PhotoScope Blooms were created by ‘accident.’ I had been working on another project and decided to take a break.
My break entailed playing around with my graphic arts programs to release some creative energy.
When I uploaded one of my flower photos into the program and chose my settings, what came out stunned me. It was the beautiful bloom to the left–our very first PhotoScope Bloom!
I was so inspired that I contacted my partner in crime, my sister Ellie, and spoke with her about what I had stumbled onto. Of course she wanted to see what I was talking about, so I emailed her a copy.
As a side note, retrieving the photo was a quite a task for her to accomplish because she’s only so computer savvy. She’s come a long way and I’m proud of her, but you will not see her much on the active side of this site or social media. She’s an artist of a generation before the computer rage. There’s no shame in it, it’s just not her focus. More about us later…
Now back to our Blooms.
Although we had been exploring, learning and working on other coloring related projects for the better part of a year, Ellie loved the bloom and the rest is history.
Both Ellie and I like to take photographs (one of our many hobbies you’ll learn about us). We realized that creating these blooms combined our love of nature, photography and art in a really satisfying way. It was a creative release that I especially enjoyed.
Altering these photos to accentuate already occurring lines and designs found in nature really fed my creative ‘bone’ and I sat for hours doing it.
As you can see, PhotoScope Blooms are unlike normal grayscale photos because they don’t necessarily have identifiable objects or scenes in them.
Don’t let that put you off though. What’s interesting and FUN about these images is that you can and DO see things–in a ‘hidden object’ sort of way.
If you look closely at some of the blooms (not all), you’ll definitely see things you recognize. You’ll also see things–such as a face or other object that’s not in the real photo–but is a result of the photo being altered. Believe me, I had some good laughs while working on these.
This fresh and entertaining design variation is a super way to start coloring grayscale images!
Let go of the pressure to re-create a picture perfect photo. Instead, feel the freedom of new found creative expression and experimentation.
Here’s where you can get our newly published Blooms:
Amazon print version with a Look Inside feature HERE.
Etsy eBook version (and best price) with a bonus ebook that’s full color for your coloring inspiration HERE!
SAMPLE – If you want to try before you buy, get a 5 page sample of our coloring pages HERE.
Here’s to more coloring!
P.S. Go ahead and take a look at the book, get your sample, and think of who might like it as a gift!