Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Steampunk

Steampunk is something to have a lot of fun with and just let our imaginations fly. The head and background are by me. Steampunk elements from Maya at Scrapbookgraphics and Lauren Bavin at Digital Scrapbook Place.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Apologies to all my blog friends for being missing in action - and missing from the comments lists - over the past couple of weeks. My son and his wife are visiting from England and, as this is a rare event, I have been very preoccupied. Never fear, I will be back with my Muses challenge tomorrow (Wednesday)!!

I can't wait to get back into the swing of things in a week's time.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Three Muses Challenge - Eyes

If there were such a thing as an animated poster, wouldn't it be fun to create one with dozens of eyes following people around the room?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday Postscard - Sea Voyage

Sea travel is not for me. Because of sea-sickness and many misadventures, not to mention a general aversion to "cruising", it is something I don't want to repeat!
Original painting by me.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Three Muses Challenge - Buttons and Bows

Thanks to Bev for a great challenge. I am old enough to remember the song "Buttons and Bows" sung by Dinah Shore and the words in the picture are from that song. Other bits and pieces from Kubivet, Outsider Artists, Phuong Ton and Createwings/Catherine Designs.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Postcard - Roses

My "model" is my granddaughter at age 18 months. (She's three now). Photos and painting by me. Words come from the title of an old song the origin of which I don't know.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Art Creations Friday - Fabric background

A paper doll! Apart from the Suzee Que face (altered), the legs (Fiddlette) and scanned newspaper, everything else was cut from the lovely textured fabric background. Thankyou, ladies at Art Creations.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Theme Thursday - Men and hats

I believe "A dedicated follower of fashion" is the title of a song. The man's face comes from Moonlight Journey and I have painted his body in. The newspaper background is from Maya at Scrapbookgraphics and the old film strip is from Irene Alexeeva at Scraporchard.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Take a song ...

My picture is inspired by the touching lyrics of “Eleanor Rigby” by the Beatles. The image is a digital stamp by 500ml. The window, tree branches, bottles and outer frame are by Lorie Davison at Scrapbook Graphics and the papers used in the background are by Catherine Designs and Createwings Designs.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Floral Tribute

The face belongs to a Suzee Que image from Flickr-free-to-use (altered with "hair" added).
The hat and dress are made from my own rose photo which I have edged in silver. Background also by me.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sunday Postcard - Art Nouveau

I found this lovely Art Nouveau tile in Google Images. The lady is a Flickr-free-to- use image from "Contrary Mary".

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Theme Thursday - Bright Colours

I got a bit carried away with bright colours! Everything in this postcard sized piece is by me, except for the Suzee Que face (at Flickr) which has been greatly altered.
The words are from the song "It's a Wonderful World" most famously sung by Louis Armstrong.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - TIME (or the rebirth of Venus Higgins)

This is a true story and everyone knows I don't tell fibs! My niece, Venus Higgins, lives in a world of fantasy based on her love of Roman and Greek mythology. Her name was originally "Gladys" but she changed it to "Venus" to honour one of her heroines. She loves to create re-enactments of famous paintings inspired by mythology hence this one which she calls "The Re-birth of Venus Higgins".
No, that is not a lump in my cheek. It's my tongue.!!

I painted most of the picture except for the face and body (altered by adding an unlikely head of hair and a red leotard) which is a Flickr-free-to-use image. I Googled the giant clam.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Collage Obsessions Challenge - Siblings

Thanks to Elegia and Itkupilli for the beautiful photo. My collage is made from backgrounds and elements by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.