Monday, July 12, 2010

Fossil Beauty!

It's been a tough few weeks lately. First, my uncle passed away a couple of weeks ago. And then last week, I had a friend pass away from cancer. It's been tough, but deep in my heart, I know that they are both in a better place, and no longer do they suffer. It's comforting to know, they are in the hands of our Lord!
I've also been finishing up a class on Photoshop. To be honest, my heart wasn't in this second course, although it had a lot of the elements I wanted to use in Photoshop. Just not as in depth as I would like to go, and that could be due to the fact the class was written for photography. So, I was excited upon visiting Diane's blog to see she had taken an online Digital Layers class from Susan Tuttle. And when the registration opened this past Sunday, I signed up! I'm getting excited to learn some new techniques, specifically geared to digital artists using Photoshop.
But, of course, I couldn't stop creating. So, here is my latest art piece. I hope you enjoy!
"Fossil Beauty"
Digital Artwork by Andrea


  1. This is absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad that you have found something to ease the pain of family and friends being taken from you. When my sister and nephew both passed away back in December I thought my heart would never heal. But I immersed myself in my art and found it such a comfort to be able to express my grief in my work. If you get a chance pop over to my blog and take a look at my post from December. I think you might find it comforting too. May you have a blessed week full of self discovery Anji XxX

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss, Andrea.
    Your new art work is beautiful.
    many hugs,

  3. Andrea, I'm so sorry to hear about your double loss. May memories comfort you. Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers.

    Your angel is stunning! I, too, admire Susan Tuttle's work. I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun in her class. Hugs, Terri xoxo

  4. know their souls are with the Lord is truly a blessing, even though your heart is aching. I am sorry for your losses.
    I am so happy you are taking a class with Susan. You will really enjoy all the knowledge she has to share. This will just start your feet in a clearer direction....
    Have fun!

  5. Hi Andrea, thanks so much for stopping by! I love your piece here, absolutely full of delicacy and loveliness. I want to take a class with Susan one day, so enjoy it all. So very sorry to hear about your losses. You are in my thoughts. Take care, Riki

  6. Andrea so sorry to hear about your Uncle and your friend's passing. Always a hard time, but the double blow is harder. I am thinking about you and sending you blessings.
    I love your digital piece. How appropriate that it is an angel. A little something to honor those who have passed on. Have fun with your digital class!

  7. Hi Andrea! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! Oh my gosh...I've just been looking at your BEAUTIFUL work and I just LOVE all your pieces....they are just BREATH TAKING! I'm really enjoying learning photoshop....but I know there is a lot more to learn! Maybe we can do a trade one day....let me know if your interested! Have a beautiful day! Hope you don't mind, but I put a link to your blog on mine! ~hugs~ Carrie

  8. So sorry to read about your losses. There's nothing anyone can say at a time like this. we all know it's a part of the life cycle - but that knowledge doesn't fill the void, ease the pain or make it any easier.

    Can I just say what a tremedously gorgeous image you have created - I absolutley love it!!! You should sell these - I would buy it!!!

    Best Wishes from over the water - Al

  9. So beautiful! Amazing the comfort creativity gives in times of loss.

  10. Arting can be just the thing our minds need to get back to center. I am so sorry about the loss of your Uncle and your friend. Hugs are being sent to Sweetie.

    You wlll love Susan's class. She is awesome! Love, Jamie

    ps-I have some fossil fish (3) and tiny ammonites to scan for you:)

  11. I signed up for the class too!!! So excited:) Love, Jamie