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Sunny
01-31-2009, 09:51 PM
That's right - a place just for the digitally creative! :geek:

This RR will be organized into groups of three. Each member creates an atc-sized digital background using whatever program they prefer, and then saves it as a high res jpeg and emails it to the next person. That person adds a layer, and emails it on to the next. When it returns to the start, the first player emails a finished copy back to all players. Unlike a normal RR, the three final products are owned by all three participants. Printing final copies is optional.

Each person should try to pass the card along in about a week, just to keep things moving. And everyone can post their layers here when they get them done. Then we can all see how the works progress. The order is: one sends to two, two sends to three, three sends to one.
I think the best thing about this is that you don't have to worry about messing up someone else's work - which is what I did on the first regular RR I took part in. Yeesh, talk about scrambling for a fix!

On the next post I'll add examples. Let me know if you have any questions, or if I've left anything out!

So, who wants to play?:laugh:

Group 1: Completed

1. Sunny -
2. BigKay
3. vholdwic

Group 2:Completed

1. cdraz/ceedee
2. poeticpaper
3. Baleau

Group 3: Completed

1. Lois
2. Patti
3. cdraz/ceedee

Group 4:Completed

1.Fire Raven
2. cdraz/ceedee
3. Patti

Group 5:

1. Sunny
2. seekingforart
3. jonquil

Group 6:

1. Acacia.rose

Sunny
01-31-2009, 09:53 PM
Here are all three stages of a digital collage done by me, cdraz, and her sister JMResch (who isn't on this site).

BigKay
01-31-2009, 11:10 PM
this sounds like fun. I'd like to play, please.
put me in one of the groups, either is fine :)

Sunny
02-01-2009, 01:22 AM
Great! You're in. When we get a third we can all exchange email addresses and get started.

vholdwic
02-01-2009, 01:38 AM
This sounds like a lot of fun. May I play?

cdraz/ceedee
02-01-2009, 06:59 PM
Hey Sunny..................I will be happy to start the second round, if u want.

Sunny
02-01-2009, 07:18 PM
Cool!

poeticpaper
02-03-2009, 11:11 AM
I'll play!

Sunny
02-03-2009, 04:03 PM
Now we just need one more.

Sunny
02-09-2009, 02:12 PM
Hi there -

Ok, I'm being proactive and sending out an announcement to all the people who've signed up on the social group. How's everyone doing?

cdraz/ceedee
02-10-2009, 01:29 PM
Sunny ................I just emailed poetic paper my ATC sized jpeg....she does her thing and then emails it to Baleau................correct?

Sunny
02-10-2009, 01:34 PM
Yes, exactly. And Poeticpaper and Baleau each start one, and mail them along in the same cycle. So you end up with three separate pieces of art, each worked on by three people.




Sunny ................I just emailed poetic paper my ATC sized jpeg....she does her thing and then emails it to Baleau................correct?

Sunny
02-10-2009, 01:35 PM
Yay Baleau, welcome! I'm glad we've got our second group complete.:)

Lois
02-10-2009, 03:03 PM
Sounds GREAT !!!! I'd like to play.
Do we post the drafts here? or only the finished project?

-- Lois Richter, Davis CA

Sunny
02-10-2009, 07:34 PM
Well, I suggest we post drafts and finished versions. Shall I put you on a list?

Sunny
02-10-2009, 08:33 PM
Here is the first background sent by vholdwic, with additions I've made. I promise to post my own background tomorrow!

poeticpaper
02-10-2009, 08:41 PM
I'm waiting for Baleau's email addy and mine will be on their way. I'll post pics tomorrow if I get the chance.

Patti
02-10-2009, 09:44 PM
I was interested in this when you first proposed it but you were tallking about pdf format and I can't do that, so I opted out. Now that you're using jpg, I can do, so I'm in for another group if you get more takers. I get to working on a background so I'll be ready if/when things happen. Thanks for the re-reminder.

Sunny
02-11-2009, 01:39 AM
Cool. If I said pdf, I probably meant jpg - my brain can't hold all these techy bits these days.... :embarrassed:

poeticpaper
02-11-2009, 10:44 AM
first pic is what I worked on from ceedee and the second is my background...

Lois
02-11-2009, 12:06 PM
Well, I suggest we post drafts and finished versions. Shall I put you on a list?
Yes, please!

Lois
02-11-2009, 12:16 PM
Here's the background I'll submit to Group 3... (You can turn it if you'd like.)

Sunny
02-11-2009, 02:35 PM
Wow! Fabulous work, ladies!

cdraz/ceedee
02-13-2009, 10:18 AM
Poetic paper...I got yr background and will work on it soon......did u send the "girls" one to Baleau??

vholdwic
02-13-2009, 10:28 AM
Here is the background I sent; I have not yet received anything from the person before me.

cdraz/ceedee
02-13-2009, 04:55 PM
vholdwic.....we can take up to a week to work on these, maybe PM the person just to see if they got the email?

Sunny
02-13-2009, 09:46 PM
Ok everyone, just to clarify: We each create a background, and it passes via email to each member of the group. We end up with three cards we've each done a different stage on.

If this doesn't make sense, let me know.

vholdwic
02-13-2009, 10:09 PM
Sunny,

I do see my background and your addition (Love it!), but in your post you said it was a background from BigKay. I am still waiting for a background from her. I still haven't heard from her. I did send her a PM with my email address.

Patti
02-14-2009, 01:21 AM
Here is Lois' background with my addition:
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And my background.
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Don't know who to send to. Need another player?

Sunny
02-14-2009, 03:47 PM
[QUOTE=vholdwic;334983]Sunny,

I do see my background and your addition (Love it!), but in your post you said it was a background from BigKay. QUOTE]

Oops, my bad, I've gone back and edited the post to reflect that it was sent from you.

cdraz/ceedee
02-14-2009, 03:59 PM
Patti.................if no one else signs up in the next few days, I will be the third person in your group, if that is ok with everyone?

cdraz/ceedee
02-14-2009, 04:30 PM
These are the two that poeticpaper and I have worked on so far..............rainbow one sent next to Baleau.

Sunny
02-14-2009, 09:00 PM
Patti.................if no one else signs up in the next few days, I will be the third person in your group, if that is ok with everyone?

That's fine with me. I was going to volunteer but I'm leaving town for a few days next week, so it would be better if I didn't.

Lois
02-15-2009, 10:23 AM
cdraz/ceedee Urchinowski --

Do you need my email address? or will you be able to post a large enough file here?

Looking forward to playing some more!

-- Lois Richter

cdraz/ceedee
02-15-2009, 10:38 AM
Suuny, when you get a moment add me as the third person please......and have fun in Florida!

Patti
02-15-2009, 09:55 PM
Lois - I need your email address

cdraz/ceedee
02-16-2009, 08:55 AM
Things seem to be getting a bit confusing................so here is how I think it works.......with the group I am part of....
1. Lois
2.Patti
3.cdraz

Lois does her background and sends to Patti
Patti does background and sends to cdraz
cdraz does background and sends to Lois

When you get the background from the person above you, you add your stuff and then send to the third person........make sense?
Then there should be 3 different ATCs.

cdraz/ceedee
02-16-2009, 09:51 AM
How do we want to put these in the gallery? Each person show off the one they started?

Sunny
02-16-2009, 11:13 AM
How do we want to put these in the gallery? Each person show off the one they started?


Yes, I think that would be best. Add a note with the other group members' names.

Also, the person who finishes the card should name it.

cdraz/ceedee
02-16-2009, 05:09 PM
The first group I am in....well, my fault that we did things out of order, but three people worked on 3 different ATCs so it all is working out.....And with fabulous results!!

So this was worked on by Poeticpaper, Baleau and me-Cdraz.........I think it turned out terrific!!

Sunny
02-16-2009, 08:29 PM
Great job everyone! I like it. And yeah, order doesn't matter, as long as it all comes out in the end. :D

Sunny
02-16-2009, 08:31 PM
Oh, and don't forget - I believe we give iTraders to each partner, since everyone worked to create the cards.

BigKay
02-17-2009, 08:10 PM
hello everyone!
I'm so sorry that this has taken me so long. i was a little confused.

sunny and vholdwic, sorry to keep you waiting. Here are our cards, hope you like how it ended up. I will e-mail the file to both of you.

cdraz/ceedee
02-17-2009, 08:25 PM
Outstanding!

BigKay
02-17-2009, 08:34 PM
Outstanding!
Thank you, Ceedee!

And here is the background Sunny sent me with my addition.
Now that I understand it, this is fun! :err:

BigKay
02-17-2009, 08:40 PM
My background. Can't wait to see how these other 2 come out!

Sunny
02-18-2009, 03:08 AM
Wow! Thanks for the great work, BigKay! I love what you did with both of them. I'm looking forward to seeing the finals too.

vholdwic
02-18-2009, 12:00 PM
Received BigKay's background and Sunny's background + BigKay's addition (they are pictured above in their respective posts). I hope to get these done sometime this weekend when I get some time off.

Can't wait to work on them!

BigKay
02-18-2009, 12:19 PM
Did I forget to send you the 1st completed one with your background, Vholdwic?

vholdwic
02-19-2009, 03:51 PM
You sent it and I love it. I was just focused so much on the ones that I have to work on that I neglected to mention that one. Just a small senior moment. Oooops!

Sunny
02-20-2009, 12:53 AM
Hey everyone -

I just wanted to let you know that I'll be out of town until Tuesday the 24th, so I probably won't be able to update much. If I can find some time to borrow a computer, I'll try to check in.

Digital crafty love! :goofy:

Sunny

cdraz/ceedee
02-20-2009, 08:55 AM
Lois, did you get the ATC via email that I completed? (orange background) And Patty, I will work on your background this weekend.

cdraz/ceedee
02-24-2009, 04:02 PM
Any updates here? Anyone want to share their completed ATCs??

Sunny
02-24-2009, 05:01 PM
I got back late last night, and hope to get to work on my final card tonight. Looking forward to it. And then I'd like to go for another round!

vholdwic
02-25-2009, 06:10 PM
I have sent on the two I had. I added a layer to BigKay's and finished Sunny's.

Here they are:

Patti
02-25-2009, 10:50 PM
Lois, did you get the ATC via email that I completed? (orange background) And Patty, I will work on your background this weekend.

Coulda sworn I saw Lois' and my cards posted the other day, but now it doesn't seem to be there. Strange. Looks like several messages are missing.

cdraz/ceedee
02-26-2009, 09:19 AM
mysterious!!!!............................

FireRaven
02-27-2009, 03:28 PM
*waves hand like a frantic kindergartener* I'd love to do this too when/if we have enough for a third group, or if the opportunity comes 'round again. It's a great idea and the use of high-res jpegs mean more people can play! :D

cdraz/ceedee
02-27-2009, 07:20 PM
I will be second if you want to start a back ground FireRaven, any one in for 3rd??

Patti
02-27-2009, 08:03 PM
I'd be third.

Patti
02-27-2009, 08:10 PM
4 days between message 54 (2/20) and message 55 (2/25). I'm sure some are missing. I saved cdraz's update of my background from the thread and it is definitely gone as well as my response. Don't know what else. I was away for several days and expected to find a bunch of new messages and instead found a bunch missing. very mysterious.

FireRaven
02-28-2009, 03:44 AM
CeeDee was kind enough to let me start another group and pass it onward from there. I tried to embed it here, but I'm still too much of a n00b for the BB to allow me to post URLs to other sites...

Ah well. You'll see it soon enough.:mask:

Blue skies and blessings,
-FireRaven

cdraz/ceedee
02-28-2009, 12:00 PM
Here are some i worked on....with dial up it would take me forever to figure out who worked on what or where we are!!

FireRaven
02-28-2009, 04:54 PM
Here are some i worked on....with dial up it would take me forever to figure out who worked on what or where we are!!

Thanks much for spotlighting my background CeeDee. I appreciate that since I still can't embed here in the forums. lol -- gotta get my posts up! :laugh:

Blue skies and blessings,
-FireRaven

Sunny
02-28-2009, 05:43 PM
Wow, I don't know what could have happened with missing posts. I was out of town for most of that time, so I never saw them. I'm guessing we're all caught up now? Sorry I haven't kept up the main list - I am getting confused by my own system. I'll try to get us caught up today.

I am still working on the final stage for the card I've got - ran into a technical problem, and after a while I had just stared at it too long to see anything (if you know what I mean). I'll get back to it today - I think it's almost done, just gotta check it out again and maybe put on finishing touches.

It's hardest being the third, don't you think?

Sunny
02-28-2009, 06:05 PM
Ok, here's mine, worked on by Bigkay and vholdwic before me.

cdraz/ceedee
02-28-2009, 07:42 PM
Wow, you guys are good!!
I am confused by who did what but hopefully can figure it out..............I have one in my gallery that was the three girls, started by me, and added to by poeticpaper and baleau.

Poeticpaper started one with rainbow circles, which I added to and so did Baleau=finished.
Baleau started one in my previous post (colors of fucshia and orange) which I added to, and sent to Poetic paper......haven't seen the final work.....so that group is not completed.

Poetic Paper....did you get this one from me??

cdraz/ceedee
02-28-2009, 07:49 PM
now, regarding the group of Lois, Patti and cdraz..................
Lois started one with an orange background, sent to Patti and cdraz=finished
Patti sent to cdraz (one with mermaids) and I sent it Lois...Lois, did you get it?
I started the one with a hand(blue colors) and sent to Lois " " " " ?

My next group is FireRaven, Cdraz and Patti................FireRaven could u plz send me your email address again?
Thnx

Sunny
02-28-2009, 09:31 PM
Great, sounds good. We'll just wait on the others - I'm sure they're in process. Sometimes I find I need to hang out with a piece for a bit before I can come up with anything.

And by the way, beautiful work everyone! It's just so magical to see the changes that happen.

Patti
02-28-2009, 10:21 PM
fire raven, I need your email address too.

Lois, I'm waiting for Cadez's background.

Lois
02-28-2009, 11:37 PM
I'm still away on vacation (as posted a while ago) and return home early next week. I can't do photo-editing here, but will work on things as soon as I return. (I'm also unlikely to get online again until then.)

HELP! If anyone sent me anything during February, PLEASE RE-SEND IT!

I had a computer-malfunction that trashed messages emailed to "pop" for three weeks. It's fixed now, so please help me recover any missing emails.

THANKS.

-- Lois Richter, Davis CA USA

Patti
03-05-2009, 12:29 AM
FireRaven - here's a peek at two backgrounds I've created. As soon as I have your email address I'll send one of them to you for the next step. Not sure which one yet. Do you have a preference of the two?

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FireRaven
03-05-2009, 02:32 AM
FireRaven - here's a peek at two backgrounds I've created. As soon as I have your email address I'll send one of them to you for the next step. Not sure which one yet. Do you have a preference of the two?

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Heya Patti! Great Job so far. My preference is for "Bullets and Fire." I already have an idea kickin' around which knocked me in the head as soon as I saw that background.

My e-mail addy is will be revealed if ya send me a PM -- send away and I'll be looking forward to receiving it. :)

Blue skies and blessings,
-FireRaven

FireRaven
03-05-2009, 02:37 AM
now, regarding the group of Lois, Patti and cdraz..................
Lois started one with an orange background, sent to Patti and cdraz=finished
Patti sent to cdraz (one with mermaids) and I sent it Lois...Lois, did you get it?
I started the one with a hand(blue colors) and sent to Lois " " " " ?

My next group is FireRaven, Cdraz and Patti................FireRaven could u plz send me your email address again?
Thnx

Cdraz, did you get my e-mail addy? If not, please PM me. -- Hope all's well with you!

cdraz/ceedee
03-05-2009, 08:27 AM
Fireraven, I did and i sent yr background on to Patti and forgot that I need to do a background (duh)...will work on that today.

cdraz/ceedee
03-05-2009, 12:33 PM
Here is my background which I sent to Patti who will then send it to FireRaven

Sunny
03-05-2009, 05:32 PM
Hey everyone -

Don't forget to give iTraders to the two people who worked on cards with you.

FireRaven
03-05-2009, 10:38 PM
Thank you, Sunny for the kind request about e-mail addys in forum postings. I understand the moderators reasons, and didn't even think about that. Hope you've had a great day. :)

Blue skies and blessings,
-FireRaven

Patti
03-06-2009, 06:07 PM
Here is my background which I sent to Patti who will then send it to FireRaven

I have the dragonfly piece, but I'm confused if it's your background or FireRaven's. Nomatter, I'll work on it ASAP and pass it on to her when I've finished.

Patti
03-06-2009, 10:54 PM
Here's my contribution to the dragonfly background that Cadraz/ceedee sent me. I've sent copies to both cadraz and fireraven.

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Sunny
03-07-2009, 03:56 AM
omg, that's fabulous!

cdraz/ceedee
03-07-2009, 08:55 AM
The dragonfly is my background(cdrz)Patti, so you can pass it on to FireRaven

seekingforart
03-07-2009, 09:36 AM
oh I would love to play, if there is room for group 5!

Sunny
03-07-2009, 12:27 PM
Hello seekingforart, there definitely is. We need one more person - I'll pm you when we get a third.

cdraz/ceedee
03-07-2009, 04:21 PM
Poetic paper, did you finish the background started by Baleau....and Lois, how are you doing with the stuff from group 3....or are you not back yet?

FireRaven
03-08-2009, 12:20 AM
Patti & Ceedee...just wanted to let you know that I will be working on your pieces tomorrow. Haven't forgotten -- just had another project I was working on. Cheers!

Blue skies and Blessings,
-FireRaven

FireRaven
03-09-2009, 12:09 AM
Here's what I did with the cards Patti and CeeDee sent me. Titles are "Trashed Beauty" with the former Bullets and Fire backgrounds and "Reflections" with the Dragonfly + Lace background.

Not sure if I still have to pass these on, or if I'm at the end of this group, but I trust one of you will let me know! :geek:

Blue skies and blessings,
-FireRaven

cdraz/ceedee
03-09-2009, 03:15 PM
wonderful!! FireRaven, I need to add to the first one and then it will be done.

Sunny
03-09-2009, 03:33 PM
Wow, FireRaven, great work! I can't wait to get started on another.

Sunny
03-09-2009, 03:39 PM
Hey, since you guys are all computer and graphics savvy, I've got a question/problem. A couple of times I've gotten photos from other people's digital camers that seem kind of dark when I look at them on my computer. I lighten 'em up, but they say the pics are washed out. And when I print them, they look washed out too. I'm trying to figure out of the problem is my monitor, my preferences, my eyes, my printer, or something else.

Any thoughts? My monitor is very high quality but gettin' on in age. My printer is cheap, but I use good paper and ink. Sigh.

poeticpaper
03-09-2009, 03:52 PM
ok, here is my last contribution!!

cdraz/ceedee
03-09-2009, 07:26 PM
Poeticpaper....that's great!! If you can send that to me and baleau, then we are finished with our group...thanx!!

Sunny
03-09-2009, 08:03 PM
Nice one, poeticpaper.

Sunny
03-09-2009, 08:04 PM
Hey, have people been putting these up in their galleries? I haven't yet, but I think we should. We need to lure more people to the digital dark side!

cdraz/ceedee
03-09-2009, 09:31 PM
Hey, have people been putting these up in their galleries? I haven't yet, but I think we should. We need to lure more people to the digital dark side!

ya got that RIGHT!!!

FireRaven
03-11-2009, 08:10 PM
Patti...

Not sure why you're having trouble with the attachments, but hopefully, you'll be able to pick them up here. *crosses fingers* :confused:

http://fireraven.smugmug.com/photos/487818173_3kox2-XL.jpg
http://fireraven.smugmug.com/photos/487818155_WUTbJ-XL.jpg

Blue skies and blessings,
-FireRaven/K

FireRaven
03-11-2009, 08:14 PM
Hey, have people been putting these up in their galleries? I haven't yet, but I think we should. We need to lure more people to the digital dark side!

I've been posting and agree completely! As an aside I was thinking about your monitor issue you mentioned above. Have you calibrated it for the lighting conditions you're working in? I know that on my laptop, depending on where I work, I have my working display set for the light conditions I find myself in.

I have a MacBook Pro, and it's easy to do. What system are you running?

Blue skies and blessings,
-FireRaven

Patti
03-11-2009, 08:32 PM
thanks fireraven, I've got both of them now. Cadez added to trashed beauty and sent it along to me, so I have fire and bullets completed and will post it in my gallery.

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jonquil
03-11-2009, 09:56 PM
I would love to have a go please

Sunny
03-11-2009, 10:13 PM
Great! You are the third member of group 5. Since it's a bit confusing at first, let me explain how it works. Each member of the group creates a background, which they then email to the person next on the list (you would send yours to me). Add something to the one you receive, and pass it on again. Finish up the third, and then send copies to all involved.

Please use high res jpgs. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

cdraz/ceedee
03-20-2009, 07:58 AM
How are we doing in the 3rd and fourth groups.......if we are done please post the finished ATCs here or let Sunny know that the group is completed.

Patti
03-20-2009, 01:10 PM
group 3 - Lois has been on vacation. I'm awaiting her work on yours and mine. I think Lois' was completed.
group 3 - Mine has been completed. I have worked on yours and I think it has been completed, and still awaiting fireraven's.

FireRaven
03-22-2009, 12:38 AM
Hey...forgive my confusion, but for some reason I thought I was done. Patti, can you clue me on whose card I need to complete? If I forget, or seem a bit loopy -- I broke my ankle in a fall last Sunday night and am still hopped up on pain meds but good.

So this will be interesting...making art while on some goooood drugs. :unsure: Anyway, please let me know. I didn't mean to flake on our group. Thanks.

Blue skies and blessings,
-FireRaven

Patti
03-22-2009, 02:16 AM
fireraven, I believe that you need to do a starter card and send it to Cdraz to work on who then will send it to me to work on and then it goes home to you completed. You worked on mine and Cdraz' already. So as far as I can tell, it's only yours needs doing in group 4.

Lois
03-22-2009, 03:04 PM
Attached is the SECOND segment of the third ATC in the third group -- which I think Patti will complete. (Did that confuse any one else?? It did me! I made a "finished" ATC before realizing I was only supposed to do the second bit, so I have a "duet" on this background as well as a "RoundRobin".)

I don't have the second ATC yet. (Some of my emails were trashed last month and it may have been in there; do if you sent any thing, please re-send.) It should have been Patti's bluegreen+fairymermaid background, modified by cdraz/ceedee .

cdraz/ceedee
03-22-2009, 05:49 PM
Patti and fireRaven.................here are the 3 we have been working on.................
The first one is FR's background and worked on by me so I will send to you Patti
The second one with the dragonfly was started by me and finished and the 3rd one was started by Patti is also finished.

Sunny
03-23-2009, 02:51 PM
Sorry I haven't been around the last few days - I'm a bit under the weather. I hope to be back around later this week at the latest.

Sunny
03-25-2009, 04:43 PM
Ok, I'm feeling better now. Here is Jonquil's background, hers plus my additions, and my background.

cdraz/ceedee
03-25-2009, 06:39 PM
those are really wonderful!

Patti
03-25-2009, 07:44 PM
This is the completed digital card for Cdraz I will email the full JPG file to you Cdraz.
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I'm still working on fireraven's card on which I am doing the final piece.

FireRaven
03-26-2009, 02:54 AM
Hey All...

Just in case I totally spaced out and really didn't send CeeDee an ATC back -- strange cuz I was first in the group -- I just sent her a new one by email a few minutes ago. It took me a few days to play around with ideas...this broken ankle has had me both snarky and sleepy at the same time.

In any case, I'm attaching a thumbnail so that ya can all see it. It's called "Twilight Batik." Please enjoy!

Off to my bed now... :sleep:

Blue skies and blessings,
FireRaven/K

jonquil
03-26-2009, 03:33 AM
that looks fabulous Sunny

seekingforart
03-26-2009, 06:22 AM
jonquil, did you get my background?

Sunny
03-26-2009, 01:47 PM
Wow, great work everyone. I don't know about the rest of you, but doing this has allowed me to learn a lot more about my photo program. Yesterday I learned how to use the gradient tool - I hadn't even known what the gradient tool was! I suck at learning everything all at once, but having individual projects to work on has allowed me to take it one step at a time, and have patience.

Anyone else have any learning/creativity breakthroughs?

jonquil
03-26-2009, 03:04 PM
seeking forart I have your background - will be working on it this weekend and passing it on

Patti
03-27-2009, 10:09 PM
I have the one you started and CeeDee has worked on. I'm still working on it.


Hey All...

Just in case I totally spaced out and really didn't send CeeDee an ATC back -- strange cuz I was first in the group -- I just sent her a new one by email a few minutes ago. It took me a few days to play around with ideas...this broken ankle has had me both snarky and sleepy at the same time.

In any case, I'm attaching a thumbnail so that ya can all see it. It's called "Twilight Batik." Please enjoy!

Off to my bed now... :sleep:

Blue skies and blessings,
FireRaven/K

Patti
03-29-2009, 07:13 PM
Here is FireRaven's card after CeeDee's addition and mine. I don't have FireRaven's email address. If you'll let me have it, I'll forward the original to you.

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cdraz/ceedee
03-30-2009, 07:58 AM
That is super!! Please send me a finished copy also....and then I believe we finished the "FireRaven, Patti, Cdraz" group.

cdraz/ceedee
03-30-2009, 08:00 AM
Group 3 is now complete also......Thanks for participating, loved the ATCs!

Lois
03-30-2009, 09:23 AM
... A couple of times I've gotten photos ... that seem kind of dark when I look at them on my computer. I lighten 'em up, but they say the pics are washed out. And when I print them, they look washed out too. ...
One of the things to keep in mind is that operating systems handle images differently. So what looks "good" on Windows might look "bad" on Mac and vice versa. (Linux OS is somewhere in the middle.) This was something we always had to keep in mind when designing websites. (They also define font "points" differently; so what looks right in Windows is too tiny to read in Mac. One reason to resist specifying "point-size" when making webpages -- or in email!)

I would suggest having someone send you BOTH an image AND a print of the same thing -- one that looks "too dark" -- and then adjust your monitor to lighten up and give you something on screen that matches the PRINT you have from them. Once it looks close, then YOU print out the image and see if your print matches theirs. Re-check your monitor and perhaps fine tune it so that WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN matches what you are printing out.

I hope that description makes sense. If you want to talk more about this (or would like me to talk you thru it) feel free to phone me at 530-758-5058.

-- Lois Richter, Davis Calif.

Rain Pebble
03-31-2009, 09:07 PM
this sounds like alot of fun. I am in

Sunny
04-04-2009, 03:10 PM
Thanks Lois. I'll see if I can figure it out myself, but I may call you sometime next week to chat. Nice to have an expert to question!

Sunny
04-04-2009, 03:11 PM
this sounds like alot of fun. I am in

Hey Acacia.rose (such a pretty name), I'll start you on the next list. When we get another full group, I'll email you.

Rain Pebble
04-09-2009, 07:21 PM
please do let me know when you get another group full. im excited about it.
Alot of my art/photography is done on the computer photo manipulation and effects etc

seekingforart
04-12-2009, 06:50 PM
I finish mine! Do both go to Jonquil?

cdraz/ceedee
04-13-2009, 09:22 AM
Those are great!!!

cdraz/ceedee
05-07-2009, 06:36 AM
Anyone interested in doing another.....Acacia Rose??????

Rain Pebble
05-18-2009, 01:11 PM
Sure i'll take part

k-bralusaf
06-07-2009, 07:22 PM
Im Mike ria's husband ( acacia.rose) ,and she has told me about this thread. please could you add me. many thanks.

cdraz/ceedee
06-08-2009, 09:18 AM
So, it looks like we have 3 again.....Acacia.rose, K-bralusaf and cdraz........if you could pm me your emails I wll send you my background...sound good?

Wrick
06-12-2009, 09:40 AM
aloha. all. (aloha Lois - i know Lois from another site). i'd like to play if you are making another group up.. i have some questions and thoughts too...

- i draw (and write) with digital technologies - Digital Drawing/Painting. is that okay to do on these ATCs as well as using photos and scanned images?

- it would be interesting to me to know the software and hardware people use - computers, scanners, cameras and programs etc. are you sharing that info in your emails?

i like the ATCs i've seen you create. along with them, posting your computer system and programs might give us even more ideas about what we might like to explore for ourselves...

okay - one last thought... when i work with digital stuff i usually place a copyright/signature someplace on it - usually small or so that it ties in with the piece. in the group of 3 i wouldnt mind all 3 players placing their copyright/signatures on the ATCs - in this case the permission is of course given in the terms of the collaboration that the other two in the group can work on the piece and share in the ownership of it as the finished piece. is this okay? or... thoughts on it? or any thoughts about any of the above?

cdraz/ceedee
06-13-2009, 02:02 PM
Hi Wrick!
There are no real rules with this...whoever starts a group can decide how it will work and a watermark sounds like a good idea if that is what you mean by the copyright/ signature.
I use Photoshop and am a real beginner, teaching myself with tutorials when I have time....so if you have some suggestions, fire away.
I also use a bamboo fun Wacom tablet. I am going out of the country soon and maybe you want to take my place and do some work with Acacia Rose and k-bralusaf?? Thy haven't responded here, so feel free to contact them via PM.

Wrick
06-16-2009, 12:41 AM
aloha cdraz/ceedee

thanks for the info and suggestion.

i havnt gotten into watermarking my pieces. i looked into it briefly and it's probably a good idea - however i decided to simply place copyright/sigs visibly in work i put on the web similar to ways i might do it with works on paper etc. i do that with my other work - on paper/canvas etc.

i decided to place my copyright/sig much like i might on other works because i know that even with a water mark it's possible for someone who wants to get around it to do so - it may not be easy but unless it really covers everything in a piece... it can be done. and if it's visible and covering everything it alters the work too much for what i like...

so my intent with the way i'm doing my copyright/sig, is to simply make my intent clear to anyone who looks at my work. i try to make it small but obviously there for anyone who looks and part of the piece or at least in some relationship with the piece. someone can get around it if they want to do so, but if they do, it becomes obvious that they have done so - and that means they intentionally got rid of it. so they know and i know.

copyright stuff is in such an upheaval state for artists right now - and has been for some time. for now that's what i meant regarding copyright - you can see what i mean in most anything i post. people do ask if they can use something of mine occasionally and as long as it's not for personal profit - or it's appropriately used in a way i agree to, i usually okay it.

like you i've learned what i know about photoshop by doing it. i've been doing it for a while. and it is way fun. btw - you can make a brush tip that is your copyright (or anything else) and with one click place that on a piece - you can adjust the size and color of it just like any other brush. recently i also made what looks like a chop (and asian stamp) that i've been placing on pieces - which has my copyright/sig in a square form. that's fun to use too. i could make that into a brush tip as well - i havnt yet - right now i'm just copying and pasting it and adjusting size and color that way.

recently - this year - i got a Wacom Cintiq. i'd wanted an intuos for a long time and the tablet before that. finally this year i committed myself to took the plunge - but when i looked at what they had... wow, i found that Cintiq. so i really jumped into the deep end. what is cool is that now there is a great range of pen/tablets and prices. i was tempted by the bamboo one when i saw it too... going with the Cintiq i decided that was all i could do for now... the cintiq is the only pen/tablet i've ever used and it's only been in the last few months - i really like it tho. with it came Corel Painter Essentials 4 (and adobe photoshop elements 6 - which i now use - i had elements 4 and before that 2 - and the full photoshop up to about number 6 - but found Elements had plenty on it for me).

i'll keep watching this thread and if Acacia Rose and k-bralusaf would like me to replace you, it's okay by me. i know time can get filled up fast so i'll wait to see what they are thinking...

does "going out of the country soon" mean you may be gone for a while? i know things can get a little "jump-around" during the summer with vacations and travels that way... if opportunity presents itself sometimes i take off (usually briefly) too - altho lately i havnt been much of a traveler - at least not as much as i once was....

i hope you have fun with your travels or move. thank you for your response. be having fun and i hope you return full of ideas!

cdraz/ceedee
07-16-2009, 05:47 PM
A new group for this thread has been started.......
I did a background which I emailed to Kbralusaf, who will pass it on to acacia
so.....
cdraz
kbralusaf
acacia rose....is the group
sound right?

Wrick
07-20-2009, 11:45 AM
i'm trying not to take on anything more until i return from a short trip (to another island) toward the end of this month. i should be back by mid-Aug or before. may be i can play then. i hope your travels were good cdraz/ceedee. have fun.

Rain Pebble
07-20-2009, 01:25 PM
My husband wanted you to know he got the background and will work on it today and pass it on to myself.. i'll then send it back to you ceedee ok ? thanks

cdraz/ceedee
07-21-2009, 10:11 AM
Sounds good, I got yours also.....then he needs to do a background that you work on, so there will be three total.

Raven
07-21-2009, 11:50 AM
I am not sure what I need to do,,,But I want to play toooo...

Wrick
07-21-2009, 12:02 PM
oh good it looks like this group is becoming active again. cool.

if i understand it right:
- 3 players to a group
- each player starts a piece off - as the background
- that piece is sent to the next player on the list, who then works on it and then passes it on to the last player.
- that player works on it and then returns it to the player who started it off.

anything else?

another question. i like working on a 5 x 7 (at 300 dpi) that can then be resized to ATC size. would that be okay?

cdraz/ceedee
07-22-2009, 10:39 AM
I think THAT IS how it works, and 5 x 7 should work....kinda up to the 3 people, me thinks...(but what do I really know)...(look out, she is in one of THOSE moods)

Raven
07-22-2009, 10:47 AM
So I make a background and wait till there is another person below me on the list..The list I see, if I am looking at the right thing only has one person 1. Acacia.rose ..and then I will be the second......If I have this right I am ready to play and I'll get my background made and ready to go....

cdraz/ceedee
07-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Raven, I think you are starting a new group....the previous one is acacia rose, kbraulusaf and me.
But if you want to start one I will be second and then we need one more...........

Wrick
07-23-2009, 07:30 PM
Raven & cdraz/ceedee - if you two are willing to put up with me being gone for a week or so (most likely in the middle of this process), i'd like to be #3 in your group.*

if you'd rather someone who wont be missing for a week, i'll wait until i return to be part of a group.

most likely my dates to be gone will be July 30 to Aug. 8 (2009)

*well. . . and of course you'd probably also have to put up with some of my quirks and usual... erm... oddities, processes.. and other assorted human and non-human idiosyncrasies... which i'll try to keep to a minimum. . .

Raven
07-24-2009, 10:27 AM
This sounds good to me...So I make a background and send to cdraz/ceedee, If I ever get this right once I will be ok and maybe I will know what to do next time///..So I need to get cdraz/ceedee's email address and sent my background to her and the theme is anything, right?

Lois
07-24-2009, 10:58 PM
Oh, good; time to do another digital RR.

I see Wrick has gotten over here. <<big wave>>

Are we still filling out group #6? (Or is the first page no longer up=to=date?)

Anyway, I'd like to play. Who else is in?

Wrick
07-25-2009, 12:22 AM
aloha Lois (waving back) - i havnt heard back from cdraz/ceedee about my playing in what i think would be the 7th group (the 6th is full and Raven starts the 7th with cdraz/ceedee being #2).

i'm going to be gone for a short travel time so if Raven and cdraz/ceedee would prefer you for the 3rd player in group 7 that is okay by me. i do want to play and should be able to play with no problem when i get back (about Aug. 8). i believe both Raven and i are relatively new to this group so i dont want to do something that is out of place and make it too confusing... which is why i'd like to be clear with cdraz/ceedee about the players and how it will work...

i am looking forward to playing here. have fun, yes. - aloha -

Raven
07-25-2009, 08:56 AM
I have no problem doing this with anyone, I just hope that I am not a problem for everyone else because..
Yes ..this is my first time playing and I need someone to tell me what to do,, so I won't mess this up...

If we can get one done right then we won't be so confused,,
maybe I should just say "I" not "we"....lol

cdraz/ceedee
07-25-2009, 01:03 PM
heehee.....I need someone to tell me what to do also!! Here is what I think without looking back on this thread ( my computer is very fragile)....Group number 6 is filled, three to a group, so it is acacia rose, and her husband( can't remember his user name) and then me.
Next group is Raven, cdraz and Wrick....and the time frame is good for me Wrick, if it is for Raven?
I will eventually send you a background Wrick if you pm me yr email...thanks!

Raven
07-25-2009, 01:30 PM
The time is OK with me ,,,Now I send a background to Cdraz and I think I swap somewhere that the image should be 5x7 at 300 dpi.., if this is right I will need your email address..I will go ahead and send my email address to both of you and you can just send to me wherever you are ready.....

cdraz/ceedee
07-25-2009, 02:45 PM
Sounds good.....
so...
Raven sends background to cdraz
cdraz sends background to Wrick
Wrick sends background to Raven

So whenever you are ready Wrick, I need your email address please.

Wrick
07-25-2009, 08:44 PM
okay! cool! - Raven & cdraz - thank you. i'll PM you both with my gmail address. i should be able to take and send a full size 5x7 at 300dpi in that.

(just to be clear, Raven, i like working that 5x7 size but that's not a requirement - that's just a personal preference of mine. i can then have what i do printed easily in a photo process as either a 5 x 7 or as ATC sized work which is what i like to do.)

also FYI - i'm going to add some kind of copyright to pieces i do or work on, unless you two object. ...i'll do that with the understanding that you both can work on these pieces for our collaboration (which i enjoy doing a lot and have done with a number of other people). you are both entitled to work on these pieces with that copyright on it. if you add work to it, i hope you will of course also add your own copyrights. - i try to add mine so that it is not too intrusive on a piece. i've gone around and around with this issue for a long time and for me it's important to do this. however it is completely up to you two whether you add yours or not. - i know for unscrupulous people they can get around a copyright. my intent is to make it obvious if this is done and so that someone who wants to ask permission to use something i've done, has a way to ask.

i'm looking forward to working with both of you. so i need to be told what to do as well! bwahahahaha - as i understand it we do not have a theme so it's up to each of us to do as we please setting off on our own backgrounds, yes. cool on that.

i suspect too that each group of 3 may decide on their own course in working their collaboration. so what we do is not a fixed way it has to be done...

am i correct that once a background has been worked on by all 3 of us it is sent back to the person who first made the background? does that person then finish it off or accept it as finished as is? and a finished piece is also sent to each of the other two, yes? ...which we can each have printed, yes? any limitations or other considerations at that point?

yup. i'm a question machine. ...okay, sometimes. and for me it's a challenge figuring out which question is the right question to ask at times too!

i'll send my background to Raven when i get your email address, Raven - or as soon after as possible...

it's nice to meet you two and to work on this collaboration - cool. have fun. aloha -

Wrick
07-27-2009, 10:34 PM
aloha Raven. would you PM (Private Message) me with an email address where i can send you a background for you to work on in our collaboration piece (Group #7). i will be leaving by the end of this week and be gone for about a week - so no worries if you do not hear from me during that "gone" time. i do have something i can send you before i leave. i believe i sent you my gmail address in a PM, which you can use any time (if i didnt, or you didnt get it, or it got deleted - i sometimes do that! - let me know and i'll send another PM to you with my address).

have fun, yes. aloha - Wrick

Raven
07-28-2009, 09:09 AM
Check your PM ,, Thanks for doing this with me,,

Wrick
07-28-2009, 11:37 PM
Raven, cool. fun. got your email address. i should have something to send soon. . . i may add a bit more, yet. . . have fun - aloha.

Raven
08-23-2009, 09:48 AM
I want to Thank Wrick and Cdraz/ceedee for working with me on our Digital Collage RR/Jam ,,I think we did a good job, I know I love what Wrick and Cdraz/ceedee..I am honored to have worked with them..Thank you and I hope to do another of these sometime..
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn185/raven258/afapic.jpg

cdraz/ceedee
08-23-2009, 03:10 PM
I am finallyat a place with fast internet! Thanks, Raven for posting them all here...they are all so interesting! i can't even decide which I liked the best.....and your sense of humor suits me fine.....off to leave i trader..........................

Oh and yeah, someone can start a new one...........there are some new victims, i mean players around.

Wrick
10-06-2009, 09:57 PM
wow. it's taken me a while to get back here. much longer than i had expected. imagine me grinning tho, to look at these 3 digital works! a lot of fun. and yes, they turned out great - imo. and i have to say... the humor is terrific too. thanks cdraz/ceedee and Raven.

yes. i'd like to do this again. especially if i can work around times a little. even tho i havnt been here as much as i thought i would be, i havnt forgotten. too many fun things to do! - ...just so you know a chunk of time is being used to work on a dot com site. probably more than i initially thought - which is okay and fun. but when it will be up and live... i wouldnt even want to suggest a guess at this point.

so... with that in mind... i hope to be here at least a little more often than i have been in the last couple of months. . .

have fun. aloha -

cdraz/ceedee
10-07-2009, 07:26 AM
Anyone up for a new one then......there are some new victims..................

Raven
10-07-2009, 10:03 AM
I'll Play

Wrick
10-07-2009, 11:35 PM
i know we 3 have been in a group already.... i dont want to squeeze someone out... however...

if no one else chimes in, in a day or so... i'll play again. ...if we can be a little loose on time.

cool. and nice to see you two! have fun.

melissamyth
10-08-2009, 12:10 AM
I've never done a round robin before, but I'd love to try if there is still space

Wrick
10-08-2009, 12:15 AM
hey, cool! and welcome melissamyth.

how about if melissamyth plays in this round and i'll step into the next one down the line - if that's okay with you all.

cdraz/ceedee
10-08-2009, 06:56 AM
Sounds awesome Wrick!!
So I will send a background to Raven who will work on it and send it to melissamyth...
Raven will do a background and send it to mm...
and melissamyth will do a background and email it to cdraz, etc.
Any questions, fire away...............

melissamyth
10-08-2009, 12:41 PM
How do we send? through PM? And resolution is 3.5 by 2.5 at 300 dpi right?

cdraz/ceedee
10-13-2009, 08:25 AM
I am having a bit of trouble with this, but I AM working on it....................

melissamyth
10-13-2009, 12:59 PM
me too, but I'm not sure exactly what I'm doing . . . I should have something to send on soon tho

cdraz/ceedee
10-13-2009, 02:58 PM
Sorry MM...PS stuff is on my computer at home....sigh............

Raven
10-15-2009, 10:01 AM
My background has been sent to melissamyth....and cdraz/ceedee you really sent a tough one...I will have to think one this one for awhile...

cdraz/ceedee
10-15-2009, 11:10 AM
Raven...how about if I try a different one?
here is MMs background with what I added................

Wrick
10-15-2009, 01:16 PM
wow. i've seen parts of this rr in process - it looks great. cool.

cdraz/ceedee
10-15-2009, 01:36 PM
here is MM's original background (blue)
And Raven would you like the 2nd one (yellow) to work on instead??

Lois
10-15-2009, 08:23 PM
Well, I've come up for air for a while.
Wondering if there is interest in starting another Digital RR.

I'd love to play. Anyone else up for it?

-- Lois Richter

Wrick
10-15-2009, 09:35 PM
i'm in for a round. anyone for a third?

melissamyth
10-15-2009, 10:57 PM
I've got both cards to work on . . . I'm scratching my head a lil right now . . . but I'll get there!!! Wow cdraz, love what you did with my background :)

melissamyth
10-16-2009, 10:25 PM
cdraz: I sent you the card Raven started. I also have the one you started and am still working on it . . . when I'm done with that one do I send it to you, or to both players? I just don't know what to do with the "done" one . . .

cdraz/ceedee
10-17-2009, 07:48 AM
Melissamyth...when you are done with the one I started, yes send it to me and Raven, then all 3 of us will have a copy of it and then feel free to print it or not. And put it in the gallery here or not....totally up to you.

Cricket
10-19-2009, 07:39 AM
May I please join?

cdraz/ceedee
10-19-2009, 08:14 AM
Looks like a new group of 3.............
Wrick
Lois
Paper Moon

have at it!!!

Raven
10-19-2009, 09:08 AM
cdraz/ceedee believe it or not I did come up with something for your background and it's already gone to melissamyth....It was a challenge but that's what I need to help me lean to think outside the box...

cdraz/ceedee
10-19-2009, 11:37 AM
Super!...I am still working on the third part of the one you started also.

Cricket
10-20-2009, 01:41 AM
Okay. I'm still learning how this works :wubclub: I'm in a group with Wrick, and Lois, correct...? So now what do I do? I am working on my background. Who should I send it too when I am done?

cdraz/ceedee
10-20-2009, 11:43 AM
paper moon.............
Wrick will send a background to Lois
Lois will send a background to Paper moon
Papermoon will send a background to Wrick

PM them for more info and email addresses

Cricket
10-22-2009, 01:15 AM
Thanks! I have send the PMs :)

cdraz/ceedee
10-22-2009, 07:55 AM
Just a refresher from the first post.................

This RR will be organized into groups of three. Each member creates an atc-sized digital background using whatever program they prefer, and then saves it as a high res jpeg and emails it to the next person. That person adds a layer, and emails it on to the next. When it returns to the start, the first player emails a finished copy back to all players. Unlike a normal RR, the three final products are owned by all three participants. Printing final copies is optional.

Each person should try to pass the card along in about a week, just to keep things moving. And everyone can post their layers here when they get them done. Then we can all see how the works progress. The order is: one sends to two, two sends to three, three sends to one.
I think the best thing about this is that you don't have to worry about messing up someone else's work

Wrick
10-22-2009, 08:59 AM
way cool on our RR. nice to meet you PaperMoon - and nice to see you in the RR.

aloha Lois. cool on working this RR with you too! (Lois and i know each other from elsewhere).

just so you know, i messed up my monitor last week - or shortly after jumping on this RR wagon. i was unable to get on the net so i'm a little behind in our RR - but i'll hope to get caught up shortly.

way cool on the RR. i'm looking forward to the results of the other one going on too!

cdraz/ceedee - in your 10-17-09 post you mentioned something about showing final work in a gallery here. i'm not sure i know about this. i think i understand showing our stage in the thread here. ...is that what you meant by "gallery" - or is there a specific place to show the finished piece? - thanks.

cdraz/ceedee
10-22-2009, 09:07 AM
I just meant put it in your regular gallery so the digital unbelievers can see our wonderful work.....sound good?

Wrick
10-22-2009, 09:15 AM
Yes! excellent idea. i hadnt even thought of that. no wonder you're in charge! cool and thank you.

...are you thinking - put in each one we've worked on or just the one we start?

in other words... should i put in all 3 from a RR or just the one i started.

in some ways i like the idea of all three so that people can get an idea and see how we work in our collaborations. altho that would mean all 3 artists might each have all 3 works up. . . ???

cdraz/ceedee
10-23-2009, 07:53 AM
You could do it in one frame.....ah, the beauty of Photoshop!!

cdraz/ceedee
10-23-2009, 08:49 AM
here (hopefully) is Ravens background with work done by MM and a choice of final ATC.....Raven and MM, which do you prefer.......................?

melissamyth
10-24-2009, 12:16 AM
nice work cdraz :)

I like the second one especially

Wrick
10-24-2009, 11:13 AM
another great idea cdraz/ceedee - all 3 together. perfect. oh. all 3 stages. and/or all three final pieces - each from a different starter. cool.

okay. i think i'm about ready to send this to Lois. ...but ya never know... okay. okay I never know... if this will be exactly as i'll send it... until i actually send it. sometimes i like to sit with it a day or 3 and see if there is something that i want to tweak, change, adjust, alter, pursue and of course lots of etc.

P.S.
cool versions cdraz/ceedee - tough choice. initially i thought the 2nd one, the lighter one. but i like the subtly of the text - and the sense of "wisdom" cool.

melissamyth
10-24-2009, 02:56 PM
Here's my finished. cdraz did background, raven added text, border and flowers, I added big stamp overlay and other stamps from around the world to work with raven's text.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4674/2_butterflieslil.jpg

cdraz/ceedee
10-24-2009, 04:58 PM
That is GORGEOUS!!..MM and Raven......great quote and i love the stamps!! So I will put that one in my gallery with players involved of course......as soon as it is emailed to me
It turned out marvelous!
And Wrick...yours is gonna be super too....all my fav colors...can't wait to see what they do!!

WOOHOO!!

Wrick
10-25-2009, 02:42 AM
cool and ty cdraz/ceedee. the one melissamyth posted above is excellent. way cool on you two along with Raven!

Lois
10-25-2009, 10:10 AM
That's a great card melissamyth. A wonderful idea to pick up on the "going" part with the postal stamps. All three offerings merge very well together!

Raven: Is that your original poem? It's very nice.

Raven
10-27-2009, 09:39 AM
cdraz/ceedee you are so talented and I think both of them are great...I think anything you added would be wonderful...

cdraz/ceedee
11-09-2009, 08:29 AM
How is the last one for our group coming??

Cricket
11-10-2009, 03:17 AM
Wonderful cards, everyone!!

Raven
11-11-2009, 10:05 AM
I am looking forward to getting the other one to work on for our group and seeing all 3 finished..I know all 3 will be very interesting...

cdraz/ceedee
11-11-2009, 08:03 PM
Raven...how about if I try a different one?
here is MMs background with what I added................

Raven, are you waiting for this one from me?

melissamyth
11-12-2009, 10:13 PM
I'm confused, we're just waiting on the one I started right?

Patti
11-12-2009, 10:14 PM
Hello all. Been on hiatus, but if there's another group starting up soon, please count me in. I've managed to get a lot of the stuff back that was lost when my old puter crashed. So maybe I can do some digital creations again.

cdraz/ceedee
11-13-2009, 09:24 AM
I'm confused, we're just waiting on the one I started right?

I am confused too...(that is why I am SOOOO NOT in charge, Wrick!)
The purple one Raven started, and I finished
And my background, I believe MM finished, so yes, we are waiting to see the background MM started and I added a young girl to.....................make sense??

cdraz/ceedee
11-13-2009, 09:27 AM
Patti, I am ready to be in another one if you are starting it?

Patti
11-13-2009, 08:02 PM
As long as I'm not in charge. I'm up for it. Count me in for the next group.

cdraz/ceedee
11-14-2009, 10:31 AM
So Patti
And cdraz

Who else????

Raven
11-16-2009, 11:02 AM
here is our other finished one...I emailed it to both of you guys cdraz/ceedee and MM...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2617/4109512296_79a610e3ae_m.jpg)

cdraz/ceedee
11-16-2009, 01:14 PM
That one is gorgeous Raven!!

melissamyth
11-16-2009, 01:23 PM
love it Raven :)

Raven
11-17-2009, 10:11 AM
Thanks... I believe that the 3 of us Melissamyth, cdraz/ceedee and me made a great team for our swap...
Good Luck and have fun to the next group.

cdraz/ceedee
11-17-2009, 04:35 PM
Super results Melissamyth and Raven, Thanks!!

Wrick
11-21-2009, 07:43 AM
has anyone heard from Lois recently? i'm wondering if she received the two that i sent to her (my background and Paper Moon's that i worked on) for our group of:

Wrick
Lois
Paper Moon

Lois - if you didnt receive the pieces i sent let me know - i can send them again. they were in two different emails but to the same address.

Paper Moon - if Lois sent you her background and you've worked on it - and if you're ready to send it, i should be able to work on it this coming week. ...if not that's fine too, i wanted to check in because i havnt been able to get here in the last week or 3 and i havnt heard from Lois.

i hope all is okay for you Lois...

Cricket
11-23-2009, 03:19 AM
Hi Wrick,

I'm afraid I haven't received anything from Lois yet, and I aven't heard from her. I hope she's okay too.

PS: Love your avatar!

cdraz/ceedee
11-23-2009, 08:59 AM
Maybe you want to PM her, she was on not too long ago.

Wrick
01-09-2010, 08:52 AM
okay. i fell into the holiday season after my last post. i think i'm about to semi-re-emerge.

thank you PaperMoon (on my avatar) - i havnt heard from Lois - i suspect it's the holidays. so i'm not too worried. . . yet. i would like to get back into our collaboration. i have sent every thing on at this point, but i can send it again or in other directions. i know everyone may not yet be ready to come out from the winter sleep. ...not to worry. just be having fun and i'll try to be getting back here occasionally now...

happy new decade to all and have fun in this new year.

Cricket
01-11-2010, 05:35 AM
Happy 2010 to All!!!

Wrick, I'm in no hurry. I have had surgery to my wrist, and am recovering from that, so I have loads of time :)

cdraz/ceedee
01-11-2010, 06:32 PM
Wrick.............it just isn't fair.............it has been below zero here lately, so cold your nose freezes shut when you step outside.

Wrick
01-12-2010, 04:50 AM
good healing energy on your wrist, PaperMoon - does loads of time mean you can also work on your digital stuff? ...or you have to find things to do other than finger things?

cdraz/ceedee - if i could bottle this weather i'd send it out by the cart load. ...most of the time that is. hmmmmm... may be we could organize a nose cap swap? that's just plain too cold. i do know upper NY as well as Minnesota weather. i miss winter for about 2 weeks a year.

to all - if we are going to wait for Lois to re-emerge (i do think it's the holidays and may be travel - altho if someone knows differently i'd like to hear) i'd be willing to participate in another round with others in the mean time...

cdraz/ceedee
01-12-2010, 10:39 AM
give me a week to get rid of the ever-present relatives and I am in!
Thanks for sending the warm weather......it might get to 34 degrees tommorrow and people will go nuts, they will be wearing shorts while jogging around the frozen lakes.

Wrick
01-13-2010, 09:17 PM
cool cdraz/ceedee. i can do that. well. both i mean... i can wear shorts and... wait. ...i mean... sure, i'll wait for your break in relatives. have fun with 'em while ya got 'em. i think i got your cold weather it was so cold last night... beautiful skies tho because they were so clear the stars were like crystal sparkles in cut glass. give me a heads up when you're ready for a go on the RR.

Patti
01-15-2010, 06:30 PM
I put my name in a while back (see posts 205 - 209) but so far... nada. So, if another group is forming, please count me in. I miss digitizing.

Wrick
01-16-2010, 07:55 AM
cool Patti - sounds like we have a trio. yes cdraz/ceedee? when ever you're ready.

cdraz/ceedee
01-16-2010, 02:22 PM
Relatives gone by Monday...or else!!..................so yeah, I am in!

Wrick
01-17-2010, 11:18 AM
okay. i'm good right now too. RR on!

Patti
01-17-2010, 02:13 PM
I'm in. I'll get right to work.

Wrick
01-19-2010, 08:08 AM
i have something going too Patti. but if you need a little break cdraz/ceedee, that's cool by me too.

cdraz/ceedee
01-20-2010, 09:42 AM
So..............PATTI...............then WRICK................then CDRAZ...............sound right?

I am working on mine today...........

Wrick
01-21-2010, 03:13 AM
sounds good to me.

Patti sends to Wrick
Wrick sends to Cdraz
Cdraz sends to Patti

right?

i can send mine any time.

Wrick
01-22-2010, 12:49 PM
okay i've sent a starter ATC image for when ever you can get to it Cdraz - for the Patti-Wrick-Cdraz RR

Patti
01-22-2010, 08:30 PM
Wrick, I'll be needin' your email addy so can send mine to you. Before the weekend is over fer sure.

Wrick
01-22-2010, 11:01 PM
cool Patti - it's in the PM. Mahalo (thanks)

platypus
01-24-2010, 03:31 AM
I'm here to lurk for a while ;)

Wrick
01-24-2010, 07:10 AM
cool Platypus. and welcome. most of the groups do 3 collaborators. when someone wants to play usually two others will join in. each person starts a card and there is a rotation to pass cards on. that's the basics. other than that (imo) the idea is to have fun.

if you browse back through the thread pages sometimes finished and sometimes "in-the-process" pieces have been posted.

Cricket
01-25-2010, 02:16 AM
Wrick, thanks for the wonderful healing thoughts!! I'm getting back to my computer, pencils and paints...finally!!! :laugh:

WildGoose
01-25-2010, 03:23 AM
I'd like to get in on this; as I have swapped/met challenges digitally a bit before coming here to AFA...will be fun!

Will check back tomorrow and over the week to see who I"m in with!

Cheers to All,
WildGoose/Chris

Wrick
01-26-2010, 01:43 AM
cool PaperMoon. whether things are good or off (as in life) i can count on art being there - and it's always good to get lost in my art. (i replied to your pm - cool and on we go!).

Lois - PaperMoon and i will finish off our collaboration - if you find this message and want to join in you can at any time as far as i'm concerned. i hope all is okay for you. you can contact me here or Nness or gmail any time.

welcome WildGoose. cool on starting a next group. if you have questions ask, yes. i'm working on 3 digital collaborations at the moment so i dont want to over commit. let's see who else is ready to step in with you in the next few days. by that time i may be finished with something and can go another round if you dont get 2 more to work with by then...

anyone up for a group with WildGoose?

have fun. and cool on joining in.

WildGoose
01-26-2010, 03:04 AM
Hi Wrick,
Will I be sending and attaching as a PM here or e-mail outside the site?
Looked around, and it seems both are done...

Wrick
01-27-2010, 04:18 AM
aloha WildGoose - i've been using gmail. it's free and i like the way their image system works and the sizes possible. others use gmail and other email programs. i havnt gone through the system here to exchange images for working collaborations. i'm not sure if the size would be as big as is possible in emails. it's up to you tho, imo.

when you are in a group (which is usually 3 members) each member will exchange contacts with you, so you'll know where to send something, and they'll know where you want to receive something - a work in progress or a finished piece.

cdraz/ceedee
01-27-2010, 05:09 PM
hey Wrick and Patti................awesome work you sent me!!...Not sure if i could even add anything worthwhile to them. But here is the one I started and I think it looks fab!

Wrick
01-28-2010, 11:37 AM
cool cdraz. i like how that came out too. i was trying to remember how to post to here and realized i'll have to figure it out all over again. bwahahahaha. so thanks for posting this. and i will figure it out again.

i forgot that i should give people working with me a heads-up that i do put a copyright on things i do or collaborate on. i'm okay with others doing the same in our collaborations - in fact i encourage it. i try to make it small enough and part of the piece so that it's not a distraction but still there if someone looks for it. there are a number of reasons that i do this - imo it's a good thing for anyone who makes an image to do - and especially if it goes on the web any where. i'm also okay with printing these collaboration pieces up for yourself when you've been one of the collaborators. so no problem there.

a basic artitst's copyright consists of
1 - the copyright symbol.
2 - the year - which can be optional.
3 - your name.
4 - a way you can be contacted. - i use my email address or now i'm starting to use what will become my dotcom because there will be a way to reach me there.

i know the idea for a lot of people is to share their work. which is cool. and if asked i dont mind people using something i've done for a one time personal reason - i would prefer to know about it however. in fact when people have asked with a reasonable request i usually say fine.

the cases that would bother me and i want some control over are when someone might use an image i'ved done for other reasons - like commercial reasons - but that isnt all - i'd feel really powerless if something i'd done was used for a political reason - and i especially wouldnt be pleased if i disagreed with the politics. i wouldnt want it used for propaganda either, if i were uncomfortable with that. and i wouldnt want it connected to bad things either. it's not to difficult to think of something you wouldnt want your work supporting...

i know these things are not too likely - but they do happen and it is way too easy to take an image from the web without permission. without a copyright on something it's perfectly fine according to the laws of our world to take that image and use it how ever someone wants to use it for any purpose they choose. if my copyright is there then it's clear that i dont want that to happen.

i also know a copyright can be removed - that's not legal, but it can be done if someone really wanted to do it. if i dont have a copyright on then they dont need to remove it and it's legal for someone to use it. if i do have the copyright on then it's easy to prove that i did and it becomes clear that it was removed. that gives me some recourse about what has been done with the image.

so that's why (or some of the reasons/thinking behind why) i put a copyright on things i do. i hope this doesnt bother anyone. it is something i feel strong about for all artists and for all people who create images in any way.

thanks for letting me put all of this in here. if you want to know more let me know. or if you have questions about it. etc. cool - ask and i'll tell you what i know or what i think... my idea is still to have fun. imo, the right kind of fun is fun for everyone.

cool on our collaborations!

cdraz/ceedee
01-28-2010, 12:30 PM
That sounds like a good idea, is it something that you just have a jpeg of, that you add in Photoshop...what about a watermark?
And WILDGOOSE.............I am ready to be your second in the next group...whenever you are...................

Wrick
01-29-2010, 06:29 AM
there a a lot of ways to add a copyright. a watermark is one of them.

as you pointed out saving to a jpg file and then adding it to your work is another way. which is what i often do now. i make my design large - 2 x 2 or 4 x 4 inches and sometimes even larger. then save it large. that way i can re-size it to fit the way i want it when i apply it. i can tilt it too - in some cases i make it so that it almost looks like a chop - which i've been doing recently. by using layers in photoshop i can blend it or fade it. and i can also rework it in a layer too.

sometimes i just use the letter/writing tool and do about the same thing.

you can make it almost transparent or treat it as an element in the composition. or in some cases even use a filter on it...

another way i've tried it is by making a brush out of the copyright. then with one click i can place it - if i dont like the size, color or placement i can go back one step and adjust it and place it again. i used the word/letter tool as well as by hand writing it out and then scanning it and making a brush out of that.

i'd be interested in seeing or hearing how others add their copyright - or how you've seen it done. or if you are just considering it, tell us how you're doing yours.

Patti
01-29-2010, 08:20 PM
I have Wrick's piece to work on and here's my finished piece to share.

Nice works folks, considering what I gave you to start with. Thank you.

38807

Me to Wrick to cdraz. Be working on Wricks over the weekend.

Wrick
01-29-2010, 09:05 PM
cool Patti - have fun, yes.

okay. i can go 3rd in the WildGoose group if no one else is ready. i may be a bit slow as i have some other things on the agenda too. if that's okay with you two (WildGoose and Cdraz), i'm in.

WildGoose
01-29-2010, 11:40 PM
Welcolme aboard...will be uploading soon!

Patti
01-30-2010, 12:33 AM
Wrick - your finished piece is in the email. Hope you like it. I think it came out pretty good.

Wrick
01-30-2010, 06:11 AM
thanks Patti. it's cool. i did get it. i now have all three. that was a great round. one of the things i like about doing this is that it often makes me think in ways that break my usual patterns. cool.

so i take it we are a go on the group of:

WildGoose
Cdraz
Wrick

and in that order...

WildGoose to Cdraz
Cdraz to Wrick
Wrick to WildGoose

yes?

if so, would you PM me your email address WildGoose and i'll send you my starter ATC as soon as possible (altho as i said i may be a little slow - just a head-up as a possibility).

cdraz/ceedee
01-30-2010, 12:44 PM
yes..............................

WildGoose
01-30-2010, 04:46 PM
Here's the back-ground I sent on:

38839

cdraz/ceedee
01-30-2010, 07:04 PM
Got it WG!!