Saturday, March 18, 2006

Garden Angel

I'm going to take this opportunity to share my PSP history with all of you since Dianna picked this journal as one of her choices.  I am in my rookie stages of PSP, very rookie.  Shelly (Roxy)Roxy's Graphics2  sent me PSP 7 back in December.  It blew my mind.  She patiently taught me layering and the basics.  I was so lost.  She then sent me PSP 9, which I'm using now.  The Animation Shop was totally mind blowing.  I put that on hold for quite a while.  D from D's Designs D's Designs and This and That Hockey This and that, and hockey! spent a good bit of time helping me with glitter and twinkles.  D also lends her honest, constructive criticism which I appreciate.  That's the only way to learn.  I had to take a month away from PSP when my computer blew on me.  I've been back for two weeks now and plugging away. 

I started this graphics journal for my own benefit to begin with.  I wanted to watch for signs of improvement.  I didn't advertise when I started it because I was so green and the tags were pretty crude.  I still think they are so-so at times.  I sort of have my own unique style...LOL...if you want to call it that.  I don't use typical backgrounds.  I will take a flower like above and use it.  Sort of odd but that's me...I do unusual, I guess you could say.

I also do PSP for relaxation.  Many times, I will create a tag to fit my mood for the day.  It's sort of a safety valve that keeps me from blowing.

The tags are created with the help of the many talented folks who create the tubes, brushes, gradients, etc. that we who do PSP put together to make our own creations. 

I feel honored that Dianna chose this journal but also very humble because I'm not even close to the level of creation that the many others who have graphics journals are at. I would like Angel, Angela and Anna's journals but I think most of J-Land has the links.  Dianna has her own graphics journal.  She is an artist.  It shows in her creations.  They are so lovely. Just Taggin' Along And Back Talkin'  There is another lovely graphics journal out there by Diama, whose regular journal was chosen by Dianna.  Chocolate Cherried Creations   Diama/Cherry is 17 and suffers from sickle cell anemia.  She is a rookie but you can't tell from her creations.

I want to thank all of you for visiting.  Many of you have been with me from the beginning.  I thank you for your kind comments and thank D for your e-mails that correct my imperfections, of which there are many. And a big thanks to D for sending me the Animation Shop again when I got my back up computer.

Keep visiting....I hope you will see even more improvement.

CHRIS

Thought I'd add my Pink Shoe creation.  Sort of springy.....

 

15 comments:

chat2missie said...

Thanks for making a shoe tag for me.  I love it.  I also want to start learning PSP.  I just don't think I can find time until the summer with homeschooling.  Your creations are great!  So is Shelly's!!  
Missie

sazzylilsmartazz said...

I love your creations and your good heart as well!
Dianna

nightmaremom said...

Congrat Chris!  Your style is great and I love the way you've grown.  Your kind heart and ability to make folks smile is awesome!  thanks
d

jckfrstross said...

i snagged the girl :)

Deb

queeniemart said...

I think your work is stunning and i love to see it every time you create. I am proud that you made me a tag....it is treasured. I am in awe. I dont have PSP and wouldnt know where to start..i have often wished i  had it as an outlet. As dark as i am i think most of my tags would be moody and dark also. I love tags with sayings on them....thanks for your friendship!
Love,lisa jo

sugarsweet056 said...

CONGRATS on getting in the top 6!!!!!! WOOP WOOP! ;0)
I requested a few tags from you a few days ago, hate to be a pig but can I get one of the pink shoe to? With my name...  SUGAR   TY
Blessings,
SUGAR

xxroxymamaxx said...

What a great entry.  You're a great friend Chris!  I love the little girl, she's cute.  And thanks for the shoe.  You know I love shoes! lol This journal deserved a mention and yes, we are watching you grow.  Congrats!  GBU, Shelly

lv2trnscrb said...

again congrats, Chris! Someone sent me some corgi graphics. Can I send to you and see what you can do with them? Koda would surely appreciate it!

betty

pennietoonz said...

Chris, That garden angel is absolutely adorable! Congratulations on being chosen. :0)
Love ya,
Penny
http://journals.aol.com/pennietoonz/PennysPlace

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Congrats!  And that is so just like you to point out all the other great graphic makers.  Pat yourself on the back cause we really do love ya girl!  And your tags.  smiles, TerryAnn.

sugarsweet056 said...

Just wanted to let ya know I added you to my side bar, & also listed you under my graphic designers on my 3/16 entry (I do a little credit to all the artist every few weeks). Thanks for your recent graphics/tags!
Blessings, Sugar

queenb8261 said...

Love the garden angel and the shoe...too too cute.  If my 4 yr old granddaughter saw it, she say, "I love it because I love pink".  I must hear I love pink 20 times a day.  LOL Love it.  Congrats again on being an editor's pick.  You deserve it!
Barb

cherry2sweet2eat said...

love the pink shoe creation and i love your psp history you did a great job at it and thanks for shouting me out i want to start back psping but i have been real sick but expect something from me soon :)

gotomaria said...

I admire your talent and committment.  How do you get PSP?  I would love to do some glitter and glistening with my photos but I'm just experimenting.  I know Roxy and D's designs sites and not I've added you to my list to visit.  Stop by sometime.  Today AOL is slowed up for me for some reason...I've got tons of pictures to add from my trip to Mexico but it's just not letting me add any more pictures right now.   Your doing very well and I'm sure glad to see you enjoy it!  It's great to enjoy what you do...I'm still learning about the art....
Maria

erarein63 said...

You make the most awesome graphics!  I just love them!  I don't even know how to begin to do anything like this and certainly don't have the time or patience.  So...I think I'll just keep snagging and giving you all the credit...if'n you don't mind!  De ;)