"We were all artists as children. We need to study the chaos around us in order to turn it into something beautiful. Something sustainable. Something that remains".

Thursday, April 1, 2010

So Artful Challenge and Free Renaissance Clip Art



    This week at So Artful Challenge
          is a frame instead of a theme! 
 The frame has that Romantic Renaissance
          look that I absolutely adore! 

*Isn't He Beautiful!! 

I found my John William Waterhouse
painting of  Tristan and Isolde and
used it along with some clip art that
 have stored on Picasa. It took
about 15 minutes to do this
and when I finished, I was
rather shocked and pleased
with the results!   

No glue, no paper, only precision
(a bit nerve-racking)and pressing the
 right buttons to achieve what I
 wanted the art piece to look like! 

 I don't have Digital Photoshop!
I have learned to switch back and forth
from one photo editor to another
 to get a few digital results.

So a little hint...
if you love that beautiful digital look
that everyone is using these days
 to create wonderful art...
but are intimidated by
the Photoshop techniques and the price...
 Learn how to use your Picasa,
Luna Pics, Paint.net, and the
Paint Editor features that is already
 installed in your computer's program!

 You can get lots of practice with these
 "free editors" before you take the plunge
and purchase a Digital Photoshop Package! 

Someday...I do plan to invest in a digital program
 and want to learn the awesome digi-art "tricks"
   until then, I'm limited but still learning!

A great blog that  has a list of the
Free Photo Editors and great tutorials
on how to use them is the
 Paisley Cat Scraps
Free Blog Layouts Blog site!!

 Everything I  know so far about "digi tech",
I learned from the Wonderful Paisley Cat!!
Click here to visit her site for the
free info and a whole lot more:
PaisleyCat Blog Design


I don't know what it is about the Renaissance Era
but Romance, Chivalry, Brave Knights 
on White Steads, Stone Castles,
and  Hearts Won and Love Lost,
Immediately comes to mind...
I just can't resist this Romantic Renaissance Era!

Even though I know realistically
(sorry-- to ruin it for you)
that none of us would want to live
 in that era for love or money!!
 But it's nice to think of the Renaissance
 as a lovely romantic world, is it?

Free Renaissance
Clip Art

Rules First!
This is a free gift from me to you and  
only to be used for personal
art projects only!

Please do not combine any of these
 images in a collage for
commercial purposes or profit!!

Most of this clip art came from
 my Dover Free Clips File!
The link is here:

I made these buttons from this clip! 
 You may use them on for your blog!

Stained Glass Windows

***Courtesy of Dover Free Clip Art

Backgrounds that I have used in my own art work!
I have tinted them in different colors for
various projects that I was working on!
 Please feel free to  use them  for your art work!

I designed these backgrounds all by myself!
I haven't used them yet but you are free to
 take them and use them for your projects!

Letters for you to use!

Even Romantic Cards !

Thank you and have a wonderful Easter! 

I will be posting  Easter clip art
at my other blog site:

If you are interested, please go
over and take a peek on
 Saturday , April 3
 Sunday,  April 4 
to receive the free "pretties"
that I have posted for you!

The image of Tristan and Isolde is
 in Public Domain  and therefore a free image
for you to use in your art work!.
Courtesy of  Wikipedia--the link is here:

Dear friends, thanks so much for visiting my art blog!

Dear friends, thanks so much for visiting my art blog!