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Free October 2016 Desktop Wallpaper Download


So it's almost October, my month... my favourite Month!!
Autumn is getting better, rainier, colder... :)

And with it all comes a new Desktop Calendar.
This time I wanted to make a loew key piece, since I really just tried my hand on smaller things, partially using traditionally pieces, which I digitalised.

I hand-dyed and aged a new Din A4 size piece of paper then scanned it. I used not just tea, but red cabbage.
I distressed parts of the paper with a tea bag, roughing its texure.
Then I created an aged piece of paper with the same dimensions, but digitally.

Afterwards I did blend both textures together... with old folding marks, scratches and all.
Adding the border and a few extras like the main star sign of the month (according to the Western Astronomy) I tried to give it the last final touches.

I wanted it to be a bit more simplistic, really focusing on mixing different mediae.

I hope you like it.
Feel free to share this Calendar. And don't forget, Constructive criticism and comments in general are always welcome!

BTW, September went by so fast... don't you think?

tired / müde

Free September 2016 Desktop Calendar

so it's 2/3 of the Year 2016 gone, hm?
Summer's end is nigh, at least meteorologically speaking.
The whole World lives on credit... foodwise.
And what have you been up to? :)
Me, I have been lounging and done some work.
Then some good old stay-cation and some more work. :)
Afterwards I went back to my monthly game of creating a wallpaer calendar for September.
While working on it I did notice, that I actually needed to work more on bevel, shadow and texture work.
I scanned some of my own hand stained papers to add a 'used' feel to the wallpaper. ( I stain with black tea, coffee, red & purple cabbage, etc.)
Also trying to work out a better type of cutting and blending to let items look more real.
Hopefully you'll like it.
We had some very hot days over here, somewhere between 30 to 38 °C (86-101 °F), which is so not typical for Northwestern Europe, and I didn't really like it.
What about you, lovelies? How was your Summer(northern hemisphere)/Winter(southern hemisphere)?
Are you waiting/wishing for some cool evenings? Colourful leaves?
Sitting in a cosy corner of your home with a book/pet on rainy days?
I would love to know.
P.S.: Feel free to share this Calendar. And don't forget, Constructive criticism and comments in general are always welcome!

The May desktop Calendar has arrived


As you know I have been ill for most of this months so I was 'able', or rather had the time, to look through a few 15 year old memorabilia and I remembered my time in the UK.
This unique shop, Tiger Lily, in Oxford which used to sell penis shaped noodles and opium scented incense sticks and that lovely, old hotel in London, Regent Palace Hotel, I stayed at for some time. :3
*sighs* Good times.

I did remember two things best.
01.) After the great fire of London, the houses were built of stone. Cut stone, brick stone, etc.
02.) Everywhere you go, you have those distinctive street signs.

I used the clone tool, different layers & layer masks to change the brick stone wall partially. I wanted to see if I could change these stones, without it being visible which part was and which was not in the end.
Then creating the centre piece in the style of Street name plates from London.
I also wanted to work out a (semi-)realistic looking bevel and drop shadow for this plate.

Ok enough of my blabbering, now on to the Wallpaper for May 2016.


I hope you like it.

P.S.: Feel free to share this Calendar. And don't forget, Constructive criticism and comments in general are always welcome!

2'nd Month with new hard disk...

For the past 2 weeks I was without a Computer and only went online by smartphone because my hard drive had died. :( -Which means everything's gone for now... everything I work with every bookmark, every photo of my late dad... stuff from my freelance job... I hate it! *argh*
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Well, what a start into the new year, that was a real Tabula Rasa... nothing to work with! I hope we can recover the Data in some way from te hard drive so wish me Luck. -I really need it.

How was your first Month of the Year? -Sorry I wasn't around much, my health is still not as I would wish for it... :(
Let's hope February will be better...

P.S.: I hope you like it... feel free to share it & of course, constructive criticism is always welcome... ;)
tired / müde


I hope you all had a lovely start to the New Year...
We had a silent, serene evening & ate a nice, late Midnight Dinner. :)

I wanted to share a new 'Project', which I started get into some texture and layering work again.
It's a free Wallpaper 1600x1200, Desktop Calendar for 2016.
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I love the possibility of changing things in your life.
Today marks the first of 366 days, in which I can just do that, change... myself, my life! (I need to be positive, right!?)

I hope you all had a great first Day!