Saturday, November 01, 2008


A year ago I rose to Leah Piken Kolidas' challenge to create every day during the month of November and tried my hand at some non-digital art; out of that came a new found fascination with lines and color. (Hey, did you even know I have another blog, dedicated to doodling? ) Another year has come and gone, and once again Leah is encouraging us to think about new ways to be creative. I re-upped. I would support you all to join us in this no-pressure challenge to try something new. You can do it! Being creative is good for you.

This year I have decided to focus more on new photographic techniques and will be posting my excursions here and there, since I do imagine playing with my camera as another way of doodling.

dancing with flutesDancing with Flutes - © Sue O'Kieffe 2008

I've begun experimenting with new ways of using aperture and shutter speeds. Mostly I'm trying not to rely so much on Photoshop and just use simple digital darkrooom techniques. I did enjoy the watercolory, batik-like results of this image, though. Some habits are too much fun to relinquish altogether.

Stay tuned for further adventures!

~Sue O'Kieffe


John said...

"dancing with flutes" is breath taking and honest.

i have danced with wolves and the tricks are to avoid teeth and wolf poop.

they don't tell you that in the movie.

The Artful Eye said...

Great work here Sue. I love this watercolor/batik effect. You are really expanding your repetoire, kudos. Smiles...

Christie said...

Glorious effects! I've never played much with photos, (outside of PhotoShop, I mean) but this is stunning.

artandtea said...

Hi Sue,
"Dancing with Flutes" invokes a beautifully haunting serenity to me. Well done.
I love fabric that has been batiked or discharged/bleached. There are so many images to see within the depths of the main pattern/image.
I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your new experimenting with your camera. Have fun!


Carol Cooper said...

Hi Sue, I just love the title you have chosen and the wonderful translucency of the image, beautiful!! So nice to meet you and wishing you oodles of fun with the AEDM project! Cheers :o)

dianeclancy said...

Hi Sue -

Thanks so much for this reminder! I did a post today on this and have mentioned you with a link here ...

Your work - as always - is lovely!!

~ Diane Clancy