Saturday, December 27, 2014

Learning Something New

Hello, beautiful people!! Do you like learning something new? I sure do. I get so excited when I begin a new learning journey. And right now that is Photoshop for me.
Daniel knows how to work with photoshop, but I don't know anything about it. And when he gets so busy with his own work, I don't like to ask him to do projects for me as well. Plus, I love to know how to do things myself. Don't you?
One thing I wanted to learn was to combine my art with some of my favorite quotes. I've always loved quotes - good ones go straight through my brain into my heart and stay there for a while to be absorbed.
It's the same with my paintings - the shapes and colors go straight to my heart and soul.

So...combining the two, how can that not be an excellent thing?! And by doing so, I'm learning some basics about photoshop, adding type, picking colors, drop shadows, etc. And whenever I think it looks great and show it to Daniel, he has just a few tiny suggestions that make it look sooooo much better! Lots to learn...
I have a feeling that this will be a year-long learning project. And a fun one, which makes me happy, happy, happy!

Do you have something you want to learn how to do?

With love, color and happy thoughts,



  1. Sehr hübsch liebe Silke. Die Farben sind so erfrischend. Wie ich sehe, hast du die Kreuzfahrt mit Daniel genossen. Ich wünsche dir einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr ♥

    LG Sabine

  2. I like your paintings combined with the words. I can do only elementary things with photoshop--mostly photo editing. For me being at the computer working on photoshop is a drudge--but I like looking at what other people do!!

  3. I too love quotes and love how you are combining them with your paintings. Happy new year, I look forward to seeing where you take your art in the coming year.

  4. I LOVE the quotes with your paintings. Very exciting start to a New Year. I am loving my scarves too!!!

    **blows kisses**

  5. Yes! I love learning new things.
    I also love your colors with your favorite quotes!
    Hugs to you in Savannah!
    (We are without power here at the moment, hope this doesn't happen to you, we don't know why!!)

  6. I recently took Photoshop online for an entire semester and truly enjoyed learning it as well. Have fun exploring and implementing your art with it. :)

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas. xx

  7. Oh I love love love this yummy colour with quotes!! They are fabulous!! Maybe when you are finished you could get a set of cards made fun!!

    Yes I love to learn something new ALWAYS!! I posted a link to a bow tutorial you make with your own art....I was so thrilled to learn that this Christmas!!

    Wishing you a New Year abundant in good health, wealth and joy!

    Hugs Giggles

  8. Neues Lernen ist immer gut. Ich versteh es überhaupt nicht, hab mich noch nie damit beschäftigt. Manchmal ärgert mich das!
    Viel Spass beim Lernen.
    Eure Urlaub war toll, die Bilder sind so schön. Und nun wünsch ich Euch noch feine gute Stunden im Jahr 2014. Kommt gut an in Neuen Jahr
    liebe Grüsse