Besotted with…Friday Faves!

Dead rose i by tristan b.

If you love art, mystery and an element of surprise do watch Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, DO NOT read or watch a trailer, Michelle and I loved it!

An underwater museum with positive ecological impact? Inspired!

Michelle recently received samples from this line of mineral makeup, you add your favorite oil to the powder to get a great a liquid foundation. I loved the idea and decided to try it with my current mineral makeup and guess what?  It works!  I am so excited by this discovery!

We just got this book in for my Little and it’s just wonderfully illustrated with lots of little flaps to flip, a great book to gift!

Aaron Brother’s is going out of business and many of their art supplies are up to 60% off! I just got two brushes that I have wanted to add to my watercolor arsenal for a while now (a filbert and straight brush). You will need to go directly to a store as the sale does not extend to on line purchases.  They are also doing a 1 cent frame sale, their last one so load up on those frames!

P.S. Image shown is for my 100 day project, still going strong! Edited with Foto Rx Co. Stockholm | Clean x Minimal. I use this editing action set more than any other for my Instagram feed, get muted tones and bright whites, adjust to your taste to make it your own. I added a ‘crushed whites’ layer from the set to get that filmic look and added grain from our new B+W Fine Art Set and done!

Foto Rx 52 :: White on white (or clear on white)

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This week our photo prompt for our weekly Foto Rx photo project is ‘white on white (or clear on white). This is another one of those prompts for when you are feeling like you have nothing to photograph, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to be able to pull beautiful images from this simple exercise. The best part of this prompt is you won’t need expensive props, a willing model or epic location, just a few simple objects and some light and you may have yourself a masterpiece!

It’s not too late to start your Foto Rx 52, shooting consistently will be the fastest way to becoming a better photographer. Follow us on Instagram for more inspo and edit examples. Shoot this week’s prompt and use #fotorx52 so we can find you and cheer you on (also feel free to borrow our hashtags so other people can find you!).

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Image edited with B+ W Fine Art Photoshop actions (edited with Rich B+W)

Edited in Photoshop CC

Some inspiration + resources:

123456. 7.

Besotted with….Five faves!

White orchid via besotted

Well, Friday came and went and I forgot to put up our Friday Faves, what the what?  I’m human, and my brain is on vacation even if my body is not.

Be back in 5 minutes series by art royalty Sophie Matisse is wonderfully creative. Matisse re-creates famous works and leaves out the main subject (ie. Henri Matisse’s famous goldfish painting sans the goldfish).

I am so in love with this ongoing project by photographer Mary Jo Hoffman. I want to start doing something similar with my daughter since she is my little naturalist.

Michelle just came back from a quick trip to wine country for her and her husband’s birthday. They stayed in a quaint little town called Healdlsburg. If you visit Michelle said not to miss Shed.

I keep getting recommendations for this book.  Have your read it yet?  Everyone is raving, AND one of the mom’s at our preschool just launched her 2nd book and I thought I would mention in case you are looking for another read, because it’s so exciting to know an author, am I right?

I loved this little guide to best beaches to visit each month of the year.

P.S. I am still going strong with my 100 day project (100 days of botanicals both drawing and photographs) the featured image is 25/100. This was edited with our beta B+W presets. Yes, we are finally working in presets for Foto Rx Co.!

Photo prompt Foto RX 52 :: On black

Pear with shadow on dark by michelle p. via besotted

Our prompt this week for our Foto Rx Co. weekly prompt is ‘on black’. We want you to get dark + dramatic with your subject. You can shoot in color or do a B+W conversion (like we will be doing). This assignment relies on finding interesting light to make your subject stand out. You can choose everyday simple objects like this pear but a portrait would be equally as stunning. Think outside the box, we think you will be pleasantly surprised by what you can create with such simple subjects and the right light (even Ipad light could work, get creative!).

It’s not too late to start your Foto Rx 52, shooting consistently will be the fastest way to becoming a better photographer. Follow us on Instagram for more inspo and edit examples. Shoot this week’s prompt and use #fotorx52 so we can find you and cheer you on (also feel free to borrow our hashtags so other people can find you!).

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Image edited with B+ W Fine Art Photoshop actions (edited with Charcoal)

Edited in Photoshop CC

Some inspiration + resources:

Shooting dark & dramatic with Iphone

Shooting in low light

The queen of dark backgrounds and florals (on an Iphone no less)

Shooting on the invisible black backdrop

Animals on black by Brad Wilson

 

Besotted with…Friday Faves!

 

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I. Michelle just watched the most delightful French documentary about a young indie street artist JR and French Noveau film maker Agnés Varda. I already have plans to watch as well. Watch the trailer here.

II. Another documentary on our list is Bombshell : The Hedy Lamarr Story. A gorgeous actress that also helped invent the  technology that lead to cellular technology, amazing!

III. Michelle spotted these sandals and I’m thinking they should be mine NOW.

IV. You must visit this artist and watch some of her amazing time lapse videos, just wow!

V. Did we mention these sweet pigs before? If so, it’s worth another mention, no? And if not, you are going to LOVE this!

VI. I thought I’d share my ‘minimal rainbow’, my favorite color is clear, (white and nude run a close second). I painted this with sumi ink (note DO NOT use watercolor brushes with sumi ink, it’s near impossible to paint). Cleaned + digitized in 3 secs flat with Lettering Rx (separates the white paper background so I can choose ANY color I want for my artwork and background!)