Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Making an Attempt ~ Making Brushes

They used to talk about "the blue screen of death" when your computer monitor would just show a blue bank screen if you had your PC on when a buried virus was set to activate.  Well...I had the failure of an external hard drive...four years of photographs!

Did I have it backed up?  Of course...but I hadn't backed it up for 5 months...and off to The Disk Docktor it went.  So with limited access to photos, I want to show you a few of the brushes I made in my class with Kim Klassen using my Wacom Bamboo tablet.

A year ago I read Susan Cain's Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That is Always Talking...coupled with my Ali Edward's class of One Little Word word was "embrace."

So in honor of embracing my introversion in 2013...I made a brush set with "introvert" words.

Introverts re-energize by stepping away and spending significant time in solitude.

We are most "active" in our inner life...

Our minds are very active...even if we are quiet.

Does the saying "still waters run deep" come to mind?

Very little is done without least the important things.  We have intention...

We love to reflect and process experiences...

And in our authenticity...we embrace who we really are.


  1. awesome brush set Denise truly love your images.

  2. Being an introvert myself, I can truly appreciate what you have shared here. So much beauty in these images.

  3. These are all so beautiful! Love your brush set! So sorry about the hard drive! That's a fear in the back of all our minds!

  4. Very nice work here, Denise! I like making brushes, too, but haven't done any for a good long while, so many other things on the to-do list. I love this font! What is it?

  5. Another great post. Today I really must dust off my Wacom.

  6. Great words! So glad you got your photos back.

  7. oh my goodness. You have my heart with these image and your words. . Sorry about your hard drive. Its happened to me also. . and guess what.. Time to back up again.
    Your last words I wont forget.. Thank you. I needed so much to read this today. Blessings.

  8. Such gorgeousness! Oh my gosh!

  9. Beautiful images -- number 4 "still waters" is my favorite..

  10. These are all so pretty!!! Put the book on hold at my library, too. :)

  11. 1. I think I am an introvert.
    2. I love your usual (I see a couple past faves of mine here).
    3. I am inspired by you and Kim to haul out my Wacom Bamboo again...and to try and make friends with it.



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