Tuesday, May 31, 2011


This is my entry for the Three Muses challenge this week where the theme is The Written Word.  The image is from Dover and the written word is inspired by a most beautiful love "Poem" or song from the Old Testament/ Torah. Roses from Holliewood at Deviant art and gradient and soft light filters added for depth and age.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Art and Illumination

"Wings " is the theme at the Take A Word challenge this week and I was inspired by label art in making this digital collage. I love old Botanica and the art of illuminated lettering (Celtic) in this case and combined the two here.  Imagery from Dover ,Graphics 45 and Christine Renee.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Gift

This is my entry for the Collage Obsession challenge "Mermaid". Couldn't help myself from creating a piece with one of my favorite themes. Imagery from Dover, Finecrafted Designs and lots of painting and effects in Photoshop. I learned how to use the Clone Stamp tool in a class that I took recently and it really came into use in this collage. Fun stuff!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Violets are Blue

This is my digital journal style entry for this week's Three Muses theme which is the color "Blue". A soft, peaceful and sometimes melancholy color I used blue here to evoke a sense of quiet longing and sense of poetic loss. Imagery from Finecrafted designs and Holliewood at Deviant Art, Dover books, and google.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Feeling whimsical and in the Zetti mode for this week's theme at Take A Word challenge. I always struggle a bit with Zetti but as I look back on the pieces that I have made they do embody their own style and are consistent in how I interpret them. It is interesting to step outside of yourself and view the collection of art you have made and be objective about it. "Everyone else's" art sometimes seems to look so much better and unique and (why didn't I think of that ?) often comes to mind. I can't think of a better forum than an art blog to really take a look at where you were, where you are now and be inspired to go where you can go in the future. Imagery from Dover, and Rebecca McMeen at scrapbookgraphics.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Gold woman vibrant
in your song of surrender
give nothing away.

Emotions abstract
bending shadows of the heart
threads of silk on fire.

Whispered wings hover
breathless until tomorrow
love's own haiku.

This is my entry for the Take A Word challenge where the theme is"Oriental". Geisha images from Dover blended with one of my own backgrounds and other background image from Lorie Davison at scrapbookgraphics.

Friday, May 13, 2011


This is my entry for the Theme Thursday challenge "Garden" theme. A little bit of Eden  amidst a sphere untouched and  new. Imagery from Finecrafted and Holliewood at Deviant Art . Blogger lost my first posting of this so thanks to those of you who commented already!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Street Diva

Mona is keeping an eye on the neighborhood in this whimsical collage for the The Three Muses this week where the theme is to "Alter Mona". Imagery credits for this urban graffiti piece go to Google, Dover, Christine Renee, Digital Whisper freebie and Rebecca McMeen. Mona Rules!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Rites of May

May is upon us and she ushers in a season of beauty and appreciation of the sensual and colorful. Beltaine in the celtic tradition welcomed the beginning of summer gaiety and abundance ; the celebration of fertility and a time of coming together to share and enjoy renewal.

The imagery used in this collage comes from Luna Girl ( wonderful vintage image of Cleo de Merode), Lorie Davison, Holliewood at Deviant Art and artist papers blended for the background. I was inspired to create this piece as I flipped over all of my calendars; marvelling at how fast the days goes by and how each day seems so full yet so fleeting....