Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dark Digital Whisper Challenge #6 - Caped Man

I've been sick with a bug for a week now, and all the staying inside has given me time to catch up on the digital challenges I enjoy doing. Kimmie gave us the picture below to alter for this month's Dark Digital Whisper Challenge:

Here is the digital collage I ended up with. I hope you enjoy seeing it!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Art Creations Friday Challenge #97 - Bride

This is for my friend June living across the ocean. The picture provided for us to alter by the Art Creations Friday blog site was:

Here is my finished digital collage:

Gluten-Free? Oh my!

Just when you think life can't get any stranger, it does. Well, strange might not be the right word. For those of you who don't know me, I've been battling some very horrible health attacks the past few years. They are called vasovagal attacks.  I won't give you all the gory details. Suffice it to say I was taken to emergency six times in an ambulance, because no one was sure what was happening. It looked like I was having a heart attack. I wasn't. It felt like I was going to die each time, but I didn't. I kept hoping I would and get it over with. I didn't want to keep going through the attacks.

I recently went to a doctor who is both a MD and a Naturopath. He thought what I was having was a severe reaction to a food allergy. Egads! Food allergy? But it kind of made sense. Several of the attacks came not too long after eating. The doctor had me take a test where my blood was sent to a lab and tested for reactions to all kinds of food.

I got the results this past Tuesday. Whoa baby! I'm allergic to more than one food - barley, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, garlic, ginger, gluten, grapes, malt, white potatoes, rye, wheat, baker yeast, and yogurt. How can that be? No more bread. No more wine. But those are a God-given right! (See picture above.) No more mashed potatoes. No more beer. No more pizza. No more pizza? Anything but that.

Well guess what. It isn't as bad as it seems. There's a whole other world out there. It's called "gluten-free." There's gluten-free pizza. There's gluten-free beer. (I hope this doesn't sound like I'm a lush or something. I don't drink that often. But if you're going to have pizza, you have to have beer. Besides, the Bible says drunkedness is wrong, not drinking. It even says, "a little wine is good for the stomach.") There are all kinds of blogs with recipes for people who have to follow gluten-free diets, too. I'm not alone in the world! Yay! There's even an added benefit. I may finally lose weight. :O)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Digital Whisper Blog Challenge - Zipper

Here is the picture Kimmie from the Digital Whisper Blog gave us to alter:

Here is the picture after I had fun playing with it in Photoshop:

I hope bugs don't make you squirm!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Zine by Lani

I've been a fan of Lani Puppetmaker for several years now. She offers some wonderful classes about resilience and using art as therapy. Please check out the latest post on her blog. She is giving away a free zine that includes some of her beautiful digital work. I know you will love it!

For David Waters

If you haven't visited David Water's blog before, I think you would enjoy it. He's writes some very interesting poetry, and posts beautiful photos he has taken. His blog is here:

His last post was photos he took while walking through a cemetery. The fall trees were a perfect backdrop for the tombstones. I created the digital collage below for him, because I found his photos so beautiful. I combined two of the photos to create the background, increased the saturation of the color, and wrote a free verse. I did this for David, but he said it was fine to share it with you.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Those Eyes!

Watch out. Corben's looking at you!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Digital Whisper Challenge #73 - Background

Kimmie provided us this background on her Digital Whisper Ning site to use:

This is the digital collage I created with it. The elements are from a digital scrapbooking kit by Tangie called "Compendium Dreams."

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yay! Check Out Seth Apter's Blog

I'm a big fan of Seth Apter's work. He has a wonderful blog called "The Altered Page." He's been featuring artists' work areas the past few Sundays. You can see part of mine in his post for today. It's so fun to see something of mine on his blog!

I threw in this crazy picture just for the heck of it. That's Wally, one of our dogs.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Circus Angel

I haven't been able to keep up with all of the digital challenges I like, so I combined 3 into one.

Two of the pictures I used are by Kimmie from the Digital Whisper Blog.

The word from this week's Take a Word blog challenge was "angel."

I ended up with this digital collage. I hope you find it interesting!

Some of the digital elements are by CrowAbout Studio B and are in the kit "Haunted Circus."

Friday, November 12, 2010

Big Purple Dream Crayon

Bestselling author and artist SARK is presenting a FREE teleclass on Tuesday, November 16. It's called SARK's Big Purple Dream Crayon: Are You Ready to Reset Your Dream Vibration?! Sign up to reserve your free spot!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Me at 19

I found this on our daughter's Facebook page. It's me at 19. I can't believe I ever looked like that. What happened? Believe me. Growing old isn't all it's cracked up to be! Hmm. Maybe if I lost weight, dyed my hair, got a face lift, etc, etc, etc.

A Picture of Corben

This is our grandson doing what he does best! (Well what did you expect? He's only 2 months old.)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Digital Whisper Challenge - Oriental Style

Here is the original picture Kimmie gave us to alter:

Here is my finished version. I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Three Muses Challenge #75 - Show Time

Here is the original picture I started with:

This is the digital collage I made with it:

 Thanks for looking! If you like weekly art challenges, be sure to visit The Three Muses Blog.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010