Our challenge this week was to use a postage stamp image in some way. One of the suggestions was to create a "postage stamp person." I'd never heard of this, but my imagination took hold and this digital collage is what I came up with. I used a postage stamp image of an exotic young woman from Google Images (shown below), and gave her a pretty setting to relax in and a skirt to match her outfit. Other image credits: rubyblossom, flickr creative commons (ms. bailey), miss mint.
Every week I participate in a digital art challenge on Flickr run by the energetic and super-creative Marie (Ozstuff) from Australia. We create art in the style of a particular artist. Most of the artists I am not familiar with. In addition, many of the styles are way outside my comfort zone, so these challenges are often quite a creative stretch for me--which is good! Here are some of my latest pieces. You can Google the artist's name to see what they've created in their signature style. If you'd like to see more of my Digitalmania pieces, there's a link to my Flickr site on the left side of this blog.
the house in this digital collage, I used a picture from a book of
black and white Baltimore rowhouse drawings by J.S. Fuqua. I added backgrounds, textures, colors and patterns; and finally the image of the woman from Pringle Hill Studio. Other image credits: deviant scrap, media militia, dover designs.
A fun and unusual theme for "Take a Word" this week: Peacock! This digital collage started with a black and white calligraphic drawing of a peacock from Graphics Fairy. I went wild adding my own original patterns (from scanned painted pages), and at the last-minute gave her a Mother's Day greeting to hold (she looked like she wanted to hold a sign). So, I wish a very Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, and also to those amazing women who support friends and relatives in their mothering efforts. We couldn't do it without you!