Posted on

Pebble Girl




The Gimp-speriments continue. I have a pebbly obsession. I like them. Fortunately, I can now virtually pick them up with my camera. And merge them with one of my journal pages. I like the pebble texture. It almost looks like it’s the paper.

What are your experiments? Leave me a comment and tell me what you’re working on.

Fly, be free, my lovelies.


Posted on

Banner Contest Winner!

The votes are in and it’s unanimous: Banner #1 is the new Tenukihandcrafts banner. The new banner, and it’s variations, will be featured in my Etsy shop, on my twitter profile and Facebook page for the shop.


The winner of the drawing for a one-of-a-kind ATC is Carrie.  Congrats, lady! I’ll be in touch for getting your little art to you.

Thanks to everyone who voted.

Fly, be free, my lovelies!


Posted on

Another Digital Buddha


I’m still learning about all the Gimp tools and what they do.  To be honest, I’m not making a scientific study of photography, the physics, or stuff like that. I’m just interested in composition and what I like.  I approach photography more like painting, kinda silly, but there it is.

I merged a couple of my favorite, though flawed photos.  The actual Buddha photo is kinda icky. The Buddha is overexposed and has a deep shadow on the left. The paper lantern photo shows the stage ceiling and all the unattractive stage light equipment. Fixing the exposure on both photos has proven problematic in the past. I made this image by duplicating layers, cutting out parts of the image and then adjusting each layer before merging them into a single layer jpg.

I’d say it’s the closest I’ve gotten to creating something digitally that looks like one of my mixed media paintings. I’m happy to have finally made use of this photo and that I now have enough photo editing skill to salvage some of my other favorite, flawed photos.

Fly, be free, my pretties.

Posted on

New Banner Contest!

Hi ho, my lovelies.

I just found, a site that makes graphic design easy with lots of templates and plenty of free choices. Naturally, I’ve gone made with power and re-designed my Tenukihandcrafts banner.  I’m trialing the banners on my Etsy shop this weekend. I can’t decide which one I like best, so I’m asking for your help. Please leave a comment with the banner number you like by 6 pm (Pacific Standard Time) Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Sign in or leave your name with your comment if you want to be entered in the drawing.

Here are the 4 choices:

Banner #1: The Pink Haired Girl Banner


Banner #2: The Mischief Banner


Banner #3: The Buddha Banner


Banner #4: The Moon Banner


The banner that gets the most votes wins and will become the new banner across the Tenukihandcrafts social media ‘verse.

I will randomly select a name from the comments and send the winner a unique ATC (artist trading card), made by yours truly.

Thanks for your vote.

Have a beautiful weekend!