Hi ho art friends.

I’m still extracting Takashima images, so nothing new to report on that project.

Today’s post is a cute lil thing using two overlays from the May 2 Lil Owls Texture Club and my own macro photos of Owen, my Volks YoSD and friend.

The original plan for this shoot was to set up a still life. The background is a room divider screen behind a very small side table that I draped tapestry fabric over. Next, I shot a variety of items, including the little bird. On a whim, I wondered how Owen’s size compared to the bird. They were a cute pair and I took a number of photos of them.

This one is my favorite.

I’m currently enjoying the 2 Lil Owls editing method of tweaking the image (levels, curves, whatever is needed), duplicating the image and running an unsharp mask, duplicating that image and running a high pass set to overlay.

I’ve added my own step to this process: I create a layer from the visible layers and run a Filter Gallery filter on the new layer. In this case, I chose Watercolor, then added the 2 Lil Owls layers over top the final image.

“Wish” by L. Anne Thompson, Tenukihandcrafts

Back to extracting. Not the most exciting part of the process, but it needs to be done.

Happy creating!