Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The bAck to sChooL eDition of Texture Tuesday
What image comes to mind when we think 'back to school'?
So many from childhood.
Excitement about which friends would end up in class with you. Who would you have lunch with. Football games on Friday nights. Chillier, crisper air. Days getting shorter and nights spent doing homework rather than playing outside!
So many memories of the end of summer and the start of a new school year.
Now, since I don't have a young child at home, the beginning of school brings about different images & feelings. I still think football season and obviously shorter days and chillier weather coming on. But the whole idea of 'back to school' puts me in a more regimented frame of mind even though I don't have a child at home to get ready for school. For me, it means I need to get back into a routine of getting into my studio and getting some work done. I've played around enough this summer, not really having any sort of routine. Just doing what I want when I felt like it. Now......it's back to work/school whatever you want to call it. Back to a more regular schedule of creating.
The above photo is of my dog Rocky when he was just a baby. He was and still can be a total mess maker. If there was ever a dog that would eat your homework-Rocky certainly would! In this photo, I caught him in action devouring a stack of newspaper. He was lying amongst the pile, happily tearing the papers up. Note the sweet little innocent expression he has. Oops, you caught me!
He is 5 years old now and still capable of tearing things up although not quite as often. He's my buddy and my constant companion but he's ALL terrier (meaning a bit crazy)!
Off to create a schedule for getting back to work. Until next time.....
Live your life creatively & always keep your camera with you~
p.s. almost forgot to tell you the textures I used on the TT edition. I used Kim Klassen's 'granny's cupboard' at multiply @ 52% opacity, then layered Kim's 'just stitched' texture at screen x 3 all @ 100% opacity. Then for the final layers I used Kim's 'pourvous' texture on overlay @ 100%. For the just stitched and pourvous layers I also used a layer mask over Rocky and the newspapers and kept the background covered in the textures.
Also linking up with i heart faces