Doing double duty here - Illustration Friday and Art Everyday Month. I am feeling very productive. Also blogging, making dinner and listening to an interview with Monica Lee and Smart Creative Women I need a cape ~ preferably with a beautiful pattern, thank you! The theme for this weeks Illustration Friday challenge ~trees. How about abstract...with a little snow? I am not sure what category this fits into, but I guess it is a combination photography/ digital art. It is something I have been playing with while learning photoshop. I would love to be able to incorporate more of my photography into surface pattern design. Will keep you posted on how this works for me.So far, it's been a wee bit slow.I have discovered that the digital art world requires time, patience and lots of hands on exploring. These are the original photos taken. It's half time through Art Everyday month. It has felt really good to take time out everyday to play, experiment and rediscover the fun of following a whim. I have to admit,I receive great joy out of happy mistakes. Thanks also to Art Everyday for encouraging me to get back into my blogging routine.I have reconnected with many artists I have met throughout this journey of mine and it has been nice to visit again (and comment). Thank you for all of your comments! I encourage anyone who is wanting to be creative, but apprehensive about putting it all out there to just do it! We are a very nice and supportive community. I guarantee you will connect with other like minded souls and learn a bunch along the way. I think I need to post a little list of all the weekly groups/ challenges that one can be a part of. Look out for it next week! See you again in a few days. At the rate I am going, it may even be tomorrow.