Thursday, 15 February 2007

Creative Muse

So I love pushing pixels. I love being creative. I've always done some form of art/craft and flexed my creative muscles one way or the other. Discovering the computer as a powerful tool for creating art was honestly one of the best days of my life... and I still remember it. My father had set me up with a little 286 and I was doing some typing for him and some admin stuff. I was also discovering the WWW. It was 1994 and I was doing very primitive html.

And then one weekend we went to visit my ex's family - aunt/uncle and cousins. They're a very creative family and uber talented using the computer.. it's their business. Well, I was just sitting playing on one of their pc's and started playing in Corel Draw... ugh! I was hooked. It was so liberating and from that day forward I did everything I could to learn more about graphic design and digital art. I took courses, read books, went to college. As soon as I could afford it, I bought Corel Draw, Photoshop and Painter and have upgraded ever since.

Every day I'm on my pc. I'm blessed to be doing this as a career. I don't know where my leisure time and work time start and end. I love my creative muse. I love colour. I love design. It's exciting to now be with my new partner who is also a digital artist. He's also a traditional artist and graphic designer and oh the joy of working together! It's a dream come true. We feed off of each other. We talk Photoshop in bed hahaha!! It's just too amazing. And it's my creative muse.

Here's the very latest little scrapbook layout I've just finished. I created it in Photoshop CS2 and all the papers and embellishments are my own work. This is my precious little granddaughter, Jorja Ruth.

1 comment:

jj said...

She looks like Dave in that picture!