Creative Mondays 7 – Solarize

Solarize

Solarize Blu-Ray

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

This week’s Creative Mondays piece comes in the form of a blu-ray cover design I entered for a competition on PhotoshopCafe. The competition requires that you must “Design a ficticious Blu-ray cover that can include an original illustration, photograph, photomanip, collage, whatever you like, as long as Photoshop is used somewhere in the creation of the piece.”

Being the massive fan of outer space and galaxies that I am I chose the Photoshop filter ‘Solarize’ as my element to parody. The sun is rapidly becoming a supernova and the Earth will soon meet it’s fate… the remaining population must find a way to get off the planet to safety! Something along those lines.

It’s a great competition and what’s more I’ve joined a forum of enthusiastic artists that like to discuss and share their work. The competition is free to enter and finishes on the 31st of January! You can check it out here.

2012 – It’s here.

2012 - It's here.

So another year is upon us and here’s hoping it’s going to be a good one! I felt that 2011 was the year I made my real start on this site and pushed my creativity to a new level. 2012 will be all about that and more.  To all my family, my friends (new and old) and to all those that check out my site I’d like to wish you a Happy New Years and all the best for 2012. Let’s make it awesome!

Creative Mondays 5 – FWA Snow Wallpaper

FWA Snow Wallpaper

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

The FWA or (Favourite Website Awards) has been showcasing Flash Website design for over 10 years and was one of the original inspiration sites that I would go to whilst studying at university. Although much has been said recently about the state of Flash and it’s unknown future, there’s clearly an immense amount of talented work going on with the platform.

One aspect of the FWA site that always catches my eye is their wallpaper section. Artists are encouraged to create a wallpaper in any style of their choosing using the FWA logo in some shape or form. With it being so close to Christmas I choose a winter theme for my wallpaper. I’ve submitted it to the site but even if it doesn’t make it up I’d like to be able to share it as something I’ve been working on over the holiday period! Happy Holidays!

You can download the full image wallpaper on my Flickr page!

Happy Holidays from CreativeJUUS!

Happy Holidays from CreativeJUUS

It’s that time of year and what an awesome year it’s been! Settling down to some time with family and friends and a nice break to recharge those creative batteries!

Just wanted to wish everyone a very happy holiday and I look forward to 2012. Bigger, brighter and beautiful!

Jason.

Creative Mondays 4 – Spice of Life

Spice of Life

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

I usually get a phrase stuck in my mind with the intention of creating something around it but never follow through with the idea. With the help of Creative Mondays I have a feeling that a great deal of work that will pop up on these posts will be representing just those phrases!

Would be nice to keep all my ideas in a container that I could just sprinkle out and complete a great artistic recipe!