Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Safe Passage

This is my entry for the Three Muses challenge this week "Hello Sailor" being the theme.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


Playing around with a little more"pink" this week for the Take A Word challenge.  It's best to get this color out of my system before those Fall colors start to beckon....
Imagery from Dover, itKuPiLLi and one of my floral backgrounds repainted digitally.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Garden Mistress

This is my entry for the Three Muses challenge this week where "Insects" are the theme.  Not a big fan of the creepy crawlies- you have to look hard for them here !

Friday, July 19, 2013

Sage and Sepia

After a little summer break I created this piece for the Summer Of Color challenge to use the colors "Sage and Sepia".

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Yin and Yang

This collage is for the Three Muses challenge to use the colors "Black White and Red".  Yin and Yang , the principle of opposite forces interconnected and interdependent in the natural world and, how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Yin and yang are actually complementary, not opposing forces, interacting to form a whole greater than either separate part. It's all about balance; shadow and light being in tune with each other in harmony.

Imagery  credits go to Jen Maddox, Holliewood, collage art papers and wikipedia.

Saturday, July 13, 2013


This is my entry for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge "Fairies of the Sea". Digitally painted to  capture the look of watercolors. Imagery from Dover books , itKuPiLLi and Rebecca McMeen.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sand and Sea

This is my entry for the Inspiration Avenue challenge to use words in our art. A collage of reminiscence, a walk along the sand; the colors of the summer sea.  Imagery from Jen Maddox at scrapbookgraphics, artchix and Stampington  papers (Jennifer Razo).

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Mirror, Mirror

This is my entry for the Three Muses challenge using a mirror this week. Imagery credits go to Lorie Davison and  itKuPiLLi.

Monday, July 8, 2013

La Vie Boheme

This is my entry for the Summer of Color challenge this week where the color combination is "Candy Apple Red and Yellow". Imagery credits go to Pink Lotty, itKuPiLLi and Tumblefish.  Yummy colors for summer!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Something Fishy

There is something fishy going on and this Diva Queen is having none of it.  This is my Zetti style entry for the Take A Word challenge this week where "Fish" is the theme.  Imagery credits got to Tumblefish, Finecrafted designs, artchix and itkuPiLLi.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Curious Swan

This is my entry for the Digital Mania challenge this week where the featured artist is Kevin Sloan. My digital collage tries to capture his use of wildlife, whimsy and  a bit of enchanted landscape.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Charcoal Rose

This is my entry for the Summer of Color challenge #4 where the colors are Charcoal and Pink. Imagery credits go to Jen Maddox, itKuPiLLi, Holliewood , Paper Whimsy and doodles from Rebecca McMeen all blended and filters added in Photoshop..

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Lady Liberty

This is my entry for the Collage Obsession challenge this week celebrating the USA and our Independence Day on the 4th! Imagery credits go to Hidden Vintage, Tumblefish ,Captivated visions and  Forever stamps.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Pinot and Poppies

This is my entry for the Three Muses challenge this week where the theme is "Where You Live".  I wanted to step outside my comfort zone a bit and create an iconic collage that represents  what my native area means to me and in a painterly way.  The San Francisco Bay Area is a multi- cultural fascinating place to live.  I have been fortunate to have lived here my whole life. It encompasses not only the city of San Francisco but Marin County  and  the Wine country going North, Yosemite Valley going east  and the incredible Pacific Ocean going West.  I have included from Google images and personal photos a collage of many of the main highlights for me.  Mt. Tamalpais, rich in legend and tons of hiking trails that (I live for), of course the Golden Gate Bridge that my Grandmother watched being built when she lived in the Marina District, the giant Redwoods of Muir Woods, the sailing community of  Sausalito and Tiburon/ Bevedere and the wonderful grapevines that paint the Sonoma/Napa/ and Mendocino counties glorious hues in the fall. A wonderland of backroads and discovery!