Sunday, April 22, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - The Little Black Dress

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is "Little Black Dress".  Image from my archives, coloured, altered and over-painted.  Background and elements from Alexeeva, no longer selling.

Sunday Postcard Art - Birds

This is an original digital painting (by me).

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - TIME

This week at Take a Word the theme is TIME.  Background elements from Createwings Designs, imaage (altered) from e-vint.com (no longer selling).

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - Teacup

This week at the Muses the theme is TEACUP.  Background, flowers and cups and saucers from Lorie Davison formerly of Scrapbookgraphics (no longer selling).

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - Ice Creams

Sorry, I think it has already happened!  Having fun with an old image on my computer and a Googled icecream cone. 

Take a Word Challenge - Bright Colours

I took this week's theme too literally perhaps.  I painted the colorful background (in ArtRage) and overlaid it with a brush of two Victorian ladies. They probably wouldn't have been amused.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - April Showers

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is APRIL SHOWERS.  My painting is original but was, of course, inspired by Mary Poppins.

The Three Muses Challenge - Vintage mail

This week at The Three Muses Ann has chosen "vintage mail" as the theme. The images are from Graphics Fairy and the background from Itkupilli. (click on picture for better view).

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - Black and White

This week at TAW the theme for the challenge is BLACK AND WHITE.  I call this picture "Some kind of Limbo".  The images are from Hidden Vintages Designs (no longer selling).  The backgrounds are from Itkupilli.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - RUSTLE OF SPRING

This week at the Three Muses the theme is RUSTLE OF SPRING.  The image is from a collection from e-vint.com (no longer selling).  I altered and coloured it.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - A SPLASH OF RED

This week at Take a Word the theme is A SPLASH OF RED.  I painted (digitally) the clown and added the red and white curtain from Lorie Davison formerly of Scrapbookgraphics.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - LITTLE BOYS

This comes from a very old family album.  The studio photograph of my father (aged four) has been extracted and coloured and placed on a lovely background by Itkupilli. The photo was taken in 1898. Michael McDonnell, born in 1894, lived to the ripe old age of 102 and died in 1996.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Sunday Postcard Art - Postage Stamp People.


This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is POSTAGE STAMP PEOPLE.  I was lucky to find a body that fitted in perfectly with the Frida Kahlo stamp.  Flowers from Graphics Fairy.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - HANDS

This week at the Muses the theme is HANDS.

Digital Whisper Challenge - Easter Bunny

Couldn't resist having a bit of fun with the Easter Bunny.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - WINGS

This week at the Muses the theme is WINGS - wings on anything, or anyone.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - HEARTS

This week at the Muses the theme is HEARTS.  The background elements are from Creativewings Designs, the collage made from my own artwork. The artiste (coloured and altered) is from e-vint.com (no longer selling).

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - EGGS

This week at Take a Word the theme is EGGS.  Egg and stones Googled.  Background painted by me.  Arms and legs from a Marta van Eck kit.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - Buttons and Bows

This week at the Muses the theme is BUTTONS AND BOWS.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - GREEN

Although I am a fourth-generation Australian my heritage is 100% Irish so I celebrate St Patrick's Day by turning my artwork green.  A lot of vegetables died in making this picture - broccoli, lettuce, a lot of cabbage, honey dew melon slices (ears), avocado bow tie, sweet corn "buttonhole" and, my piece-de-resistance, zucchini shoes.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - Animals (No cats and/or Dogs)

This week at the Muses the theme is ANIMALS.  The background, giraffe and soldier are from Itkupilli.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - China

This week at DW the theme is China.  The oriental lady is actually a Googled mannequin.  The jacket was found online and the background and gold elements are from Ztampf.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - Blue and white

This week at Take a Word the theme is Blue and White.  The image (altered, painted and added to) is from Wikimedia Commons.  Bird from Createwings Designs

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - MOUSE

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge is all about MICE.  I have rodent-phobia so having a mousie finding its way to my head would freak me out and then some.  Googled picture altered and coloured.  Mouse from Google Images.

Monday, February 26, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - FLORAL

This week at the Three Muses the theme is FLORAL.  The "model" is Botticelli's Venus transformed into Dorothy.  Flowers and background bits and pieces from Rosey Posey.

Sunday Postcard Art - ALTERING MONA

This week at SPA the theme is "altering Mona" (thanks to Deann).

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - SILHOUETTES

This week at Take a Word the theme is SILHOUETTES.  The silhouettes are from Graphics Fairy, the paper trees from Birgit Kerr and the background and text from Createwings Designs.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - A little bit of grunge

I have grunged up a portrait of my grandparents, altering, coloring and running amok with splatter brushes and various filters. They look ghostly as well they might because they died, in their twenties, within six weeks of each other, leaving two very young children - my father and his younger sister/

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - MOON

This week at Take a Word the theme is MOON.  My take on it is inspired by the Van Morrison song, "Moondance". The image (coloured and altered) is from e-vint.com (no longer selling).  Other bits and pieces including moon and stars are from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Digital Whisper Challenge - LOVE

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is LOVE.  Sorry for taking a cynical view of St Valentine's day.  Meet Moaner and Lisa.

The Three Muses Challenge - Song Lyrics




I have chosen the beautiful Beatles song, "Eleanor Rigby".  It paints a word picture that is sad and touching and memorable.

Ah, look at all the lonely people
Ah, look at all the lonely people.
Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice
In the church where a wedding has been.
Lives in a dream.
Waits at the window, wearing the face
She keeps in a jar by the door.
Who is it for?
All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?  


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunday Postcard Art - AIR MAIL

This week at SPA the theme is AIRMAIL.  Thanks for the great challenge.

Take a Word Challenge - BIRD

This week at Take a Word the theme is BIRD.  This is an Ozstuffe Originale digitally painted using mouse and the digital painting software ARTRAGE.

Monday, February 5, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - UMBRELLAS

This week at the Muses the theme is UMBRELLA.  Image from Wikimedia Commons, backgrounds from Itkupilli, umbrella Googled.

Take a Word Challenge - TIME

This week's theme at Take a Word is TIME.  Image from e-vint.com (no longer selling). Coloured and altered.  Background from Lorie Davison.  Clock and chair Googled.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - Turquoise and Red

This week at the Muses the theme is TURQUOISE AND RED.  The image is from Wikimedia Commons (altered and coloured).  The "hat" is a vintage rose from Graphics Fairy.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - JUST AN OLD FASHIONED GIRL

This week at Take a Word the theme is JUST AN OLD FASHIONED GIRL.  Image from Hidden Vintage Designs (no longer selling).  Background pieces made from scanned pages.  Muslin tree by me.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - WINDOW

This week at the Muses the theme is WINDOW.  The image (altered and coloured) is from e-vint.com no longer selling.  Window frame, bird and background from Createwings Designs.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Take a Word - MUSIC

This week at Take a Word the theme is MUSIC.  Keyboard and musical notes Googled.  Images from e-vint.com no longer selling.  Background from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - INCREDIBLE HAT

This week at the Muses the theme is "incredible hats".  My take on it is a little bit fishy.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - Blackbird

Googled blackbird and keyboard, background from Itkupilli and words from the Beatles' song "Blackbird".

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - ZETTI ART

There is no clear definition of Zetti art but we can do our own thing and have fun with it.  Elements here are hearts from Createwings Designs, background by Fiddlette, Zetti lady partly painted and using a Googled face (altered).

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Take a Word Challenge - FISH - "Stained glass fishies"

My contribution is abstract fish, painted in digital program, Artrage, to look like stained glass.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Three Muses Challenge - Welcome the New Year 2018

May there be "Truth, Love, Peace and Justice" in 2018.  A very happy New Year to all our fellow Blogsters who have supported us so beautifully and so loyally in all the other years that have passed since we discovered the joys of art blogging.  We have a saying in Australia which says "Your blood's worth bottling" which means you are truly appreciated.