September 28, 2009

Photo editing playtime

I have been "playing" with photo editing software and having tons of FUN. Above is the original photo.

Voila! It reads "my Creativity Wheel is turning".

photos taken and edited by: ludid ryu

September 26, 2009

Creativity exercised on a new banner

When I started my blog in April, I wanted a banner that I was completely happy with. I didn't know then what I know now. I have a couple of things I want to fix, but overall I love it. Now that I know how to create a banner I will experiment more. So maybe you will see different banners as I experiment and PLAY. Although I didn't have a chance to play with fabric (yet), I am so delighted for the time I spent on my blog.

September 25, 2009

Today. These were my thoughts when I woke up this morning. At times moments that matter pass so quickly. It seems that I am not always taking in the creative process fully because I worry that it is 1:00 a.m. and I should sleep. Trying to rush. Where? Many places and moments.

Today. I decided to let "time stand still". "Catch my breath. Pause. Slow it all down. Look around." Enjoy the creative process and my creative journey patiently.

Rush sings it the best: "Time Stands Still." Watch. Listen. Enjoy.


September 21, 2009

"Won't You Be"

"Won't you be by my side
Through this journey
Won't you be my bride
And tell our story
To everyone we know
Cause everyone should know
About our love."
{Lyrics by Louis Orozco from "The Quiet World"}
My brother's lyrics continue to be a source of inspiration. For this patchwork I used one of my parents photos when they were young. I love pairing black and white with other colors. I layered some fabric and hand stitched around certain sections after using some light fabric glue to hold them in place. Used some molding paste in some areas---couldn't leave it out of course.
Love you Mom and Dad.

September 13, 2009

What's in my inspirational box?

A few images of the book I am currently enjoying creating. The title of this book is called "Goodbyes." It's inspired by one of my brother's songs

September 11, 2009

Inspirational Box

Just a quick little box project I created to hold my works in progress. I started using the box and it was so plain; decided to turn it into something more motivating.

September 2, 2009

My Love for Molding Paste

Creative time. Playtime a la DJ Pettitt. I gathered a copy of a family picture, lace, previously painted cheesecloth, oil pastels, gel medium, interference gold paint, and molding paste. I love molding paste by the way.

Do you remember this fabric book I made a while back? I filled the first page with these goodies. I drew and painted the flower, transferred the picture to fabric, and layered all these items on the page with molding paste and a bit of interference gold paint. The more exciting part of the process was pressing all this down. It's smooth and easy to write on after pressing. Finally, I wrote "It's your love."

I might add a few more embellishments or paint around the flower.
I am also currently working a fabric art book with a twist that's close and dear to my heart. My brother's writings are my inspiration for this book. It's still in the early stages and I'll share some sneak peeks soon like I mentioned in another post. Now....sleep (to try to make up for previous late nights). Or maybe I'll create some more :-)

A Proud Daughter

My dad just recently spent several weeks at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. painting. This picture shows him painting Madonna and Child by Domenico Ghirlandaio. This is the only picture I could take, but you can see another picture of his time at the gallery here and here. See more about his background and art here. What an inspiration he is for me as he fulfills one of his artistic dreams.

September 1, 2009

Creative Time

I've said it before.....creative time is a good thing (even if we create until 1 or 2 a.m.) The last few hours have been productive. Hopefully, I will have some sneak peeks tomorrow. Enjoy your creative time.