Wednesday, 27 April 2011

I will pretend I meant it

I will pretend that the effect stumbled on by mistake when idly fiddling with photo shop was deliberate. The girl is from a painting of my fairy feller doll (one of my first dolls and my favourite I think) (inspired by this painting with the big legged ladies) She is cut out,(in a virtual way) made into a stamp, stamped black, then overlayed with a texture from Kim Klassen and a photo of Angelica growing on Sheppey. Then I will pretend that the way the garden has suddenly bloomed all in different shades of purple was planned all along. Actually, it may be down to Jenny's good taste in plants, (Jenny is the source of a lot of my plants!) and liking for purple that this has happened. The sun was shining tonight when I got home and I took yet more garden photos as everything looked lovely!

The wisteria was already here, the irises are Jenny's and some from school (the darker ones), the alliums are a present from Jenny and the cerinthe was from her garden.







12 comments:

rochambeau said...

Hi Sarah.
Hope you had a happy Easter!!
Your doll looks fabulous!
You are great with photoshop!!

xox

Constance

Dimple said...

Your garden is lovely!

ArtSparker said...

Ah, happy accidents. It's nice to see a Richard Dadd reference, I like your photoshop happenstance.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Great work with the garden, it is looking lovely.

Tracy said...

LOVE the doll... and love it as part of your new banner, Sarah--VERY fun! I like the colors. They rather do mirror what's happening in your garden just now. I love purple flower along with whites and silvery-green...mmm... Oh,before I forget, do let me know what your name is at Ravelry, when you get a chance. Be great to see you there too. :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Lynne said...

I just love your creativity, accidental or otherwise. Hope you get to enjoy some relaxing time in your garden now.

Leenie said...

The doll effects are truly fun. I'm sure you came to that point by careful calculations. Don't question. Just enjoy.

jabblog said...

I like gardens that just happen. Your doll effect is pleasing because it chose itself, so to speak:-)

Laura Locke said...

What you perceive as an accident is actually the universe smiling upon you. Lovely pics. Thanks for sharing.

ladyfi said...

What wonderful flowers!

Kathe W. said...

lovely garden shots- we have trilliums over here in Oregon-but never have seen them any color but white tho'. They grow wild in our forests. Cheers!

Liz said...

Your garden is so pretty! I love all the purple!