Yes, my life is in transition. I am now getting used to life as a widow. What will this bring? Time will tell.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Digital Collage

I wasn't sure that I could pull off the first two digital collages.
We are challenged to work in the style of Nicki Newfield at
Digitalmania.   My collages seem a little more colorful than hers.

This collage started with one of Michelangelo's drawings.
Originally, there are twenty and Michelangelo refers to the
group of drawings as Ignudi.

Thought of Fall

The image of the woman is from Sharing Tubes.

This collage is for

rubys all new 5

using the fairy image from here...

When the Moon is Blue

This is my first entry to Ruby's challenge in a long time.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

All Wrapped Up

A while back Peggy mentioned the free on line
LunaPic Image Editor.  It seemed appropriate to use
LunaPic to do Peggy's challenge.

All Wrapped Up

This is one of the three starter images for the challenge.

And, my entry....

Thanks Peggy.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Altered Hats

Just a little steampunk.


Finecrafted, Sharing Tubes, Amanda Thorderson.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Jester


Thanks to:  Sharing Tubes, Layout Sparks and Google Images.

Monday, November 26, 2012


When I was young, Daddy and I went fishing all of the time.  
What happened to that girl that could bait her own hook 
and clean what she caught?
I'm sure I don't know.  Now, all of my fish comes in a package
or already prepared on a plate.


The very nice watercolor backgrounds are from

Google images for the fish.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Let it Rain

No rain here just coolish, bright, sunny days.
Sometimes, when we do get rain, it is so soft and warm.
I love it.  After one of those lovely rains I could eat the air
with a spoon.

Rainy Days

Little Rubber Ducky

This I did for Digitalmania.
Our challenge is to create in the style of collage artist,


I got off to several bad starts on this one.  I just couldn't get it all
to come together.  Then, finally, the magic began to happen...everything
fell into place.   There are so many layers to this that I can't begin
to count them or remember where I got what.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012



Credit to Sharing Tubes

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Yummy Jam

This week at Collage Obsession our challenge is to create
Word Art in association with food.  
How appropriate for the season. 

I saw the Word Art at Create With TLC, loved the thought and 
went with it.

Please, don't miss going to this link showcasing great
food art.

Here is a sample

Monday, November 19, 2012


Yesterday was so cold and rainy.  It lasted the whole darn day.
Except for doing a little cooking, all that I did was play on the computer
or read.  


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Using Patterns

I know there is a proper designer way to mix patterns
but it escapes me.  I just used a mix that I liked.
Uhm?, maybe that's the right way....go with what pleases you.


Art Parfait

Saturday, November 17, 2012


This week at Digitalmania we are challenged to create
in the style of surreal artist Sarolta Ban.
I came up with 2 digital pieces.

She's Petrified
Most images are from Google Images but the fabulous
tree woman is from Finecrafted, Innervoice Kit.

And, a little softer

The background is 2 images blended together and
the rest of the images are from Sharing Tubes.

I hope you stop by Digitalmania for a visit or try a challenge sometime.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fun With Altering Animals

This week Three Muses Challenge has the fun theme
of Animal Magic.   

My version of a royal family created with
images from Sharing Tubes.

A Royal Family

While out on the world wide web, I found this fun children's (adult's?) game.
Switch Zoo lets you be creative with animals.  

Here are a couple that I made.

I couldn't figure out how to save these to my computer so
I did screen captures.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Warm Pink


Not the pinkiest pink but I like it.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Celebrating Diwali

Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights.  

Theme - Diwali

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Film Strip of Beauty

Maude Fealy

Maude Fealy was an American stage and film actress who appeared in nearly every film made by Cecil B. DeMille in the post silent film era.

I've seen her described as having "glacial beauty".  I think I agree. 
She rarely smiles in any of her photos but when she does she's
totally transformed.   

Thursday, November 8, 2012



Today I have two for you.

First, is a mask using a Mardi Gras theme.

Mask - Cajoline
Background - Sekada Designs

Illustration from American Examiner magazine published shortly 
after Clemens' death in 1910 captioned 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Very Special Man

Sunday is Father's Day in Finland.  
And, to celebrate Collage Obsession has the theme
of  Men -
fathers, grandfathers, husbands, boyfriends

Daddy was a fisherman 

Monday, November 5, 2012


The Steampunk style seems to be so popular with everyone.
Me included.   
Steampunk is the word at Take A Word this week.

The background, composed of two layers, and man watching airship,
are from Google Images.   Mechanical Anna is by Zememz from
DeviantArt stock images.   Cluster is from pieces in my misc stash.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Up Up and Away.....

Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon 
We could float among the stars together, you and I 
For we can fly we can fly
Up, up and away

Can't you just hear the 5th Dimension singing this tune?

Credits:  Media Militia, hot air balloons
Scri8e, clouds
misc stash

Friday, November 2, 2012

Vintage Collage ala Finnabair

This week at
we are challenged to create in the style of Finnabair.

From Finnabair's Profile

I create because … I’m totally addicted – especially to collages, paper layouts and art journaling. I love mixing different styles, supplies and medias in my projects, as I think the joy of experimenting and the pleasure of creating freely is most important in every kind of art. For me it’s not important to define my style – I assume it is usually grungy, artsy, sometimes funky or shabby – or it’s everything mixed together! Are the names important? I just create in the way I feel at the moment and I am a very moody artist;)

Examples of her work

Have you ever seen such a glamorous mousetrap?

Art Journal

I took my inspiration from this collage.

As I said before, Digitalmania is a wonderful digital art challenge.
Join in a give it a try.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Butterfly Girl

Harvest Moon or Colors Black, Yellow, Orange

Mine started out with a moon but I think it turned into the sun.
The colors are right, tho.

Images from Layout Sparks.

I'm always looking for nice clouds because mine are all wispy.
I found a very nice grouping with free downloading, Cloud pngs.