This woman is so wise and has so much of value to share. Makes me want to watch her videos, buy her books, and if I weren't married, and she were a man, I'd even want to marry her. Well maybe not that extreme, but she is just a wealth of information and encouragement. It's 20 min. but it's a wonderful 20 min..... and besides all that, she's funny!
Just a few simple steps, but it takes so long because I play around with various images and filters before I decide the final outcome. I may play around with my sketch of calla lily leaves several times to get different looks.
The most perfect technique is that which is not noticed at all.
I'm drawn to pale colors and the dreamy look with altered images. This is a little different. It is from a lesson in my Art of Texture class.
It makes me think of Edgar Allan Poe and his poem The Raven. The beautiful jacaranda tree is about two blocks away from my house. Every year it wears the most beautiful dress of lavender and is just radiant. This treatment gives it a somewhat ominous appearance necessary for that vintage spooky look.
Reminds me of my youth..... I was sure I wanted to be a prima ballerina until the teacher told me I was too tall. Took the wind right out of my sails. I really love all the photographic studies of ballerinas and their costumes. Such grace and beauty.
Image from morguefile.com, frame from jessicasprague.com, texture by djpettitt.com