In response to various tutorials, workshops, and various challenges on the bulletin boards), I created the following PI objects. I've sorted them, and tried to give the stories behid each grouping.
This is a group of highly-modified photographs, from a series of challenges giving us conventional images, and asking us to "make something interesting" out of them. The only stipulation was the finished product had to be recognizeable as part of the original image! Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image:
The "Deer Forest" started with a sunlit snow scene with a skiier coming over the hill to the right where I've placed the deer. The "Bear Train" was a photograph of a polar bear plauing on a slide in the zoo. The "Fish Box" was an underwater photo of a fish near a reef, and the "Snow Scene" was a photograph of this scene taken in the summer -- I added all the snow.
These were some of the objects I created doing a tutorial:
One of the standard tutorials I was doing was the bonsai tree; I remember discussing it in one of the on-line forums (fora?) and mentioning that my version looked like Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree. I was immediately challenged to "make it so", and the second image was my response!
The two shops above were created as my contribution to PIRCville, a community project of the PIRC (PhotoImpact Resource Center) Board.
The barbecue cooker was modeled after the Sportsman's Grill, made by Lodge Manufacturing. The crook and flail was my submission to a "make something Egyptian" challenge. The Dalahast horse is my interpretation of the traditional Swedish Dalecarlian horse, a handicraft item. The flamethrower is a World War II-era flamethrower, in response to a "garden tool" challenge (a comment on the present state of my garden!). The gifts are suypposed to be the traditional gifts of the Magi, gold, frankincense, and myrrh (at that point, I didn't know how to make a bottle). The koto was in response to a "make something Japanese" challenge. The tombstone is that of Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting and Guiding. He was buried in Nyeri, Kenya. It was a response to a "make something Kenyan" challenge. The circle and dot are the trail sign for "Gone Home".