Saturday, April 09, 2011

Back and Forth

Back and forth. With the computer and hands on creating. Creating textile designs requires alot of computer work. Scanning, reducing colors, cleaning up the design, drawing, putting it into repeat. It is alot of necessary computer work. And I do enjoy it but it HAS to balance with the hand painting, drawing, cutting etc. for me. I need the back and forth of the two. The computer lacks alot. At the same time you can do so much with it. So when I am doing something in Photoshop and I get that yuck feeling I know it is time to stop. Get the paints out, the pencils, the paper. I started making a little cut paper collage. It definitely brings satisfaction that the computer can never replace. It may be the same way an email can never replace a real face to face conversation or phone call. Back to painting, drawing, etc.


jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet dana, i do the back and forth thinggie lots too. :) This photo of your paper flowers are just gorgeous and the colors make my heart sing! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

Amelia said...

I know exactly what you mean! I am the same. That's why I end up doing lots of my collage (that people think is photoshopped!) by hand because for some unknown reason I find it much more satisfying!

Great work, good luck with it.


Jenny Petricek said...

Adorable collage! I like the addition of the flowers cut from aluminum foil! The unexpected sparkle and shine makes this truly unique!

Sun said...

i love, love, love these ! So beautiful.

Regina said...

mmmm, I love your paper flowers~