Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Smiley Girl

Our happy smiley girl! She is fun when she is being happy as she is in this picture. This photo was taken on my new camera phone and I wanted to see the quality it produced. Back to work tomorrow.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Color Combinations

Funny, a few weeks ago the Studio Friday prompt was to share the color combinations that are distasteful for you. I posted the bright florescent purple and green, but yet I find that I am drawn to the bright almost florescent colors that Koreans use in some of their cultural products. Here are some Korean knots that I am drawn to - so I guess it's all in how the colors are used, in what context, that can make me like or dislike them.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas Sweeties

Here are the kids, posing for our Christmas card photo. This isn't the one we chose, but it is cute nonetheless. After taking them to Target for pictures and having C scream and writhe about, we ended up leaving with nothing. Therefore, we had to pose at home - right before bed on a Sunday night. They turned out better than professional pictures I think. Christmas 2006!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Studio Friday - Color Combinations that Make Me Crazy

I have been thinking about this prompt this week and thought of all of the times I've worked with images on my computer. Whenever I go to the color wheel to choose a color, I find very distasteful the bright almost flourescent colors. They look so garish to me. When choosing two of them to highlight, I questioned why it is that I dislike them so much... Then it came to me. I like more natural, earthy colors and don't like "fake" colors that don't necessarily appear naturally in the world around me. So here is a peek at two of the colors I do not use in my artwork and that I am turned off by.

Now if these colors were more muted and not so bright and "in your face," I would like them. I'd like to learn more about the color wheel and color theory to more fully delve into this phenomenon.