Sunday, July 31, 2011


I've seen many artists participating in a blog challenge where they do digital pictures of past starlets. I decided to do one tonight.

Take A Word Challenge - Song

Friday, July 29, 2011

Art Journal Caravan Week 31 - Verb - Organize

Some elements from Tangie Baxter's Parcel Grab Bag for Week 31 and her Gypsy kit.

Men/Masculine Challenge At Theme Thursday

After seeing Grannie Annie's entry, I had to try something crazy for this challenge.

The desert silhouettes are from a kit by Tangie Baxter.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Marry A Gypsy

I've always thought gypsies, the travelers, were fascinating. I bought a digital scrapbooking kit by Tangie Baxter called "Gypsy" that was on sale, and created the digital collage below. The boy in the picture is from a free collage sheet you can get from Dezinaworld.

Three Muses Challenge - Famous Person Zettied

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mail Art Bonanza!

I opened our mailbox today to find a mail art bonanza! My June Yarham from the United Kingdom sent me a decorated envelope full of ATC's and 2 postcards. I had to scan them for everyone to see.

Thank you so much, June, for the wonderful treasures!

Intensify Your Search

I was playing around with a Photoshop tutorial and ended up with this digital collage that has nothing to do with watercolor. For some reason, I just love the photo of the girl. It was from a magazine, but I can't read what magazine.

A Couple of New Photos

It looks like Corben has been eating again.

One of our four dogs. He's half Shar Pei and half Basset Hound.

Take A Word Challenge - Sepia

Monday, July 25, 2011

Collage Obsession Challenge - Honeysuckle Pink

French Kiss brush set by Anna Aspnes.

Good Afternoon Tea - Digital Whisper Group

Cupcakes, cup and fairy by Itkupulli. One layer of background from DW Afternoon Tea Pack.

Digital Whisper Water Color Challenge

Sunday, July 24, 2011

For Marguerite

My good online and artist friend Marguerite lost her step mother. I met her several years ago by taking her class, "Red Balloon to the Sky." I hope this digital collage will in some way help ease her sorrow. My prayers and thoughts are with her always.

Creative Souls Challenge Poem #14

"My Castle in Spain"

by: Nixon Waterman

My castle in Spain, is a place of delight,
Where I joyfully wander at morning and night;
Of all life's high pleasure the happiest hours
Are those I devote to its fountains and flowers.
Whenever my mind in a reverie swings,
Hope bears me away on her jubilant wings.
To leave me, forgetful of care and of pain,
A fortunate prince at my castle in Spain.

My castle in Spain, oh, its caskets of gold,
Of rubies and pearls, are a joy to behold;
And riches for which I must ever despair
In this workaday world, are awaiting me there.
Fond favors of fortune, that brighten and bless,
Drop down in my hands with the softess caress,
And I wish, with a sigh, I might ever remain
At my marvelous, far-away castle in Spain.

My castle in Spain is as light as the air,
For its walls are a dream and its roof is a prayer;
Its courts and its halls of such wonderful scope
I have gorgeously gemmed with the treasures of hope.
Its domes and its tapering spires are wrought
Of the mystical beauty that hides in a thought;
And to view them sweet fancy steals into my brain,
Where it sees, through a vision, my castle in Spain.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Art Journal Caravan Week 30 - Quote

Bottles - Tumble Fish Studios "Random Favorites" kit.
Gesso - Tangie Baxter's "Packet #30."
Hummingbirds - Holliewood's "Enchanted" kit.

Art Journal Caravan Week 30 - Verb - Intensify

Digital gesso by Tangie Baxter - Parcel #30. Flamingos from Enchanted kit by Holliewood.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Steampunked Lady

Original photo of Lady by bloodymarie-stock

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Under The Sea

It was 96 degrees here today, and tomorrow it's suppose to hit 100. Adding in the humidity, it's suppose to feel like 110. I must have felt like cooling off when I created the picture below.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Chasing Rainbows

I've felt lousy all day, plus it's too hot to be outside, so I did a lot of crazy creating on my computer. Here is a digital collage using elements from Rebecca McMeen's kit "Brown Sparrow."

Keep The Shades Drawn

One of the background layers free from Tangie Baxter's blog.

Some New Grandsons Pics

Monday, July 18, 2011

Take A Word Challenge #38 - Flight

The photo of the man is from Deviant Art, but I forgot to write the photographer's name down, and I haven't been able to find it again. Oh my!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Designer Digitals Color Challenge

The challenge was to use the colors of 3 background sheets provided by Katie Pertiet. The silhouettes are by Tangie Baxter.

Art Journal Caravan Week 29 - Affirmation

Our affirmation for this week is, "My life becomes art!"

Most elements from Parcel #29. Sean Connery Googled.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Art Journal Caravan Week 29 - Verb - Smell #2

I imagine June Yarnham wearing this scent, too.

Art Journal Caravan Week 29 - Verb - Smell

Some elements from Tangie Baxter's Parcel #29 and Tangie's Bread/Butter font.

Digital Whisper Challenge - Abstract

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Flickr Challenge - Style of Maggie Taylor

In case you were wondering what kind of stupid things will Bill do with that bunny rabbit, here's an example:

You may want to visit Maggie Taylor's web site to get a sense of her style. Yes, it's crazy! That's why I like it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bunny Rabbit

Oh no. This is what retirement has done to me. And it's only been two weeks! Actually, I'm taking another Suzi Blu class. The first picture has a bunny in it. Hers was pink, but I just didn't feel like working with a pink bunny. When the multi-media picture is finished, it's suppose to have bee wax on it. It should be pretty cool. I'm putting the bunny on my blog, well, just because.  I get happy when I'm finally able to make myself draw something.  :^)

Three Muses Challenge - "I've been steampunked!"


Grandson #2, Rylan, isn't happy yet.

I think he'll be happier once his hair grows back in.


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Love and Reason - Creative Souls Challenge Poem #12

"Love and Reason" by Nixon Waterman

The lily's lips are pure and white without a touch of fire;
The rose's heart is warm and red and sweetened with desire.
In Earth's broad fields of deathless bloom the gladdest lives are those
Whose thoughts are as the lily and whose love is like the rose.

Elements from Holliewood's "Stark" and "Rose" kits.