Monday, January 9, 2017

It's Been a Long Time!

I didn't realize my last post was in May 2016 until I just now looked!  How time flies!

I have been spending more of my time (ok, ALL of my time) learning how to create art with photos.  I started out first with Photoshop Artistry, Fine Art Grunge then worked my way into the following class, Awake, and now I am into the third class, Kaizen. 

This has been, and still is, an amazing journey! Some of my work has sold and others have been published in the online magazine, Living the Photo Artistic Life.  Still more has been donated for charity events and been exhibited in my local art gallery.  What an amazing artistic life I am living!  

My website is finally up and running with links to the ArtBoja store where all my work can be purchased (if you are interested in purchasing anything that is not yet in the store, please contact me so I can get it in there!).  

Check out my website, Art Beat Images!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Video - Create this Art-z layout using Art-z Page Starter free sample!

I just completed a new video showing how I created this Art-z Page Starter scrapbook page. 

This layout was created with the free Art-z Page Starter sample found at our  store, North and South Studios, here:   
If there are any questions, or you would like to see a specific tutorial, please let me know and I will try to accommodate!

The video of how I made this page is here (it's a two part video).

 Part 1

Part 2

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

My first ever youtube video!

It appears I have been neglecting this blog for some time now!  It's not because I have stopped  doing my "thing," but rather I have been doing my thing too much!  I have been crazy busy creating things to put in the store (North and South Studios ), creating images with those items, getting things ready and putting them in an art gallery and gift shop, and trying to learn various new software!

Today, however, I finally finished my very first youtube video! The quality is really low - I had that figured out once, then I couldn't get back to creating a video for a couple of weeks so I forgot what I learned! Hopefully next time it will be higher!

This is a very mini tutorial on the Tulip image I created a few weeks back. The video is less than 3 minutes. 

Here is the image I am referring to:

Check out the video: 

View it on youtube here:

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Seeking three more members for Creative Team!

If you are interested in receiving my products free in exchange for making layouts and posting them in several Facebook groups and other galleries, please apply!  Since we are seeking other creative teams, please be sure to put lsdzines Creative Team as your subject line!  

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Please Wake Me From My Chiari Nightmare - a Photo Composition

My latest photo composite. It took me a while to get it to come together, because I was doing it not only for me, but for my entire Chiari family. I hope this visual helps explain to those who do not suffer with Chiari what it feels like. And yes, I have shed a tear or two in the creation of this piece.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sound of Silence - Hello Darkness

I am a little too obsessed right now with Disturbed's version of Sound of Silence.  I have been wanting to make a composite based on that song, but every time I went to put it on "paper" it became too busy.  I decided to take each verse, or several verses at a time, and make individual composites.  My first one is Hello Darkness. 

"Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left it's seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains within the sound of silence"

 Stay tuned for the next in this series!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Fine Art

I couldn't come up with a name for this, but I liked how it turned out!
The texture was created by me, and will be in the store soon.