This was fun to create. Thanks to Ann for a challenging challenge!!! Background by Tangie Baxter, Madonna and "wardrobe" googled. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
My mother was an independent lady before her time. In addition to the usual duties of a farm wife, she had her own chicken business. She kept her own bank account and careful books. Each Spring she purchased about 500 baby chicks. As they grew, she sold the "boys" and kept the "girls" for her egg business. As a result, I grew up helping to gather, clean, and case the daily "harvest" of eggs in the 30-dozen cases that were picked up weekly by the "egg man". Each egg was handled individually, buffed (if necessary) to pristine condition, and carefully cased small end up. I grew up dreaming of being a "city lady", having tea and playing bridge with friends, with never the need to gather, clean and case another egg! I couldn't resist having a bit of fun with this eggsintric pair, with the help of Flickr collage images. Thanks for looking!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
What a lovely background we're given this week by Art Creations! I've used an image from Tangie Baxter. The beautiful shades of green in this background are appropriate for this time of year in my part of the world, when we are just beginning to see the hint of Spring green in the trees. Thanks, ladies for sharing!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Hot tea with lemon and honey (and maybe a bit of whiskey) has been on my menu this past couple of weeks. I've been fighting off an evil bronchitis and sinusitis. Today, bright blue skies and greening grass lifted my spirits, and I know I'm on the mend. Thanks for stopping by to tea! The background here is by Playing with Brushes, and the ladies are from Flickr Collage Images (what would I do without it?) Thanks, Ann, for a great challenge.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Ya think? They'd best be careful if they let this guy in. I think he just wants to monkey around! Credits to Flickr Collage Images for the body, How Stuff Works for the monkey face, Tangie Baxter at SBG for the music and floor. Champagne and party hat were googled.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I've always been fascinated by chatelaines, which were worn at the waist of ladies of the manors, from which dangled by chains watches, scissors, keys, and the necessary acoutrements for running the household. The green is an homage to St. Patrick's Day!! Credits to Playing with Brushes for the background (with an overlay of a googled manor), and the lady is from a page of paper dolls at Flickr Collage Images.
Friday, March 12, 2010
I used a vintage collage for this challenge, and one of my favorite quotes. Don't you often wonder how your life might have turned out differently if you had taken a different direction at some distant point in your past? Sometimes life seems to unfold by some curious form of serendipity, and we seem just to be passengers on the river of life. Oh la, I got all philosophic there! Thanks for looking!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Several layers of background are from Playing with Brushes, Texture 4 Layers, and Skeletalmess. Image is from Flickr Collage images (SuziQ), and enhancements from After 5 Designs. It is my most pleasant way to pass time to sleuth out bits and pieces for digital collage. My thanks to all the artists who so generously share their "stash" to public domain.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
This week's challenge at Mixed Media Monday is "black & white & a splash of color", which is one of my favorite things to do. I used pieces of my personal stash of black and white and my favorite splash of red--a poppy from Natalie at Scrapbookgraphics. The sun is shining again today, and I'm hoping the bleak days of winter are winding down, though we still have vestiges of snow alongside the streets where the snowplows piled it up. It's been a LONG winter, and everyone is eager for a touch of green! Ahhhh, there's nothing like the adrenalin surge of that first day that hints of Spring!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Flying through the firmament, high among the stars, dangling from a hot air balloon.....what a travel dream!! Credit to Maya's Steampunk at Scrapbookgraphics, and a googled firmament! And now I'm off to a writing class and lunch with friends. The sun is shining. I see grass. Oh la, can Spring be far behind!!
Friday, March 5, 2010
I'm sure the adorable little guy in the image we're given this week would have let his imagination take him on glorious adventures. Every little boy wants to fly one day, doesn't he? Credit to Playing with Brushes for background, Skeletalmess for the frame, and Flickr Collage Images for the "plane". Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Well, I went on a wild ride with this one! Background is from Art Creations (thank you!), and vehicles and tricycle driver are fashioned from parts of Maya's Steampunk at Scrapbookgraphics. The other chauffeur is compliments of Terri Kahrs at Pringle Hill (thank you, Terri!). This was glorious fun to do!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I'm posting this a bit early, but I'm invited out for dinner this evening (la ti da) and wanted to get it posted before I leave. Looks like Miss Determined here is committed to choosing a man to enhance/complicate (take your choice) her life. The "guys" seem to be rather impressed with themselves, or (in the case of the guy in the forefront) full of hot air. My background is from After Five Designs, the characters are from Flickr Collage Images, except Miss Determined's face is sketched and scanned by me. I'm thinking maybe I should put a smarter head on her shoulders ......