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Monday, May 11, 2009

  Monday Morning Mirth  


   Music & Lyrics by Tiga James Sontag, Montreal
but who’s the mystery man?

…even though it’s Monday, that’s no reason not to D.A.N.C.E.


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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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self-portrait Tuesday
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The current yarn I’m knitting with is so carmelly yummy to me I can’t keep my hands off it. So I had to take its portrait.

In post-pro, I started fooling around with some of the Artistic Filters in Photoshop. Now even though I was taught in school that most of these effects were what the instructor haughtily called “cheese whiz”, there are a few I really adore.

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I took the original picture from above and processed it using the Paint Daubs filter. You can use the sliders to control brush size, texture and highlight to make a painterly effect on your pix.

Some people say it looks like water color painting; others say acrylic. It slightly blurs the color areas while maintaining the edges. If you look at the strands of yarn, they look a little painted.

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Here is the orginal tossed with the Plastic Wrap filter. It adds wet looking edges on the highlight areas. I think it adds dimension and a motion effect, here topped off by more brush strokes and swirls.


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Monday, May 4, 2009

  Monday Morning Mirth  

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A super WThe formed in my mind as I walked from Michigan Ave to my day job Friday.

THIS graffiti was on the backside of the Old Navy store in an alley, Washington street side.

Can you name this jogger?

(I dedicate this to Maureen Moran…)


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