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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Simple Shapes

Sometimes less is more...


This simple image resulted when I rediscovered a handy little tool in Photoshop called "Shapes."  All I had to do was select a few and layer them.  As I was just playing around, I didn't have any sort of plan or intention, otherwise I might have used some colour in the composition.  As it is, though, I think it's reminiscent of a woodblock print.

What do you think? Would you consider this as a card to send out for the holiday season?  Of course, one would have to be a cat lover to do so...but I think there are more than a few out there...

27 comments:

  1. would make a lovely card. i like simple black and white pictures like this.!! so you will have a stash of ideas for next year right? I never feel like making christmas cards until it is the season.

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    1. Glad you like it! Excellent idea, and a very encouraging thought, to have something all ready for next year. Now the trick will be to remember that I do when Christmas 2014 rolls around. But I'm not forgetting to wish you a very merry Christmas right now!

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  2. Hi Lynne

    Popped over to say merry Xmas
    I think it makes a cute card. Simple is often better. I always think a cat silhouette looks fab

    Have a great Xmas ciao xxx julie


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    1. Thanks for your Christmas visit, Julie! I waver between liking simple or over-the-top for Christmas related themes. Maybe I'll just add a bit of sparkle to this one...(kidding!)
      A very jolly Christmas to you!!
      xo

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  3. Couldn't agree more, so I think no less of you! Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas Lynne with an e!!

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    1. I'm no less than pleased to hear more encouraging comments from you, Stickup! A very merry Christmas to you, too!

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  4. Lynne, you're an inspiration....thank you!

    Ruby

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    1. I might not aim to please, but I sure am happy when I do! Thanks for your encouragement, Ruby. And I wish you a most merry Christmas.

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  5. This is great ... very very woodblock looking in all its charm! Happy Holidays!

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    1. Am very pleased you find it charming and agree with the woodblock feel. And happy holidays to you as well!

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  6. lovely card ,love cats Season's greetings and best wishes for a Merry Christmas Day and for going to a Happy New Year, from Belgium

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting! Lovely treat to receive greetings from a creative soul in Belgium. Wishing you an inspired and happy new year!

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    1. Why, thank you, Lady Fi! What a pleasant surprise to find you visiting here. Perhaps, however, you would have preferred a canine to a feline looking out the window.
      ;-)

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  8. my first thought was: this is an eraser carving. and i don´t think it looks simple, as it is well balanced in it´s black-and-whites.
    so in my eyes a wonderful card!!
    wishing you some restful days along the turning of the year and all the best for the next one!

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    1. Oh, I'm glad you find this image has the look of a print from a carving. I've never been very good at carving anything to make prints, be it eraser, potato or lino, so to succeed digitally is most gratifying. Johanna, I wish you an inspiring New Year, full of fresh creative spark!

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  9. I think it's a lovely card, and I did at first think it was a woodblock print- great idea!

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    1. Yay! I am so pleased that my digital play passed as a woodblock before an artist's eyes! Thank you.

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  10. as with many here, i really thought this to be a woodblock print :-)

    it is wonderful, and oh would i only find such lovely cards to buy here!!!

    though, Lynne: let it snow??? i must read it somehow as a tong-in-cheek card, coming from you :-)

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  11. Well then, all the more reason for me to make my work available as cards! And yes, Roxana, you have caught me with my tongue quite firmly implanted in my cheek when crying "Let it snow!" What I didn't say out loud, though, were the added words of "anywhere else but here!"

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    1. hehe

      :-)

      i have just stumbled upon this artist and thought you might find her works interesting, with their collage-feeling and humour and expressive portraiture

      http://russianartparisgallery.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/artist-ksenia-lavrova-saint-petersburg-gallery/

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    2. How utterly delightful! My favourite is her rendering of Marie Antoinette. Thanks, Roxana!

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  12. It looks like an image from a carved stamp. Beautiful!

    Have a great weekend!
    Gaby xo

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  13. Where have you gone Lynne with an "E" I miss the random edge beauty of your medieval collages and the clever humor of your scribble art...wishing you happiness where ever you may be.

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    1. Hi Deann,
      I have been in Vancouver since before Christmas. Am enjoying a "fallow period" in regard to making art. Have just returned to the east coast (and winter weather) now. Things brewing in my life--changes coming. Conserving energy, perhaps, to deal with it all. Thanks so much for your kind words.

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  14. Just stopped by to see if there was any movement lately and to say Hey! Hope you are having amazingly good times!

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    1. Thanks, Stickup! I had a great deal of satisfying ordinary times, plus a few amazing ones as well, while with family and friends out in Vancouver the past four months. Guess the movement is more of an internal nature these days, which doesn't translate all that well into blogging. So nice of you to think of me!

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