Thursday, February 28, 2013

Photo Art Friday-Vintage

Photo taken in 2012 in Ohiopyle, PA, textures used were Brown Rice Paper and
Vintage Vellum.

Sign on the wall next to the store's entrance, textures used were Antique
Farewell and Vintage Vellum.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Three Muses--a Rustle of Spring

One of the early signs of spring in the woods--Fiddlehead ferns popping up everywhere.
Painted with PS brushes.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Take a Word--Wings

Based on an original painting by Hans Memling (1430-1494), music overlay from Google Images

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Collage Obsession--Eggs

Sorry for the confusion--a bit of a learning curve, but I got it and was able to post on the CO blog.  Did you know I made the team, and will be posting themes for your enjoyment every several weeks.  I hope you will all stop in to Collage Obsession, and take a look at all the wonderful art there.

Here's my Egg-y piece for this theme.

 with thanks to Marta Van Eck and Rian Designs.

Moo Mania--Pointy hats

Saturday, February 23, 2013

SPA--Raise your hand

Raise your hands
When you want to let it go
Raise your hands
And you want to let a feeling show
Raise your hands
From New York to Chicago
Raise your hands
From New Jersey to Tokyo
Raise your hands
~Bon Jovi~

Hands are free clip art found on Google images. the rest was done with brushes.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Photo Arts Friday--Connected

Connect/ connection/connected is our theme this week ay PAF.  I am focusing on the beauty inherent in the small and mundane things we look at every day but don't see.  So-- and electric outlet and a power strip--these everyday tools that help us connect to our larger world.

Both images use Bonnie's texture Signed and Sealed.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Take a word--Blackbird

Blackbird singing...

 Background made with textures from Media Militia, Raven from Google, quote from an old Spiritual hymn.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Photo Art Friday--Tiger, Tiger

My photo, taken at King Richard's Faire, an annual Renaissance festival in Southeast Massachusetts.  It's a juvenile tiger, although it was HUGE, and was white!  I used a layer of Bamboo Dreams and one of Blank Page, the posterize filter and the hue and some other blend modes that I can't even remember.

Milestone Redux

So,  not a lot of choices for the postcard giveaway...that's OK.  I decided that everyone who left me a note is a winner so please email me your mailing address and I'll send you your prize.

Lynn Bishop
Beth Conklin

Thank you all.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Three Muses--Red

Burning love...

Background made with various free wallpapers; text, flourish and face are brushes; the quote is from Johnnie Cash

Monday, February 11, 2013

Digital Montage Studio--Abstract

Original, made with cookie cutter and marquee tools

3 layers, rotated, distorted and blend modes.

Take a word--Masks

A faux postage stamp I made for a Carnivale postcard.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mandarin Orange Monday--On the 'T'

Public transportation in Boston is known as the MBTA, or most affectionatelyas "the T".  The subway line routes are differentiated by color--red, green blue, silver and ...wait for  This is actually a sepia toned photo of a green line car, tarted up with  diffuse glow  and poster edges filters and an orange gradient map.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Milestone for me--1000th Post--and a Giveaway!

I just posted my 1000th post!

I never thought I wouold be able to keep it all up this long--my first post was on December 24, 2009.

One thousand one hundred and sixty seven days--I'm so excited and proud.

Thank you everyone who took a moment to view and sometimes leave a comment on my art, who shared some joys and some sorrows with me, whoase kind words and engouragement have helped me grow so much as an artist...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU ALL!

To share my celebration, I like to give away some of my art.  In honot of the five years since I began, I am giving away sets of 10 postcards.  Please leave me a comment, and on Valentines Day I'll ramdomly choose and announce the winners.

SPA--Gothic Valentine

Elements from Midnight Reveries combo kit. the quote is from Pearl Bailey

So Artful--another curious post

Tiger print from Wikimedia Commons.  The background is made from a brush I created from a texture found on TextureWarehouse.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Photo Art Friday--Abstract

original photo 1

2nd image

3rd image

The three images blended and filtered  with textures, Dropped Petals (3 layers with different  blending modes), Wicked and Soft Reflections.
I love the organic look of the texture against the sharp lines of Dropped Petals and Image # 3.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

more fooling around

Portrait of Joan Crawford

blending modes, gradient maps and brushes.  This started out as a black and white photograph.

Fooling around with Photoshop

Playing with filters and gradients and text

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Three Muses--In the Swirl of the Universe

Created with a texture from Pareeerica, and elements from Holliewood and Marta Van Eck

Crazy Amigos--Hearts

Made with a heart cutout and some digital stamps

Monday, February 4, 2013

Take a Word--Hearts

Hearts from Natural Breeze kit from O-Scraps, background from Media Militia, text overlay from brushset Italian Postcards

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Mandarin Orange Monday--At the BPL

The BPL is the Boston Public Library.  I was there yesterday with a photography group, working on composition.  These are some of the shots I took, oranged up for MOM

Saturday, February 2, 2013


got the turquoise, but not the rest...errr...rust!


The loon is from Google Images or Wikimedia, I can't remember, the background is from Mary Vican, and the rest was done with Photoshop brushes.

Soartful--time and pink

Friday, February 1, 2013

Photo Art Friday--Looking for a wave

taken on a foggy morning at Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts.  I do wonder what they do with the paddle if they find a wave.

Bonnie's textures Soft Reflections, Signed and Sealed and Vintage Vellum.