Thursday, August 29, 2013


This is for Mandy's new Tagalong Challenge.   The title seemed appropos for this big sister whose little brother is always tagging along!   Good luck with the challenge, Mandy!  (Credit for the children to the very generous Chris Wings).

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Three Muses - Affirmation

Thanks to Bill for a challenging challenge this week.   Two friends came over today to "play" with art supplies, and it was such a relaxing and gratifying time my affirmation became no trouble at all! 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Take a Word - Time

Time is a gossamer thing.  Sometimes it passes slowly and sometimes so swiftly it takes our breath away.  I've always loved the stories that begin "Once upon a time", and old snapshots always recall the phrase to my mind.  This old photo from Flickr Collage Images became the focus of this piece, with some elements from Create Wings Designs.  I wonder what their children grew up to be ... and their children ... and their children's children who just might be your neighbors...who knows!   Thanks for indulging me!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Three Muses - Steampunk

This is more BLUE FUNK than Steam Punk!  Gears and such are credit to Maya at SBG, quirky fellow is from a newspaper advertisement.  Thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Take a Word - Warm Colors

Several layers here of things long in my folders, the frame is credit to Lorie Davison (SBG), though greatly altered.  I've misplaced the source for the image, sad to say.  If anyone can clue me in, please do so!  Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Three Muses - Text

We're to use text in our art this week.  Background here is googled grunge, image credit to Sharing Tubes, overlay by L.Bavin.  Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Take a Word - Wild Animal

I chose to take a whimsical route for this week's challenge.  My charming elephant was gleaned from the coloring book pages at, then zentangled, scanned and placed onto a background with elements from Fidlette and Irene Alexeeva.  Isn't he a saucy fellow?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Three Muses - Circles and Squares

I found my own challenge both fun and frustrating.  Background and houses are credit to Create Wings Designs, bubbles are from Photo Impact U-Lead software.  Unfortunately, I cannot seem to figure out how to tell it where to put the bubbles.  It has a mind of its own, ergo some of the bubbles are not where I would want them to be!   Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Take a Word - Dark

This week's challenge was to create something dark.  I think I've scared myself!  Background is from Creative Commons, image is public domain, mouse is Holliewood Studios.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm going now to think some happy thoughts!!

I had all sorts of troubles posting this.  There seemed to be cybergremlins abounding in Blogger.  Lucky to get this small one posted!