Sunday, April 6, 2014

~Song of the Nightingale~

Original ArtWork By © Jill McCall
This is How I have been Spending my Time the Last Couple of Days. 
I am Loving the Natural History Look of Her. 
It seems Birds, Butterflies, and Flowers
 are a Reoccurring theme in my Work.
Song of the Nightingale is my Newest Digital Collage Piece.
Digital Collage Art Work ©Jill McCall
I wanted to Show you the Before and After
 of Ivy. 
( I like to Name All of My Ladies.)
She started off as a Black and White Etching
 then Evolved into Color. 
I wonder if this is what She may have
 Looked Liked in the Engravers Eye~
Hope you are all Having a Wonderful Weekend!
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Friday, March 28, 2014

~ A Summers Evening and Somerset Digital Inspiration~


A Summers Evening - Original Art Work by Jill McCall©2014
 I have had a Little Bit of Time 
to Squeak in some Creative Play 
over Spring Break. 
I really Can't Help Myself with Birds, Bugs & Flowers~
A Summers Evening - Original Art Work by Jill McCall©2014
Ever the Student where Photoshop is Concerned,
I have taken a Couple of
 Photo Editing & Photoshop Classes this Month.
 I have Learned some more techniques 
that have brought AMAZING Results!
 Things Like Texture, 
Adjusting Color & Coloring a Black & White Image.
Adding a Glow of Sunlight! I Love that!
~*~
Daphne- Original Artwork by Jill McCall
 I am Feeling Like a Very Lucky Duck to Have 
Daphne and Opera de Paris 
Published in the First Edition of Somerset Digital Inspiration!
It is Really an Amazing Book Featuring some of My Art Sisters in Crime,
Theresa Martin and Ingrid Pomeroy!
 Truly these are the First Times 
that I have had Any Recognition
 for anything other that being LATE! Lol!
It is really is Such a Honor
 and I am So Grateful to Jana Holstein from Somerset
 for Liking what I Love to Do!
  I still Can't Believe it !
Hope You All Have a Wonderful Weekend!!!
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Somerset Digital Studio

http://feathersandflight.blogspot.com/
 I am always Flattered, and so Humbled
 when Somerset Chooses my Art for Publication!
It is so Wonderful to have others Appreciate
 the Things you Love to Create.
http://feathersandflight.blogspot.com/
 I am so Grateful for this Privilege, and Opportunity
 that Came My Way Once Again!
Thank You Jana Holstein
For Liking my Work Enough to Publish it!!
http://feathersandflight.blogspot.com/
Happy Dance!!!
 Also Thank You Gale 
 for You Encouragement
 and Amazing Hybrid Images !!
http://www.paperwhimsy.com/

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Learning Experience

Digital Collage Beginners Guide by Jill McCall©2013
I started doing Digital Collage
when I Began Blogging in 2007. 
Gosh, Can it be that Long?!
I used a Free Online Photo Editing 
because I was Bound and Determined
 to make my own Blog Header.
I was so proud of that first Blog Header!
(Not it  is being kept in the 
"Isn't that Lovely......
 & Wowee, I have Learned a Lot Since Then! "
Archive File on my Computer.)
Digital Collage Beginners Guide by Jill McCall©2013
 Oh My Gosh I spent Hours 
Teaching myself through Trial and Error. 
I had to save every layer separately because
 if I had made a Mistake, I could undo it.
My Files were Enormous in the Beginning
 and my Poor Computer was getting 
Slower and Slower.
Digital Collage Beginners Guide by Jill McCall©2013
 At some point I had Purchased Photoshop
and had Installed it on my Computer.
 I Found Myself Opening the Program...
then Closing it...
It was New and a Little Intimidating...
But with some encouragement 
from my friend Gale,
 I persevered.
Digital Collage Beginners Guide by Jill McCall©2013
I Learn Best Visually so I formatted the Tutorial this way. I have Included
Multiple Screen Shots with Highlighted  Step by Step Directions.
I wanted to Share with you what I have Learned thus Far.
I am so Happy to be able to Offer this Tutorial to you in my Etsy Shop.
Hope you are Having a Wonderful Week!
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Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Bit of Natural History

~Winter Red Deer ~  Original Art by Jill McCall©2013
~Winter Red Deer~
~I have been Playing Again~
It has been a Long time since
 I have been able to Sit Down at my Computer 
to do some Digital Art. 
My Creative Muse
has been Whispering in my Ear,
"Go Play~"
~Winter Reindeer~  Original Art by Jill McCall©2013
~Winter Reindeer~
I Love the 
Natural History Specimen Sample Look.
These are the Results of my Play~

Brrrrrr !! It is so Cold here in Oregon 
and it seems we are not alone!
When I woke up this Morning it was -8 Degrees.
Living here in the Willamette Valley, this a Rare Event!
Snow and Sub zero temps.
I know.... some of you are saying,
 "Psh! That's Nothing!"
And You would be Right!!!
Hope you are all Staying Warm!

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Friday, June 21, 2013

And The WINNERS are.....


 


  The Winner of the 
$25 Paper Whimsy Gift Certificate is 
~ Brenda Smith~
~*~
Now for the Winners of the 
$5 off Coupons with a $25 Purchase:
~Diane of Craftin your Heart out~
~Suzy of Suziqu's Thread Works~
~Martha of Martha's Favorites~
 ~Chris T~
~*~
 Congratulations Everyone and Thank You so Much for Entering!
And Thank You Gale For your Generosity!
Also,Thank You So Much for all of Your Sweet Comments 
on my Devoted Vintage Altered Bottle.
It really Does Make my Day! 
 
All Winners will be Contacted via Email.
~*~
Would you Like to do this again Next Month?
How About A Monthly Giveaway?!
~ I am So Lucky~


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Friday, June 14, 2013

Devoted ~ Vintage Altered Bottle & Give Away!!


You just Never Know 
what you will Find Strolling Down the Isles
 of Thrift Shops.
I Love the Challenge of Repurposing 
the Discarded.
I have to Confess
 that I have Many Thrift Shop Finds 
that Haven't yet
 Realized their Altered Potential!
 
I Found this Old Bottle
 on one of my Trips 
and Fell in Love with its Shape.
 ~Devoted~
Vintage Altered Bottle
is My New Tutorial for Paper Whimsy Inspire. 
~*~
And Now for the
~Give Away~
Enter for a Chance to win a $25 Paper Whimsy Gift Certificate
Courtesy of Gale from Paper Whimsy.
~Also~
Four $5 dollar off Coupons with a $25 Purchase.
~Thank You Gale~
Here is All you have to Do to Enter:
  • Leave a Comment here on my Blog with a Way to Reach You if you Win. (Email) And if you haven't already, I  Encourage you to Sign Up for the Paper Whimsy Newsletter For Current Specials, PW Inspire Tutorials, and Giveaways. You can Also  Like the Paper Whimsy Facebook Page to Learn More about Current Whimsy News.
The Winners Will Be Announced
 From a Random Draw
June 21st
~*~

~Good Luck Everyone~
~If you would Like to Share with  Friends
Post the Giveaway Button above on your Blog with my Thanks~ 

~*~
~I am So Lucky~
Also Thank You Debra For Being our Hostess
 for Vintage Inspiration Fridays

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Friday, May 17, 2013

~Time for a Giveaway~

~The Proverbial Hat~
 The Winner of the 
$25 Paper Whimsy Gift Certificate is 
~ Corrine Marie~
 ~*~
Now for the Winners of the 
$5 off Coupons with a $25 Purchase:
~Fiona (Anubis 1)~
~Kathie Barrus~
~Marva~
 ~Doreen ( Luni Ladi)~
~*~
All Winners will be Contacted via Email
By Gale of Paper Whimsy 
with your Bounty!
 Congratulations Everyone and Thank You so Much for Entering!
And Thank You Gale For your Generosity!
Would you Like to do this again Next Month?
How About A Monthly Giveaway?!
~ I am So Lucky~

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