Mother’s Day Wonderfulness

If you celebrate Mother’s Day, I hope you had a great one.  I always enjoy going over my mom’s house to see my parents and siblings and to catch up on life.  A lot of times, the siblings and I like to talk and debate about politics and entertainment, and at times things can get a little heated, but we’re siblings so we always forgive each other, and accept each other for what we believe.  What I find funny is that each of us still call our parents, “my mom,” or “my dad,” even when we are together as if we each had our own parents.

Mother’s Day at home with my husband and kids was really sweet.  My youngest made a special gift for me at school and was so good about keeping it a secret that even when I tried to pry it out of her, she wouldn’t admit it.  Husband got me a very special gift: a Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headset.  I had wanted one for a very long time, just a simple one, but he went the extra mile and got a bluetooth!

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This headpset is really amazing.  The sound quality is clean and crisp and the bass is really nice.  I’ve been listening to Danny Rayel with the headset and the music sounds even more beautiful.  Here’s a few of my favorites from Danny:

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Travel With Me

I tend to listen to epic and trailer music when I’m painting in Photoshop or when I’m writing.  Goals is to have a writing blog but I’m still waiting for courage to put my writing up.  It will happen soon, I hope.  Anyway, for about two weeks now I’ve been working on a concept environment painting I’m calling, “Turtle Land”.  I’m hoping to share more of my progress on my Fairytale and Fantasy Art blog, but here’s an image of where I’m at currently.

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The Carriage Fantasy Concept Art

Decided to update my desktop with a digital fantasy concept I’m calling, The Carriage.  I just wanted something new  and quickly so it was very minimal work.  To view a larger image, click here.

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If you’re interested in how I went about putting this piece together, see below.

I started out with these stock images. Clockwise from top left: Painted scenery paper by Lorie Davison (purchased), free stock photos of girls’ back by Girls Everywhere 49 at Deviantart, free fairy wings by daftopia at Deviantart, and free stock photo of carriage at Pixabay.

THECARRIAGE_STEP6_800Using Photoshop, I began the process.  Normally I would create a 12×12 layout and then crop to fit but because I just wanted something quick, I made it my screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 300 dpi.

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