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What I’m Up To—And What’s Coming

I thought I’d write a quick note to say that while all seems quiet on the front here, I’m madly busy behind the scenes getting things in place before I officially announce the site. So, here’s a bit about what I’m up to and what’s coming.

Lots Of Vintage Finds

The past 3 weeks I’ve been going to flea markets (OK, I admit it, I LOVE flea markets, so it’s not hard work!) and scanning almost non-stop. There will be a lot of new text overlays as well as other vintage finds.

Me at a flea market

Me poring over documents from the 1800’s at the Puce de Montsoreau.

1800's Script

A line of script from an 1800s document.

 

Belle Jardiniere

One of my vintage finds!

Photoshop Brushes

I have several brush sets in the works. Paris brushes, Ancient Urban, more script brushes and ornament brushes.

Chere cecile

Future Photoshop Brush

New Textures

I’m working on new textures. Some very different than what I’ve done in the past using old papers and vintage collage elements. My husband, Michel and I are also working on new painterly textures done in oil / acrylic and pastels. The best is yet to come!

More Support For Photoshop Elements Users

This week I purchased Photoshop Elements so I can offer more support for Elements users. I won’t be an expert for awhile, but I’ll work on it. I just made my first Elements Action today. Woo hoo!

Photoshop Actions

While I’ve been using Actions for as long as they’ve been a part of Photoshop, I’ve never had to share them before, so that’s been a learning process that has held me up testing for other programs and versions.

Photo Frames

I’m slowly working on photo frames. I have a box of vintage, hand-screened wallpaper that was in the attic when we bought our 1901 house. I’ve also been collecting vintage fabrics and and old photos. Below is a look at one I’m working on now. The fabric on this one is from vintage curtains bought at the flea market. (The photo is from a greeting card I did with photographer, Laura Aldridge back in my professional hand-coloring days.) This is still in progress, but let me know what you think so far.

photo frames

Photograph by Laura Aldridge, Hand Coloring by Leslie Nicole

More, much more

I have a lot of other things I’m working on, grunge frames and overlays, new packages and discounts, and new ideas for the blog and ways to interact.

Let’s Not Forget The Free Gifts!

I don’t want to just package up some reject textures to give you, I want your gift to be special, so I’m working on which textures and overlays to give you. It will be done soon.

It will take time to get all of this finished, but I’m nearly ready to kick things into gear. I’m working 8-10 hours a day, but I’m loving it and can’t wait to get things rolling and start seeing more of your beautiful art!

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7 Responses to What I’m Up To—And What’s Coming

  1. Betty April 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    Hi Leslie, You ARE busy! I’m excited about all your projects. I must figure out how to use brushes! And I adore the frame (wow, what your hand-colored portrait is gorgeous!) Have a great weekend!

    • Leslie Nicole April 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

      Thank you, Betty. Sorry for the late-ish reply. Been busy, plus it’s my birthday and my husband’s birthday tomorrow. 🙂

  2. Phoebe April 21, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    Hi! I just found you through Redbubble. I can’t wait to thoroughly look at your site. To be in France… my husband will be going in June for business. Lucky duck. I’m interested in vintage printed material from Europe and Asia. I’ve been able to find some sources for Chinese documents, but none from France. Now I’ve found you! Bon! Merci, Phoebe
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    • Leslie Nicole April 22, 2011 at 5:46 am #

      Merci for your comment, Phoebe. I will be adding a lot more printed material as I’m able to process it. Look forward to seeing your work.

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