Saturday, January 10, 2009
New Directions and the January Sweet Repeats Winner!
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2009-01-10 13:12:12 UTC
And who is that???
None other than the Uber Talented and Charming, Kim G of Persimmons Gal!
Kim wrote for her greatest accomplishment in 2008:
"Jodi it has been a treat watching your art career grow to new heights!
My greatest accomplishment this year was pulling of a community festival that brought about 8,000 people downtown...Sputnikfest. Also getting published.
Happy New Year!!"
I've had the pleasure of getting to know Kim over the last year as we are involved in a great group called Metsy together on Etsy, as well as her and I working on a collaboration of sorts with several other artists that we are hoping to promote come this Spring (stay tuned). Kim has a great Etsy shop herself, full of wonderful creations of a variety of artful mediums, from paintings to jewelry and everything in between.
Congrats Kim on all of YOUR accomplishments in 2008-you are one of kind, beautiful, generous, and an all around courageous person!
One of the items on my 2009 list of goals to achieve is to learn how to use photoshop. I've played with a few of my archive pics and wanted to show you this piece. I took a regular photo of the train station in downtown Southern Pines, NC and added a layer of color, 2 different pieces of digital ephermera, and messed with the opacity and the result is the transformation of our dear train station into a old world picture, romantic, dreamy and truly unique! Lots of fun! ((Mind you, this took me two hours to do, so maybe next time I can speed up the process now that I have 'sorta' the hang of how to merge layers and control the settings.
What is that you want to try to learn this year???
Last but not least--thank you all for helping me get off my pity pot this week! I should have thicker skin than I do--and sometimes I do, but when it comes to something so personal, I guess my defenses were down and my skin very thin. I'm over it and ready to move upward and onward. In fact, I have a special project I'm working on coming up for early spring that brightened my day, I'm working on 2 custom orders, embarking on entering a new gallery in a new part of the state this weekend, and had an ephiphany of sort for a new line of paintings to come (not sure when but soon).....so, perhaps getting knocked down a bit was good. It forced me to readjust my thinking, look for new directions, and listen to my heart. Thanks for being the whispers that allowed me to forge ahead!
Question of the post to reveal:
What is that you want to learn in 2009?
I loved hearing your greatest accomplishment comments, so lets keep em going!