Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Three Muses - Black, White & Red

I couldn't decide between the two, so I've posted them both.  Most everything is from my stash, google or public domain.  The zebra is from Sharing Tubes. Twins are from Magic Moonlight.  Thanks for your visit!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Take a Word - Purple & Green

I opted for a bit of green grunge to go with my purple this week.  Credit to Plumtuckered at Scrapbookgraphics, and to Edeen's Creations.   Thanks for stopping by.  Your comments are always appreciated.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Three Muses - The Moon

When the moon is only a sliver and the clouds are hanging low,  a fellow can imagine strange things in the dark sky......or are they only imagined?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Take a Word - Orange

The challenge this week is ORANGE, and I decided this journal page qualifies.   Sometimes I'm struck with the sameness of my days and I feel a bit bored.  I usually combat it with a shopping jaunt, a new art project, an interesting book, and, if all else fails, chocolate!!!    Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Three Muses - Bottle

Our challenge at Three Muses was message in a bottle, but I put a genie in mine, I hope no one minds, and  I hope I'm not boring everyone to pieces by adding my sketches to my art.  I just seem to be in that mode at the moment!  Credit for the bottles to Constance!  Thanks for stopping by and thanks so much for your comments!  I enjoy them each and every one.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Take a Word - Creepy

This trio of witches seems fascinated with the dancing skeleton.   Is he dancing, or did he just flee from the haunted mansion?   Hmmm    A piece of art in three pieces is called a triptych.  I wonder if I could call this a tripwitch???  All googled but the witches, who are my sketches.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Three Muses - Rain

As early as I can remember, I’ve loved rain. In our part of the Illinois prairie you could see the spring rain clouds building from miles away over the vast flatness, their skirts billowed out like great, clucking mother hens. By the time they reached the far edge of the cornfield beside the house, you could see the leading edge of the curtain of rain, and hear the distant patter of raindrops on the corn leaves. The patter crescendoed to a wonderful rat-tat-tat as the first big drops set off spurts of dust in the barnyard. Ah, the wonderful earthy, fresh, sweet smell of rain! Growing up, I remember sitting on the porch so I could savor every minute of a daytime shower. If the rain came at night when I was in my bed snugged up against a window under the eaves, I’d move my pillow and lie with my nose against the screen, watching the breeze toss the limbs of the old elm tree in the front yard where my rope swing hung. Summer thunderstorms were wonderful too. Sometimes the distant sky turned almost black, the clouds rolling and tumbling, shaking themselves free of lightning bolts that arced to earth over the dark, green fields, the distant rumbling thunder building to bone-jarring cracks that accompanied spectacular electrical displays as the storm moved overhead. Majestic. Magnificent. I don’t remember fear, only awe, and somehow reassurance that I was part of a great scheme of things. I still love a rainy day!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Take a Word - Australia

This montage includes Ayers rock, a Joey, the Perth skyline, an aboriginal, and a bit of the flag.  Years ago, when Marie and I became friends, I learned so much about Australia that fascinated me, for example the opal mines of Coober Pedy with a climate so forbidding many of its homes, hotels and motels are underground.  I loved the aboriginal lore and some of their terminology, like walkabout and belonging place.  There is something beautiful about their beliefs.  Ayers rock is a sacred place to them.  As I'm nearing 80, I will never see Australia, but I am proud to say one of my best friends lives there!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Three Muses - Rule of Three

Three Muses is celebrating 4 1/2 years of continuous challenges.  What better way than to depict three shoppers out on the town.  Background and shopper bodies credit to Finecrafted Designs, heads are my own sketches.  Thanks for stopping by!