I’ve been on a very welcome creative roll lately, sketching designs in my journal and itching to paint them, and then (gasp!) actually painting them. Sometimes everything flows from start to finish, and sometimes the road is a little bumpier. A couple of weekends ago I did a painting that I wasn’t very happy with, and though I reminded myself that not all efforts lead to a working final product, and that’s okay – in fact it’s part of the process – I was still a bit disappointed. The act of creating was still fun, and I know that every act of creation helps the creative flow to, well, flow, but I still wanted a finished product that I was happy with. I’m all about process… but in fact I’m also all about product…
Today, when I really ought to have been doing bookkeeping (quarterly sales tax return due, you know), I decided to scan the painting and see what I could make of it by pushing some pixels around. Turns out Photoshop is the ideal tool for the way my mind works; it’s essentially a collage medium: I scan a piece in, then crop, rotate, copy and paste, and pretty soon I’ve turned a blah painting into something a helluva lot more interesting!
This image is recolorized from the original, which had yellow-green swishes rather than blue. Watch for additional color schemes soon! Let me know what you think, and if you have any ideas for what to call this ketubah, please leave a comment – I’m all ears!
The letters in the purple area at the top, by the way, spell out “I have found the one in whom my soul delights,” from the Song of Songs.