From Lights and Shadows

Black Lights-Shadows from Big Neighborhoods

Black Lights-Shadows – invert!

Black Light-Shadows is an image that is the next iteration of the nanoscape Big Neighborhoods 2.  BN2 was a joy to create, to paint, and to make into a Giant Coloring Page. Through the magic of Photoshop invert, the design has a new and different life with many possibilities that I’ve yet to explore.

It still reflects and incorporates neighborhoods and connections, and Black Lights-Shadows clearly celebrates my love of mosaics. Had I not given up activities requiring safety equipment and liability waivers for my 50th birthday, I would be in a glass studio cutting out pieces to recreate this design in glass or ceramic tile. An ambitious artist or crafter could take on that challenge using the 22×33 Big Neighborhoods Blank Coloring Page as a template.

Black Light-Shadows
Black Lights-Shadows


Big Neighborhoods 2 Coloring Page
Big Neighborhoods 2 Coloring Page

Black Lights-Shadows made in Photoshop

One of my favorite settings in Photoshop is “invert,” which turns white into black, black into white, and flips colors to their opposite on the color wheel. Without a color, Big Neighborhoods 2 became Black Lights-Shadows with one click and a bit of creative adjustment.

I used Black Lights-Shadows at to create  a shower curtain, an accent pillow, poster, and a postcard. This design will find a home on textiles and other materials, too. Watch this space.