Thursday, May 26, 2016

in the style of Raphael Vicenzi

She can kill with a smile
She can wound with her eyes
She can ruin your faith with her casual lies
And she only reveals what she wants you to see
She hides like a child
But she’s always a woman to me

~Billy Joel

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Random 5 Friday

Thought i would try hooking up with Random 5 Friday at Nancy's A Rural Journal blog. Been living in western PA for a year now, so I guess I qualify as a suburban/rural sort by now...

So here goes:

1. I spend a few days a month volunteering at Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright designed house in Mill Run.It's an amazing place and well worth a visit if you are in the area. On Tuesday evening we volunteers who accumulated 100 hours last year were treated to dinner, and a really RARE treat--because the weather was so cold we got to eat that dinner INSIDE the house, and then wander to our heart's content. Here's the beauty shot!

2. Trying my hand at gardening for the first time in decades.  Lost a few flowers to frost, but my tomato in a pot has four baby tomatoes and my herbs are doing nicely.

3. a peony bush that appeared last spring, but had no flowers last year came up again and has 7 buds.  Can't wait to see them blooming.

4.Looking out of my kitchen door this morning I can see finches, sparrows and a bright red carding at the feeder, a chipmunk digging for seeds below and robins and a rabbit in the grass.

5. Got my Senior Citizen free bus pass yesterday--yep, I am a fully fledged Senior, medicare card and all!  Go inf to try a solo trip to the market at the Crossroads later today!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Postcards for ihanna's spring swap

Once again I am participating in ihanna'a postcard swap. I am sending cards to Arizona, Washington, Illinois, South Dakota, Colorado and Georgia in the US and to Germany, Sweden  and British Columbia, Canada,
Here are my cards.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Three Muses--Altered Cabinet Card

My Little Ponies
Cabinet card, horse heads and Chinese horse found on Google Images. Embellished with a color layer and brushes.

Original card

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Oops, got my Muses mixed up

Oops! Made this for the upcoming Monochrome theme, thinking it was this week at the Three Muses.
well,'s next week at Take a Word.
so here it is anyway, made with blended layers from my backgrounds stash and two photos I took some years ago.

in the green man's glen

Monday, May 2, 2016

TAW-- Give a masterpiece a Makeover

with apologies to Pierre Seuratt

Images shamelessly stolen from museums and other places.

Sunday, May 1, 2016


Wonderful theme, I love using text and letters in my art. I found a beautiful calligraphied alphabet on Google Images and turned it into a brush to fill the circles. the other alphabet is from my stash, found a long time ago, and the woman is from a Dover free collage sheet.