Glowing bauble in Photoshop

A quick posting today.

I was inspired to have a go at creating a glowing bauble I saw on Deviant Art by Mary and John (I think – if you know, please tell me so I can credit the artist). There wasn’t a tutorial to go with it but I thought it was so pretty I’d have a go at making my own. It’s turned out quite well and I’m pleased with myself in a non-gloaty head kind of way. What do you think?

This morning I got a strange spam. I don’t get many because I use the letter ID system now but before I installed the filter widget there were ways the spam could get through. It’s now  a simple job to see where it got in and close the loophole (there can only be a couple left). Still, one did get through today and I am intrigued by the weird grammatical rules it approximates to create ‘language’)!

It reads :

Hi to all, for the reason that I am keen of reading this webpage’s post to be updated on a regular basis. It carries fastidious material.


It’s like something devised by Noam Chomsky:
Colourless green ideas sleep furiously


We’re either witnessing the evolution of machines acquiring language skills or it’s completely bonkers mate (joking!). It’s engagingly odd though.

Anyhoo, things to do – if  you would like to know how to make the bauble (PS with a little bit of Illustrator) , drop me a line and I’ll write up the tutorial. If not, the sentiment still applies and I hope you are looking forward to a Merry Christmas.

Hels x

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