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Jeri Holt's Digital Mixed Media Printmaking

Rainy Day in Maine

Posted on | July 28, 2014 | No Comments

It’s a rainy day in Maine and the studio is in full swing. I think I need more flat surfaces!

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New Metal Series

Posted on | July 3, 2014 | No Comments

Hi,

Just wanted to share a new piece. zen

It is a digital art piece transferred onto a metal sheet and covered with resin. It can be any size but this one is 30 x 30 on aluminum.

 

 

5 Don’ts for sizing images

Posted on | June 5, 2014 | No Comments

I’m continually surprised by artists who post full size images at 300+ dpi (dots per inch) on the web! It is just asking to be stolen.

  • First – A computer monitor can only show 72 dpi so there is no reason to post an image that is 300 dpi on the web.
  • Second – I don’t even print at 300 dpi – most of my printing is at 150 and that is the file size I use to create. (DPI is a printing term | PPI is a computer image term.)
  • Third – Putting a 12″ by 30″ picture on the web at 300 dpi and pulling the corners in to make it smaller, doesn’t reduce the image contents at  all.
  • Fourth – Don’t put an image over 500 ppi (pixels per inch) except under special circumstances. Zoom in a give detail soptionshots of the image.
  • Fifth – When saving as a JPG, don’t use a high quality setting. Get it as low as you can without loosing image quality. The higher the quality the more information is in the file and the easier it is to be copied and reprinted.

Resolution examples:

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Difference the resolution size makes for the actual image size on the screen. The quality of the image however hasn’t dropped.

(I’ve cut into the picture more, but it is all still there.)

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New product – Patina Paintings

Posted on | June 2, 2014 | No Comments

Copper foil that has been randomly sprayed with patinas ispatinapainting
left outside in the weather to cure and develop fantastic
colors and shapes.
They are displayed in a curved 8.5 x 11 acrylic holder ready to set on a desk or shelf.
No two will be alike – the resulting designs will be totally random.

Website/Blog Design

Posted on | May 28, 2014 | No Comments

I’ve gotten a lot of comments about the design of this blog, and thought I’d talk a little about it. The theme is free and is called “Elements of SEO”. I took it and customized it to fit what I wanted to complement my art. That answers the major questions that I’ve gotten.

A website or blog should always support the purpose of your business (sales, services, or sharing). Make a list of the kinds of things you want your bog or site to do for you. For example, collect e-mail addresses, sign people up for newsletters, buy a product, showcase your art or samples, have video, manage a gallery of photos, monetized, etc.

Then you go and look for a theme or platform (WordPress, Joomla, etc.) that offers these modules. Never mind the colors and pictures that you see in the themes – look for the services. I wanted a site with a nice but not overpowering banner, good typography (type style), 3 columns, and widget ready.

Elements of SEO

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Future Questions from HoltDigitalDesigns.com

Do it yourself or get help?

WordPress or Joomla?

How to manage a gallery online?

How to use e-mail marketing as part of your marketing plan.

Working on Metal

Posted on | May 25, 2014 | No Comments

I’ve been working on some designs to go onto metal. I use aluminum and copper. The image below will go onto an aluminum sheet.circles12

I’d appreciate any comments or reactions. Send me an e-mail direct to jeri@withdigitaleyes.com.

Procrastination

Posted on | May 25, 2014 | No Comments

I’ll do almost anything to avoid working!max

Copper Library

Posted on | July 25, 2013 | No Comments

I’ve just finished a new series of 8 copper books. As a former librarian and English teacher, books have a strong appeal to me.

They are each unique and can’t be repeated because I can’t find any more copper that looks like this. The copper used is from old roof tiles that I found in a metal recycling yard. The copper is discolored and has patina, some of the tiles have been hand-cut and are crooked, etc. They each have their own character and can’t be recreated.

The images and text are created in the computer and printed onto watercolor paper which is then collaged to the copper and everything is then sealed with acrylic.

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New image

Posted on | November 11, 2012 | No Comments

I’d like to introduce my new image. After a long uninspired spell, this image developed before my eyes. It started as this image of an old door knob.

After layering fractals, that I’d made and put aside, and painting elements, this image appeared through my subconsciously controlled mouse.

It is called The Vessel – symbolizing motherhood/mother earth and the goddess of life.

The Vessel

New Studio

Posted on | April 17, 2011 | No Comments

I’ve been working on getting a “real” studio built this fall and early winter. I’ve collected most of my art stuff that was scattered throughout my house and moved in even though it isn’t quite finished.

My inspirational west wall. I have work tables which run along the wall under these windows.
West Window Wall of New Studio

My husband was a little annoyed because I was so exact in how I wanted it to look. The words “it would be cheaper if…” passed his lips often.

My computer and print area with the work tables in the forefront. The print laying on table is on silk.

My new pride and joy! An Epson Stylus Pro 7900.

The whole back wall is storage shelves, and as you can see, I’m in the process of filling them.

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