Saturday, February 5, 2011

i had a dream


So... this is my very first time I have ever used a texture.  I have always enjoyed looking at photographs and art with added texture but I didn't have a desire to try, maybe I was scared, or lazy but mostly it didn't seem my style.  I am so grateful that I have wonderful inspirational women surrounding me and pushing me outside my box, because as I looked closer at your photographs I saw the magic of textures that really transform photographs into works of art!

That is how I feel about wawamiu's photograph.  It is a beautiful piece of art that really struck out to me in the flickr pool.  It is stunning and magical, and her title "i had a dream" is perfect I had to steal it for this post!  Both of our pictures use textures from pareeerica.  Thank you so much for sharing!

April of april's 365

i had a dream...
i had a dream by wawamiu

13 comments:

Cara Lopez Lee said...

What fun! The hair photo gave me a grin, and the yellow hot-air balloon gave me a sigh. I appreciate both at the end of a long day. Thank you.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Love that red mohawk! The balloon is like a burst of sunshine.

urban muser said...

these are great! they gave me a smile on a saturday morning.

Anna said...

I love the whimsical feel of both these photos! You've shown us the fun side of textures. It's amazing the variety of looks that textures can encourage.

Kat Sloma said...

Great job April! Glad we could get you out of your comfort zone! I love both photos, they cheer me!

mosey said...

Love the subtle texture touch you used - and helloooo cute little redheaded mohawk!

Ashley Sisk said...

I completely agree - I think both your shot and the other have that bit of sparkle that makes it truly beautiful.

Anika said...

Yes, i agree, very sparkly. I LOVE them! That balloon has such a wonderful feel.

mamatronic said...

April, I have been putting off trying textures too (no time to learn, only free editing programs, etc.) But I have come to see how they work with the photo to make it something else, sort of like mixed media. You're inspiring me to try it!
And I love the way your texture highlights that shiny, soapy head, while wawamiu's adds an almost painterly effect to the photo.

maureen said...

lovely pairing of photos. I love the simple texture added to both.
Love the sweet baby hair.
xo
mo

Oliag said...

Love that hair! Wonderful use of texture too....

Kirstin said...

What a wonderful way to use a texture; I would never have thought of either of these. And they're both so very lovely.

Pam said...

Learning how to use textures is next on my list!

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