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Ask me a Question - Challenge day 10.


Little Owl in waterciolour style, on log. facing to the right but head turned to viewer.
Little Owl on Log, Digital Artwork by Janice Gill

While completing the Ultimate Blog Challenge, all the bloggers have been receiving daily ideas for creating a post. Today, I liked the idea and decided to use it. The suggestion was to invite your audience to ask a question related to the theme of your blog.


For my blog, that could be a rather open-ended book. After all, the blog is about being over sixty and what I do to keep happy, healthy and fulfilled.


So, I'm limiting questions to the creative pursuits I produce for shows and exhibitions. Ask me anything about Digital Photography, Photoshop, and Watercolour Painting.


I may also be persuaded to talk about making quilts and clothes, as I've shown those here.


So fire away in the comments.



Longtailed tit perched on a filled half coconut with a background of snow. and evergreen shrubs
Longtailed Tit at Garden Feeder, Photo by Janice Gill

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kebba
Oct 11, 2023

Janice, goody goody! How did you create the digital artwork owl? Did you start with a photo? You know I love your photography. How do you choose what to feature? Thanks!

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Janice Gill
Janice Gill
Oct 11, 2023
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Hi Kebba, thanks for your questions.


The digital artwork Owl did indeed start with a photo, one of my own. I use photoshop to create the watercolour look using layers. Each layer uses a different mask so that different parts of the image show. The masks are made by creating a stamp from a black and white photograph of actual watercolour marks on paper.

I plan to do a step-by-step guide to a simple process that people can use to get started.


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Lily Leung
Lily Leung
Oct 11, 2023

I see that you do shows and exhibits. Does that mean you are doing your creatives for a living? And how do you go about shows and exhibits?

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Janice Gill
Janice Gill
Oct 11, 2023
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I make a small amount of money from exhibitions and shows at the moment. I had to put everything on hold during Covid restrictions and have found myself with care commitments since then. I have an exhibition in Shrewsbury in April 2024 at a gallery and hope to kickstart my return to selling directly then. I have worked with various organisers who set up craft shows around the UK. Each one has its own application procedure for a stand, and costs vary enormously. A local show could cost as little as £15, a county show, several hundred pounds and a nationally significant show over £1,000.

I'm also slowly adding my back catalogue of photographs to stock sites. Each sale may…


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