Friday, April 4, 2008

Getting all arty in the lead up to Mother's Day :-)

So I've got the demo version of Paint Shop Pro X and I'm absolutely loving it. I've been drawing more and then playing around with all the things I've been drawing. I feel like a kid at Disneyland again, there's just so many things you can do! I've been playing around with this one image for a couple of days now and it should soon be ready to be put up on the site.

This is one that is already up there. I will also be putting up a version of the image without the text at the request of my sister who liked the picture but not the quote. The quote, by the way, is from Elizabeth Stone and reads - 'The decision to have a child is momentus. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body'. With my first baby due in a couple of weeks now, and with all the wonderful and absolutely terrifying aspects surrounding becoming a parent, it felt appropriate. Especially with Mother's Day coming up.

Elizabeth Stone, for the interested, was a writer in the 1800s who was put into a mental hospital by her family after she had a religous conversion. There is an interesting piece of her autobiographical writing to be found here.

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