Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Photographing Paintings, Diagnosing Mono and Posting Collages

acrylic on canvas 20x16

I spent a good deal of time yesterday with the tripod set up in the living room taking pictures of a number of paintings...or at least attempting to. I have learned that adjusted white balance and a smidgen of sharpening in an image program (thanks Michelle!) can really help to get the photo to look like the work of art.

This morning I took my daughter to the doctor with a very sore throat and neck and headache and found out she has mono. Now, she's only just turned 11, so I doubt she's been kissing anyone. The pediatrician said it's like the worst sore throat in your life, and that it would probably get worse before it gets better, but she is in good spirits, if a little bored. She was asking this afternoon if certain friends could be asked over to play....uh, I'm not too sure that their moms would be too crazy about that idea!

Needless to say, I didn't get much art or photographing of art done today, but I did post these 2 collages on my Etsy shop this afternoon. Completely without titles! If anyone can come up with some suggestions for me, just let me brain is without ideas right now.

Handmade art collage composed of paper, fabric, highly textured handmade paper, acrylic painted papers, found and repurposed images. 10x8


Spa Therapy Works said...

sorry to hear about your daughter. :( hope she'll get better soon.

LOVE the paintings. absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Oh- I hope your daughter feels better. Your artwork is incredible!!

Treasures by Tina said...

Your art is lovely! :)

I'm sorry to hear about your daughter. I had mono two summers in a row when I was in college. (I was a "medical miracle"!) I was told it's only contagious through saliva, so as long as I didn't kiss anyone or share drinks, etc. I wouldn't spread it to my friends.

Good luck!

13moons said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments and especially for your get well wishes for my daughter. Her throat hurts, but I think that what is bothering her most is having to be at home with nothing to do.


moxylyn said...

That is an awesome painting! Sorry about your daughter. I've had mono before and it's rough.