Monday, February 20, 2012

Learning Through Sheer Determination

Mary, who I will be joining for Mosaic Monday, has been using Web Boards from the CoffeeShop Blog. That presented a challenge I couldn't resist, except I couldn't make it work. Several times I tried and gave up. Tonight I was determined. I read all the tips on the CoffeeShop Blog. I installed the "Actions," a real leap of faith when you have to add things deep into your system and then throw away something that is already there.

Still it would not work. The instructions didn't make any sense. I wasn't seeing what the directions said I was. Finally I opened my Effects palette in PSE6 and there was a new little thumbnail. It still took some experimenting and I just stumbled upon the answer. But here is my Web Board.

These are photos of one of my recent pieces. This is proof that I haven't only been creating montages on my computer. The background is a small piece I wove and the top is a fabric. The bird nest is a basket I made from iris and daylily leaves. I put it all inside a wide wooden frame. The bottom photo is the creation in progress.



13 comments:

Pondside said...

Simply beautiful. I am envious of your adventurousness - I am still not at the point of trying something that new - or perhaps just not willing to give up the old, tried and true!

playingwithphotos said...

beautiful, love the little bird nest, congrats on not giving up...

Ingrid duffy said...

Well done to keep at it and what a beautiful piece to create a montage with.
I x

Lavender Cottage said...

Such a sweet little nest you made. I would be a nervous wreck trying to figure out a new process on the computer. Congratulations to you for persevering and having success.

eileeninmd said...

I love what you created, the nest and colors are lovely. Is this done by using photoshop? Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

Judy Bigg said...

Such beautiful nests and you have doe a good job on your mosaic.

Stephanie said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you set up your blog. One day I will finally figure out how to set it to make it more visually appealing like yours.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

This is lovely, I read on another blog today about Web Boards and would love to try but unfortunately I do not have Photoshop.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Lovely. You have plenty of perseverance!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very nice and what a beautiful mosaic they make! Thanks for visiting my new blog today and the sweet comment! I appreciate your support! Hugs! ♥

Miss Char said...

Darn girl...you did good! I'm so afraid to add things to my computer for fear of the whole thing revolting on me and going blank. Your pictures are beautiful, bird nests always remind me that spring will appear soon. Thanks so much for sharing.

Cathy said...

I don't think there is anything more frustrating than trying to figure out a computer puzzle. Persistence paid off for you...good for you! Your mosaic is beautiful and I wish I could see it up close so I could see all the texture.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your mosaoc look beautiful!I like the frames around each photo. Congratulations for sticking with it and figuring out the new program. I don't have photoshop as yet...maybe someday!