Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A Winter Visit




One of my favorite books that I received as a child was "The Snow Queen and Other Tales". I found myself inspired to make a wintry folktale  style piece not unlike the paintings and illustrations in my book.   Imagery from itkupilli.  For the Art Journal Journey challenge "Winter Wonderland".

Happy New Year 2016!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Time Unveiled



For the Three Muses this week "Time". Imagery from itkupilli, Foxeysquirrel and Finecrafted  Designs all blended and layered in PSE 13.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Party Animal


Even the winter woodlands creatures come out to celebrate the New Year!  For both Digital Whisper and TAW challenges this week to celebrate 2016.

Happy and healthy New Year to all!


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Royal Society





For the SPA challenge this week- open theme.  I love heraldic imagery (itkupilli) which inspired these (coat of arms) style postcards

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Blessed Be


A warm Merry Christmas to all of my blogger friends and best wishes for happy creating this coming New Year.  Thank you for your support and kind comments - they mean a lot and keep me going!

This is my Christmas card that I made and printed on card stock this year and sent to friends and family.  Below is the inside greeting that I made.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Fox and the Hounds


King Henry is ever so sly here in this reworking of his portrait for The Three Muses this week. The hounds are wondering where the fox went!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Aurora



Welcome Winter Solstice!  Despite the cold and gray landscapes this special day reminds us that the return of the sun is eminent as the wheel turns again.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Warrior of Peace


For the Digital Whisper challenge "What meaning does Christmas have for you"?  For me it is a time of peace, of reflection, a coming together as one; and carrying forth the promise of living this way throughout the new year.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Nutcracker


For both the SPA and TAW challenge this week using the "Nutcracker" and  "Green and Red themes".

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Elixir



For this week's Cheeky Challenge "Burgundy".  Imagery from Foxeysquirrel and itkupilli reworked and painted in Photoshop.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Holly Jolly Christmas


For the Digital Whisper challenge this week "Christmas Stocking".  Imagery from Foxysquirrel and itkupilli.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Holly and Ivy



My postcard for the SPA challenge this week. The theme is Holly and Ivy- imagery from itkupilli google images and PSE drawing filter effects for the ivy.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Halo



Mother Mary in celestial blue and gold. Imagery from itkupilli kits.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Games People Play



For the Three Muses challenge this week.  Imagery from Google and Finecrafted Designs.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Welcome Winter



It is beginning to get a little cold even here in California!

This is for both the Take A Word challenge "Sepia" and the Digital Whisper challenge "Frost".

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Visitor


This little guy has lost his herd but found a new friend to help guide him back.
For the Collage Obsession challenge "Lost Reindeer".  Imagery from itkupill kits.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Message in a Bottle



For the TAW challenge this week.  A mermaid finds a bottle with a note to ease her loneliness.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Home Sweet Home



Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours!  A day for family, friends and remembering to be grateful for what we do have.   Cheers!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Taking Flight


For the Three Muses challenge this week "Flight".  A migratory pair honor the call to go.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Silhouette



I enjoyed doing a little Photoshop tutorial on making silhouettes for the TAW challenge this week.
Imagery from itkupilli Storyteller kit.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

In Memory



We must always try to respect and honor the memory of those that have passed.  This is in memory of those fallen by the hand of terrorists in Paris. May their families and friends heal and find peace.

This is for the DezinaWorld cheeky challenge "Churchyard/gravestones".

Balloonfest



For the Three Muses challenge "Transportation".  Up up and away!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Tea Time



I love the look of the Mackenzie-Childs  designs for the home (teacups and teapot).  They are so whimsical and always remind me of Alice in Wonderland.  This is for the TAW challenge this week  "Your best china".  Imagery from itkupilli, google and Finecrafted Designs.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Fairy Slippers



For the Digital Whisper challenge this week "Shoes".  As with fairies her shoes are of the most delicate in nature!  Imagery from itkupilli "Rose Garden".

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sisters



For the new challenge at DezinaWorld where the challenge is "Sisters". Go to "Cheeky Challenge".

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

Autumn Song



Echoes of the Ancestors
ride the winds of change,
voices of the creatures
calling out my name.
Singing spirits on the breeze
the crashing of waves to shore,
the pounding of earth mother's heart
teach me what to listen for.
                                                 Jamie Sams


For the Digital Whisper challenge this week "American Indian".  Imagery from Google and itkupilli.  Photoshop elements filters.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Faerie Dancer


For the Digital Whisper challenge this week "Ballerina".  Imagery from itkupilli  kits.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Soul's Journey


Walking the soul's journey on Samhain ( Halloween).  A time to pay remembrance to those who have passed on  and light a candle to help guide others on their way.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Enchanted



My collage for the Three Muses Challenge this week to create art in the style of a favorite artist. The artistic style here is that of Anahata Katkin  owner/creator of "Papaya Art".  Her style is whimsical, feminine with wonderful  faces and headdresses.  Imagery used here from itkupilli and foxeysquirrel kits.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Nightmare Hotel


Continuing with more spooky tales of dread.   I can remember a few nightmarish hotels in my day!
For the Take A Word challenge this week to use "orange and black" in our art.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Immortal Secrets



These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder;
Which , as they kiss, consume.
                                            William Shakespeare


For The Three Muses challenge to use a "Castle" in our artwork.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Blood Moon Spells


For the TAW challenge this week "Bewitched".  Dare to look closely into her eyes!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Postcard from Beyond



Embracing the dark side of art now for the countdown to Halloween. This is for the upcoming SPA challenge "Dark". Imagery from itkupilli- I altered the stamp imagery digitally to be a bit more foreboding.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Postage Stamp People



I couldn't help myself- I so enjoy postal art that I had to make more "Postage Stamp People" for the Three Muses challenge this week ( following the TAW challenge- which was also Postal Art). Such fun puzzles to put together!  The stamps here are from Google imagery- they are actual stamps- and other imagery is from itkupilli and postal art ephemera from my collection.