdpa-afternoon walk

And this lovely texture which I thought really enhanced the image nicely. I again used the pixelate process and worked with the color. It turned out that Amelia stayed in the home with the people who cared for her. She filled out and turned out to be a beautiful, content cat.


14 Comments leave one →
  1. March 8, 2013 2:46 PM

    Love the cat image!


  2. Bonnie permalink
    March 8, 2013 3:42 PM

    All sweet. I really like the one with the bottles!!!


  3. March 9, 2013 10:52 AM

    And so it did! Enhance the image nicely, I mean. Gorgeous shot, beautiful edit, and a happy cat story to boot – I love it!


    • March 9, 2013 5:00 PM

      Thank you …Anna! Sometimes I hem and haw too much but do think I am learning so much from observing other styles of photo art.. (:


  4. March 9, 2013 4:13 PM

    Limited? I don’t think so … I think both of your pieces are superb. Hmmmm, makes me wonder what you could do with more powerful software. Maybe we will find out someday, right? Great job …

    Andrea @ From the Sol


    • March 9, 2013 4:59 PM

      Wow! Andrea, what a boost for my! I have shared in the past about being a very late bloomer in life and am thankful to have this opportunity to learn and explore at my age..Thank you!


  5. March 9, 2013 8:41 PM

    These are both very nice pieces. The kitty is so sweet and I like it very much. There are lots of “free” programs out there to experiment with so dont’ be afraid to give them a try.


  6. March 10, 2013 9:11 AM

    I am with Ida, Roberta. In fact, I just uninstalled my Photoshop Elements this morning. There are so many ways to play for free and what’s more, I am understanding the process MORE than I ever could TRYing to LEARN HOW TO DO PSE8.

    Your work is wonderful. Really. Just keep playing and DOing this. Little by slowly, it will show itself to you and you will discover you Now KNOW but you did NOT “figure out” ANYthing.

    Photo Art is just playing with photography. When I fell in love with the camera, in high school, what I loved MOST was playing in the darkroom. It fascinated me. Now?! Some 40+ years later?! I am still in love with the NOT dark room where Picasa, Pixlr, and fotoflexer live, among others. And I am remembering what grabbed my heart back then…

    The very best thing, especially in Photo Art Friday, is that there is nobody judging or grading or comparing. JUST ENJOYING what you DO. And YOU, too, get to enJOY what others DO. I have learned more by osmosis, reading, and spending time exploring BEyond in others’ blogs. Well done.


    • March 12, 2013 5:02 PM

      Hi Currie, thank you for the suggestions and support too.I was not familiar with pixlr and I will be doing some exploring there…I like your collages..a lot! So much to learn and it is all fun times for me…


  7. libbyQ permalink
    March 11, 2013 3:37 PM

    i think pixelating the photo’s did an interesting thing and definately creates an abstract mood.

    Amelia is beautiful and i love what you did with the shot of her and the texture~!
    i would not have realized that the texture would have done such wonderful things to that photo but you had good insight as to what would work so well.



    • March 12, 2013 5:03 PM

      Thank you Libby..Always nice to get some insight from other perspectives. It is most helpful! (:


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