Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Three Muses - Moon

Ann's theme this week is "Moon".    I was in a quirky state of mind, and my  muse led me to juggling!   Credits to Finecrafted Designs and Google!    Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Take a Word - Album

This is a photo of my parents during their courting days.   My mother's name was Madaleen, but my father teased her and called her Maggie, so the song reminds me of them.   They had over 50 years together, and were treasured by all of us lucky enough to be privileged to learn from their example of hard work, honesty, integrity, loyalty to family, and respect for God's world and those in it.    Thanks for the theme this week, Marie, and the opportunity to share them!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Three Muses - Doorways

I love the wide and innocent eyes of children.   They are so trusting and so believing.  This piece portrays my prayers for my grandchildren and great grandchildren, and for children everywhere.   May the doorway open wide and free their dreams, may they face the world with open arms, daring to be all that they can be. 
Credits:  Finecrafted Designs for background, the umbrella of dreams is a freebie from Bliss Angel (thank you much!).    The girl image is from my long-ago stash, and I failed to record the source.  If you know, please let me know!    Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Take a Word - Male

This week's theme is "Male" and I found this wonderful , arrogant fellow at My Daguerrotype.  Isn't he splendiferous?  The qyote is an old English proverb, and seemed to fit.   Background is googled.   Thanks for stopping by!

Arch Challenge

Kris is starting a new gothic arch challenge.  See  http://nostalgiccollage.blogspot.com/   It's good to see a new challenge coming along.   It was fun to return to the arch format, Kris!
Credits:  Image is from vintage magazine.  Ribbon: Donna Miller

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sunday Postcard - Pierrot

My Pierrette is a composite of googled pieces, the bling and butterfly are from Lorie Davidson at SBG.   Thanks for the challenge SPA!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Three Muses - Autumn

Autumn is the Marie's theme this week, and I decided just to give you a peak into my world in autumn last year, because this year will be more of the same..  There's a view from my window at home, a drive down the street,  the entrance to a charming little farmhouse restaurant where my friends and I ate lunch, and a view of one of the tables.   I love autumn, when the skies are  cobalt blue, the trees are a riot of golds, reds, burnt sienna,  and yellows, and the air is crisp and bracing.   It's the time of Jack-o-lanterns, apple cider, weiner roasts,  falling leaves,  pumpkin pie  and hayrides.   JOY!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Take a Word - Music

The theme this week is "Music".   My sample is my version of MOONLIGHT SERENADE.    Background thanks to Joe's Sistah, characters are from the late SuzieQ at Flickr Collage Images.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sunday Postcard - Pink

I've always been partial to pink and black.   The silhouette is credit to Kubivet and the "bling" to Lorie Davidson of Scrapbookgraphics.   Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Three Muses - Words

Ann has chosen "Words" for this week's theme.   I've used a background by Maya at Scrapbookgraphics, the image is one of my own sketches,  the "bling" is credit to Christina Renee Designs.   Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Take a Word - Butterflies

The word this week is "Butterflies".   My flowers and butterflies are courtesy of Dover images.  The image is from a painting by John George Brown (and thanks to June for introducing me to this artist).   Thank you for stopping by!