Dailies 2009-2010 A Year in the Life - Kara Stewart, Art in Photography
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Jingle Dancers Ready, Sunday, July 26, 2009

EDITOR'S PICK, betterphoto.com, August 2009

This is a shot I took last February at the annual NC School of Science and Math (where my daughter graduated) powwow. This is my first attempt playing with Corel Painter 11. It can do SO much and I am juuuust about overwhelmed when thinking about using it. I watched a tutorial DVD and will need to do lots of tutorials as I play with it to learn it.

Anyway, I turned this into a 'woodcut' because I liked the way it blocked the colors and it looked 'right' to me for the moment right before a dance is called when all the dancers are standing at the ready around the ring. These two young ladies are jingle dancers - it takes a LOT of energy to dance jingle and then when the weight of the 'jingles' (tobacco can lids rolled) is added, it's a hard workout.

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