Horse Boy

At last I watched this documentary.  Last night I sat tranfixed as I watched this small boy riding across the Mongolian Step with his father.  What an amazing story.  The power of shamanism is such a powerful force, this is living testimony.    the following is just a short clip

Painting with words – tutorial

Sunday what a sunday, the wind is howling and the rain is coming down in sheets, so happy to b e indoors and in the warm.  From my window I can see people walking their dogs on the common, looking miserable and wet, not the dogs though they dont seem to mind.  I decided I would like to try some new painting effects with Photoshop, and here it is.

Using an image of my daughter Kirsty and her partner Yao I used a paint brush made of their names, some masks and hey presto.  Actually it was a piece of cake because I followed a tutorial on adobe !  click here to access.

I love photoshop, but there is much to learn and it does seem overwhelming at times,however playing with all the filters, paint brushes etc and making something pleasing is very satisfying.

Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead, its passed now, November 1st. Inspired by Moctezuma exhibition at the British Museum.

A day to celebrate the deceased and enjoy their memories.  I like this, it s a day when families go to clean up and decorative their ancestors graves, everyone comes out, street vendors selling sugar skulls, music, fiesta, brightly coloured paper ornaments.  I picked up a few paper skeletons whilst at the museum, it was really interesting, although it lacked something, cant quite put my finger on it.

Playing around with the images I came up with the following

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