Wednesday, 30 July 2008


The creative monsoon website is finally up and running, although not finished :) Just the design and photography section started so far but you can check it out at

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Heather Smith Jones

Heather Smith Jones is a Kansas based artist. Lovely colourful paintings with child-like illustrations. She also does works made totally of pinholes. 

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Italy trip June 2008 Part III


Italy trip June 2008 Part II

The Amalfi coast:
The view from the VERY windy road above Sorento. 


The view at dinner:


Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Cross-processed in Italy part II

Another cross processed effect from our trip to Italy

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Beautiful birds

Lots of beautiful bird paintings by a very talented illustrator Geninne. These works are 
watercolour, collage and acrylic ink on Twinrocker handmade paper. 

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Cathy Nichols

Came across some more lovely artwork. These are by New York artist Cathy Nichols. Love the bright colours and use of pattern.

Esther Coombs

Love this work by London artist Esther Coombs. Old tea cups and plates found at second hand shops and boot sales are painted over. Tea cups sell for about $50 each. I particularly like the tea cups with little tea bags painted on and 'more tea?' written at the bottom of the cup. 
You can see Esthers site here.

Monday, 7 July 2008

Card idea

An idea for a birthday card

Distressed finish wedding photo

Distressed effect wedding photos

The starting image

Duplicate the layer and go to filter>blur>radial blur. Choose zoom and a value of 25. Set blending method to overlay.
Erase the focal point so its not a blurred.
Drag on a layer of texture and set blending method to overlay.
Drag on another layer of texture and set to multiply.
Can use a third texture layer and set to hard light. Play around with the opacity.
Create a levels adjustment layer, select the radial gradient black and white and drag to create.
This should reveal the centre more. 
Reduce the saturation of the main image.

Digital watercolour

A scene from Italy turned into a digital watercolour in photoshop

Friday, 4 July 2008

Logo choice

Thanks for the feedback on the logo, I think Im going to go for this version.