Tuesday, May 31, 2011


So, I Read about Neopaques ...It's  Suzi Blu's Fault

Looking Like Aliens at this point,
But I know they'll get better...

It's all about Layers...
And a stiff brush for Canvas...

Isn't it all about trying something new?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Letter "F" for Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday

"F" is for "Fun Fotos"

Last week I posted Flowers and got some questions about how I got a particular eFFect.

Here's the Fix:
It's a Free online Foto editor

Here are a couple of tricks:

Original Foto

Same Foto uploaded on Picnik
Select "Create" Tab

Select "Heat Map 2.0" Effect


"HDR-ish" eFFect
One of my Faves

Finally For Fun

"Neon" EFFect

and Forgive me for spelling Photo with an "F"

 Say Hi to Jenny From Me
Jenny Matlock

Monday, May 23, 2011

Do You Moo?

Well, not as in cow "MooOOOooo"
as in business card Moo
Specifically minicards which I LOVE

and have been thinking about forever getting my butt in gear
and making some on their website

 After spending umpteen hours on this "Project" today....
Editing, cropping, resizing.....(because you can use 100 Different Images - HeLLO)
Learning about "safe areas", "bleed lines", etc
I am pretty sure they should change the name....

To "Humpback"..."Hunchback"..."Camel Back".....I think you get the idea
I guess it's not as cute as "Moo"

Happy Editing!!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I Know This Girl.....

Acrimboldo style as taught by Pam Carriker - 90lb watercolor, acrylics, neos

I know this girl who works at Starbucks
She's a coffee connoisseur
She can rattle off those coffee orders that are like a foreign language to me
She tests me on the acronyms that are on the side of the cup
My memory is usually not so good
Yesterday I met her and one of her coworkers for lunch
There was alot of Starbucks chatter
It was interesting being with her in this environment
listening to their connection
and Starbucks Stories
This is only a tiny part of her world.
She goes to school full time
Most mornings she is up at the crack of dawn
If she is not scheduled for work at Starbucks, she's exercising her body and brain
She's the most organized person I know
She always makes time for her friends and is usually the one doing all the driving
She is the best friend I know
She likes singing to our dog
Our dog tries to sing with her
It's funny
She is the funniest person I know
She always does her best
I am so proud of her everyday
She makes me want to be a better person
Don't tell her this...
I'm a Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee drinker.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Reward

So much of the time, I feel like I am "spinning my wheels"
I don't always know if I'm spending my time wisely
What is My Purpose?
I am still not sure I know
But I want to give attention to things I can accomplish
and feel satisfied they are a "reward" 
Give myself credit for growing
and keeping on the path
of creativity.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pam Carriker's Art & Soul Class

Acrimboldo Style ....

I loved this class ....
Meeting Pam Carriker....
experiencing her teaching process...
Learning about Acrimboldo....

I'm going to frame this one along with the pieces from Serena's class...

And Pam blogged about the class here where you can see all the wonderful student work....so cool how everyone's interpretations are unique!

Got to get to work on MORE ..live "Art at the Speed of Life"......and post further class photos:)