Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Three Muses - Silhouette

The first of these two features a googled skyline, and the silhouette is filled with Donna Miller papers; the second features a background by Finecrafted Designs and the figure is from a magazine, filled with googled ephemera.  It was fun to challenge myself to do other than the traditional black silhouettes!  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Take a Word - Couple

I've had this romancing "couple" in my stash for some time, and I honestly don't remember from whence they cometh...I just know I find them endearing!   They say in Spring a young man's fancy turns to romance.  In the midst of this snowy and bitterly cold Winter, I say COME ON SPRING!!!  Thanks for your visit!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Three Muses - Word

I've decided to use the cover for my 24th Journal for this challenge, since it features the word "WISH".   I've been keeping journals for a few years now, and this cover expresses my feelings about them.  Thank you for stopping by.  Your comments are always appreciated.  Many years ago I wrote a poem about wishing.  Here it is:

When I was small, I was very fat
And I thought skinny was where it’s at
And during the years of my single life
I knew I’d be happy if I just were a wife.

Then I was married and the children came
And I knew when they were grown
I’d be ahead of the game.
When my babies had flown the nest
I thought working women had life the best.

Now I was working and accepting the pay
But I thought I’d give anything for one leisure day
Sure, I was married, as I’d wanted to be
But my single friends all seemed so free.

Time turned the pages, I was single again
And freedom not so great as I thought it had been.
When it’s over, I wonder, on that final day
Will I have lived my life, or just wished it away?

Monday, January 20, 2014

Collage Obsession - Orchid Color

This week's challenge at Collage Obsession is to use the Radiant Orchid color.  I've used a mask and some elements from CreateWings Designs.   Thanks for your comments!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Take a Word - Hat

This saucy lady with a bit of attitude is a freebie from the ever-generous Terri Kahrs.  Her hat seemed to qualify her to be featured for this week's challenge!   Thanks for stopping by.  Your comments are always appreciated.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Three Muses - Still Life

Marie has asked us to create a still life with simple and uncluttered background.  This was a such fun!   Credit for my caged bird to Create Wings Designs.  Newsprint was googled and painted a bit, and the dictionary definition was cybersurfed.  Thanks for a fun challenge, Marie!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Take a Word - Moon

Who doesn't believe in the magic of moonbeams, when the faeries come out to dance....just for a moment at least!
Credits to Lorie Davison of Scrapbookgraphics.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Three Muses - Music

The accordion player is an Irish cousin.  I've given her anonymity with one of my sketches.  I hope she will forgive me!    May you all find the music of joy in your New Year.   Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Take a Word - Home

HOME is in the eye of the beholder.  A native American could fold his tent and move his home in no time at all.  Their reverence for Mother Earth and their wisdom regarding the environment were admirable, a wisdom we would do well to follow.   The native image is Chief Seattle, chief of the Suqwamish and Duwamish tribes, the prayer is Cherokee,  and the village pictured is Ogala Lakota.  I honor them all.   My teepee at the moment is covered in 8 inches of new snow (and still snowing) on top of the 5 or 6 inches we already had. I hope you are all staying safe and warm.   Thanks for stopping by!