Who is 'Turtle'?
Im 61 years old. Ive been married to the
same wonderful man for 41 years. I have 3 Children. Oldest is a Son
lives in Boston. Next a Daughter KatLisa, who died 6 years ago. The
Youngest Daughter who lives close with her Husband, Daughter and
Son. I started drawing pictures since I was old enough to hold a
pencil. A good book to me at age 4 was one that had a lot of white
pages that I could draw on at the start and finish of the book.
Then I got caught, and my Father brought home old used paper from
work, the backs were white with no writing. My Parents gave us, my
3 Sisters and me a wonderful childhood. I was always the class
artist all through school. My other love then was Ballet. How
long have you been rendering/doing computer graphics?
my husband bought me my first computer, so I would have something
to do while I recovered from Cancer surgery. I started with PSP.
Then I won a contest and Bryce and Painter were the prizes. I
bought Poser and was hooked. I started beta testing for Noel
(Styxx) and this how I learned. I never posted a promo for him, and
he still thought I was one of the best testers he had. It was Pam
(chromafolio) who got me started posting at Renderosity. Do you
have traditional art experience?
I have an Associates degree in
commercial Art. I took a lot of fine art painting too. I had an
offer to work for Hallmark, but couldnt move there. I had art
shows and entered the wildlife art contests. I received a grant
from the grade school here to teach art for a 10 week course.
What are you currently working on?
I do some promo work, but
mainly I work from my heart. I love fairies, fantasy and mood
pictures. I also do what I consider public messages about child
abuse, social issues, death and depression. What
software/equipment do you use and why?
I still use PSP 7, even
thought I have 8. Photoshop CS., Poser Pro 4, I have 5 but my Cat
thinks its her toy. I use Bryce5 once in a while. Then I have
bought others that I just dont use. What do you think your best
piece of work is and why?
I have several I like, the reason is
I achieved something new in those. Why do you like to work with
After my Daughters death, I painted 3 20x30
pictures of her. Ive never been able to paint since. So Poser has
given me a creative outlet. Who/what inspires you?
Firebirdz, linwhite, Stormi , Mint , TamelaJ , sirocco , Danie, BJ,
Richabri, and marforno are the people who have inspire and helped
me with my Artwork. What inspires me, it can be almost anything,
from a song, real life, books, nature, products that are so great I
can see a picture just from looking at them. How has this online
community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and
Renderosity is my home on the network. I only post
here, because this is where my friends are and My huge Gallery. We
all help each other, Personal at times, and with art work. We have
the forums and a lot of support from most all the members, and the
staff. Parting Comments / Advice to other Artists?
I want to
thank Renderosity for nominating me, and the entire Talented great
artists who were in the AOM. Dont give up, I almost threw Poser in
Lake Michigan a week after I bought it. When you need to know
something about a program go to the forums and ask for help. Before
you post make sure it will pass TOS, and youre proud of the
picture. If later you change your mind, you can always delete it. I
learn something new every time I look at these Artists pictures,
linwhite, sirocco , Danie, marforno , rjghise, prog, rockets antje,
luciferino, and many more. Thank you and Hugs to you all. Leah
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