Saturday, August 16, 2008

One of my favorite buildings in Baltimore



This is a digitally manipulated art journal page of the "Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower" constructed in 1911. It"s on the National Registry of Historic Places. It was at the time sporting a large Bromo Seltzer Bottle on top and was the tallest building in Baltimore. They have turned it into state of the art studio spaces, for artists. I wanted to capture the Bromo Seltzer blue,with studios all lit up with creativity going on inside those windows. It was fun to play with in my photo program. Whats fun is I own a antique bromo-seltzer bottle in that cobalt blue they used in those times.

10 comments:

belinha said...

Hi again!I saw you added my links!Thank you!I'll add you too!Scrapiteria is awesome.I think Neda told me about it also!I sometimes feel that I would like to experiment more than with just characters.But I do not have much time.And I kind of got addicted into making these dolls!I've been studying graphic programes for alomost an year now, like Photoshop and others, and know I'm searching for a place in a design company where I can learn more about real work.If I am luck soon I'll be very busy.So I think that I can not join chalenges like Scrapiteria.Besides they are too good...it's a bit scary!!!!!!!:-)

notmassproduced said...

nice - i love the stars and those studios sound brilliant :o)

Leslie said...

I love to think of that tall building just bursting with creativity!

vintagemoonstudio said...

These are great! Love to think of that building with a bottle on top... they just don't build them like that anymore - loL! I like what you did with them :) Deb

kate said...

I love what you did with your photo program! I can feel all that creativity just buzzing and crackling away!

Alex Senna said...

how cool is that?

LEONARDO C. DE ALMEIDA said...

Very good blog!

Your imagination is endless. Artists like you inspire me to keep going in my researches about Computer Graphics.

When you have some time, make me a virtual visit.

Keep giving us nice stuffs.

Best regards!

Janie said...

Hi Joy,
I've been enjoying reading your postings and lookikng at your art. I especially love what you did with this building. Looking froward to seeinf more of what you create!

Claudine said...

Hi Joy! I LOVE your Bromo Seltzer building pieces. I am so glad they have converted that building into studios. I think it is a great idea and if I lived closer and had the money I would be trying to get in there. I did a digital piece years ago for a holiday card with the building on it... Of course it wasn't as nice as yours! Take care. - Claudine

Claudine said...

PS - Have you done any other Baltimore buildings? It would be cool if you did a whole series of landmarks in this style. It would make a neat show or perhaps you could make them into cards and prints... Who is that Baltimore guy that does stuff? I am totally blanking on his name. But I like your style better than his. There are always the lawyer and business executive types that like Baltimore art in their offices... just a thought. It is Saturday morning and I am rambling...