Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

"Last" Week Of Art Journal Caravan

I've participated in the The Art Journal Caravan by Tangie Baxter for the past four years. She actually ran it for five years, but I didn't find out about it until the second year. This week is the last week of Tangie's art journaling caravans. Wow! It's going to be strange not having her weekly prompts and her AJC digital kits to work with. This is my last digital collage for it.

Thanks for a fun, creative four years, Tangie!

Effy Wild: Love and Glitter

Effy Wild is having a giveaway for Bloom True, a painting course given by Flora Bowley. Please visit Effy's site to get the details: http://effywild.com/ She offers her own wonderful art journaling e-courses that I'm sure you'll want to check out. She even has her own art tribe! Go Effy!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

First Issue of The Purple Moose E-zine Available Now!

Yay! The first issue of The Purple Moose E-zine is now available at my Purple Moose Heart Art site.

If you would like to get the details, please click on the link below:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Busy, Busy, Busy

I probably won't be posting as much of my digital art here for a couple of weeks. I'm busy working on 3 projects that I hope all of you will end up enjoying. I won't tell you what they are, since, as my favorite doctor Dr. River Song would say, "Spoilers!" Enjoy the cold days ahead! (Well, if you're in the United States, that is. I'd gladly pass on winter all together, but unfortunately, we aren't given that choice.)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Art Journal Caravan 2014 Week 47 - Gratitude Quote

I wanted to give some color to a winter scene. :-)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Being Nuts and Other Things

Character by Rebecca McMeen.

Elements from Nov. '14 kit by Tangie Baxter.

Cat by me. Yay!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Three Muses Challenge - A Quote About Time

Tree from Holliewood's kit "Void." Photos googled.

Digital Whisper Challenge - Stranded

I understand there is a fine line between insanity and genius. Original picture -
The Colossus - by Francisco Goya.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Take A Word Challenge - Altering Mona

I decided she needed a little more color. :-)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Marney Makridakis' New Book - Hop, Skip, Jump


I have the privilege to be reading Marney's new book Hop, Skip, Jump. I have to be honest. I haven't finished it yet. The book is so inspiring and so full of "playful" ideas, that I have to stop every couple of pages and create something. It's everything you would expect from the author of Creating Time. Marney shows us the way to accomplish our goals using "play" in order to be productive and "manifest whatever you desire." It is a book about hope, a way to turn any dreaded task into a joyful experience where play leads the way forward to success. Every person who wants to live a creatively abundant and fulfilling life needs to read this book! You will discover if your personal style is "hop," "skip" or "jump." Once you understand what each of these styles mean, Marney leads you on a creative journey to learn how to add the other styles and their strengths so you can "playfully manifest a meaningful life." Don't miss this wonderful new book!

Below are a couple of examples of digital art I've created so far. The first two are from just the introduction:

You will find out what "soul and whale" refer to by reading the introduction.

Readers are encouraged to pick their own two words, and I chose the first two that jumped into my head. That's what Hop, Skip, Jump is all about. Learning to be successful through play!

I'll leave you with one more. I created this for Chapter 6. The chapter is titled "Got Confidence?"
If you have confidence, then you "can" succeed in doing anything you want.

Any time I begin doubting myself, I'll look at my "can can" and know that I can do it.

I hope you will order your copy of Marney's wonderful book right away! Your creative self will thank you for it! If you want a little more information about the book, then take the free Hop, Skip, Jump quiz and find out which one describes you. Just click the link below.

Busy Creating This Week

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Digital Whisper Black/White Challenge

Some secrets of the forest may never be seen.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Multi-Dimensional Dreams

Some elements from the kit "The Doctor" by Tangie Baxter. Man by Marta Van Eck. My brain is always in outer space.

The Show Must Go On!

Whoa! I must have been feeling colorful.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Take A Word Challenge - Think Pink

Ballet dancers Googled.

Hey! This Tuesday, Nov. 11, is the release of my friend Marney's new book Hop, Skip, Jump. If you order Hop, Skip, Jump on Nov. 11, you can get an instant $15 Artella eGift Certificate for each copy purchased, which is even more than the price of the book. Go to http://www.artellaland.com/affiliates/jrox.php?id=1236_1_tlid_87 to order your copy and take a fun quiz to find out if you Hop, Skip, or Jump! She mentions me and my purple moose on page 74. Yahoo!  :-)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Abstract Gentry

Just for fun -

Original photo -

Paris Dreams

Beginning Photoshop layer was a beautiful painted background by Seth Apter of The Altered Page that he gave me permission to use.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Digital Whisper Challenge - Helter Skelter

I never wanted to see the movie, as the events of the story were too terrible. I used helter skelter here to mean kind of a crazy, dark mess.

I blended several overlays from the collection in a Photoshop Grunge class.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Take A Word Challenge - Movie Star

Images googled.

Frida wasn't a movie star, but many movie stars wanted to play her in the movie about her life. Salma Hayek won the role. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Art Journal Caravan October Week 4

Most elements are from kits by Tangie Baxter and Rebecca McMeen.

Hop, Skip or Jump?

I'm reading Marney K. Makridakis new book Hop, Skip, Jump. I love it! How can you have more fun and get more done? Take this quiz to find our your productivity style: http://artellaland.com/play.html

I took the quiz, and I tied even with "hop" and "skip." Now I have to finish reading the book to find out what that means! I've even created two digital collages after only reading the introduction. Here's one of them:  (you'll need to read the introduction to find out what it means)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Take A Word Challenge - Vintage

I'm afraid I'm old enough to remember vinyl records. :-(

Digital Whisper Challenge - Webs

Photo of Ricky Ubeda googled.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Celebrate My Craziness

My family doesn't celebrate Halloween, but I do love odd characters! Digital elements by Rebecca McMeen. Ugg Love texture by Kim Klaussen.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Road To Discovery

Texture by Kim Klassen called Ugg Love. I don't know who drew the character, but I love it. I don't claim any rights to it.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Take A Word Challenge - Masculine

Original photo of Yul Brenner Googled.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Love And Acceptance

This is what came out of my inner self tonight. I didn't have any idea of what I wanted to make when I opened up Photoshop.