Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bella Notte

This is my entry for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge this week where the theme is Venetian masks.  Imagery credits go to google images, Beth Rimmer and Evelyn at Deviantscrap.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Carbon shadows linger
in cracks of limestone

Remnants etched
from lives passed;
lived well but short.

Fleeting yet forever told
in graphite stories.

Look well, look hard;
Secrets are unveiled
in mundane guise, forever lost
by momentary distraction.

All is not as it seems.....

Digital collage and poem for a gray Thursday evening.  Imagery credits go to Holliewood and Finecrafted designs at Deviant scrap. Also from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


This is my entry for the Three Muses challenge this week where the theme is " Spring".    This digital collage is made with imagery from, Beth Rimmer  and Evelyn at Deviantscrap; all blends and filters in PSE.  I chose Persephone as the goddess of Spring as she returns to the surface of the earth from the underworld to renew and bring forth all flowers and new growth. There are signs of her presence everywhere and it is important to stop and look for her cues!

Sunday, March 25, 2012


This is my entry for the TAW challenge "It's all about the hat".  This wonderful image is from blended with words from devianscrap and Lorie Davison at scrapbookgraphics. I wanted to create a sort of digital "painting"  effect with a canvas background and grungy pastel elements in PSE.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Ah Spring... I just returned from a short trip to Dallas, Texas where huge thunder and lightening storms heralded in the first day of Spring along with 3-4 hour flight delays in the airport! Glad to be back home where the skies are blue and Spring is indeed showing signs of awakening. A bit of showers here and there though and this digital collage reminds us to  keep the umbrellas close at hand.  Imagery from Dover books Hollie and Evelyn at Deviant Scrap, Rosie Posie and Rebecca McMeen at Scrapbookgraphics.  Graphics 45 artist papers all blended in PSE.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Book of Days

Daffodils come before the swallow dares,
and take the winds of March with beauty.
                                William Shakespeare

I love calendar art and decided that I would try to (each month) make a digital piece including some kind of calendar or datebook in the mix.  It is not for use as a calendar just a reference to the month/days and  or symbols of the season.  Then I'd like to print them onto fabric and assemble a little book- for my own challenge.  This first one is composed of imagery from Paper Whimsy, Lorie Davison  and Rosie Posey at Scrapbookgraphics and Holliewood at Deviantscrap.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Red Flower

This is my entry for the Three Muses challenge this week "One Thing of Beauty". A single flower expresses so much in itself you need not have an entire bouquet.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Green Man

guardian of the wood.
Put on your green finery
blending shadow and myth.
The pulse of the forest is yours;
rich, alive, mysterious.
Your totems encircle the forest
to guide the spirited.
Gnarled and worn
tender and new
awaken and lead the way home.

This is my entry for the Take a Word challenge this week for the theme "Green".  Very appropriate for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day celebrations.  Green is an empowering color, the color of new life, the earth and her children and the Green Man in Celtic legend  serves as her guardian.   This guy is from a photo  I took of my backyard guardian blended with imagery from  Finecrafted designs at Deviant scrap and Celtic script from Dover books.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Meadow Song

This is my entry for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge "Feathered Friends".  Digital postcard created in PSE with imagery from Dover books, Graphics 45 artist papers, postal clippings and digital brushes.  Recently the (Slide) website closed out  and my slide shows disappeared along with it so I created a new one in my sidebar with some of the digital Postcards that I have made over the years and will continue to add to.  Thank you SPA for the inspiration!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Perfect Pair

This is my entry for The Three Muses Challenge this week where they ask us to create with a "couple or pair" in mind.  My pair of colorful birds have been quite busy!  Imagery from Dover books, my own background with eggs, Catherine Moore papers  Rosie Posey/ Murphy at scrapbookgraphics and dictionary clippings

Sunday, March 4, 2012


This is my entry for the Take A Word challenge this week where the theme is "Masculine".  If I take a look back through my blog over the past 3 years there is a definate absence of the masculine essence in my work. I don't know why- I'm just drawn to the more feminine aspect in imagery and theme.  So this challenge was a good opportunity to explore.  When looking for imagery I went to Leonardo Da Vinci as I think of him as a rather masculine artist; with amazing sketches, machines/ inventions, sepia colored work.  Sometimes brutal and yet he can capture the soft gentleness of expression in both his female and male drawings.  This digital collage (tries) to portray a sketchbook type of rendering ; a coming together of odd yet symbolic objects into a unified whole... or synthesis. Imagery credits go to Dover, Rosey Posey and Dawn Inskip at scrapbookgraphics.  Overlay blending with Fresco and gradient filters in PSE.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


This is my entry for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge where "Daffodils" is the theme.  This digital postcard is is collaged with layers of old Daffodil (Narcissus) Botanica, postal stamps and vintage imagery from Dover.