One of the courses I was required to take last semester was 2D Imaging for Artists. I was not at all keen, as computer stuff just seemed too much like work to be fun in my art life, so I thought I'd just get through it and tick it off my list. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
In addition to learning how to tweak photographs in Photoshop, I am now able to design my own business cards, exhibition invitations and such with a much more professional and confident approach. And I must say that playing with digital photos is FUN. We got to use the school's lovely digital SLR camera's (I soooo want one now) and then mess with the mundane images to create something far more exciting.
The image above is my final project for the course, called Reflection (clickable for a larger image). My results arrived in yesterday's mail, and I was pleasantly surprised to get a Distinction - pretty good for a course I only intended to turn up for and never thought I'd enjoy. You never know when life is going to serve you up one of those unexpected pleasures.