Monday, November 3, 2008

Farmhouse Maple



There's a blue sky background around the tree. I've got to start making the backgrounds darker. They never do show up.

The spellchecker on my Pigma Micron is broken. :(

8 comments:

winna said...

I LOVE all your work and must have some of these paper towels to gaze at--where did you get them???

Margaret Ann said...

A beautiful jurnal series...what a memory bank this will become...Love the hand stamped date on the pages...Cool! :)

Speck said...

Winna - The paper towels are Sparkle brand PTs and they came in a six-pack from Wal-Mart.

Two rolls have simple flower designs. The other designs are: flowers in pitchers, coffee cups, kitchen gadgets, and the seashells. The package says "Featuring the designs of Jennifer Brinley" with a tiny green pear logo and a short bio.

Didn't notice all that when I did the post. Who reads paper towel packaging???

Speck said...

Margaret - Thank you! I didn't realize what a joy illustrated journaling would be. It makes the memories all the sweeter.

Isn't the date stamp thingy neat? What a time saver! Saw that on somebody's scrapbooking page about three years ago and bought one. Saw it on somebody's journal page recently and thought, "Hey! I've got one of those!"

Carol said...

I like your artwrok. This picture is really pretty. Wonderful contrast in the colors.

freebird said...

My light blue skies didn't show up in the scanner until I adjusted the highlights and medium tones to -7 and the color saturation to +5. Now my blue skied show up nicely as do other light colors. Hope this helps as I can imagine how nice your tree must look against a blue sky. Your trees look wonderful.

Lynn said...

These journal entries are marvelous! I especially like the crazy arteest hat. It's brilliant!

Speck said...

Carol - Thank you!

Freebird - I've fidgeted with the scanner settings and when I get the blues to show up the other colors look too "hot". It's not the greatest scanner in the world. That's what I get for trying to cheap out. :(

Lynn - Thanks! I often wonder if anybody will be interested in the mundane affairs of my daily life...and yep, they are mundane!