Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Post It

This is my entry for The Three Muses challenge this week where the theme is  "Postage Stamps".  I'm so glad this challenge came about as I had a lot of fun rummaging through my stamp drawers in my art  hutch.  I love to collect stamps from cards and whatnot that I receive in the mail (can't remember who this stamp is from). I have been so caught up in digital imagery lately that I lost connection with all of the bits and pieces of ephemera that I have kept over the years for art journaling. I just scanned the stamp above to my photo files, brought it up in Photoshop and highlighted it a bit and added other imagery to create this piece.  Thank you Three Muses for the inspiration!
Other imagery used is from Ztampf, Rosey Posey and Finecrafted Designs at Deviant Scrap.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


This is my entry for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge where the theme is "Dress Forms".  A fun and unusual task; my digital postcard is made with imagery from Cemerony Share, Finecrafted Designs,Tim Holtz Ideology artist papers and Christine Renee at scrapbookgraphics.  All images blended and artistic filters added in PSE 7.

Monday, May 21, 2012


I have been feeling a lot of Mermaid energy lately and Illustration Avenue put out the challenge to create Mermaid inspired art.  This digital collage is composed of  imagery from Dover books, Finecrafted Designs all blended, digitally painted and altered in PSE. The coastal breeze has been strong here lately- bringing with it seashore scents (and lots of flying allergens too); but it is a sign of summer coming!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sweet Dreams

This is my entry for this week's theme at TAW challenge "Dreams".  Imagery from Dover books, Finecrafted designs and Rosey Posey.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Peacock Woman

Peacock Woman
I know you try to blend in
but all eyes turn your way.
You're self conscious and proud at the same time
Oh, I wish I were you....

Your grace and beauty stun the crowd
an otherworldly essence
carries your spirit aloft,
not rooted in the earth like me...

Do you see only in color
so many shades getting in your way?
Are the rest of us black and white
or merely gray?

Masking eyes and talking hearts,
You're searching too; restless and vulnerable.
A conversation with the soul
renders all to beauty and time,
Maybe you're a bit like me.....

This is my entry for the Take A Word challenge "Peacock".  Imagery altered digitally from Dover books, Holliewood and Finecrafted designs at Deviant Scrap.  Poem by me- thoughts on beauty.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Steampunk Rose

This is my entry for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge "Steampunk".  Vintage imagery from Dover books and mechanical works from Finecrafted designs at deviantscrap.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Heart Wisdom

It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.  

This is my entry for this week's Inspiration Avenue challenge where "Hands" is the theme. Imagery from Dover books, Holliewood and Finecrafted designs at Deviant scrap all layered and artistic brushes added in PSE.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Maiden, Mother, Crone

This is my entry for this week's fun Three Muses theme "Hats and Crowns and Wings and Things".  Imagery from Dover books, Holliewood and Finecrafted designs at Deviant Scrap and Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics. All blended and painted in PSE.