My grandmother's hands were never still when she was sitting in her rocker. It seemed she was always sewing strips of rags together to be made into rag rugs; piecing together bits of fabric that later became quilts, comforters or pillow tops; darning grandpa's socks, mending or sewing on buttons. This silhouette made me think of grandma, and the skill of those busy hands.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
This little charmer image was sent to me by a friend. The background is mine, with enhancing elements from Creates Wings Designs. Thanks to the ladies of Theme Thursday for their challenges and hard work, and thanks to my blog friends for looking and commenting!
Monday, April 27, 2009
I couldn't resist this week's challenge at Crazy Amigos -- Colorful Vintage. This background was done in Corel Paint watercolors, and blended, and then overlaid with a vintage letter, and finally the lovely images from Graphics Fairy. I know most of the amigos are stampers, but I hope they welcome any art inspired by their challenge!! Thanks for looking!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
June at SoArtful has suggested we do a book cover this week, the theme "A Child in the Woods" In retrospect, I think June intended the book title to be "A Child in the Woods", but I misunderstood and chose my own title. Sorry about that! The whole thing made me think of "A Girl of the Limberlost". Did anyone read that? Anyway, here's my effort, and thanks for looking!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
My generous blog friend, Lynn Stevens of Trash to Treasure Art has presented me with the Renee Blog Award. I'm honored, but I find it difficult to choose just seven from my list of wonderfully inspirational blogs. So I invite everyone to just choose any seven from the list, and I know they'll be in for a treat. Don't forget to visit Lynn's blog as well!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I came across this wonderful face at Stock Xchange (Neil Gould), used a googled poster for background, and drew and painted the body. The balloons shapes are from my software. When I was finished, I was just sure he would have wanted to be taller!!! Thanks for looking.
Friday, April 17, 2009
I'm quite late in posting this entry for June's challenge at So Artful, but I wanted to show my support for that challenge site. The hand template was provided by June, the music elements are credit to Irene Alexeeva, the paisley was googled. Thanks for the challenge, June!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Mirror, Mirror on the wall. Who's the fairest of them all? .... The challenge image at Artarazzi this week was this lovely mysterious lady with flowing locks by Boris Vallejo. I imagine her as being quite vain, so I've cast her image in an old mirror. The mirror is googled, and I used a portion of one of Jen U's old bottles for an overlay to give the mirror effect (I hope!) Thanks for looking.
Friday, April 10, 2009
I chose to put this week's image from Art Creations in a vintage frame, and add some vintage bits and pieces from Oscraps Charmes Collection. The photo was changed to black and white and a couple of filters were used. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Vron at Artarazzi has given us an image of a seagull to work with this week. I flew mine to the Pigeon Point Lighthouse on a foggy day. Built in 1871 on the Pacific coast in California, it's still used as a navigational aid by the Coast Guard. It's now a state historic park. Thanks for looking!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
When Fatma chose the theme "Swan Lake" this week, she no doubt had the ballet in mind, but this image floated into my world! It's so peaceful and lovely it cried to be shared. I'm still practicing with Photoshop. Bear with me!! Thanks for looking.
Friday, April 3, 2009
The ladies of Art Creations have given us an adorable teddy bear image to work with this week. Somehow it made me think of the time my children left for college, and left their toys behind. The poem is a Bev original, written some time ago. Don't you suppose, if teddy bears could write, they might write something exactly like it? Thanks for looking!