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
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
Friday, August 28, 2009
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
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!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
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
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.
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
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
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
Saturday, August 15, 2009
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
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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 Zentangle.com ) 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
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
Saturday, August 8, 2009
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
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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
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
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!