I have added a new artist to my list on the side of my blog: Susan Mortensen. I have never met her, but she is the mother of a good friend I used to work with. She has done a series of what her friends call "kitchen paintings" that I love. These are a series of 5"x5" paintings of fruit and veggies. I think I want to do something a little like this. This is my favorite one. I love the composition.
One of my favorite features of photoshop is the "masks". Imagine if you had an image of a family you loved all but one person. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just cut their face out and paste another image you liked better of that person behind? That is something you can do with a mask. Also ever wondered how people make those cheesy shots where everything is in b/w except, say a red rose? You can also do this with a mask. There are so many things you can do with it....I love it. This was one of my afternoon projects today. Love you Kathy. Your family is beautiful.