You are my Mr. Mystery

This piece was a lot of fun. I took the eyes from some art I saw in downtown Seattle I wanted to use the whole face, but the eyes were awesome enough on their own. I really like suspense and mystery, so I needed to add a bit of that to this collection. The negatives are from a trip I took to Bellingham with a disposable camera. I was actually really disappointed with the photographic results of that trip and vowed to use my iPhone or a DSLR from now on. I guess that is another mystery. Take a bunch of pictures and then “ooh what will I get” I then I saw them and felt the suspense was way more enjoyable than the ending.

You Can't Elope

You Can’t Elope

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Sunset, Now Playing

I really like sunsets and this texture was a sunset on a canvas in beautiful oranges, yellows, and reds. My sister did an awesome job helping me make it into a work of art in the end, and it lives again here as background for some beautiful sunsetting. It is awesome that there is a TV show every single night playing in the sky; tune in, relax, and enjoy Sunset, staring the world famous Sun!

Reflecting on the Setting Sun

Reflecting on the Setting Sun

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This Charming Band

I went to see This Charming Band play at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard a few weeks ago. The lead singer, Konrad Knutsen, did a great job playing as Morrissy from his outfits to his swagger filled dancing it was excellent! The fish scale looking texture is from a speaker, so naturally I had to give a musical overlay to it. Thus the Cover Album Cover was born.

Cover Album Cover

Cover Album Cover

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Unexpected

Such an excellent red texture!  I originally was making something with a different texture and added a bit of the red to spice it up, but the red just took over, and then it didn’t look right with some other pieces I had in there, so I added the street. Then the letters came it was set. This was the first time that I had observed one attempt so solidly morph into something entirely different. That is how art goes sometimes though. We have something in mind and in the implementation of that idealized image we create something we didn’t expect.

City Street

City Street

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Photoshop tools

Oooh I like this one. Rayovac battery modified to say Tiny Islands which is the name of the song that is pouring out of Marika! “I’m not as decent as I thought you were.” Such cool lyrics. I had a lot of photoshop fun on this one. I modified the remote to show a huge Pick song button which was on the original, but just as big as the other buttons on there. Yeah, lots of fun!

Cyber Tangerine!

Cyber Tangerine!

I kept my eyes open all the time for elements that I might use on this project. I was cleaning out my car when I found this remote and knew that I had to use it somehow. It turned out fabulous! mmhmmm.

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To the Sky

This is one of my absolute favorites. I love the way the stems of the tulip come down into the earth of the trees. It turned out beautifully and the composition is also supreme! The tulips are from my lovely neighborhood here in Everett. The Space Needle pic I took while hanging out with my brother downtown. I liked it on its own and I am glad to give it new life in this art.

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Seattle Sky

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Record Setting Race

And it is Spin Bot by a nose! I asked Pakasan to take texture pictures of a record since I knew she had a player and I was very impressed with the way they turned out. After a bit of contemplation the race theme came to me and I love the way it all turned out.

Record Setting Race

Record Setting Race

Here are some additional record shots that I thought were really fantastic if not perfect…

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