Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Three Muses - Circus

When I was a child, the traveling circuses used to place their posters on rural barns far in advance of their appearances in the area.   I remember the excitement of seeing the posters, and the anticipation of their arrival.   So, for the circus challenge this week, I knew I just HAD to do a barn!   The barn, the posters, the crow, the clown and the wagonwheel were all "harvested" separately from cyber-surfing to create this scene.  Thanks for visiting me here!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Take a Word - Mail Art

Marie asked me to host this week's mail art challenge.   Mail art is one of my favorite things to do, so it was a pleasure.   I regret to say I lost my notes re the credits.  Mea cul;pa! 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sunday Postcard - Amythest

Amythest IS my birthstone, and my favorite color.   It was fun to do this amythest fantasy!   Silhouette is  credit to Karen's Whimsy.  I used a close-up of a faceted amythest ring for an overlay, and it provided a surprising perspective of depth. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Three Muses - Art in the Round

Not much time for "arting" this week, but great family time with a visit from my daughter, grandson, and niece..   I think this image is by Csaba Markus, but my art is not the only thing that's been going round in circles this week!!     Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Take a Word - Turquoise

I've had house guests for a week, and computer time has been limited.  It seems I first posted this at the Three Muses!!  Thank heavens for good friends (Marie) who saved me and deleted it.  Here it is, hopefully in the right spot, for this week's Take a Word turquoise challenge.   If I've confused anyone, mea culpa!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Three Muses - Out of the Box

I had so much fun with this challenge, I had to do two!  Credits for the first to Finecrafted Designs and Graphics Fairy; and for the second to Ruby Blossom for the background, Catherine Designs for the chair, Jenn U Designs for the window, and John Wm. Waterhouse for the image.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Collage Obsession - Skating

Kaylene has chosen the challenge this week at Collage Obsession, and our art is to feature a sport.  Since it's COLD outside, I chose skating.   My vintage skaters are courtesy of Miles Beyond the Moon (thanks much).   Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Take a Word - ATCs

These garden musicians, and the botanical background are from Flickr Collage Images.   I haven't done ATCs in a while.  It was sort of fun to think small again!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sunday Postcard - Valentine

If I'd been born 15 minutes later I'd have been a Valentine myself!   This was a fun challenge. Thanks to the ladies of Sunday Postcard!!   (Image is from Flickr Collage Images)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Three Muses - Torso

I've always admired women whose shape is like that of this torso.   The sands in my personal hourglass tended to run to the bottom!  
Credits: Kubivet

Monday, February 6, 2012

Collage Obsession - Tangerine

Tangerine is the challenge at Collage Obsession.   This piece (credit to Csaba Markus) is a rather pale tangerine, but secrets lie within!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Take a Word - Coffee

Remember when ladies were taught to lift the little finger when they held a cup?   I especially remember my grandmother delicately holding a cup just as this lady is holding hers.   Remember when a lady waited for a gentleman to open doors for her?....when a gentleman always walked on the street side of the sidewalk? ....  when your date always came to the door to pick you up? .... when a lady crossed her legs only at the ankles?... and, for that matter, when young people got married BEFORE they lived together?  Ahhh, those were the days!
Credits: Flickr Collage Images

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sunday Postcard - Classic Movie

My favorite classic movie of all time!   Gable was SO macho (sigh)!