From one of my online buddies, Barb, I found out about these cool digital frame effects that can transform your photos with just a few clicks of the mouse. The site is http://pixlr.com/express/ and it has many different textures you can add to your pictures. I have always wondered how Tim Holtz and others have made these grungy looking edges to their photos. I cannot afford Photoshop and this is a free alternative. Check it out!
Here is the final version of this canvas. I redid the hairdo, added butterflies and hand wrote the sentiment, "Take wing and fly." It has so many layers of paper, paint and marker I cannot even count them. I wish I had not hand written the words on it. I am never satisfied with my handwriting and once it's on there it's on for good.
Summer has finally started for me and I look forward to a long string of days in which my time is my own with no alarm clock ringing at 5 a.m.
Gale C. Lewis