explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Take a Word Challenge: Umbrella






I've been waiting for a chance to use a duck photo I took on Riverwalk in San Antonio about a month ago. The ducks there are quite bold, and often hop up onto the sidewalk next to the river to preen, beg for food, or in this case, fluff their feathers after a publicly romantic romp with another duck. My attempt to get a pretty good close-up actually worked this time! In this digital collage, "my" duck is very politely sheltering some little friends from the rain.

Other image credits: shadowhouse; media militia; peggy gatto (umbrella, altered with my own pattern); vintage moth; deviant scrap; The lace design is from a piece of lace I once scanned. (I scan everything--watch out!)

14 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I love it - fantastic colors and images.

peggy gatto said...

Ha!!!
Love this!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your umbrella art! Your blog header is perfect for this theme as well. Both are gorgeous!

indybev said...

Must've been quite a public romantic romp -- her feathers still appear a bit ruffled! Love your whimsical use of your photo! Very creative.

peppapig said...

This is wonderful,love the colours!!

Ozstuff said...

This is exquisite! I love how you have used bits and pieces to build your collage into a most beautiful picture. Your lacy water would qualify for next week's challenge which is LACE!! I love the design and the wonderful originality. Fantastic.

Chris A. said...

Wonderful collage. Even your Header is very suitable!

Christine said...

Fabulous!

Junibears said...

A beautiful picture, artfully decorated. fantastic! xx

Jackie said...

This is such great work, Sherry, and so imaginative - I love it!

johanna said...

fun-tastic!!

the Inner 'I' said...

imaginative...and beautiful colors.I love your duck!

Taluula said...

Such a delicious piece of fun my friend. Love it.

Jaluza Scrap said...

Amo tudo o que vejo.
Lindo!!