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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Photo Art Friday - March 2, 2012 Day Dream Believer

Welcome and Happy Friday!  Are you ready for more great Photo Art? - Well head on over to Bonnie's Blog (Pixel Dust Photo Art) because it's time for, PAF 

Photo Art Friday

This week the suggested theme is:  any piece of Photo Art or an Abstract Piece.  So I chose the last one because it's just FUN to play around with photo's and see what you can do with them!

Before I Post I want to dedicate this post in memory of Davy Jones (Monkees) Dec.30, 1945-Feb.29, 2012
Davy JonesWho sadly passed away this week at the age of 66.  Davy was my 1st ever teenage crush and I remember putting up posters of him (Tiger Beat Magazine was my favorite)in my bedroom, dreaming of having him and the Monkees sign my autograph book, which I didn't own and maybe one day even becoming Mrs. Davy Jones.   May he Rest In Peace.  You will be missed.  (Music will remain until next week).
Davy Jones Pictures

Please Click on Images for larger versions:

I started with the photo below: Which of course is certainly not "abstract" by any means.  So I used one of Bonnie's Free textures:  Dreams of Spring (yeah I'm still dreaming for Spring to arrive-it tried to snow this morning but it didn't amount to much.) Still....

Using GIMP I Inverted the flower photo and pasted the texture using Hard Light at 100% and got this:

Still not totally satisfied with the result I uploaded the photo to Picnik (sure am going to miss them) and used a feature there called, Hypnotic by Mr. doob that does some really strange things to photos.  I got this:

Pretty cool! Now I was really having fun so I couldn't stop at just one photo so I took the same photo that I started with but this time I inverted the texture and pasted the flower photo in at 100% Hard Light and got this:

So now back to Picnik and the Hypnotic feature to finish off with this (which is my favorite) 


  1. Oh, the colors you've achieved! I LOVE this creation, Ida!

  2. Too much fun and love these effects. Also love this music you have on and I was "in love " with him too as a teenager. Long time ago! Be sure to stop by my blog and get in on the giveaway! Know you would enjoy these textures that Bonnie is offering. also, don't forget to check back in on march 15th for the winner announcement! Have a wonderful day, and I do love you entries here..

  3. I like all of your flower photos especially the one you inverted before adding the texture!

  4. I love the blues!

  5. You can go on and on when you are playing, right?? Same here.. I have to tell myself - NOW you stop thihi.. you manage to make some really really good abstract art out of the originals :)

    you will find my contribution here:

  6. Well, it worked - I am hypnotized! Great work here Ida - these pieces are just lovely. Thank you for linking up with Photo Art Friday!

  7. Wow, your abstract flowers are so colorful and abstract, they remind me of the 70's. Yeah, I'm with you on Davy Jones, I never missed an episode of the Monkees.

  8. Ooh, what lovely effects! I love what you ended up with on all of your images. Thank you for sharing!

  9. These are gorgeous....I had no idea you could get that kind of effect with Picnic..yes we are all going to miss it.....

    Great job...and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me such encouraging comments....

  10. Ida, each of these is magnificent!!
    I love all of the wonderful color.
    Sending you wishes for a beautiful weekend!

    P.S. Yup, my first crush too. Still have some of the posters from my bedroom wall! :-)

  11. Thanks for visiting me & leaving such a lovely comment. So sorry you had to faff around to see the pictures, I can see them from here. I love the results of your play and thanks so much for saying how you got the results. It is such fun to learn from each other. see you again.

  12. Wonderful abstractions, really spectacular with this pretty processed, fine textures. Greetings and happy weekend.

  13. o boy, I love all of them. You msut have had a lot of fun working with it. Did not know Picnic could do such things.

  14. I like how you always show several of your results - maybe I should try that, then I wouldn't have to pick a "fave". :) I think my fave might be the first one though I couldn't tell you why. Love seeing all the playing - sure is addicting, isn't it?

  15. Fantastic processing!

  16. Wow...your 'art' work is absolutely incredible.

  17. You went all out, Ida! These are marvelous! So colorful!

  18. Great results! I think I like the last one best, too.

  19. It IS fun to experiment....and you posted some very pretty results.


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