Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Three Muses--Stairs

Taos Steps

A photo I took at Taos Pueblo a few years ago. The woman is from a photo by Edward Curtis, found on Wikimedia and the rust texture is from eric m martin at Textures for Layers FLickr Group

Monday, June 27, 2011

52 Starlets--Mae West

What can I say...She was one of a kind!

Photo and Rose were googled, the rest is filters and gradients.

Take a Word-Beach

You never know what you might come upon in the dunes...

Tigers from Wikimedia, photo is mine, grungy overlay from Shadowhouse Creations.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


He lives in the garden

I took this photo of the gnome that lives in our neighbor's garden several years ago. He's moved since then.

Stamp is from the British Royal Mail Mythical Creatures set, and the butterfly from Collage Images Flickr group.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

In the Style of Robert Weingarten

William Blake, Poet and Artist


Yoyo Ma

A digital art group I am part of posted a challenge to create a piece in the style of Robert Weingarten, and incredibly creative artist-photographer, painter, creator of fabulous digital collage portraits.

Here are my attempts. Most of the images are Googled, others are from my collection.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Three Muses-Whimsical

A random birthday wish...

Credits to Google images, Jessica Sprague, Struckdumb at deviant arts, and some others whos names I didn't save.

Monday, June 20, 2011

52 Starlets--Greer Garson

Is this not the most fabulous quote! But, with all those Jane Austen roles there MUST have been a real B*tch in there somewhere.

Photo from Google; background from a texture by nowordz at T4L

Saturday, June 18, 2011

SPA-- Vintage Men

Ah...fathers and nice when they share similar interests. These steampunk boys spend a lot of time in the garage, with much banging and clanging of tools.

Credits to Terri Kahrs for the wonderful image, and to Land of Nod Studios, Cecelia Swatton and Cynthia Power for the steampunk bits and Google images for everything else.

soartful challenge-Lady with a crytal ball

Not sure where this came from or quite what it means...metamorphosis maybe? Pondering the past, present and future?
...deep thoughts...

Credits to Dover for the architecture, wings and caterpiller. Tanya at T4L and Shadowhouse Creations for the background textures; Bocaccino at t4l for the text bit.
The woman is from a Waterhouse painting.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A little Noodling around with Photoshop

Over at Digital Whisper this week's challenge is to play with texture layers that give the effect of "light leaks". Do you remember those, like lens flares, back when we were all using film. It's been fun, and some of the effects have been spectacular. Here are some of mine, from my own photos.

this week's challenge is to play with texture layers that give the effect of "light leaks". Do you remember those, like lens flares, back when we were all using film. It's been fun, and some of the effects have been spectacular. Here are some of mine, from my own photos.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Three Muses Challenge- Postmark Paris

Background texture from Peggy Gatto; Eiffel Tower from Wikimedia commons; Paris Exhibition ticket from Google Images; text layer from Graphics Fairy

Monday, June 13, 2011

Take a Word-Insects

Damselfly--the most delicate of dragonflies.

Image from Wikimedia; background bits from Cottage Arts and some of my own texture pieces.

52 Starlets--Ruby Keeler

Photo from Google Images; altered with Graphic Pen filter

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Collage Obsession--Boats

I took this photo on Friday while cruising on Casco Bay in Maine. Altered with filters and blending modes and a bit of texture from Shadowhouse Creations


Here I am

credits to Google Images, Cottage Arts, Songbird Avenue and Scrapbook Flair.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

soartful challenge-Elizabeth Taylor

Waht a beautiful woman she was! I was always taken by the luminous beauty that Elizabeth Taylor has as a child. AND...I just loved this quote!

Photo was Googled, background from the Port au Prince set from Songbird Avenue, ribbon frame from hzdesign and the flowers were a freebee from a scrapbooking site

Some new pieces

Inspired by the paintings and journal pages of Anahata Katkin.
Face from glamorgirlstock at deviantart
Fowers from dover and Graphics Fairy
Grapes from Google Images
Background texture from Shadowhouse
PS brushes

Tried this tutorial I heard about at DigitalWhisper. It was great fun!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Collage Obsession--Time

Where the time goes?

Where does the time go? A question we ask ourselves did it get so late--how can I be 60--is it summer again already--yikes, it's almost Christmas...

Time goes so fast. Please try to slow yourselves down and enjoy what you are doing.

Image by Mucha; hourglass from Wikimedia. background bits from Eddie07 at T4L and Trine Secher.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

52 Starlets--Doris Day

One of our favorite All-American girls!

Photo was Googled and much altered with filters; texture piece from Shadowhouse.

Three Muses Challenge- Birds

Bird--a free image from Elizabeth Golden
Plant --Google images, much altered
The rest was created with gradients, color layers, filters and blending.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Take a Word-Stars

Starry Starry Night in the City

Completely original--made with fill and gradient layers, PS brushes and blending modes.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Some random new work

SPA- Boats

Sunset Sail

I'm so honored to be asked to host this week's Sunday Postcard Art Challenge.
I've chosen the theme of Boats; there is nothing so soothing to me as watching a sailboat skimming the water into a beautiful sunset.

The sailboat and stamp were Googled; the sunset (actually a sunrise) photo is my own; texture pieces are by Shadowhouse Creations and Encounter_Laura at Textures for Layers.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Inspiration Avenue--In the Rainbow Land

Inspiration Avenue's challenge this week is Over the Rainbow.
Rainbows always make me think of Fairies, and Fairies always make me think of wishing to run off to the Fairy lands and live forever. Nice dream...

Credits to Dover and to ScrapbookFlair and to ELizabeth Golden from Last Door Down the Hall for a wonderful collage sheet of images of Maude Fealy.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Three Muses Challenge- Written Word

I found this gorgeous printed paper on Nicecrane's site--and it's a freebie. Part of an old storybook of Aesop's Fables, it shows a bit of "The Fox and the Crow"
The fox was found on Wikimedia Commons, the crackle bit is from Elizabeth Golden, and the crow is from First Floor Flat