explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Three Muses: Moon


Image credits: mediamilitia, holliewood, wikimedia commons, last door down the hall, rubyblossom.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Collage Obsession: Number 13



Our inspiration this week was to use the "unlucky" number 13 as our collage theme. My digital piece was inspired by ancient maps showing the fearsome creatures that a traveler might encounter in those times.

Image credits: ingrid taylar and ken ratcliff (flickr creative commons); holliewood; artefacts; dover; wikipedia.

Take a Word: Album


 I took the opportunity of this week's "Album" theme to create another digital heritage-themed collage. The background paper, label, and journaling background are from alluneed. I am almost positive the picture was taken by my father.

Sunday Postcard Art and Gothic Arch Challenges

 

The Sunday Postcard Art theme this week is Autumn Leaves, and Gothic Arch's is... Autumn. Hmmm, wonder why? :)  The digital collage above is for both challenges. Happy Autumn, everyone! I wish Autumn would stay forever and we'd never have to get into...(ugh) Winter.

Image credits: Woman's face is from my own watercolor sketch (for Jane Davenport's online "Supplies Me" class); other images from dezinaworld and digital whisper.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nostalgic Collage: Gothic Arch/Vintage Image

http://nostalgiccollage.blogspot.com/
There's a "new" (or rather, renewed) challenge in town! The challenge this week was to create a collage using a Gothic arch image and a vintage image. Here's my digital collage contribution.



Image credits: joessistah, green paper. Lace digital brush is by "cs"--sorry, I don't have the full info.

Inspiration Avenue: Keys


Image credits: woman's face is from my own colored pencil sketch; soartful, dover, wikimedia commons, victorian vignettes, holliewood.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Three Muses: Doorway


Image credits: pringle hill studio, irena alexeeva, finecrafted designs; background photo of Chinese bamboo pathway by Ryan Pollack.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Collage Obsession: "Big Rock Candy Mountain"


Image credits to Holliewood Sweet Shoppe digital kit-- the perfect solution for this challenge!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Take a Word: Male

  
Few people are aware that famous circus strongman "Mighty Joe" McGraw had a soft spot in his mighty heart for his pet owl, whom he took everywhere (Oscar even had his own little matching set of luggage!).
Image credits: dezinaworld, taluulas, graphicsfairy, artfreebies, dover designs.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sunday Postcard Art: Pierrot

A Pierrot is a stock character of pantomime and Commedia dell'Arte whose origins are in the late 17th-century Italian troupe of players performing in Paris and known as the Com├ędie-Italienne.

Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierrot
 
 
  
Image credits: magazineart.org (vintage Theater Magazine images); finecrafted, obsidian dawn.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Three Muses Challenge: Autumn

Image credits: Dover, obsidian dawn.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Collage Obsession: Peace

This is such an appropriate theme for the anniversary of 9/11. To me, it is inexpressibly sad that peace is so elusive. But I can express my own hope, in the collage below.


Image credits: graphicsfairy, my own background photograph and rainbow.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Take a Word: Music



Image credits: artfreebies, wikimedia commons, graphicsfairy.

Sunday Postcard Art: "Pink"


The sketch of the young lady is my original art. The background is a digital collage I did for the recent "Summer of Color" challenge using pink. It includes a scan of a hand-textured journal cover I once made, and bird images from graphicsfairy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Three Muses Challenge: Words


This week's challenge was to use words in any way we wished. Here's a quote I really like. Coincidentally, it concerns COLOR, something else I really like :). Credit for crayon image: Wikimedia Commons.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Inspiration Avenue: Patterns

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This piece may look like it "means" something heavy, but really I was just playing with patterns and shapes. The horizontal curved stripes are from a photo I took of the inside of the Guggenheim Museum in NYC. The diamond grid pattern is from a photo I took of an iron cafe chair in San Antonio. Part of the grid is filled with a pattern from a Hero Arts stone carving image. The outline of the "martial arts" fighting woman is from Broderbund Clip Art, and her lined crumpled notebook paper texture is from grungetextures. I like the contrast between her strong stance and the more fragile paper.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Take a Word: Butterflies


Image credits: "Embellished eye" design- my original art. Other credits: mediamilitia, dover, graphicsfairy.

Collage Obsession: Sloth

Rick is continuing with his seven deadly sins theme. This week is "sloth." As you can see, I've created quite a lazy group here.




Image credits: Background tree- my photo; other credits--dover designs, graphicsfairy.

Sunday Postcard Art: Jane Austen

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 Image credits: Google images, dover designs.