Monday, May 30, 2011

inspired to play

Romancing the Ordinary by Sarah Ban Breathnach encourages women to notice and embrace our five traditional senses plus the sense of knowing (intuition) and wonder. I received the book as part of Sian’s Pass the Book project and will be passing it on next week.

Although the book is organised by months with suggestions relevant to the related Northern hemisphere seasons, I dipped into several months as the mood took me. I always find that with books like this which are filled with ideas that I latch onto one or two ideas and messages and let all the others flow past. If I were to read the book again next year I would probably latch onto other ideas.

As I read I found myself noting down several phrases that appealed and I decided to create some digiart pieces as a way to display these phrases around my house. Here is one of them:


I created the digiart by using blending modes on three photos (the beach, rust and the sea). I used the exclusion blending mode to create the vibrant colours. The font is Edo SZ and I added a bevel layer style and a stroke (thin line around the edges). I used the eyedropper tool to take the colour for the text and the stroke from the digiart.

I’ll be sharing some more creativity inspired by this book over the next few days.

If you would like to be in the draw to receive this book next then please leave a comment below. I will make the draw on the morning of Monday 6 June (UK time).


Sian said...

This is good! It's a phrase I picked out from the book too. And I think you are right, different bits of each chapter jump out depending on the mood you are in when you pick the book up.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

This books sounds so interesting! Love the art you created

Mel said...

I find something similar in how I'm inspired with books like these :) Great to see how it's inspired you! I love the texture here xx

Miriam said...

I love your texture Helena and would love a look at this book, it reminds me of one I read many years ago, Can I go into the draw pretty please:) thanks. I have a little give away on my blog at the moment x

Alison said...

This sounds interesting Helena..I'd like to be included in the draw please!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

thanks for the chance to join in pass the book again xxx Furrypig xxx

JO SOWERBY said...

what a lovely sounding book. jo xxx