Monday, January 23, 2012

Simplicity . . . Love Is Enough

I am taking Kim Klassen's new ecourse 'Beyond Layers'. It is a fab course that goes for 52 weeks full of inspiration and photography. As you well know by now I am a big fan of Kim's work and am thankful that I found her as she is how I discovered textured photography.

Kim challenged us to texturize an image with simplicity in mind. Well, I have to say that I had a hard time with that concept! When I add texture to my photos I go all in. I love to use "multiply" blend mode and grunge everything up. Although I do love to look at images that are simple and soft I just never thought I could do it.

Well, the image above is my attempt at simple. I used a photo I recently shot along the walk trail with alot of negative space. I actually shot it in manual mode trying to get a lovely blur effect which I think I succeeded at. I added 2 layers of Kim's 'awaken' texture set to soft light at 100% opacity. Then I added the text expressing the words that popped into my head at that moment.

I will be sharing more about this class as I go along.
Hope you enjoy this monday inspiration!


  1. Cathy,

    this is very pure, innocent and delicate, and the words are perfect with it, I love it!

  2. Without Love we have nothing!!! beautiful post Cathy!!!!

  3. Oh you have this digital art down perfectly!!
    P.S. And yes, I signed up for Christy's class last week
    Okay, another "problem" Alisa Burke's Sketchbook delight 2 is coming up--I can't say no to her
    (she's having a giveaway right now--to 3 people for this class!)

  4. A beautiful post indeed Cathy! Your digital art is wonderful.

  5. Very nice job, Cathy. I love it.
    That fact that you obtained what you had in mind shooting in manual mode should add to the satisfaction.
    I always jump from happiness when I get good results shooting in manual mode!