Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

photo art friday--a path or road

This week we have the option of showcasing any piece of photo art, OR a piece featuring our interpretation of a path or a road.

So, while not a path per se...the potential of a journey
I uses Dappled Dawn and Yesteryear.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Texture Tuesday and Thursday

Pink with Mosquito

Made with Kim Klassen's textures Lola, Storm and Start.

Monday, March 26, 2012

52 Starlets the 80's

One  of my favorite movies of the very forgettable 80's is the Breakfast Club, with starlets Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.

Take a Word--Hats

All elements except Bunnie are from Tumblefish Studio's part of the  "I'm With The Band" mega-kit for charity at DeviantScrap

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Selections--Baltimore Carousel

Carousel animals from the vintage carousel at Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

KK Beyond Layers--Color Week

Catching up--Yellow, Red and Pink

Saturday, March 24, 2012

SPA--Old Rusty Barn

Barn from Wikimedia Commons, sheep from Google.  Dictionary page from Graphics Fairy and rust texture from Nancy Donaldson.

Same barn, same dictionary page, same rust...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Take a Word ~ Angels

This began as the SPA challenge postcard for Green.  You may recognize the background piece from Yindabelle.  The bird is from the Feathered Nest and the angel and carved stone overlay were found on ImageAfter

Sunday Postcard Art ~ Green

The little bird is one of the first digital images I ever collected, I think from the Graphics Fairy.
Background texture from Yindabelle at Textures for Layers, also Kim Klasson's texture, Providence.

sunday Selections--Spring 2007

The flowers are just beginning to come out here in Boston--changing everyday.  I took these in May of 2007 in a city park.  Just a glimpse of what's to come.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

4 X 4 Friday--think green

This began with this week'sCollage Obsession's green squares sample piece.  Several applications of the Distort/swirl filter to duplicate layers, then blended with various modes.  The fairy is from a painting by John Grimshaw, and the froggie is from Google.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Three Muses-One Beautiful Thing

One Beautiful Thing

Frame/background from Shadowhouse Creations, Beauty overlay from Angela Powers of Artsypaint.
The bird is a brush from a set called Gol and Morgh, which is taken from  a style of Persian (Iranian) painting.  Here's a link if you'd like to see some more.
I painted the the bird with brushes aet to soft light.

52 photos--outside the lines

Sometimes the camera does it all by's like magic!

I was shooting in continuous mode, outside, in the rain, camera in one hand, umbrella in the other.

Monday, March 12, 2012

52 Starlets--the 40's--Katharine Hepburn and Hedy Lamarr

I chose these two actresses, not because they are favorites of mine, -although Hepburn certainly is- or because they are fine actresses-they both are.
 I chose both because of positively radiant, gorgeous portraits I found.  I hope I did them justice.

Kate was done in Photoshop CS3 using Impressionist filters.

Hedy was done with Fotosketcher layers and blended in PSE8.

another Green Man

For Collage Obsession
Three of my own photos, blended and filtered.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Take a word--Green

My absolute favorite color!!!!

I made one, and then another, and couldn't decide so here they both are...

Luna moths are actually very pale yellow green--not at all like these bright beauties
Moth from Dover, background from Digital Yard Sale

Spirits of the Forest
Green always makes me think of the "Green Man", the guardian of the trees and plants in the forest.  The background is made from my own photos of Acadia National Park in Maine, and the "green man" is a chain saw sculpture that makes his homeat King Richard's Faire in Carver, MA.  The barn owl image is from Google

Sunday Selections Oregon coast, Cannon Beach revisited

these photos were taken along the Oregon coast in November 2004, a few months after I finished treatment for uterine cancer.  It was the trip of a lifetime!

These views appeared around every corve in the road.

This little girl in her bright pink boots was exploring Cannon Beach with her dad.

This seal, I think it's a harbor seal, followed us--just beyond the breakers--as we walked up and down the beach for about 20 minutes.

This beach was littered with enormous logs, which had escaped from log rafts coming down the coast from Alaska, Canada and Washington.  They float just under the surface and are a terrible hazard to small craft and fishing boats

SPA Feathered Friends

Images from Dover, background from Shadowhouse, PS brushes, and my stamp.
Happy Sunday!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shadowboxes--after Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell is a master of assemblage art, most notably shadowboxes,  His are totally 3-dimensional--mine are totally digital.  Images from Google, Frames Free for Use Flickr group and my own stash of images.

Harlequin revealed II

Same images as the work in the previous post--just arranged and blended differently.


I found this amazing photo, Harlequin Guise by ~Nivlac at Deviantart.  I altered it several times in Fotosketcher, then layered them in PSE using blending modes and levels.   The background/overlay is from Media Militia's collection, Patterned Spheres.  The quote is byStephen Dunn.