Sunday, March 9, 2008

Hi folks. Just had to show you this pic of Zen. He's a real looker, ain't he?

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I don't know if any of you noticed the little symbol on the upper right of this page (it may be gone by the time you read this). I was nominated for Best Digital Art and Best Digital Image Manipulation for the 2007 EBay Artists' Choice Awards--and I placed in both! It's not official yet--when it is I'll put the award logos up--but I received an Honorable Mention in Best Digital Art and Third Place in Image Manipulation! That's what all those pictures in February were about. You got to post a page for artists to see your images (in addition to a photo album on the site). I'm pleased, although sales on eBay suck. At least I know someone likes my digital work!

Here's a digital piece I just finished. It's from a picture I took last summer at a vegetable stand.

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I love the way this type of photo looks after playing with it in Photoshop for a while. It has a sort of painterly effect. A few clouds would have improved it, but I don't seem to be able to control the weather :-)

Connecticut is soaked. Fortunately (I guess), most of it's been rain rather than snow, but the ground is saturated, so there's been a fair amount of flooding. Our little brook in the ravine is a raging torrent.

I still feel the glumness of February hanging on, though I know it's just 11 days until Spring officially comes. I'm due for a PET/CT scan next month to check for progression of my metastatic breast cancer. I started Navelbine last April, and my oncologist says it usually works for about a year. So we'll just have to see. Chances are my next treatment would be Xeloda, which is in pill form. I'd still have to go in to the Cancer Center every three weeks for my Herceptin, though.

Sometime soon I hope my brain fog will disappear, and I'll stop writing these colorless blogs. Spring can't come too soon for me!



Bettina Makley, aka Fairywebmother. said...

Zen is adorable! I love his smug look!

I've enjoyed visiting your blog today and seeing more of your digital work. Well done!

Much love, my friend!


Leola said...

Oh Congratulations May!!!!! A well earned honour!!!!!!

And of course you know I'm partial to red cats. I love the vegetable stand too.
Leola (southshoreartist)

May Terry said...

Thanks, Bettina and Leola! I'm glad to be back to working on my digital stuff again. I had such a dry period!

I'll have to post some pictures of my other cats some time. It's not that I don't care for them just as much--Zen is just so photogenic :-)

Dixie Redmond said...

Your cat is too funny and congratulations on being a finalist! Your photos are beautiful.

May Terry said...

Thanks, Dixie!

May :-)