Sunday, June 30, 2013


This is my entry for the Take A Word challenge where "Butterflies" is the theme- a theme I never get tired of.  I'm always throwing in a butterfly or two somewhere!   I used photoshop brushes for these silhouette butterflies along with imagery from itKuPiLLi, Beth Rimmer and Pink Lotty.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Dream Weaver

Well better late than never!  This is my entry for this month's "Owl' challenge at so artful challenges. Imagery credits go to Hidden vintage studios, Holliewood, Lori Davison and special effects in Photoshop.

Thursday, June 27, 2013


What fun this was!   I have to admit that my love of collage all began with the wonderful art books by Nick Bantock.  I bought Griffin and Sabine and loved everything about it and all of the subsequent books that he has put out.  His art is extraordinary and I had never seen anything like it before.  Collage spoke to me- since I can't draw and I love how he uses old maps, stamps, vintage imagery and bascially created "mail art" as we call it now. I spent quite a few years creating altered books and journals  (trying) to fashion my art in his style and it was difficult; then with teaching my self digital art though Photoshop I found it to be a lot more exciting and conducive to this style of  collage art.
 These are my entries for the Digital Mania challenge this week where the featured artist is of course Nick Bantock.  Imagery from Jen Maddox, itKuPiLLi and finecrafted designs.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pt. Reyes Station

This is my entry for the Three Muses challenge where "Numbers" is the theme this week. As we often drive out to the coast here in California during the summer months we often see old vehicles out in the apple orchards and I created this digital collage with those scenes in mind.  Imagery from Holliewood. Lorie Davison and Tim Holtz art papers.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Midsummer Postcard

This is my entry for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge where we are celebrating the "Summer Solstice or the pagan Midsummer".  Imagery for this card from Dover books and Jen Maddox at Scrapbookgraphics. Photoshop text reads Summer Soltice 2013.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Solstice

Happy Solstice to all in the Northern Hemisphere.  This is a time of renewed energy and activity.  The sun is at its highest and most powerful point for us and we need to embrace its light and warmth.  The sun for me is  masculine in nature; it's aggressive and strong and can be overpowering if not balanced by the more fluid feminine moon.   I hope we can all use the longer days to create, socialize and get outdoors more and move.........  as I sit here at the computer LOL!

Imagery from Dover books, Photoshop brushes and a digital tie-dyed background that I made.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sea Fleur/ Madame Butterfly

These are my whimsical entries for the Catrin Welz- Stein challenge at Digital Mania this week. This  incredible artist has such a feminine sense to her art; always incorporating nature, symbol and myth to her work.  Please visit her blog which you can find in my sidebar.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Vintage Bride

My own wedding 39 years ago was a fun, funky casual affair in the park- no pearls, lace or diamonds  but also no worries- and we are still going strong.  I think we all enjoy the vision of a dreamlike princess and her handsome groom  but it isn't always affordable at the time and we make do with what we have.  The longevity and growing and living together is what I think really constitutes a 'marriage'.  Our 40th is coming up next year and we could do the pearls, lace and diamond now and maybe we will renew our ceremony ( I hate the word vows). We giggle when we look back at our Wedding photos from 1974, coke can in hand, stomping the plastic wine glass on the grass, the Rabbi with his cooler, me in my "Gunne Sax" granny dress (remember those) - but in the end  our toast to L'Chaim (to life) was all that mattered.

This is my entry for the Three Muses challenge "June Bride".  Imagery from E-vint .com, itKuPilli and Pink Lotty at Deviant Scrap.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bella Botanica

This is my entry for the Take A Word challenge this week where the theme is "Botanical".  A touch of humor and whimsy with a roman flair for this collage.  Imagery from itKuPiLLi , Manuela at Scrapbookgraphics along with cut out scraps of Botanical  illustrations and script.

Friday, June 14, 2013


Just having fun with some digital watercolor painting.  Imagery from Jen Maddox and Finecrafted designs.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wisdom Keeper

This is my entry for the Digital Mania challenge this week  featuring the art of Stephanie Ledoux.  Lots of newsprint and faces of ethnicity  are a part of her unique style. Stories of origins and myth clippings, over lay from Viva Artistry along with scanned feathers, and my dream-keeper key ring make up this digital collage!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Silent Sparrow

This is my journal style entry for The Three Muses this week  where "Birds" are the theme. This is a lot like  my journal work without the scissors and glue! Imagery for this collage from Captivated Visions, Donna Estabrooks art papers and Catherine Moore art papers.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sister and Brother

This is my entry for the Collage Obsession Challenge .  Imagery from Holliewood, Sherry JD and Tumblefish studios.   Broken glass frame from Christine Renee.  The theme is Sisters and Brothers.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


This is my entry for the Take A Word challenge this week where the theme is to use 'cooling colors'. Living so close to the Napa- Sonoma-Mendocino wine country my thoughts turned to the magnificent hues of one of my favorite wines!  Imagery from Captivated Visions, itKuPiLLi, and lots of gradient and Photo filter effects in Photoshop.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Art Journal Postcard

This is my entry for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge to create a postcard in the Art journal style.  Imagery from ArtChix, ItKuPiLli, and Captivated Visions.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Home is Where The Heart Is

This is my entry for the Steven Kenny challenge at Digital Mania this week.  Surreal, symbolic and fanciful. Imagery from itKuPiLLi, Lori Davison , Rosie Posey and Holliewood.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Night Raven

This is my entry for the Three Muses challenge where we are to use a Gothic arch in our work.  Always a favorite theme of mine!  Imagery from Tumblefish Divas, Finecrafted Designs and pink Lotty at Deviant Scrap.

Sunday, June 2, 2013


This is my entry for the Take A Word challenge this week where the color 'Orange' is the theme.  I can't help but think of sunny Mexico and the lavish rustic hues of oranges, fiery reds and cooling turquoise.  Frida from Artchix studio, elements from Tangie Baxter and assorted butterflies (Mariposas).

Saturday, June 1, 2013

No Place Like Home

'Home' is different for everyone but this queen has grand thoughts about her diggs.  For the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

Imagery credits go to itKuPiLLi, Rosey Posey and photoshop filters and brushes.