Digital Collage * iPhoneography * Photography * Altered Art * Fine Art * Photo Fusion * Color Merge * Experimental Photography * An art and photography blog with something for every interest. I use Paint Shop Pro X and Paint Shop Pro X2, as well as Adobe Photoshop CS4 to create my digital collages. Please do not copy the images on this blog without permission. For further information please email me. All of my artwork is Copyright Peggi Meyer Graminski 2005-2016; other images remain the copyright of their original owners.
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My new 2017 calendar is ready for purchase! Please click on the Lulu link, in the right margin and it will take you to the page where you can place your order. This is a 12 month calendar, glossy, measuring 8.5" x 11" - featuring 12 unique digital images that I've created. These can be matted and framed, as the months go by, so it is pretty much like getting 12 prints for only $14.99. Pretty cool, I think =) Please let me know if you have any questions! With blessings of love and light, Peggi
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Back around 1995 or so, when I first began doing collage my Dad got me a video of Gerald Brommer. In it Mr. B talked about, and demonstrated, how to do lovely watercolor and rice paper collages. Believe me, I spent many hours doing just that - it was so much fun, and such a creative experience. The end result would always end up as somewhat a surprise...I actually won my first art prize with one of those collages =)
Anyway, I was playing around in Paint Shop today and came up with these - actually two photos combined, but I altered them before I combined them ... the textured look is almost exactly what I was getting from Gerald Brommer's watercolor/rice paper technique. If you look up close you can really see the details...I love it when I get surprised by the things Paint Shop can do - it definitely lets me know there's always something new to learn.
Hope everyone is well, and is enjoying their last few days of 2006 - I can't wait for 2007! Nothing like a New Year to get ya going'! Enjoy!!! xxxoooxxx
Friday, December 29, 2006
are definitely worth waiting for ... and I do believe I've been waiting for some "real" snow to play in for a couple of years. Isn't this beyond beautiful? These are from yesterday morning in Huachuca Canyon (in the Huachuca Mountains, of course =) There was a young family up there playing in the snow (you may be able to make out a coat or two if you zoom in to the end of the road) - so cute! The little boy kept pelting his Dad with snowballs (the little guy had a great arm too - definitely a future ball player...) Didn't spot any deer though, but I think they may have been hiding, it being hunting season and all - poor things!
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! When I get more time I'll fill you in on ours - it was sweet and quiet, and I think the overall feeling was one of peace and togetherness. I couldn't ask for anything more =) Blessings and hugs to everybody - xxooxx Peggi
Saturday, December 23, 2006
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For this week's theme of Window at Artwords I combined a couple of my own photographs to create a sort of "alternate reality" - an impression of looking out a window onto a lake...the photos are actually of a lake in New Mexico and a patio garden, located in Bisbee, Arizona. I like the idea of creating a dreamlike state when I combine photos...it's challenging, but also a lot of fun. I suppose I could have made it all black and white, or all sepia-toned, but by having the two different types combined, I think it actually gives more depth & contrast to the end result....