I will tell you something funny. Sometimes when I’m stressed out and need a break to relax, I like to sit at my laptop and just “play” with my photos. You know, like paint on them, move stuff around, apply different filters and try to see if I can create something fun and quite different. I’m not into needle work or knitting, and digital art is less messy than oil painting so that’s how I often relax. There is no pressure to “succeed”. I don’t strive for perfect, brilliant or really for anything specific. I just play and see if something, anything, comes out of it.
So here is my “nature gallery” slide show. I pulled it together this afternoon when I needed a break from both my work and the final editing round of my soon-to-be-released novel. Some images are very abstract and others less so. I hope they’ll make you smile at my silly “needle work” 🙂
Two of the images are based on original photos by Baz the Landy . Please check out his many amazing photos from the outback.
20 thoughts on “Silly Me”
Lovely. I hope you destress soon.
As we speak 🙂 Thanks!
Those turned pretty cool looking. I think my favorites though are fog on the beach in florida and fire on the beach ethopia. Now you are making me want to play. haha. Glad you are able to de-stress. 🙂
Thanks! You can play too! It’s fun and no mess to clean up after the image is ready 🙂
Now that was fun!!
I’m happy you enjoyed the fun Cyndi!
Wow these are really clever and beautiful!
Thanks Julie! I have to do many to get one keeper 🙂
I don’t even know how to photoshop!
Not silly needlework at all. Love the lake scenes from Finland but I think my favourite is the Awash Falls. Hope the rest of the editing goes well after your de-stressing break 🙂
These are very cool, Tiny! And I think it’s an awesome hobby for de-stressing. I hope it helped you!
Thanks Nancy! I’m like new 🙂 ready for another day of work and play.
You have NO idea how much fun I just had looking at these! I have no idea how ya di it- I’m so old school but its kinda fun not knowing because now I think you’re magic! Super cool!
Oh, that’s nice to hear! I always joke that I inherited my – still very modest – digital skills from my son who’s a professional in this field. But the truth is that he is to blame for my interest and that it’s really fun to do some digital “knitting”!
The pictures are great. What a fun stress reliever!
I’m glad you liked them Sheryl. One day I may share my “flower gallery” as well because that’s how I started this hobby 🙂
I wish I had the tech skills to play like this but at my age my simple cartoons are best I can do and will be satisfied with this primitive level.
What are you saying Carl? Your cartoons are really good fun!!
Those are all very cool. I bet that was a lot of fun. Hugs
Lots and lots of fun! Hugs to you too & stay warm!