Friday, November 30, 2012

I Love Paris

Every time I look down on this timeless town
whether blue or gray be her skies.
Whether loud be her cheers or soft be her tears,
more and more do I realize:

I love Paris in the springtime.
I love Paris in the fall.
I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles,
I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles.

I love Paris every moment,
every moment of the year.
I love Paris, why, oh why do I love Paris?
Because my love is near.

Cole Porter

Thursday, November 29, 2012

We Are Different

Elements from Tangie's kits "Gesso Messy 10," "Gesso Messy 12," "Cupcake Dots," and "Parcel 47."

I created this thinking about Lani Gerity. She always has so many positive things to say that I wanted to write something positive, too. :O)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Hats

Some elements from OTBDS kit "Mad Hatter."

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

LifeBook 2012 Nov - Celebrating Successes

This week's lesson was about painting a stylized mermaid. It was suppose to be swimming upward to represent swimming up toward success. Sounds a little fishy to me, but whatever. Here's my finished painting. Yep, it's a little weird, but at least it's a real painting. I tried to make the mermaid long and willowy looking like the seaweed. Oh. Since the idea was to celebrate our own personal success, I had to paint a merman instead of a mermaid. You can't really tell the difference anyway. I need to practice painting mermaids!

Solitary Man

Don't panic. Just some dark free verse.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Take A Word Challenge - Fish

Background created with free trial of Akvis Nature Art Plugin. Man Googled.


Original photos by Eric Tenin and Lani Gerrity.

Friday, November 23, 2012

AJC 12 Wordography - Euphoria

Photo from Pierre Herme. Overlays from Tangie Baxter's AJC Parcel 47. Eiffel Tower by Laurie Ann. Macarons from Holliewood's "Queen Cakes." By the way, "macarons" are not the same thing as "macaroons." People often think I'm spelling it wrong.  :O)

Eiffel Tower At Night

Video by Eric Tenin of Paris Daily Photo.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Eyes

Some elements from OTBDS kit "Go."

Monday, November 19, 2012

Take A Word Challenge - Angels

I'm not sure how I ended up with this for the theme "angels," but it's interesting. (hopefully)

Some elements are from Holliewood's kit "Enchanted" and Kitty Designs "Bright Night."


Original photo by David Hayes.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Love Poem

(I'm not any good at writing poetry, but it's fun to keep on trying!)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

AJC 2012 Wordography - Resplendent

Elements from Tangie's "Bestiary Beetlies," "Beetlies Lace," and "SG Beetlies," and Hidden Vintage Studios "Redheaded Stepchildren."

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dreams of Beasties

Elements from Tangie's "Bestiary Beasties" kit. Poem by me.

Book Giveaway by Susan Tuttle

Susan Tuttle is having a giveaway of her new book!

Check out this link if you would like a chance to enter:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Creepy Beetles

Elements from Tangie's "Bestiary Beetlies" and "SG Beetlies kits and Holliewood's "Stark" kit. Poem by me.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Life Book 2012 Week 45 - Celebration

I've used my character "Billizetti" in a lot of my digital art. I created many different versions of him using Photoshop. In celebration of reaching November and having done 17 mixed media paintings to put into my Life Book, I painted Billizetti by hand for the first time. It seemed fitting to finally create a mixed media version of him. Yay!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Take A Word Challenge - Pink

Whenever I hear the word pink, I think of pink French macarons!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friendship Journaling Challenge

By Julie Ann Shahin - Challenge:  Create an art journal page (on the topic of friendship) with this color combo as the inspiration.

This is my good friend Marquerite Bryant. We met through Artella on the Internet. Elements from Tangie's Parcel #44.


My Artwork On Seth Apter's Blog On Sunday

Seth Apter sent me an email saying he is posting a piece of my artwork on his blog this Sunday, November 11. It was part of an art project that went along with his book The Pulse of Mixed Media. Seth took selected pieces of the project with him to display at his many book signing stops. That way people could look at real pieces of mixed media art firsthand. I hope you will be able to stop by his blog on Sunday.

(If you haven't purchased his book yet, I have an Amazon link for it on the right hand column of my blog so you can check it out.)

Paris Visions

Original Paris background photo by Eric Tenin of Paris Daily Photo. Elements from kit by Fine Crafted Designs titled "Paris Art Studio."

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

AJC 2012 Wordography - Betwixt

Some elements from Tangies AJC 2012 Parcel #44.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Mask

Gift from the Fairy Yellow Bug Queen

A fellow blogger and artist, Norma Conway, sent me a wonderful little painting she did on tea bags. I couldn't figure out how to display it, so I put it on an 11 x 14 canvas, and painted around it. It probably looks a little bizarre, because I like abstract art. To me it sort of has an American Indian look to it. Since I don't have a digital camera, I had to take a photo of the finished piece using my computer camera. It does not do the painting justice at all. Maybe once I get my iPad, which will have a much better camera in it, I'll be able to take better photos of my work. Anyway, thank you, Norma, for the fantastic gift.

If you would like to visit Norma's blog, the link is:

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Pulse: Charity Auction

Mixed media artist Seth Apter, who lives in New York, is having an incredible auction to help raise money for the relief funds for the battered city. Please click on the picture below to be taken to his site where you can see the wonderful contents of this auction. It includes a copy of his book The Pulse of Mixed Media that has been autographed by 30 of the contributing artists. Wow!

I hope you'll have the winning bid!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Friendship and A Favorite Song

Based on November's "My Vision for 2012" prompt by Julie Ann Shahin - Friendship. She posts on Tangie Baxter's blog for The Art Journal Caravan. Elements from kit "No Strings Attached" by OTBDS, background by me.

A prompt from the weekly Caravan  itinerary was to list 5 favorite songs. I could never do a page about 5 songs. I did one about one of my favorite songs.

Elements from Tangie's "Midnight Dreams." Background by me.