I’ve been running so far behind the Focus on Life series I’d thought I’d take some time during the week to play catch up.
Week 17 – Color/Colour
“Did you ever notice the way colour can effect our mood and perception of the environment around us?”
Just after I read this post for Week 17 the weather turned from very pleasant Autumn to a chilly taste of Winter to come. I was in need of hot Summer colours and they came to me in the form of beads.
When my Bead Soup partner, Penny, sent me some dragon-veined Agate I know I needed to find some more and these were my solution.
The centre portion of these strands are a brighter colour than the ends, which I presume means they’re dyed. I really don’t mind all that much because the end beads are a lovely mottled brown with the brighter colours running through. I’m not sure what these are destined for, I’m sure I’ll find out sooner or later :)
Week 18 – Abstract
“The use of visual language of form colour and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the real world”
This one was fun! I played with one of the photos I took of the beads from Week 17 and ran it through some filters in Photoforge2 on my iPad and finished it off in PSE7.
I made a bead from a pile of beads! I used the Tiny Planet filter in Photoforge2 to create the circular blurred effect and loaded it onto my computer to add the rippled glass background filter in Photoshop Elements.
Don’t forget to come back on Saturday for the next Focus on Life post, and check out the others joining in.