When I saw the challenge, I thought SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, and it ended up being a castle in the mists. I love old castles. I'm convinced they're all enchanted, aren't you? Textures from Skeletalmess. Bodiam Castle from Liam's Old Books.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Looks like I've come across an independent mermaid, who just hangs her "Out to Sea" sign and takes a break whenever it strikes her fancy. Now that's my kind of mermaid! Credits to Kubivet for bits and pieces. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Elaborate stone cities were built into the sheltered recesses of canyon walls in SW Colorado in the 1200s, discovered by Richard Wetherill, a rancher, in 1888. By 1300, Mesa Verde was deserted, commonly believed to be because of a prolonged drought. The intricacy of these stone cities is remarkable. Thank you for indulging me in paying homage to their architects, and to Don Blanding, one of my favorite poets, who wrote of them so eloquently.
Monday, February 22, 2010
This one was for a challenge at Digitalartquirks.com, where we were asked to do a collage after the style of Nick Bantock's African mail art. I'm a great fan of Bantock's, and I enjoyed creating this one. Thanks for looking! Comments appreciated.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thanks to June and Jeanette of Soartful Challenges for the lovely sprig of cherries. I used a background freebie from Pepeetje, a bit of filtering, and part of a Waterhouse painting. It's nice to think of Spring and cherry blossoms (sigh), as I'm waiting for the predicted freezing rain which is to turn to the 6 inches of snow we're promised......
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I sketched the face for my "girl", colored with Prismacolor pencils, "borrowed" a catalog body, added a brick wall for her to sit on, scanned her in, added some digital enhancements from After Five Designs and a googled daisy. This was great fun. I like to vary from straight digital once in a while! Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Thanks, Marie, for a challenging challenge! Thank heaven for the "stuff" I had backed up before my computer had to be reformatted. I used a lot of it for this one. Background is from an old Somerset Studio magazine, flowers and butterfly CR Designs, bird from Karen's Whimsy, book from Maya at Scrapbookgraphics, and the data on the pages was collected from Google. Digital collage is one of my favorite things to do .... obviously! Thanks for visiting and commenting.
Monday, February 15, 2010
I'm afraid I "waxed philosophical" with this one. Mardi Gras makes me think of the French Quarter, and one can't think of New Orleans without thinking of Katrina, or the New Orleans Saints who recently won the SuperBowl. I tried to suggest the city rising again to overcome the devastation of Katrina. The words are part of the lyrics from the 1960's song "The City of New Orleans". Thanks for a great challenge, and thank you, blog visitors, for your comments.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
A lovely image given us to work with by Collage Obsession. Credit for flowers to CR Designs, frame by PlumTuckered. The eyes of the image seem to portray a deep longing or melancholy. Thanks Itkupilli and Elegia, and thanks blog viewers for stopping by!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Ravens are known to like things bright and sparkly. This royal fellow is obviously in love, and trying to entice the lady with sparkly bits. She looks as if she's thinking about it! Thanks to the 4x4 ladies for the raven challenge. I love ravens and crows, so this was great fun! Also, credit to After Five Designs.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I went art deco and psychodelic pink for Theme Thursday's challenge to create in pink and black. Credits to Flickr Collage Images (Neefer), and Zakirah Swirls. I wish Theme Thursday indulged in a Sneak Peek so I had more time to prepare for their challenge! Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
This is a sort of tongue-in-cheek entry, but God surely had SOMETHING in mind when he created the toucan. His beak, though very strong, is made of ultra light-weight material so as not to interfere with his aerodynamic progress. Did you know it has been studied by auto manufacturers, hoping to emulate its light-weight strength? There's my bit of trivia for the day. Thanks for stopping by!