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 1, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Halloween with a Christmas Twist

That is our challenge this week at

This is an appropriate theme since in the stores Halloween is
on one aisle and Christmas is on another.  

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Black Cat

Sunday Postcard Art is starting their month of Halloween
with Black Cats.

I found this 'tough guy' on the internet.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


I've been wanting to use this tree from Valkyrie Designs for the longest time.

I'm thinking this works.  

Monday, September 16, 2013


Well, it's been a long time since I've posted anything here.  The
new Soartful challenge caught my here I am.

I guess I have some trouble with minimalism because this
was really hard for me.

My original take on a flower in the minimalist style...

here it is again with a black background....

You know, I think I like the contrast with the black.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


For a few mornings just days ago, I felt Fall in the air.
What a tease.  Once again, our morning temps are in the
70s (currently 76) and the days are very hot and muggy. 

We really don't have a very colorful Fall here.  Others must miss
the beautiful colors of Fall, also, because many people make beautiful
Fall arrangements in their yards.  

I have a bank of yellow mums and they are my absolute
favorite thing in my yard.   Just a little early for a photo.
My digital arrangement will have to do.

Friday, August 30, 2013

She Loved Life

I did this a few days ago for

We were also give out 3 images to use.

Here's what I came up with using Sissy Sparrows and
Cluster Queen images.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Diving Deep

into an underwater fantasy with Order of the Opus Gluei.

Thanks to itkupilli, Jokeroo, Pixel Scrapper.  I also used
free images from the internet.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mucha in a Secret Garden

Alter a Mucha print with the theme Secret Garden.
We were given this print for altering.

My Mucha in a Secret Garden

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Color Purple Steampunk Style


Thanks to -  
cheyenne75 and jinxmim
at Deviantart

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Working with Squares

This is my first time joining this challenge group.  I've been seeing
some wonderful and creative journal pages there.

My digital journal page uses a background from CKdailyplanet and main
image from ImperialStarlet both at DeviantArt and elements from
Sissy Sparrows.  Most everything has been altered in some way.

Friday, August 16, 2013


Maybe an eraser would be appropriate.   This looks pretty messy, but
I kind of like it anyway.
Most images that I used are from Sissy Sparrows.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

the Queen

is enjoying and outing with some of her ladies in wating.

I used images from Google that I altered then layered
on to a joesSistah background.

Kings & Queens

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


I went to check on the Painted Nest Challenge and I'll be darned
my name was listed as a winner for challenge #14.  I get a coupon to spend at

For Challenge #15 we were given images, color choices and quotes 
to use.

My entry

Sissy Sparrows
Anna Aspnes

Monday, August 12, 2013

Giraffe Love

Wild Animals

Thanks to the internet I was able to find this sweet giraffe photo.
I layered a heart cloud over an African landscape to complete the
look of love.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

the Garden

Collage Obsession

This week the topic is gardening, show us your garden or manifest your dream garden or express the topic as you like.

Lots and lots of layers on this one.
Floral statue and butterfly are from G&T Design, some unknown from my
stash and a few images from Google.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013



“Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else.” 

Thistle overlay and wordart are from Sissy Sparrows, background
joesSistah and the bldg from Google.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


I did this for 
Sissy Sparrows' Challenge

All images - Sissy Sparrows

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Fairies of the Sea


Most images were Googled and others are from

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Be Happy

Candy Apple Red and Yellow

To me, these are happy colors, so.....
Be Happy

Saturday, July 6, 2013

City in Pink

Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink

In the Style of Kevin Sloan

Each week we work in the style of a different artist.
This week is Kevin Sloan.

Some images are from Sharing Tubes and the
rest have been Googled.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


The word this week at 

Any butterflies around here are getting drenched.  Lately, it's been
rain, rain, rain.  

Monday, July 1, 2013

Once Upon A Time

is the theme for

"The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he belongs just as the buffalo belonged...."  Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux, 1868-1937

All images Googled.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Beauty of Nature.....

In purple and lime green for

Beauty of Nature

Lilacs are one of my favorites.  I had several in my yard in Reno.
Oh, the beautiful blooms and glorious fragrance.
I don't see them here in South Carolina.  I've heard that they
don't do well.  We do have Wisteria here.  That seems to
soothe my craving for purple blooms and lovely fragance.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

In the style of.......

Catrin Welz-Stein

                                Her art is inspired by surrealism, fairy tales, folklore and medieval times.


In the Night

Woodland Sprite

Friday, June 21, 2013

King of Owls

Soartful is featuring art with owls this month.

On a visit to see mom, in Montana my daughter and I attended a
lecture on birds of prey.   They brought so many birds that
I'd never seen up close before.   When it was the owl's turn,
I found out they fly silently.  I think that is amazing.
Here is a link to see just how 

My owl drawing cames from 
I added a few more things from my collection.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Here Comes Summer

Peggy is back with her Friday Foto Collage.
Each Friday Peggy gives us a choice of photos to use in a collage.

This week I chose

Here is what I came up with.

I made this a few days ago and now I've forgotten where my images
came from.  I'm pretty sure I Googled them all.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The June Bride

 for Three Muses challenge.

The bride is a fashion sketch from Tumblr.  The background is a fragment
of wallpaper (1820s) from the Ostrich Hotel at Castleacre Village in England.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


that is this week's theme at

Texture and Carousel from Google.
Couple from Tiger's Stock DeviantArt.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Orange and Hot Pink

Our colors this week are Orange and Hot Pink for the 

I think these giraffes are so cute.  

Sunday, June 16, 2013

All Things Masculine

I used art by Michelangelo found on Google.
The large hand is from the statue of David.

Happy Father's Day to all of the dads.   This is another special day...
my sweet daughter and her husband are celebrating their anniversary today.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Summer of Color

Yep, I'm joining in this year.    Our first summer colors are
Citron Green & Turquoise

Most images are from Courtney's DigiScrappin.

This year participants choose the challenge colors by vote.
I hope my color choice wins.