Sunday, July 29, 2012

Playing in PSE

original photo-an abandoned house in my neighborhood

Added a couple of texture layers, text layer for a bit more, played with some painterly filters in PSE and Xero, a plug-in for PS and PSE.  I also added the cat, from a Wikimedia Commons image.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Take a Word--Butterfly--if you want to...

If you want to be a Mommy--be one
If you want to be a Scholar--be one
If you want to be a CEO--be one
If you want to be a Saint--well, that's harder...but try anyway
if you want to be a butterfly
(I hope you FLY, whatever you choose)

Woman from E-Vint, I think,
background from Elizabeth Golden, Butterfly from Free Collage Images Flickr Group


Something about the Summer Olympics always brings out the patriotic pride in me... Here's a bit of Olympic history....  The poster is French, and Jesse Owens, an athlete from Ohio State, dominated the world's athletes in Track and Field in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Soartful-- Ice cream colors

Ice cream colors--vanilla-chocolate-strawberry.  I made a journal page this time, featuring a wonderful quote from Audrey Hepburn.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Photo Arts Friday--Unlikely pairing

I began with a photo of a smooth, mostly glass,building, and added a couple of layers of heavy texture, by Osolev at Textures for Layers, set to Multiply and Overlay.  The Eye of Horus is just a reminder that there is more to the world than we see.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

texture Tuesday--on the patio

Taken a few weeks ago on a restaurant patio.

Kim's textures Start and Evolve 2

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Photo art Friday--All about the light

Taken in March, from my front porch--Dogwood at sunrise

Taken in July at Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston-Amazing Grace

Taken at Orleans, on Cape Cod, Sept 2010 at sunset.

sometimes crows just fly into my head

and won't go away until I put them in a picture...

for Summer of Color 2 Week 6

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Three Muses--Alone

Alone is not always lonley!

Image of Gladys Cooper, background made with images from the Hubble space telescope.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Texture Tuesday--Smallest Flower

My photo of flowers in a neighbor's garden, with Kim's textures, Sunkissed  and Storm.
(what a combination...)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Image from Google, several layers altered in Fotosketcher and with filters and blending styles applied.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Take a Word--Moon

Lady of the moon

Image from Mizzd@deviantart; background from Scrapbook Flair and a photo from the Hubble telescope, The moon mirror is from my stash of elements, but I have several like it scattered throughout my home.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Blue Dance

Dancing With The Stars

For both Take a Word's "Blue" and Collage Obsession's "Dancers" challenges this week.

Background made with phoots from the Hubble space telescope and a blue spectrum from Google Images.  Thanks to Kaylene for the lovely Dance brushes!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

SPA--Animal print

Tigers, tigers, looking cool
I won't come closer, I'm no fool,
You'd come to me with tooth and claw
and grab me up, and eat me, raw...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Moo Mania--Children

 A little vintage this time--and a little color too!

Three Muses--Weather

While not as hot here as in some other parts of the world, it's been sunny and hovering in the 90's for the last several days. Raining today, but still hot...At least we're not on fire...God protect the families and wildlife in Colorado.

Images from Google

Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer of Color--Strawberry Lemonade

Painted with photoshop brushes, including Watercolor Flowers sets 1 and 2 from Brush, I didn't paint the flowers, but I did over-paint them.

Take a word--Music

Sunday, July 1, 2012


My photo, colorized with a sepia tint. Filters used were Find Edges and Gaussian Blur.  The sky was painted in with brushes ans a green tint was added to the trees.
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