Thursday, May 29, 2014

ICAD a Day--Almost time

As a warm up exercise for this year's Index Card a Day Challenge from Tammy at Daisy Yellow, it was suggested that we write a haiku...I love this poetic format, and couldn't resist.  For my first venture into this fascinating challenge, I bought a really inexpensive 4 x 6" photo album with 100 slots--and, yes I filled all the pages.  I may use this one as the cover art for this year's book.

Three Muses--Hats

No one wore BIG hats better than Audrey Hepburn--she knew a great hat could make your day!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Take a Word--Books

Books are the ticket to the universe.


My baby doll when I was a child was Betsy Wetsy.  I called her Baby and loved her for years.  I looked and looked on Google Images, but couldn't find MY I went a different way.
Images from Google and bits from Marta Van Eck's many kits.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Link love--an envelope accordion book

From Susan Brown at Unruly Paper Arts--this is Brilliant!

And incredibly easy.

I do a lot of envelope printing at my job, and mistakes do occur--so I can recycle, and make art, and make interesting presents for my friends too.  What will I stick in all the pockets?

Three Muses--Some like it HOT

My Mom's Hot

Photo from Pinterest, found on Google.  The date on the photo is 5/13/1945--could have been Mother's Day.
Altered with cutout filter, gradient map and brushes

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Take a word--Beach

Not quite beach weather here yet, but closer all the time!

Elements found on Google images, a vintage cigarette card, the copyright says 1903.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

SPA--Glamour begets Ennui

I often that the people who live the most glamorous lives must get so tired of it all...

This is the translation of the french text:

"Life is made ​​of small and big miracles. Nothing is boring, because everything is constantly changing. The problem is not in the world, but in the way we see the world"

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Collage Obsession--whatever I want...

This is not what I started with, but it's where I ended up.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Three Muses--Stamp Heads

An oldie but a goodie from my early work!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


I just love beautifully worn old doors!  This blue one is one of my favorite images.  The cello and tree are from Marta Van Eck, and the doggie is from Holliewood Studio.  So glad to be posting again.

Monday, May 12, 2014


I don't understand what happened to my Blog, but for the last several days I haven't been able to post ANYTHING--no pictures,no words!  It was so awful that I couldn't even create any art for last weeks challenges...
I hope it's all better now.