21 September 2010

Getting too caught up

I don't know about you, but when I'm creating something in the digital medium, I get too caught up in making it perfect.  I spend days doing the same thing and, in the end, I've created very little.  When I was more hands on, any mistakes were dealt with immediately.  There was no undo when I smudged a stamp, or cut off something I shouldn't have.  Very rarely did I start over, that was far too time consuming.  So why do I do it now?  I have to admit, I honestly don't know.  It's still time consuming.  There is no reason for me to do so.  So I decided that I won't!  Well, I'll try not too.

Which brings me to this post.  I haven't used my camera in some time, that's because I couldn't find the battery charger (which has now been found, yippee!), and I missed it.  Today The Moo and I went out for a walk and I took my camera.  I just photographed random things.  I'll admit, when I uploaded them to Lightroom I did delete the extremely fuzzy photos.   I was about to delete all the photos I took of The Moo's eye in close up, but I didn't.  I applied one of my presets and imported it over to Photoshop.  I had a very short play, and this is what I came up with:

I'm quite pleased with it.  I didn't over think it and I didn't over work it.  I'm hoping this means that my creative muse has decided to return from her sabbatical.  She's certainly been away for far too long!


Lynn Marie' Crafty Corner said...

This is very cool I totally love this, someday I hope to learn this, to cool great job

JoAnn said...

Hopefully your muse is staying around, because this is beautiful!

Coleen said...

Karin, saw your link on your mini-books group comment. A good chance to catch up with you here. Just wanted to say that I love the eye. What a great art journal idea. You've inspired me.
Happy New Year, hope it's filled with joy, health and more creativity.
Coleen in Ukraine