Parallax and Roto Brush Video Editing Techniques

I created this short tribute to my father using a couple of fun video editing techniques: The Parallax Effect and Roto Brush. You can watch it by selecting the play icon below: https://youtu.be/H3rmWkwgu8o Parallax Effect I created the parallax effect by taking vintage photos of times my siblings and I spent with our father while …

The Parting: Marketing Art

Personal paintings become a part of the artist by guiding one's creative path. And like good friends, artwork can be difficult to say good-bye to when we decide to release our art into the marketplace.  Sometimes this is because of sentimental reasons. For example, this watercolor my sister and I created reminds us of those …

Trip to Maine: Finding My Path of Peace

Grace arrives for the moment, direction comes for the day, a path of peace unfolds in the present. Last summer, my husband and I took a trip to Maine. We traversed the coast with cameras in hand, capturing beauty and contemplating quality of life. During those magical days, we determined to take more trips like …

Garden Angel

Can God make something beautiful out of something no longer usable? I must think so because the flowers flow from my brush and form around the rusted bumper and well-worn tires. Lime-green leaves emerge against the darkened earth, enticing the eye towards the car’s beauty—light streams through broken windows, a silver, glistening-watering can at rest …

Pathways to the Sea

Pathways to the Sea is a mixed media portrait that visualizes treasured places and experiences where oceans meet beaches. Refreshment and fun are found when one strolls along beaches, wriggling toes in sand as salty spray washes away worry. In fact, I find a special touch of God’s grace when I visit the beach. I took the …

Seasons of the Soul Mixed Media

Seasons invites us to celebrate life's changes with confidence, knowing there truly is ...a time for every purpose under heaven. – Ecclesiastes 3:1 A woman’s face covers each quadrant of the mixed media background I created with my personal photography. Each section resonates with images reflective of a particular season in nature and of the …