Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sunday Postcard - Venetian Masks

I didn't know that the origin of Venetian masks was so that the "elite" could engage in "carnal pleasures" in anonymity.   Hmmmm.  Those scoundrels!   Do you suppose this pair is up to no good?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Three Muses - Spring

After gloriously warm weather and all the spring trees blooming, suddenly tonight we have a frost warning, and it seems we're to get a dose of real  March weather.  Brrr.   Credit to Create Wings and Catherine Designs for my Spring  art here.   I went with some unusual colors because ....... because my Muse made me do it! 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Take a Word - Hat

I have a collection of books illustrated by Harrison Fisher.  I love his hatted ladies.   I've used one book cover and the illustration of another here, and a few elements (credit to Oscraps Ophelia) to finish the page.   I've always envied women who wear hats well.  Wearing a hat makes me feel rather silly for some reason.  Too much country in this girl, I guess!   Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sunday Postcard

Praise the Lord (and a VERY technosavvy grandson) I am released from computer Hades, and I'm able to get into my blog, able to post, and able to leave comments.    This has been an ongoing battle for three weeks!   Anyway...., here's my rusty barn.   My lady was scanned from the cover of a book I just finished reading (and highly recommend), called "One Thousand White Women".    Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Three Muses - One

I did two pieces for this challenge, and couldn't make up my mind which to use, so here are both of them. 
Credit for the gorgeous poppy to Natali Designs (Scrapbookgraphics), and to a David Winston print for the fence in snow, to which I've added a majestic cardinal.  There's nothing more beautiful than the brilliant red of a cardinal against a snowy background!

I'm posting this quite early because I'm having major problems accessing Blogger.  If I do not comment on your work this week, it's because I can't get there from here!   Sob sob!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Take a Word - Green

Sure 'n it's time for the wearin' o' the green!    I've always wanted to go to Ireland, to see its magic for myself.   The Irish lass above is from Flickr Collage Images (Neefer), and the free verse is an original I wrote for a writing class last month.   I've always written rhyming verse, so this was only my second effort at free verse.  Thank you for letting me share it with you!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sunday Postcard - Feathered Friends

This turned out to be a companion piece for the romancing giraffes!   Spring is in the air, and all nature's creatures are seeking mates.   These two seem to be enamored, and no doubt there'll be some little ostrich chicks running about in a few weeks!    The secret here is that it's the very first piece I've ever created completely in PSE (except for the border).   I confess I still mostly use my beloved (and probably soon to be defunct) Digital Image Pro.    It IS hard to teach an old dog new tricks, and my journey with PSE has been a difficult one.  Slowly, the mist seems to be clearing!

Background credit: Ruby Bliossom

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Three Muses - Couple

This week's challenge at Three Muses is to depict a couple, a pair, or two of a kind.   I indulged in a bit of whimsy.   Thank you for stopping by my blog! 

Giraffe Image:  Monkeywing

Background:  Ruby Blossom

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Take a Word - Masculine

The theme at TAW this week is masculine, or men.   I  went cybersurfing for interesting male faces in history, and these fascinating fellows captured my fancy for my montage.   Ah, stories to be told! 
 Glad you stopped by!