June 20, 2010

A Hybrid Journal Page

"Home"
5"x7" Page
(Click on a house to see the details!)

As a mixed media collage artist, I feel as though I have a foot in both the "cut and paste" world and the digital. This journal page is a marriage of the two - a true "hybrid".

I used a photo editing program to compose my page, and printed it when I was satisfied with the digital layout.  I then used Prismacolor Pencils, watercolors, PanPastels and an assortment of pens for my journaling and doodles.

There are many debates for and against the use of digital art.  Arguments are being made for both sides. Frankly, I love creating the "traditional" way with paste and scissors, but I enjoy the ease of sizing and manipulating the images I use digitally. What do you prefer?

May you have an artful day!
Credits: Thanks to Crowabout StudioB @ DeviantScrap and Tumble Fish Studio @ DeviantScrap for all of the images.

26 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

What a great card! I just love the colors and the little houses!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Terri!!! Cole will be so happy with a message about his bee!!! and I am so thrilled you liked the piece I made with your typewriter girl....I had so much fun!!!!

I called it my...

something old...something new...something I illustrated and something blue....

I love your beautiful journal page...I am all for digital art!!! art is art...no matter what medium...and if it can make someone happy...it has done what it was meant to do....

Hugssssssssssssssss
Diana

hugssssssssssssssss
Diana

indybev said...

It's a great hybrid, Terri! So nicely done, and a great journal page. You know my work is 99% digital, but my journals (and I'm on #14) are cut and paste, sketch, draw, paint, digi, and what have you. I enjoy it all, but admit I'm spoiled to the ability to resize, retint, and morph that comes with digital. It'll be interesting to see your responses.

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, this is a great hybrid. Love what you do no matter what medium you use :-) As for which I prefer to use .... I haven't got a clue when it comes to digital so it's cut'n'paste all the way for me!

Janine said...

Wonderful again. I like the way you combined image and text very much.
Did hybrid mean, that its partly "handmade" and partly digital?
I never understood how digital artwork can be made. I am soo old-fashion LOL.
have a great week
Hugs
Janine

Diane said...

I say try everything, and whatever you love to do is your own art--it doesn't matter!! I love to try everything--although digital art--I wouldn't have a clue (computers scare me)--but I used to say that about blogging too ;)

Healing Woman said...

Love your hybrid but to answer your question about which I prefer- I definitely like the hands on approach in art better than digital. I feel as though the finished piece is more 'me' than when I use a digital image. I've never tried combining the two. You did a great job with yours and this may be the way of future art.

~*~Patty said...

wonderful creation no matter HOW you did it Terri!
my digi knowledge is so limited, thank goodness I can size images at least, I would be lost without that feature
my scissors and glue are my bestest buddies ;)
Happy Monday to ya!
oxo

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Hello Terri,
Another fun, in all its colorful glory, Terri-creation! And I must agree, there is no place like home. The part that I love {believe} the most about creativity/art in general, is that no one gets to be the boss of the rules, because there are none! I enjoy making and appreciate the beauty of all types of creativity. Xo, Sue

sharon said...

I don't do digi yet, may, or may not, I still like the physical part
of cut and paste....BUT, it's all art and it's all good, and yours is the best of both worlds!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Great piece Terri! Personally, I like the combination of both!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm still a pretty traditional when it comes to cutting and pasting. I love digital, but about all I can do right now is print out images, like the one I used in my latest fiasco that you so generously provided.

You have a real way with digital. I'm sure if I sat down and tried, I could do it, too, but right now, scissors and glue seem to be a better fit for me.

And it doesn't matter what medium you use, your art is always fun, colorful, and enjoyable to me. That's so important when it comes to art I love, and as always, yours rates at the top of my list.

Netty said...

Terri this is fabulous, love it.

Taluula said...

Terri, this is scrumptious. As always.

Kathy said...

FABulous journal page, Terri. Whatever method you used to create this composition was just right. I think it's safe to say that you have taken the best of digital and the best of cut and paste to create a style all your own and absolutely perfect!

Lori Saul said...

I can't imagine an argument against digital art. It is truly an art form as much as any other medium. I have spent years doing paper, jewelry, mosiac, textile and have found digital to incorporate every bit of creativity that I have. I love this hybrid piece - a beautiful example of mixed media art!

Elizabeth Golden said...

Love this one. Anything with houses and doors. I am like you , I love both cut and paste, and digital, I think there is aplace for both of them.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Terri!!!! just popping in to say hello and to thank you for always visiting me and being so sweet!!!

you make my day!!!

Hugs
Diana

In the Light of the Moon said...

This is just wonderful Terri!!I love how you have combined mediums here.Big Hugs-Cat

Marit said...

I do manipulate my photo's a lot but after I print them I like to get my hands dirty and create with good old glue and paint... I'm a (web)designer so I create digi and see way too much computer screen during my work... when it comes to "playing just for myself" I don't go digi.

Betzie said...

I love them both...I find digital to be just as challenging if not moreso at times and can spend hours just trying to get one right or at least in my mind's eye...but I also love cutting, pasting, sewing, glittering, you name it! I could never choose one over the other now.

Janine said...

Dear Terri,
This embellished and embroidered version of mrs fish is great.
Cool, that you allways try something new
Hugs
Janine

Eden said...

For me....I think it depends, sometimes fully digital pieces are too boring....there is not customness to them (is that a word?), but then again, the digital world can open up so much for the artist in ways of reproduction of erasing with ctrl z, etc. Since, I'm really trying to learn to draw, I am not using photoshop like I have in the past. Love the debate :D

Tracey@glitterbugstudios said...

Hey Terri! Hope you had a great vaca! You know how I feel about the hybrid thing...I LOVE IT! I think it is the future of collage. Makes things so much easier too. Thank goodness for miss marsha!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Terri,
It is wonderful. Tool are tools. You go girl!
Love
Marcie

just Patty Anne said...

I truly LOVE this Terri!!! And I feel so wonderfully blessed to have it displayed in my Home Sweet Home! Thank you SO MUCH!!!!

And like all art - seeing it in real life is just so much better!

((((hugs))) and love and thanks again, from
just Patty Anne