Friday, October 20, 2006

let there be grain!

I tried to render this grainy because I wanted that feel for this one but Apophysis smoothed out all the little specks. (Like it's supposed to do, which frustrates me at times). So I used Picassa's film grain filter & said, "Let there be grain!" And there was. ;)

I really love the feel of this one. Click on it, it looks better enlarged. Posted by Picasa

19 comments:

Autumn Storm said...

Really like this one too!! They look a little like dancing flowers to me, in any case, it's an image that brings a smile. Beautiful colour, shimmering thanks to that grain effect. :-)

Wishing you a delightful weekend, xo

Miss Litzi said...

Hi Oliviah,
This is cool…..reminds me of a rubber door mat or “gummy bear” candies. Very interesting.

tsduff said...

It's lovely. I wanted to make it look like a metal room divider, like they use in India... but the depth of the stars made it look more like cookies, pressed out and ready to bake. Love it!

TotalChaos said...

This is beautiful, Oliviah. I will send you an E-mail, on how to keep the specks in. You did well on this.

Anonymous said...

Oliviah, this is so cool. You're so good at creating unusual images. Keep them coming ;)

Anonymous said...

I see cookie cutters. :-)

jane said...

You're most likely too young to remember this. But this kinda reminds me of those walls in the 50s or 60s. (I was born in 58, so while I saw them, I wasn't around when they were made, heh). But they're the kind that have white bricks with holes cut in them. YOu know, like what Dean Martin would've had at his house. (no, I never saw his house either) ;)

Cool!

Oliviah said...

some kind of grid, looks like pewter in a way, but I wanted it to look like a close up of some kind of grid, not sure if that is the right word. Can't think of words too good today.

Anonymous said...

Grainy looks really cool, but I would love to see the smooth version, perhaps coloured?? Really nice star/tile thing you have going here.

Mile Stones said...

Well I'm happy to saythat you managed to find all the right words to write me!
I can see the pewter idea, but it also has in fact a slight, Escher-esque touch, if you look at how those 'petals' all serve for at least 2 'flowers'. Which is great. My only negative is that I'm embarked on a strong Anti-Grey campaign over these days! Kissesxxx

Evydense said...

Such uber-coolness....and all in a "non-colour" too. Fanf***tastic! (Can I say that??). I like the previous comment about it being Escher-esque. Bang on.

Oliviah said...

I apologize, I just had an upsetting argument with someone over I'm not sure what, only it was completely illogical and I had this strange feeling, like I was trying to be reasonable with some character in Alice in Wonderland. I wanted desperately to restore some sanity into this conversation-gone-wrong but that clearly was not going to happen. Now I'm in my room doing the crying thing and my hands are shaking and I feel sick in my stomach, which will create a migraine tomorrow and a new phase of memory losses. I'll never understand people who wish to argue just so they can make another person cry. What satisfaction is there in that?

peace

Autumn Storm said...

Oh gosh. Sorry, sweetie, to hear you so upset, little or no consolation, but in cases such as this, where there is no logical reason why the other person would act the way they do other than to cause upset and tears, it usually has to do with something completely personal to them, and nothing to do with you (the other). Frustration, anger, pain, whatever it is that they are feeling and just cannot deal with or let go of in any other way than to pass it along to someone else. There is no reason for it and it does nothing for them other than give a strange temporary release, having spent some emotional energy more than anything else. I'm not sure what you can do to ease things, mostly for yourself, other than to just write it off for the reasons stated above - other than that, if it's viable, talk to them once they are calm, explain how the argument made you feel - couldn't be that they seriously would want to cause you any hurt, they were just selfish in their own hurting.
Big bear hugs to you, xo.

Autumn Storm said...

PS And I apologize for butting in, if that comment was specifically in relation to another that someone else made, couldn't see a direct correlation, so I had to respond, hope you don't mind. Sometimes I talk too much.

Oliviah said...

autumn, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your comment because what you said made so much sense of something that had made no sense at all. And you were more right than you can imagine about each thing you said. There was one thing that made that situation extraordinarily upsetting--my memory loss was being used against me in the argument. I find that terribly cruel. I get left with wretched migraines after I cry, I will feel much better when that has finally passed. Thank you so much for being so thoughtful, it felt so soothing to read that.

Autumn Storm said...

:-) So relieved that it was okay and much more importantly that you are doing better!
Hope the migraine passes asap (get those wretched things too, so know how horrible they can be).
Hugs, hope you manage to have yourself a good day, x

Last thought, people most often pick up the first weapon to hand and don't think about the damage it will cause, the lack of consideration/decency, until after the fact. Keyword 'after', they will, and perhaps it will make a difference if the next time (not necessarily with you, but in how they react/act).

Mile Stones said...

Oh Oliviah! Reading of your hurt made me want to reach through the screen with my left hand (my best hand!), so that it emerged through yours,reached out and held your hand for a while, or until it had receded into insignificance. But if I could produce that trick, why stop at the left hand??? ;).
Each time I come across this kind of distress now, particualrly since what I was visited with 3 weeks ago, i keep thinknig of the banner of my 16th August post, with the John dos Passos quote. If only people could have some consciousness of their capacity to inflict a negative emotional effect & stop themselves before they did it, we'd all be so much better off. If on the other hand, they are conscious of their neg. emotional impact and that is their intention, then that is a different ball game entirely.
If that is the case here, can I suggest that you don't need such a person in your life? If they have done it once, then they can abuse you again. You and anybody else doesn't need to go looking for hand-outs of cruelty. Why is it always so much easier to break than to make? The damage, once done, cannot be undone. But there is always 'future', when you'll feel better, on top again and you'll use it to be and do your best. Stand up, look around, carry out a social inventory and assert yourself. Can't send you asuitable uplifting image here, but I'll do so the other way, rest assured. kissinhos & Huginhos, left,right & center, OK?

Anonymous said...

Oliviah, the thought of someone making you cry makes me want to jump on a plane and fly to Florida and have you meet me at the airport just so I can give you a Zeke-like hug, the kind that he gave Von back on Dauculus.

I don't like giving advice so I won't. Just know that I'm listening and I'm thinking of you and your wonderful smile that your wonderful soul animates.

Peace, love and hugs my dear friend. :-)

tsduff said...

{{{Hugs Oliviah}}}}