"Sometimes adventure calls and we ignore it. We miss the opportunity for a lifetime of memories. Go ahead, be adventurous" ~Maria Villanueva

February 24, 2010

Altered Imagery

It's here!!!! The book I ordered, I love this book. I already started reading it and can't put it down. I had been looking for a good book on altering photos for collage (it's collage as in garage NOT college as in university, see my comment below, pretty funny) and when I heard about this book, through a group of artists with rave reviews, I placed my order at Amazon. I can't wait to start doing some of the techniques on the book which, of course, I will share with you, you lucky people!!! I plan on posting all the techniques on this book step by step, of course. I can not wait to share this with you.

The author of the book, Karen Michel, is a very inspiring artist. She has a blog, please visit her blog when you have a chance or when you need inspiration for your own projects. Just click on her name. I've also linked the image above that will take you straight to Amazon. Let me know if you have the book and have worked on the techniques, I'd love to see what you've done.

The reason why I said collage as in garage and not college as in university is because I invited a dear friend of mine (I hope she doesn't read this, she'll kill me) I texted her "wanna go to a collage party?" and she mentioned it to her co-workers saying "I've been invited to a college party, how fun" so this is very funny because we're both in our fourties!!! ha ha ha! so they have been calling her cougar at work ever since.........no my dear friend Sally, if you happen to read this.....I am not making fun of you, I'm laughing WITH you, cougar, ahm, I mean, Sally.

If I don't post anymore and disappear from the face of blogger, you know who to question, my dear friend Sally.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Maria,

    Thank you for the lovely comments you left for me. You asked if I'd taken a photography class (or if it's the camera). I was flattered by the question. I haven't taken a class (although I'd like to sometime), and I don't think it's the camera. I usually use an Olympus Camedia C-5050 (about 8 years old). I have a newer, more compact Olympus with more megapixels, but I like the feel of the older one.

    Turning off the flash (and using a tripod) helped me take better pictures. That's really the only photography "secret" I know. I do a lot of cropping and straightening (I tend to be a "leaning" photographer, even with a tripod). I usually use Photo! Editor -- it's free, quick and easy:

    Was that helpful? Hope so...



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