Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Alice's Key

This is my entry for the Three Muses challenge using windows and doors.  As I was playing around with the door and window images they got all of of proportion and hence the "Alice" feeling started to blossom here. A little fun and whimsy with imagery from Rosey Posey, Dover,, Tumblefish mice in their Finecrafted crowns and a little Holliewood as well.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Oberon's Dream

This is my entry for the TAW challenge this week "Butterflies". The Prince of Midsummer dreams of all things flora and fauna.  Imagery from Holliewood, Finecrafted designs, Dover books and Beth Rimmer all blended and artistic brushes added in PSE.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Cutting Edge

This is my "Steampunk Makeover" for the Three Muses challenge this week.  I can't think of an arist who would lend more to Steampunkerie than Frida Kahlo.  Always a bit ahead of her time, always on the cutting edge of art meets- journal -meets- modern-meets- folkart. My metallic embellished Frida paperdoll is made from imagery from Artchix, Finecrafted Designs, Christine Renee and  Rosie Posey.
Please enlarge for more detail.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Globe Trotter

This is my entry for the Collage Obsession challenge  "Maps". All done in gray tones imagery from Holliewood (Deviant Scrap) Rosie Posey (Scrapbookgraphics) and digital brushes used in PSE.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Mother Moon
we are so drawn to you....
in love
in life cycles
in dreams
in madness.

You are the sun's companion
more mysterious and cool
aloof at times..
though always rising to the occasion
once more in full glory.

You are the poet's muse
Luna Pearl...
the huntress
the songstress
the protectress.

Teach us your patience
your ebb and flow
your fluid prose.

This is my entry for the Take A Word challenge this week where the "Moon" is the subject. The Moon holds a wealth of symbology , not only for women but all of nature's cycles and rhythms.  I am always encouraging everyone to take the time and notice the phases of the moon; to try and avoid taking nature for granted.  We become so involved in the artificial world now that we lose sight of our more natural connections; our source for inspiration, art  and love.

Imagery credits go to Dover books, Lorie Davison, Rosie Posey and wikipedia.

Monday, July 9, 2012


This is my entry for the Inspiration Avenue challenge "Fly".To fly is to uplift one's soul where there are no borders, boundaries up or down; where we are free to explore and spread our wings.  Imagery from Dover books,Holliewood, Lorie Davison and Rosie Posey.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Oil On Canvas

I had a lot of fun with this one!  I went to the Marin County Fair over the 4th of July and saw some amazing art; including mixed media art (yay)  where artists used famous paintings, altered them and added/embellished with mixed media (paper, fabric, metal you name it).  It was so good to see.  About 20 years ago I entered some hand-tufted wall hangings (I actually got in the show and got an Honorable Mention ribbon) but mixed media art was not a category then. I have been wanting to print some of my digital pieces and lend them to canvas with added embellishments- maybe next year I will enter some...

Anyway this is for the Take A Word challenge this week where the theme is  the color "Blue".  Imagery credits for this digital piece go to Dover books, Christine Renee frames,  and grungy bits from Veronica at Scrapbookgraphics. Alpha from Finecrafted Designs.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mermaid Tales

This is my journal style entry for the Collage Obsession challenge "Mermaids". Imagery credits go to Lorie Davison, Dover Books and Finecrafted designs.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Patriot Days

Well I had to enter my( July)  entry for my "Book of Days" calendar series with a real Patriotic theme!  I wanted a have a bit of a nostalgic feel mixed with a little whimsy (not to take things too seriously). Independence Day is always fun and reminds those of us here in the USA to be grateful for our freedoms, our right to pursue our varied dreams, to work hard and share our good fortune with others.
The imagery used for this digital collage is from Dover books (old eagle tattoo), creative imaginations artist papers , googled constitution and stars from Finecrafted designs.
I finally got the slideshow gadget up and running (sidebar) for my calendar art and will add  to it each month !

Happy 4th of July!!!