Thursday, October 6, 2011

Must... stop... making... wallpapers... Argh!

So here is the last desktop wallpaper I'm going to make for a while...  I'm having WAY too much fun, and it's distracting me from doing the other work I should be doing--like actually making wearable art.  Hm.

This image, by the way, is taken from the collection of Double--M through Flickr's Creative Commons License.  This level of attribution license allows me to alter and reuse the image she has collected in her Flickr account for my own work, as long as I attribute the inspiring image back to her.

So that's what I'm doing.  : )

I hope you enjoy the wallpaper as much as I had fun making it... It's fun to do "grunge" in Photoshop...  And juxtaposing it with something beautiful is really quite interesting, if I may say so myself.  This style of contrasting the old with the new, and capturing a feeling or essence is something that I think a lot of mixed-media and assemblage artists are going after these days.  I think that touches on a contemporary cultural feeling that we're all sort of sharing--going back to our past and celebrating the simple beauty that is so different from the complicated world we live in.  By appreciating the small, authentic, and true, it somehow makes it easier for us to sort out our incredibly convoluted lives and makes them easier to live and enjoy.  I like that sentiment, and I'm all for it.

And here is a desktop wallpaper that is influenced by that philosophy.

Just click on the top half of the image appropriate to your kind of computer, and you'll get a larger image that you can download.  Then simply tell your computer that you want to make it your desktop image by adjusting your System Preferences.

Live Life with Relish!



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