Sunday, April 23, 2017

Take a Word - Turquoise

One of my favorite colors!

Friday, April 21, 2017

SPA Zentangle

Bear outline from a coloring book, then zentangled, cut out and placed digitally on background.   Great fun!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Three Muses - Hands

These were my parents' hands on their 50th wedding anniversary.    There's something special about their clasped hands that touches my heart. 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Take a Word - Angels

My angel is from a garden catalog, background is a blend of several. 

Digital Whisper - Brothers

Wouldn't we like to know the secret!  

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Three Muses - Showers

Even a few showers do not deter a woman with shopping on her mind!   Credit to Kubivet.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Take a Word - Egg

Egghead's a bit eggcentric, but he always has good advice!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Digital Whisper - Royalty

The challenge is royalty, and my first thought was the king of the jungle!  Here he is, looking mighty royal, I think!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Three Muses - Beach

There are beaches and then there are beaches.  Granted this one is a bit unusual.   I just needed a change of pace. 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Take a Word - Botanical

Credit for this lovely hibiscus goes to Graphics Fairy, which has a number of botanicals free to use.  

Digital Whisper - Black and White

Liz always was a bit of a puzzle, wasn't she?   Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are appreciated.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Three Muses - Spring

The tulip fields in Oregon in the Spring are breathtaking vast seas of color.  I've used family photos here  (my daughter and grandson's fiance').   Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Take a Word - Unexpected Wings

My muse sort of led me down the garden path with this one.   Well,  Marie DID say unexpected!  I guess you could say unexpected sunflowers too (credit to Finecrafted Designs).  Thanks for your visit and your comments. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Three Muses - Dance

There's nothing like the grace of ballet.   This was an older piece of mine, changed to a triptych.  Thank you for stopping for a visit!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Take a Word - Bird

I imagine when the toucan sticks his nose in anybody's business he's not to be ignored!  I've heard he's an intelligent and literary bird, and has been published a few times.  Hmmmmm

Digital Whisper - Spring

Spring brings April showers, so get our your umbrella and wellies!   I'm so glad you stopped by.  Happy springtime to you!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Three Muses - Money

Someone very wise once said   “The top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy Are:
Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.”

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Take a Word - Green

The challenge is Green -- oh wonderful color of Spring.  My image here is a Rubens sketch.  

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Digital Whisper - Racoon Reprise

This fellow showed up in my archives, and I decided to share him too. 

Digital Whisper - Racoon

Racoons, the scamps, are notorious thieves, so no doubt they often end up in jail, just as this fellow did.  Thanks for visiting him.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Three Muses - Wheels

Uh oh.   St. Paddy's Day is coming, and the leprechauns are out and about.   Top 'o the mornin' to ya, and thanks for stopping by.  I think this must be a magic leprechaunomobile, because it has no pedals!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Take a Word - Flowers

Background is mine, flowers credit to CR Designs, butterflies to Dover.   Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Digital Whisper - Clover

The challenge is 4-leaf clover.  Easel and palette are from my stash, painting is by Jesse Wilcox Smith (slightly altered), clover and background are googled.   Thanks for your visit!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Three Muses - Mail Art

It's always fun to create mail art.  Problem is, no one sends anything snail mail any more.   Just look what we're missing!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Take a Word - Childhood

The background photo is one taken by my daughter in Brown County, Indiana.  The chubby little girl ready for the first day of school is me!   Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Digital Whisper - Cup

Background by Astrid MacLean (somewhat altered), Cup Googled, Scroll a Pinterest freebie, poem is an original by me.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Three Muses - Instrument

Somehow my muse took me here, and it makes me think of New Orleans.....and then again I hear strains of "The Music of the Night" .   Funny how music carries us away.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Take a Word - Old Fashioned

Aren't they the cutest pair?  Her hair bow cracks me up!   Image from Pinterest. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Digital Whisper - Dominos

It looks as if everyone's meeting at Domino's for lunch!   Everything from my stash or cybersurfed. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Three Muses - Spectacles

Mea Culpa Mona!   I've merged a painting by Raphael with a bespectacled Mona.   What fun.  Thanks for indulging me!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Take a Word - Valentine

I wish I'd kept all those little valentines that were exchanged in school!   Now they are just a distant memory. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Digital Whisper - 1920's

I love those cloche hats of the 20's.   This lady is from an ad for hats. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Three Muses - Moon

"I see the Moon, the Moon sees me....God bless the Moon and God bless ME!"   Wouldn't it be great to talk to the man in the moon?  No doubt he's a great keeper of secrets, since he has such a great spot to keep track of everyone. 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Take a Word - Friends

Credit for my little friends is to Astrid MacLean (thanks, Astrid).    He certainly looks as if he's sharing something important, doesn't he?

Digital Whisper - Swing

A theatrical look at the art of swinging!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Three Muses - Blackbird

A bit of surreal nonsense.  Shattered glass credit to Nancy Baumiller. 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Take a Word - Black,White & Red

Background from Wikimedia Commons, slightly altered;  hat googled, and image from my archives.
Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

IDLE THOUGHTS IN RHYME

From time to time, I am inspired to write a poem.  This is one of those times!

          HOPE


Weathered barns in distant places
Sun-kissed fields and open spaces
Tidy gardens weeded and hoed
Little white chapel by the road
Remembered faces, smiling and kind
Childhood lessons come to mind

Now, jet flights and concrete jungles
Internet and traffic tangles
Cacophony of sounds assault my ears
Terrorist threats to whet my fears
Drive-by shootings, prophets of doom
Everywhere, it seems, there’s gloom.

I wish we could bottle those carefree days
Of loving kindness and simple ways
And when we’re burdened and out of cope
We could open the bottle and sip some hope.

Digital Whisper - Hat

Credit for the image to Pinterest.  The poem by Barbara Burrows is one of my favorites.   May we all become successful women! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Three Muses - Animal

Our theme this week is "Animal".  This is a composite of winter scenes, with some filters and tweaking added.  Thanks for your visit.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Take a Word - Male

I found this fellow on a vintage ad.  I think he's so manly macho he wears pink! Background credit to Finecrafted Designs.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Three Muses - Steampunk

Well, who's to say this punk can't take his baby for a walk?   I apologize for this complete nonsense!  Elements credit to Maya of Scrapbookgraphics.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Take a Word - Purple

My favorite color!  The image is from Pinterest, background and elements from my kit archives.  Thanks for visiting!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Digital Whisper - Snow

Our snow is gone at the moment, and we are predicted to have freezing rain.  I'd rather the snow came back!   Come on Spring!

SPA - Zetti

The challenge this week at SPA is to be Zetti inspired.   Credit for the face to Tumblefish Studios, border is made up of pieces of previous art,  dress is cut and paste from calico fabric cybersurfed.  Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Three Muses - Water

I'm told there are faerie pools in the deep forest, and, if you hide in the bushes and keep very quiet, you may see the faeries at play.   Background is a blend of 3 wallpapers, the faerie on the right is credit to Lorie Davison at SBG, the one on the left to Graphics Fairy.    Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Digital Whisper - Puppies

This challenge reminded me of the song "How Much is that Doggy in the Window"!  Credit for window to Jenn U Designs; all else cybersurfed.  Thank you for visiting.

Take a Word - Fruit

These two little apples decided to take a look at the painting of their grandparents.    "Painting" is from Apple.org, the rest consists of bits and pieces from my stash and the net.  Thank you for visiting. 

Sunday Postcard - Tapemeasure

My muse led me to a construction worker and the tools of his trade.  Background Finecrafted Designs, all else cybersurfed.  Thanks for your visit.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Three Muses - HOPE

I've chosen HOPE as my word to carry into the new year.....hope for a safe and kinder world....hope for wisdom for our leaders....hope that those I love will be safe and well.....hope that I am never a burden on my children.