Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Three Muses--Birdy

Original Bird

Images from Elizabeth Golden, Beedesigns, Tumblefish and Marta Van Eck.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Music of the Heavenly Spheres

for Take a Word's Colorburst theme.

Colorburst from Google Images, angel and music overlay from my stash, embellished with Photoshop brushes and altered with blending modes. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016


Look what "someone" made for me!  Yes, it's my birthday, and here's a card for me all the way from Hawaii!

Vintage Hawaiian postcard found on Google images, overlaid with a vintage Hawaiian shirt pattern.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Take a Word--Black and White


Can't help just needs that touch of red...

all images from Midnight Reverie kit, butterfly from Holliewood's Blackwhite kit.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

SPA-Favorite Artists

Pablo Picasso

I love to look at self-portraits--NOT selfies--, and Picasso has some wonderful ones, I especially like this one, (on the left) from 1907, when he was young, only 25. I love the expressively intense eyes and the planes of the face.  The one on the right is from 1938, more than 25 years later.

He said of his work in general (but it can certainly be applied to his self portraits)

“The different styles I have been using in my art must not be seen as an evolution, or as steps towards an unknown ideal of painting…Different themes inevitably require different methods of expression. This does not imply either evolution or progress; it is a matter of following the idea one wants to express and the way in which one wants to express it.”

Thursday, April 7, 2016

In the Style of Janet O'Neal

Frida in Colors

Framed or unframed, I can't decide.
All the color blocks are my own painted and printed papers, and the stamps are also homemade.
The frame pieces are textures from Shadowhouse

Looking Outward

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Three Muses--Steampunk Dreams

Steampunk Dreams

Dream, when you're feeling blue, dream, that's the thing to do
Just watch the smoke rings in the air, you'll find your share of memories there
So dream when the day is through, dream, and they might come true
Things are never as bad as they seem, so dream, dream, dream

Monday, April 4, 2016


The Architect's Nightmare

Made with custom shapes, and an architect's drawing, brushes and a gradient map.

Friday, April 1, 2016