It was stinking hot yesterday and 40C today, although a cool sea-breeze has just come in and made things bearable again. I’ve been in my hovel (as my husband calls my study, occasionally it’s the shanty), with the air-conditioning on, hunched over the computer keyboard and decided to do some artwork for a challenge I’m part of on Facebook – where we create art from images associated with the Mediterranean area.
This month it’s tilework but, given the heat, I’m not able to get out and about to do a lot of photography so I decided to play with some images I have already. I firstly worked with a photo I took of mosaics in the communal area at Scottshead Beach. I used the Fractilius Redfield plug-in for Photoshop, plus some snazzy bits from a new gizmo I’ve found on Fotor.com. Then I fished out a photo I’d taken of a paved walkway at Salamis, a historic site on the south coast of North Cyprus, close to the historic port of Famagusta. I created a close-up of the paving stones and then coloured it, to end up with a photo which reflects the heatwave we’re currently experiencing. It is, by the way, getting cooler tomorrow – “only” 37C!