Monday, August 31, 2009

Think Monday - Think ATC - Marilyn Monroe

Since the theme is Marilyn Monroe, I thought a Zetti Marilyn would be a nice change. Credits go to Create Wings for the house, star and balloon, and to Rian Designs for the arms. Marilyn is googled, the shoes are from Flickr Collage Images (SusieQ), and the rest is crafted digitally by me. This was fun!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Stitches

The tree and flowers on this piece are called yo-yos. My grandmother saved fabric scraps and cut them into circles. In the evenings, she'd sit in her rocker, hem them with tiny perfect stitches, and draw the stitches tight, gathering the fabric into a yo-yo. She stitched the yo-yos together into colorful pillow tops and bed spreads. Thank you for this challenge, which took me back a stitch in time ......

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sunday Postcard - Fish

Fontleroy C. Fish, in full regalia, contemplates fish philosophy...... I had a good time with this one. Components are from public domain. Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Art Creations - Swan Lake

I gave the beautiful image given us this week by Art Creations a background from Flickr Playing with Brushes (retinted), with overlay of light beams from April Mouse and starlight from Jofia Devoe. ( I have to admit I have serious question whether this man is wearing tights at all, or if he's just spray painted! ) At any rate, it was fun to take this image and try to create a background equal to the magic of the dancers. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

TGIF - 100

Congrats to TGIF for their 100th challenge! Since we're going back in history, I took a photo of an oil painting I did in about 1985, digitally superimposed a couple of public domain bunnies, and made the barn a 100 year old Mail Pouch barn. Thanks for indulging me!

Theme Thursday - Quotation

Our art this week for Theme Thursday is to include a quotation. The background and border are my own, the sassy lady is from Flickr Collage Images (SusieQ). The bird is drawn with Wacom pen. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Three Muses - Bird in H and

Inspiration for this piece was the phrase "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush". Background and some elements are from Create Wings Design; hands are googled, image is from public domain. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Together

These are my parents in their courting days. They were together until my father passed in 1988. By their example, and under their loving tutelage, their moral values, honesty, integrity, and faith were passed on to succeeding generations of our family. The theme this week gave me an opportunity to honor them yet again. Thank you. Maggie, by the way, was my father's nickname for my mother.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sunday Postcard - Botanical

Botanical, the theme for this Sunday Postcard challenge, is one that could go many ways. I finally arrived at a locket of pressed flowers on a newsprint background. I look forward to seeing all the entries for this challenge. Thanks for looking.

"OH NO!" she cried .....

Ah, my blog friends, I take a moment to remove the egg from my face. When I determined to start a blog, I wanted a catchy title. Thinking of the Latin phrase for I came, I saw, I conquered, I thought how clever I would be to use a portion of it for my blog spot. The result? Vini Vidi Vlog. I was filled with smugness at my clever play on words! And for all these months I've blogged in blissful ignorance. Today, I came across the phrase spelled correctly,--Veni, Vidi, Vici. "NO!", I gasped, "It cannot be!" But alas, it can, and I (who pride myself on my grammar and spelling) have been flying under a misspelled banner for lo these many months. I am suitably bereft. BUT, I am impressed by the kindness and compassion of all my blog friends who resisted the urge to correct me. You will all be relieved to know I FINALLY got it right!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

TGIF - Banner

This is my banner collage for the TGIF challenge this week. It was fun working with a different shape, and I also chose lime green, a color I seldom use. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Theme Thursday - Seasons

I had a little zetti-fun with this challenge. Autumn IS my favorite season, and I can't believe summer is almost gone and autumn is almost here!! It is true that the older you get the faster time flies!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Three Muses - Wings

So many ways we could go with Marie's theme of "wings" this week. I finally settled on the Monarchs, whose fragile wings carry them for so many miles in their migratory experience. One of nature's phenomena, for sure! The lady is one of Harrison Fisher's with a bit of rearrangement of color; the Monarchs are cybersurfed. Thanks for looking, blog friends!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Stars

Mixed Media Monday chose stars this week. I attempted to illustrate the phrase from "Fly Me to the Moon". My dancers are from Flickr Collage images, background Jofia Devoe, city scape from I don't remember where. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sunday Postcard -Glamour Girl

Beautiful example for inspiration, Terri! I decided to go with the "It Girl", Clara Bow. The image is from Silent Ladies & Gents, the frame from Flickr Frames for Use. Posters were Googled. Thanks for the great challenge, and thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Art Creations - 8-14

I changed this week's image at Art Creations to sepia, and placed it in a vintage collage. Collage items are from Tangie Baxter (SBG), and the frame is from my Ulead software.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Theme Thursday - Orange ATC

Theme Thursday continued the color theme. This week's color is orange. I've done an ATC with bits and pieces from Flickr Collage images and Google, and a touch of good advice! Thanks for looking.

Three Muses - Hats

I planned to do a vintage lady in a lovely hat....and then my Inner Imp took charge. I love to doodle Zentangles, (and for more about them, see ) and before I knew it I'd zentangled a horse in a red hat! For you doodlers not familiar with zentangles, it is a most delightful and therapeutic pasttime. You really should try it! Thanks for indulging my flight of fancy!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Frameworthy ala Bev

Scrapbook Graphics has a challenge that piques my fancy from time to time. Each week features a different artist, and we are asked to create a work inspired by this artist. This week it was to emulate the work of the Canadian artist Gloria Blatt. I was drawn to her florals, and this is my interpretation of her style. The background is from Flickr Frames For Use (Joe's Sistah), and the flowers are from Natalie Designs at SBG. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Blue and Green

Green and blue's the challenge at Mixed Media Monday. I just let nature take its course. The background (tinted) is from Kimmie at Digital Whisper, the bird from Agence Eureka, and the frame from Kubivet. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sunday Postcard - Nursery Rhyme

This may not be EXACTLY how the rhyme goes, but it struck my fancy!! Maybe you should read the rhyme carefully ..... Thanks for the challenge, and for the great example piece. Grass and sky Fidlette Designs, shoe Googled, frog from my Scrapbook Factory software, and so help me I can't remember where the old woman comes from. Thanks for indulging me!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

TGIF - Pen and Brush

Thanks to Gail for the inspirational piece and the challenge. The little artist background is from Flickr collage images. I added one of my own pieces, skewed to fit on the easel, and topped it off with a frame brush. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Theme Thursday - Purple

Purple is such a rich color. I love to work with it. The background here is "The Bells" by Edmund Dulac. The beautiful lady is a free vintage image from Hermine Kostner. The side embellishment and "bling" is by Lorie Davison (SBG). Thanks to Theme Thursday for the great inspirational piece and the challenge.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Three Muses - Art in the Round

This week it's my turn to host the challenge at Three Muses. I chose Art in the Round, and my art features the song lyric from "Circle of Life" in "The Lion King". It is challenging to work in the round for a change. I hope my choice sparks the imagination of the wonderful artists who regularly visit our corner of the blog challenge world!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Blue & Brown

Great challenge. Sort of an unusual color combination. I used a K. Pertiet brush over the blue background from Wikimedia Commons, a piece of dictionary page, and a bit of bling. The image is a freebie from Art Creations, changed to sepia. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sunday Postcard - Bingo

I had great fun with this one. Background and "house" by Create Wings Designs, newspaper created at Newspaper Generator, which is such fun to do. Thanks for looking!