Sunday, January 31, 2016

Take a Word - Turquoise

WAITING FOR THE TAXI.   Her bag is packed, she's on her way.  She won't be back for many a day.  The John Denver song lyrics come to mind....but I doubt she's leaving on a jet plane, since she's a bit before their time!   Anyway, I wish her a happy trip....and some new color in her life!   Background credit to Finecrafted Designs; image credit to Land of Nod.

Digital Whisper - Ships

Our challenge is "Ships" at Digital Whisper.  My background is a part of an 1800's painting and I imported the sailing vessel from Google. The lyrics are part of a Garth Brooks' song "Sail My Vessel".   If you would like to read them in their entirety, check here  They are especially meaningful to me.  Thank you for your visit.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Three Muses - Door

MIXED MESSAGES!  Surely this door has a story to tell.  Once it's sign welcomed all visitors; now they're warned to keep out.  What happened between welcome and warning?  Who was the last to lift the knocker now rusted and forlorn?  Old houses, old doors, old windows always fascinate me.  They leave me wondering what stories they could tell of the lives they shuttered; what hopes, fears, laughter, and tears.   To me they're like the cliff dwellings of the ancients, holding their secrets forever, while new generations live out their stories behind new doors and windows in the relentless march of time.   Thanks for taking time to share my fascination.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Take a Word - Frame

GOING, going, gone.   The challenge is to feature a frame or frames.  With the repetitive framing, I tried to achieve the effect of the young lady on her way down that long and winding road to fame and fortune.   Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Digital Whisper - Roller Skates

Young skater is from an ad for Fisher Price Grow With Me rollerskates, other advertisements Googled.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Three Muses - Fright

I have to say this  challenge gave me angst.  I am afraid of snakes, and the very thought of  creating a piece of art that featured a snake gave me shudders.  This could almost be a selfie!   The lady is from a book in the 1960's, greatly altered; the friendly reptile is from clip art, also altered.   I don't care if he is friendly, he looks to me as if he has ulterior motives!  .....and I'm trying not to think of those 18 foot pythons they're finding in the Florida Everglades!  Thanks for your visit.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Take a Word - Art

Art's the word this week at Take-a-Word.  I collected some of my old pieces for this montage.  I appreciate your visit!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Three Muses - Vintage

I enjoy vintage collage a great deal.  This pensive girl was a vintage free image, as was the background.   I did a bit of tinting here and there.  Thank you for stopping by, and taking the time to comment.

Dezinaworld - Poverty

The theme this week is "Poverty".   The image (which bespeaks poverty to me) is from Dr. X's Free Association, the background photo was taken by my granddaughter, who loves to photograph abandoned buildings.   Thanks for visiting.  I appreciate your comments.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Digital Whisper - Windowsill

There's something about the single poppy in the bottle in the window that speaks for the tenant there.  It says "I still believe in beauty.  I still have hope.  I am a survivor!"   We can each write our story for the poppy in the jar.   Thanks for indulging me!

Take a Word - Beauty

My mind was boggled by this topic.  So many choices!   Sunrise, sunset, a cardinal in snow, a baby's smile, morning mist, autumn splendor, storm clouds on the horizon,  flowering trees of Spring, and on and on my mind wandered.  But always my heart remembers the beauty of the fields of home at autumn harvest, God's bounty displayed in all its glory (just as in the words of the old hymn).....and the smiling faces of my parents, full of love and welcome.   Home.  My belonging place. 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Three Muses - Heart

Playing with one of my silly sketches.  Starting the new year off with a bit of humor.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Digital Whisper - Piano

The wonderful aged piano keys and the pensive lady were cybersurfed.   Both look as if they have stories to tell.   Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Take a Word - Black and White

Normally, I can never resist the urge to put a touch of red in a black and white piece, but this time I resisted!  The image and background are freebies.    Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Three Muses - Heart

Playing with one of my silly sketches.   Starting the New Year off with a bit of humor.  Thanks for stopping by.