If you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?
It is official, I am in love with digital collage. I keep pulling out boxes of paper and doodads but I invariably abandon the glue for the scanner. Part of me feels guilty turning my back on my scissors and glue – like when I finally gave in to digital photography – but part of me feels as if I have found my creative calling. I find the process immensely fun, and what was I writing about play yesterday…
This morning I sat down to work on Wednesday Stamper’s Arrow Challenge, but as you can see, there are no arrows here. That’s okay, I was still inspired to make a new 4×4 digital collage. I played a bit more with filters and I figured out how to add shadows. Who knows how my homegrown shadow technique compares to the way someone with a technical clue would do it, but I was happy with my shadows just the same. Although now on second examination the shadow under my flying lady is a bit pixelated, any suggestions on smoothing the edges?
Just in case my feelings for digital collage are just a passing infatuation, (or a way to avoid using techniques I am less comfortable learning) I am heeding the advice many of you have imparted to me, I am going to buy a notebook and start an art journal in order to practice using pigments – creative fear numero uno!