Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Ahhhh, in my mind there will never be another male star with the masculinity and sexual appeal of Clark Gable. When he said "Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn, there was a collective gasp in the theaters at hearing the word "damn" coming from the big screen. Imagine that! Even so, he caused female hearts to flutter for all the years he swaggered across the screen.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

TakeaWord - Home

Take a Word is taking us home this week. My background is googled, I'm the general contractor for the house, the car is from Granny and the girl is one of mine. If I'm going home, there HAS to be a barn!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Three Muses - Shoes

I can sympathize with my zettilady, in that now I'm a prisoner in my orthopedic wedgies, and I only dream of the spike heels and sexy shoes! Credit to RubyBlossom for the background of this piece, and Flickr collage free images for some of the bits and pieces. Great challenge, Ann!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

TakeaWord - Men

While I was trolling for images at Art-E-Zine, I was struck with how much this little boy looked like the image of the man. They seemed a likely father and son for the quote, which is so wise. Great challenge, Marie!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Theme Thursday - Faces

"The moving finger writes, and having writ moves on; nor all your piety nor wit shall cancel half a line." ~Omar Khayyam

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Three Muses - Automobile

The map background was scanned in from a wallpaper book, the books were Googled, and the lady in her vintage automobile is from my stash when I was careless about noting sources. (If you know, clue me in!). Don't you think she must have been a really independent lady in her day? Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

TakeaWord - Moon

Ladies of the evening. The lady in the moon is from a vintage cigarette ad, the city at night is part of a Van Gogh painting, and the ladies are from vintage posters. Thanks for the challenge, Marie. I had fun with this one!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sunday Postcard - Remembering

Our Sunday Postcard challenge was to feature memories in our art. These are my mother's hands clasping my father's, cropped from a photo taken on their 50th anniversary. The photo has always touched me in a special way, and this week's challenge seemed appropriate. Thank you for looking.

Friday, November 12, 2010


This week's image from ACF amused me. It would be fun to take her all around the world and giving advice in unlikely places! I took her to Kensington Palace to give a piece of her mind to one of the guards. Maybe next she can have a chat with Buddha, the Dalai Lama, Barack Obama or ..... well, you get the idea! Thanks for the fun, ladies of ACF!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Theme Thursday - Steam Punk

Steampunkery is always fun. Credits here to Maya at SBG and to Fidlette. The skies are a bit cluttered, and it looks like the control tower has its work cut out for it! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Three Muses - Blackbird

The word "blackbird" always brings to my mind the Beatles song. Here's my interpretation of those lyrics. Great challenge, Marie!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Take A Word - Angel

Marie's challenge word this week is "Angel". The background doorway is credited to Land of Nod. Light beam brush by Obsidian. I don't know if this is my guardian angel, but I know I have one. I narrowly missed a beautiful stag deer who leapt across the road right in front of my car on my way home from my little vacation getaway a couple of weeks ago. My passengers and I gasped and breathed a prayer of gratitude for that flicker of time that kept us from colliding!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sunday Postcard - Hats and Crowns

This week's challenge at SPC put me in a zetti kind of mood. Credit for the background is to April Mouse, and credit for the "fabric" of the wardrobe is to Donna Miller. The rest, I'm afraid, is credit to me! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


It just doesn't seem fair that these hips were stageworthy in that era! I could've been a star. My curvaceous ladies are from Flickr collage images, and the stage curtains from Tangie Baxter. I'm glad you stopped by!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Clever Boxes

My ladies box of treasures for this month's Mixed Media Monday challenge contains special family treasures,--a cameo from a great grandmother, a bright turquoise piece from a favorite aunt, and mother's treasured rhinsestone clasp. Pieces of the past.