Wednesday, December 30, 2009

White In Flight

This is my entry for Theme Thursday (Flying). This is a journal page I made from a photo of a red tail hawk in flight laid over aerial maps and the use of some nature stamps. I inverted the photo for an ethereal look and artistic filters were added in Photoshop.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Something Old /Something New

The theme at The Three Muses this week had me thinking about how I enjoy finding something old and making it new- giving the old item a new purpose or a new look. I found some very old brick pieces in my yard and decided to hand paint, rubber stamp and decoupage with (my decorative napkins again) and see what would happen. I saw a project like this in a Somerset Studio magazine some time ago and decided it was time to try it out. I love recycled art and was happy with these pieces. The same technique can be used with any masonry or decorative rock and used as an indoor or garden decoration. Totally fun! With the old year giving way to the new I plan to look for more things to alter and make new again, rather than just tossing away (New Year's resolution #1).

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thoughts of Home

This is my entry for The Three Muses challenge this week where the theme is "Home Sweet Home". This is another fabric journal entry done both by hand and digitally. I stamped on fabric (Catherine Moore- Character Constructions) the doll with house-shaped hat , scanned it and colored her digitally. Background vintage Victorian house from (Dover). Added text and printed out again onto a finished fabric journal page to add to my book.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Peace On Earth

This is my entry for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge this week which celebrates the upcoming Christmas holiday. My digital postcard expresses my heartfelt feelings at this time of year- I wish peace to all and hope that the New Year will see progress towards a more understanding, tolerant and peaceful world. With our wondrous ways to communicate (blogging of course!) my world has grown so much bigger and more beautiful this year by the many new friends I have met through blogging from around the world. We really are all so much alike - and that is what I want to keep in my heart. Happy Holidays to all - no matter how you celebrate! My digital postcard is made from artist papers by Marah Johnson, US Postal stamp, digital text and gradient artistic filters.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Postcard From Tulum

This is my entry for The Three Muses challenge this week which is "Mail Art", one of my favorite subjects which began years ago with Nick Bantocks' work ( "Griffin and Sabine").

Well, having just returned from my first cruise to the Carribbean I wanted to share this photo I took while on a shore excursion to the Mayan ruins at Tulum just off the Island of Cozumel, Mexico. A fascinating tour and for me the highlight of the trip was to view these ancient structures up close and experience their scale and symbolism. This is one of the ancient temples which I incorporated with a background of decorative artist paper (Rusty Pickle), faux postage from (Provo Craft) and the little clay figure I made a while ago which is a Mayan bird holding the sun -made from Fimo clay, beads and a gold jewelry disc. Artistic filters added in Photoshop.
It's great to be back home, I missed my blog and am a bit out of sorts right now but hopefully I can catch up with all of the beautiful artworks I have missed and get ready for the Holidays!