Friday, September 27, 2013

In the style of Stephanie Rubiano

Some digital pieces in the whimsical style of Stephanie Rubiano,

Credit to all of the wonderful artists who live at Deviant Scrap.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Three Muses--Altered Altered Art

I want to be improbable

Take a Word--Mailart

old air mail

envelope from Fuzzimo, decorated with brushes by Obsidian Dawn, Brushchick and some by me.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Collage Obsession--County Fair

I'm hosting this week at Collage Obsession, and I've chosen County Fair as my theme.  I hope you will visit and join in.

My photo of a boy (he looked about 14) and his team of oxen, taken at the Northampton, MA county fair several years ago.  The overlay is a folk art piece I found on the Allegany Public library website.  It's by Betsy Ross Keller.


Take the Train

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Single Staple--Grilled Cheese

Over at Tammy's Daisy Yellow blog (Home of the ICAD a day challenge--which got me started with all this paper and glue stuff) there is a feature called Daily Paper Prompt.  Monday's prompt was to make a stapled collage.
Guest host Lauren Berghold interpreted this as making a collage using ONE staple!

Well, I had to try this.

Grilled Cheese

Three Muses--Music

Make a Joyful Noise

There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is.  ~William P. Merrill

Monday, September 16, 2013

Collage Obsession--Cinderella story

Are you my princess?

from a 1922 edition of the Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, illustrated by Harry Clarke.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Take a Word--Showbiz

Images from Google, altered with gradient map, blending modes and the eraser tool.

Tag a Long--Polka Dots

Yes, I actually painted and stamped and glued and doodled!  I'm so proud!


Sekhmet with the head of a lion and the body of a woman, is considered both the wild twin sister of Bast, Egyptian cat goddess and of Hathor, goddess of joy and pleasure. While some saw Sekhmet as the evil twin to Bast’s benign, tame cat, or to Hathor’s dancing goddess, Sekhmet contains these dualities within her. She is associated with the healing arts and is seen as a Mother and Warrior Goddess who can be fierce if need be or sanguine in her role as protector.

Friday, September 13, 2013

In the style of Kelly Ray Roberts--Gypsy

You may (or not) recognize Princess Elisabeth of Saxony in this portrait.  Kelly Rae Roberts creates delightful collage images and journal pages.  I used elements from TumbleFish for this one. The background is from Caatje Winkleman.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Collage Obsession--Renaissance Women

Princess Elizabeth of Saxony, portrait study by  Lucas Kranach the Younger.

Background is mine, portrait and frame from Wikimedia Commons, parrot is a freebie from Elizabeth Golden, and the bees are from the Graphics Fairy.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mail me some art--self Portraits

I NEVER thought I would have the nerve to create a self portrait to send out into the world! 
But as these postcards proclaim:

I am

I can

I will


In the single faces I made a photo of me into a digital stamp and printed it onto paper I colored with acrylics.
How's that for mixing media!


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mandarin Orange Monday

Sunlight and Shadow on the Hotel Terrace

Morning sun casting shadows from the iron tables and chairs on a hotel terrace at the Boston waterfront.


Linking to Quoteography



I can hear the sounds of violins
Long before it begins
Make me thrill as only you know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now

When marimba rhythms start to play
Dance with me, make me sway
Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore
Hold me close, sway me more

Like a flower bending in the breeze
Bend with me, sway with ease
When we dance you have a way with me
Stay with me, sway with me

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Another Soartful flower

A second try, this one painted with watercolor stroke and flower brushes.  Here's the process: I use photoshop brushes, both as digital "stamps" and I also try to paint with the many "brush stroke" brushes I have found in the internet.  The flower picture is a flower brush, stamped in pink, stamped on another layer in green, which I partially erased, and a third layer in yellow, also partially erased.  It's fun getting all the layers together so it looks sort of like a real painting.

So Artful--a single flower

an old photo, altered with filters and a gradient

Friday, September 6, 2013

Photo Art Friday--swimming in the universe

This is straight out of the camera, altered only with Bonnie's texture, Heavenly.  It was taken at the penguin pool at the New England Aquarium.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Three Muses--Eyes

her eyes spoke volumes...

Papers from Rucola designs, child image from Google, altered with filters. Painted with PS watercolor stroke brushes

Monday, September 2, 2013

Indian Summer

 The hazy, cloudless skies of Indian Summer.
 Leaves scurrying down the street before the wind.
The cold shiver from an arctic blast.
Indian Summer.
The last warmth of the sun.
Chilly mornings and glorious warm afternoons.
 The Harvest Moon.
The Hunter's Moon.
The Rainy Season.
Dry corn stalks clattering in the wind.
The touch of frost on grass and window pane.
The smell of burning leaves.
~Keith C. Heidorn
Background texture from Marta Van Eck, painted with digital brushes.