Wednesday, October 3, 2012

This Blog has Moved....

Lyric Art

"Why" you ask? One simple reason. Ownership. The new blog is owned by me, not google/blogger. Nobody changes anything there unless it's me. I own all the content as well as the platform.

I sincerely hope that you will remain with me through this creative journey. You will find all the same wonderful stuff from this blog over there - more inspirational photos, artwork in progress, creative wisdom and encouragement.

Do me a favor and go there now, immediately look to the side bar and click the"follow" button! You can choose an email or RSS subscription. 
See you there!

On-Line Class: The Artist's Toolbox

May I tell you how much I love my on-line students? The Artist's Toolbox (new session opens this friday) is an especially wonderful class for me to get to know these lovely people. 
Angela - value study
So many of them come in saying "I can't draw" or have real reservations about their abilities to create original art but by the end of class you see their confidence just blossom.
Dahlia - depth study
 I truly DO believe that everyone is creative in some way.
If you give yourself time to learn and permission to be imperfect it is amazing what you can do.
Cindy - shape study
 Art CAN be taught. You can learn to draw through some simple steps and exercises if you are willing to put in the effort. You CAN learn to understand the basic elements and principles of design.
Uliday - texture study
 If you want to be and artist, if you are willing to put in the time and the effort....
Lorelei - movement study
I'd love to share the journey with you.
Join me for
four lessons, $36.00 beginning
October 12, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Apps for Artists: Snapseed

My favorite time killer these days is to play with my photos on my iphone. A very useful app is Snapseed
Here is the original photo.... good enough.
If I remember right - this is a "Drama" filter - kind of an HDR thing.
There is a "Black and White" filter as well.
You can add frames, boost contrast, crop... all sorts of things to play with. The learning curve is quite a bit shorter than I expected as well. Have fun with it!