I’m in the situation now where I can’t walk on uneven surfaces due to back and hip problems, which has limited my ability to take photos of rocks, stones and other earth formations.
However, Jessica Winder, in the UK, has kindly allowed me to use her lovely photos of rocks and rock formations in her blog: Jessica’s Nature Blog
I love looking at Jessica’s blog because it reminds me of many happy hours as a child in Ramsgate, Kent, south-east UK, wandering among the rock pools beside the harbour, peering at sea anemones,tiny crabs and winkles; popping the bubbles in bladder wrack seaweed; climbing on the rock formations in the park on the West Cliff; cycling around Thanet; and walking for hours along the chalk cliffs to Pegwell Bay collecting wildflowers and watching newts and frogs in the pools along the way.
I was scrolling through the photos on Jessica’s blog, moaning in delight because the photos are gorgeous, and my husband asked me if I was okay. I told him I was drooling over photos of rocks and stones, he rolled his eyes, muttered something about “mad as a hatter”, and retreated into the spare bedroom where he’s building a model railway (and he thinks I’M odd!!!).
So here are my first digital art creations using one of the photos in Jessica’s blog.I started off by blurring the edges of the photo of the rocks, then adding some blue-green colour to represent the sea and sky above and around the rocks.
The first piece of art, Earth’s Creation, popped up from nowhere – I was poking around on the various gizmos in Pixlr when the image appeared and it reminded me of the huge forces at work as the Earth came into being, so I’ve called this: Earth’s Creation. The second image popped up, again out of the blue, and it rather reminded me of the days of the Renaissance, search me why, I have no idea, but Renaissance is now its name.