Friday, December 28, 2012

Snow Light

Elements used are from kit by Eena's Creations titled "Magic Ice Kingdom."

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Psychotic Despair

Elements from Rucola's Designs "Mind Behavior" and Marta Van Eck's "Arts Sake."

Monday, December 24, 2012

AJC 2012 Wordography - Tintinnabulation

Most elements from Tangie Baxter's "Parcel #51."

Friday, December 21, 2012

AJC 2012 Week 50 Wordography - Ethereal

Elements from Holliewood's "Enchanted Accents," M. Zimm's "Silent Night," and Lori Davidson's "Faerie."

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Textures and Layers

Lace is such a beautiful texture! Photos Googled.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Take A Word Challenge - Season

My family does not celebrate Christmas, so my take of "the season" is probably different than that of many people. :O) (Some elements by Fiddlette Designs and Studio Lalie Designs. Dog and Billizetti characters by me.)


It is not a case of God doesn't care, or it's God's way of getting more angels, or we just can't understand God's ways. His word the Bible plainly gives the answer as to why terrible things are happening in the world.

The fact that so many horrible things are increasing and happening all over the earth are proof that we are living in the time that God will shortly step in and do something about the wicked people and the ruler of this world, Satan. The way people are acting today was foretold to happen during the "last days."

"But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self-assuming, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, betrayers, headstrong, puffed up [with pride], lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power; and from these turn away."                                                                                        2 Timothy 3: 1 - 5

God has even told us what he will do at his appointed time:

All of us should be looking forward to that time when God shortly brings about the fulfillment of his prophecy, the end of these last days.

(Digital elements from kit by Studio Lalie Designs called "Sky of a Winter Night.")

Saturday, December 15, 2012


Lani Gerity said we need to "play" on her blog, so I did! She had the quote on her blog, too. It's by George Bernard Shaw.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Art Journal Caravan 2013 Starting Soon!

I decided to join the Art Journal Caravan again. I love the weekly journaling prompts and the new digital elements that surprise us each month. The elements in the digital collage below are by Lori Davison, and are included in the 2013 welcome kit. The old man is by me. I'm definitely not that old, but some days I feel like it! :O)

If anyone wants to join me this year, the Art Journal Caravan is found at and is created by Tangie Baxter. By the way, she didn't pay me to write that. :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

AJC 2012 Week 49 Wordography - Ubiquitous

Elements from Tangie Baxter's "Parcel 49" and OTBDS' "Go."

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wild, Crazy, Colorful Mixed-media Artist

Associating online with people like Seth Apter and Tamara Laporte has finally given me the courage to just let go and be the wild, crazy, colorful mixed-media artist I want to be. While what I'm doing might not be everyone's taste, it sure brings me fun!

Friday, December 7, 2012

AJC 2012 - December Adventure Quest - Your 2012 Journey

Elements from Tangie's "Cart Set 2 - Symbols" and "Journey 12 Maps."

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ambercrombie Moosified

Moose design from Abercrombie & Fitch.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Three Muses Challenge - Gothic Arch

This is probably a little bit different than what The Three Muses was suggesting when they said create something with a gothic arch and with red in it, but it's where my muse led me.

Some elements from Mr. Whiskers' kit "Lordlings" and Holliewood's "Void."

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Take A Word Challenge - Mail

I have the privilege of providing this week's sample picture for the Take A Word Challenge - Mail. Yay!

Elements from Artella's Studio Kit "Postal."

Saturday, December 1, 2012

AJC 2012 - Wordography - Superfluous

Overlays from Tangie's "Parcel #48" and Linda Rechtin's "Roses in Twilight."

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. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Space Walk

Please go down one post to see my Pink Saturday post. I put this one up after.

Tree layer by David Hayes:

(My family does not celebrate halloween, but I couldn't pass up Dave's fantastic picture.)