You may not know that I owned an artist network called Digital Whisper. A place for digital artists to get together and share techniques and participate in challenges as well as ATC Swaps and Round Robin.
This network has moved to a BLOG and I would love to invite all you artists that love a challenge to come join me at Digital Whisper
Hope to see you there !
I remember watching my Mother wash clothes in a wringer washer like this
Then she got me one when I married at the age of 15 and I washed my first Son's diapers in a tub like the one seen here on the floor. I rubbed blisters on my knuckles using a washboard until I got my brand new electric wringer washer!
I can't believe how time flies and how technology has progressed
Now I have a state of the art front loader and dryer to match both with digital settings.
Looking back at photos like this make me feel old but blessed.
Not to many years ago I didn't know beans about Digital Art or Photoshop. I loved the look and wanted to learn so I had a geek friend install the latest version of Photoshop and taught myself how to create digitally. I had many friends online that helped me and one friend that gave me one hands on lesson on how to use the opacity feature and I was hooked!
I have been creating since 2008 now and I am still learning. I love the new grunge style and of course my favorites are Steampunk and Victorian.
I take Fine Art Grunge classes online through Sebastian Michales. His classes are excellent and you can do them anytime you want. They are full of tutorial videos and textures, backgrounds, vectors and brushes. If you are interested just ask me.
Last week I created my own online Gallery. It has the same name as the one I had here on Blogger but this one is up to date and I have learned much about copyright so all my work is done with copyright free images.
Why all of a sudden did memories of the street I lived on when I was a teen come to mind?
Out of the blue, there I was on that street named Banner where I lived with my parents and two little brothers.
I could visualize a sunny day and the houses that were on that street. The Black and White 1958 Chevy Belair the handsome boy on the corner owned and the family that lived next door and all of the kids names.There were seven of them and they all started with the letter "K".
Karl, Kevin, Karen, Kaylee, Kelsi, Kurk and Kenny and their last name was Kent! That is a lot of K's.
This was the house. 420 Banner in Nampa. Idaho, my home town.
My bedroom was downstairs. I snuck out the window one night to meet my boyfriend and when I returned home the garage door was open and all the lights were on. Needless to say, I was in big trouble!
A collage I did for my Father's Day Challenge at Digital Whisper.
This is my Daddy at age 17 when he signed up for the Marines in 1934.
I miss you and all the things I wish I could tell you and show you. I
know you would be so proud of your grandchildren, great grandchildren
and great great grandchildren. It is hard to believe I am a great
grandmother and that you have been gone for sixty years in August.
I still dream about you and you are always in my heart Daddy. I forever love you. Happy Father's Day Daddy.