You know how you felt the first time you saw this Dow commercial?
I feel that way every time I open Photoshop and start working with an image, especially when I blow it up enough to see the pixels.
I'm halfway through the incredible Steve Jobs biography - (I'm listening to the audio version, thankfully unabridged) - and the parts where they explain how he invented some of the effects we see on our desktop daily - windows layered on top of each other, for example - is amazing. It seems like a simple thing that we all take for granted when we are moving windows around on our desktop, but it is not simple at all, and was actually pretty revolutionary. Every little pixel matters.
It inspired me for the Free For All Friday Challenge on Splitcoast.
I thought I would take the simple concept of basic colored pixels, and make it pretty. Well, and perhaps blue. :)
I just took a 3x3 square of watercolor paper and used a pencil to grid it off into 1" squares. I thought I was going to have to erase the pencil, but I didn't.
Then I used my aquapainter to color the squares with: Bermuda Bay, Taken with Teal, Brilliant Blue, Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze and Buckaroo Blue.
I stamped the greeting from Word Play in Basic Black and then stamped it again on some Tempting Turquoise and punched out the world with my 3/4" punch.
Thanks for looking at my pixels. :)
If you want to come play along, the keyword is F4A91. Happy Free For All Friday!