Monday, December 27, 2010
It was a great Holiday -I got an iPad and played with that most of Christmas day, and a few days before I had about thirty guests over for a fun Open House- I cooked for three days straight but it was good! My son and his girlfriend came over and we got to meet the rest of her family! It was a great time with friends, family and good cheer.
I am looking forward to a quiet and reflective New Year; time to get in touch with all that has happened this past year, time to be grateful for all of the good things and time to dream of new creative adventures for the future.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Praise you for rising!
Yesterday we shivered in darkness
while you were trapped in the mountains.
Now you rise light as a silver bird.
Always rise like this, goddess,
always come back to us like this,
bringing us health and safety,
bringing the game to our arrows,
and fish to our hooks.
Journey now in peace,
go around the earth in safety,
travel in joy, O goddess!
There are many things to celebrate at this time of year and the Winter Solstice (Dec. 21st this year) reminds us that the returning of the Sun and the slow increase in light brings us promise of new growth and life. As we build hearth fires, light candles or string lights on a Christmas tree we are honoring the old traditions of welcoming the light back, to bring us warmth and productivity in the new year.
May everyone find their own way to celebrate and light the world!
This is my entry for the 4x4Friday challenge and the TAW challenge.
Imagery credits go to Downunderstudios, e-vint.com and personal photos.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
"Childhood " is the theme this week at Take A Word challenge and through my "playtime" with digital art came this piece representing the world of imaginary friends and doorways to other places and adventures.
Imagery credits go to Dover, Holliewood at Deviantartscraps and wikimedia.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
I love the fantasy aspect of the Winter Solstice/Holiday season. Most of my decorations are filled with winter fairies, snowy villages and wilderness critters mixed in with natural greenery, winter branches and berries. Despite all of the massive commercialism in the stores I do still enjoy creating a little magic this time of year and remembering the winter tales I learned as a child . This piece tries to capture the wonder of the winter Goddess and her guides on a cold starry night.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I wanted to work with some really rich deep colors here. The roses are photos from my yard overlayed (opacity reduced) onto a beautiful image from Dover copy free images. Latin illumination from Dover also added.
After the long Thanksgiving weekend (I'm still washing dishes!) I am turning my thoughts toward the Holidays now. I am not an overly religious person but I find myself drawn to the more spiritual nature in art and imagery and love to work with these kinds of images to create a mood and a feeling rather than something commercial or trendy. Certain images just jump out at me and I have to work with them; create something new with them, something that touches and expresses a deep part of me. Perhaps a part that is longing to be exposed but is reluctant. Art is the inner voice.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
I think it will take some time to sort out my feelings. I will try to remember the good things ,the good times and the things we had in common and the things we didn't have in common sure made life interesting!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Nightblooming jasmine music
fills your heart with song.
This is my entry for the Collage Obsession challenge "Tenderness" and the Theme Thursday challenge this week "Faces".
Imagery credits go to e-vint.com, vintage botanical clippings and scrapbookgraphics all blended in PSE.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
This is my entry for the Take A Word challenge this week where the theme is "Angel" . I've been away for five days enjoying a little trip to San Antonio Texas while my husband was at a conference (I got to play and sightsee). A beautiful river walk and true Texas hospitality made for a lovely short trip! Credits for this digital collage are imagery from Dover books, scrapbookgraphics and a beautiful dandelion photo from Digital-Whisper blog all blended and colored in Photoshop.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Where roses would not dare to go,
What heart would risk the way-
And so I send my crimson scouts
to sound the enemy.
This is my entry for the Digital-Whisper blog challenge where we were given the rose image to work with. Credits also to deviantartscraps (Holliewood) and scripted artist papers.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I have had some fun creating these dark pieces from a new digital kit from Deviantartscraps (Welcome to my Nightmare). The top piece is called "DragonSlayer" and the lower piece is called "Dark Dreaming". I have also used some imagery from Dover and added gradient light and shadow filters in Photoshop. The Dragonslayer piece I am entering into the Theme Thursday challenge "Red and Black".
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
This is my digital portrait for the Collage Obsession challenge this week. Main image provided by the challenge group, flowers from personal photos, (Metal Momma ) elements from Deviantscraps and easel from wikimedia. All images overlayed and blended with soft artistic filters in Photoshop.