Archive for December 2010

A Fibonacci Sequence Would Take Too Much Render Time in Bryce

But nonetheless, Photoshop and Bryce should automatically come with a built-in Fibonacci effect. Otherwise, trying to calculate it mentally/manually would be much too complicated. It’s hard enough calculating the rate of the spiral replicate of the cactus knob things below. What are they called, Stan? Yes, I know, it’s not an anatomically correct cactus. That’s not the point.

Actually, KPT Scatter does some great Fibonacci radial effects. Maybe I’ll post some later. And there’s a filter in FilterForge, “Sunflower” by Sjeiti that must use some actual fibonacci equations because it’s included in the description tags. It is one cool filter.

I probably wrote about this before, but somewhere I read that someone had an art prof that says never to use kaleidoscopes or spirals in art. The guy probably paints with his own bodily fluids (“it’s really hard to get blue tones”) and his favorite subject is probably himself. Supposedly these things are never found in nature. I laugh. Guy probably never gardens. What an idiot. First of all to state that one must only paint shapes that are derivative of something “natural” is ludicrous and antiquated. It’s so antiquated that it’s not even relevant to discuss in this time, let alone in the early 20th century. Second of all, those things *are* found in nature. He’s wrong on both points.

Glass Cactus Trinket with Funhouse Mirrors by Ann Stretton
Glass Cactus Trinket with Funhouse Mirrors by Ann Stretton

Tiny Gems

I’m currently adding new images to my Gallery at Imagekind. They’re vintage images using my dingbat fonts, redone. Too many to post individually right now, but here’s one sample:

Basketweave Six by Ann Stretton
Basketweave Six by Ann Stretton

Fractal Organics Gallery

Fractal OrganicsI added galleries for Fractal Organics in both prints and cards.

Fractal Organics

I was going through some old art files and found these digital art pieces I had done several years ago but never finalized. I cleaned them up and added them to my Imagekind Gallery, and will soon add them to Zazzle as well. They are created in Photoshop with Corel (formerly KPT) Fractal Flame, although they look like collages of actual found organic matter. In fact, the way I create them is more in the way one would create an actual real-life collage, it’s just done on a computer.

Fractal Feathers Blue by Ann Stretton
Fractal Feathers Blue by Ann Stretton

Fractal Feathers Pink by Ann Stretton
Fractal Feathers Pink by Ann Stretton

Fractal Silk by Ann Stretton
Fractal Silk by Ann Stretton

Fractal Ferns by Ann Stretton
Fractal Ferns by Ann Stretton

Fractal Grasses by Ann Stretton
Fractal Grasses by Ann Stretton

View my art at Imagekind

Although I am selling the prints for sale here through Zazzle, I’m also setting up a shop at Imagekind. I’ve uploaded some of my recent digital works there. I’ll be adding more to my galleries here as well.

Rosegold River by Ann Stretton
Rosegold River by Ann Stretton

Recall Walker Bumper Stickers

Recall Wisconsin Governor-Elect Scott Walker before we lose more jobs.

I’ve been debating about doing it for a while now, and finally did it. I made the bumper sticker. $3.95 each…less if you buy in bulk.

Recall Walker bumpersticker
Recall Walker by Ann Stretton
Buy This Sticker!
This one I give credit to Stan for telling me to make the pitchforks blue.

Greetings!

I should’ve done this a long time ago! I am finally organizing a site of my digital art that can be purchased in a physical form, like posters, prints, cards, and more. Zazzle has a way of doing an automatic gallery, but I can’t seem to get it to work on my site. Just as well, it’s not that customizable for my tastes. So I have gone about it a different way, My Way, as a bunch of famous dead music guys said.

This will be a work in progress…lots of items to add!

Rosegold River

Rosegold River by Ann Stretton
Rosegold River by Ann Stretton

Radielle

Radielle by Ann Stretton
Radielle by Ann Stretton

brass metal prints

Asclepiads-6×8

Asclepiads 6x8 by Ann Stretton
Asclepiads 6×8 by Ann Stretton

AnnStretton.imagekind.com/

Ann’s Other Creations
Eyebalm.com is also the Fine Art site of Ann Stretton and Stan Starbuck.

Ann's Gemstone Jewelry

Ann's Art Poster and Card Shop

Ann and Stan's various Digital Art Galleries

Ann and Stan's Mixed Media Paintings

Ann's Art Tiles and Fun Gifts

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