Thursday, May 30, 2013


These are my entries for this week's challenge at Digital Mania where the featured artist is Cristiana Couceiro, a Portuguese illustrator whose work is focused on collage for clients using newspaper, tiles, vintage photos and paper; strongly reflecting a retro look. She also has a limited palette of colors using aquas, reds and ochres with use of circles and geometric shapes. I used photoshop cookie cutters for shapes and imagery from itKuPiLLi, Captivated Visions, Vintage photography blog and Lori Davison (scrapbookgraphics).  This was quite a challenge and it is not representative of (my) art- but I'm still happy with the overall effect in keeping with the featured artist's style.  What fun!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My Melancholy

This is my entry for The Three Muses this week where Zetti style is the theme. Imagery from Finecrafted designs , Rebecca McMeen and Alpha from Marsha at Tumblefish (Deviant Scrap). Photoshop painting and cookie cutters  tools.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Summer Journal

As the summer season approaches ( it's actually raining here today),  I wanted to make a journal style collage with warm overtones, the hiss of insects and the rustling of field birds to get in the mood. This is for the 'open' theme at Collage Obsession this week

Thursday, May 23, 2013


This is my entry for the Digital Mania challenge to create a piece in the style of artist Loui Jouver. Use of script, drippy paint and segmented backgrounds along with vogue-ish women  seem to hallmark his unique art. Magazine face was altered with brushes and paints in Photoshop.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


This is my entry for the Three Muses this week using "black and white stripes".  Butterflies are from Dover converted to black and white, background from Captivated Visions and mime from Graphic 45 artist papers all blended and artistic filters used in Photoshop.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Dressmaker

This is my entry for the Take A Word challenge "Sewing" this week.  I made a digital journal- style piece here with bits of lace and pins and tape along with a fun to assemble paper doll from Rebecca McMeen . No needles required! Other imagery credits go to Google images and Captivated Visions at Scrapbookgraphics.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Clear Skies

Well, this is my entry for the Digital Mania challenge where we are to create art in the manner and style of a Turkish surreal artist by the name of Gurbus Dogan Eksioglu. A fantastic artist but oh so out of my comfort zone.  I don't know why surrealistic art is so hard for me but I gave it a go! His particular art style to me is whimsical a little bit cartoon-like and  injected with a simple kind of humor.

Imagery credits go to Dover books, Holliewood, Finecrafted designs and ikuPiLLi  all at deviant scrap.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sad Girl With Flowers In Her Hair

This is my entry for the Inspiration Avenue challenge. Portraits within portraits of a whimsical nature.
Imagery credits go to itKuPiLLi and Pink Lotty at Deviant Scrap.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Spirit Veil

                  "Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which she never shows to anybody."
                                                                                                              .....Mark Twain

This is my entry for this week's challenge at the Three Muses where our art is to be inspired by a 'Quote'. Imagery credits go to itKuPiLLi, Rosie Posey and Holliewood.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Inner Circle

This is my entry for the Digital Mania challenge where the theme is to create a piece in the style of digital artist Hal Shukovsky. His work is right up my alley and this piece is inspired by his 'new millennium' series. To check out his work and all of the other entries please go to my sidebar (digital mania) link.

Imagery credits go to Dover books, Donna Estabrooks and digital painting in Photoshop Elements.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ursula (Little Bear)

This is for the Collage Obsession challenge to use a Bear in our work. My young woman Ursula ( which means little female bear) is drawn from old myth and native stories to symbolize strength  and the relationship of animal totems.  Imagery from Dover books, Pink Lotty and Tumblefish Studios for the wonderful old bear.

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Siren's Lyre

We have fallen into the place
where everything is music.

This singing art
is sea foam.
The graceful movements
come from a pearl
on the ocean floor.

Poems reach up like spindrift
and the edge of driftwood
along the beach
wanting, wanting.

This is my entry for the Three Muses challenge this week "Music".

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Leap Of Faith

This is my entry for the Take A Word challenge this week "Stone Angels".   My stone angel is taking a leap of faith from her pedestal to venture down to earth.  All imagery from the wonderful itKuPilli Imagenarium at Deviant Scrap.

It's been quite a busy week with all of the challenge sites and starting a new blog ( my house is getting dusty but oh well, I am having fun in Photoshop)! Thank you all for your warm visits and lovely comments!

Thursday, May 2, 2013


This is my entry for the Digitalmania challenge to alter vintage imagery with whimsy and fantasy..  Please see my sidebar for the link.
Imagery credits go to itKuPiLLi, Pink Lotty, Dover books and Holliewood at Deviant Scrap.