Sunday, February 28, 2016

Take a Word - Purple

I love purple!   It reminds me of the old grapevine that grew by my mother's clothes line, and the clusters of sweet purple grapes, bursting with flavor and warmed by the afternoon feast for a barefoot child, some eventually finding their way into shining jars of grape jelly on the shelves in mother's fruit cellar. 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Digital Whisper - Indian Brave

I could not find the source for this photo, but its accompanying words by Chief Seattle are so profound, I felt compelled to use it.  He was such a wise old fellow.   His quotes carry such wisdom.  It is our shame his people were treated so unfairly. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


I learned a new word quite by accident when I created this piece....magniloquence!  I've never heard the word before.   What a fun addition to the vocabulary.  The background pieces here were Pinterest freebies, the maiden is from an illustration by John Rae.  Thanks for your visit!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Digital Whisper - Vogue

I chose to feature the 20's, when flappers were in vogue.  Credit to Pinterest and CR Designs.

Take a Word - Sepia

Bird is from a free printable on Pinterest.  Background fashioned from that same printable.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Dezinaworld - Lock & Key

The theme is "Lock & Key".  This is a composite of pieces of renaissance art for the background, and  key and knight were cybersurfed.  Thanks for visiting!

Three Muses - Love

This is actually a photo of my parents in their courting days.  My father's nickname for my mother was Maggie, so the words of the old song seemed appropriate.   When I saw the theme was "Love", the photo came to mind.  Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Take a Word - Children

Photo of my niece, Christie, taken several years ago, superimposed on a field of poppies.  I found the little verse on line, and loved it!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Three Muses - Go Fish

Of all the things that I might wish
I'd never wish to be a fish
Never would I indulge the whim
Because, you see, I cannot swim!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Digital Whisper - Violin

Violinist from a renaissance painting by Bartolommeo Montagna, background the Cathedral of Malaga with overlay of a renaissance document. 

Take a Word - Heart

The challenge is "Heart".  I love black and white with a pop of red, so this is what happened.  Thanks for your visit!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Three Muses - Gypsy

My mother grew up in Southern Illinois.  She used to tell stories of gypsies who camped in the river bottoms below her home.  She said her father used to take her and her brothers and sisters for buggy rides to the gypsy camp, where he liked to talk and/or trade horses with the men.   She remembered the camps as being busy and happy places, with women busy about the campfires, and the children running and playing.  I wish I remembered more of her stories.   The newspaper article background above was googled, and the gypsy girl is from Goddess Life via Pinterest.  Thanks for your visit!