explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Collage Obsession: Reflection


Take a Word: Raven

Here's my raven, looking sinister... Image credits: obsidian dawn, milla, wikimedia commons.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art: Turquoise

I heartily agree with the lady in this digital collage: Turquoise is our favorite color! Image credits: JSIM, deviantscrap, pringle hill, artefacts.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Collage Obsession: Decorative Text

This week we were challenged to create a collage using the letter "F" in decorative text. I chose a floral motif. Image credits:  "F" shape is my hand-created adaptation from a book on letterforms; other images from dover designs, last door down the hall, and artfreebies.


Take a Word: Numbers


Who knew butterflies liked bingo? Image credits: crowabout studio, flickr collage images, dover designs.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art: Celebrate


Another test

seeing if i can load a photo. blogger is telling me i have reached a quota?

testing...

Woke up this morning and Blogger had helpfully redesigned itself. The post I'd scheduled for early this morning didn't post. (Thanks, Blogger!) So I'm testing the "schedule" function...fingers crossed (I seem to be doing a lot of that lately with regard to computer stuff).

Soartful Challenge: Wedding (red, burgundy, green)

Soartful's challenge for the next two weeks has a wedding theme, with colors of red, burgundy, and green. Alica has chosen this theme because her wedding anniversary was this week, and these were her wedding colors. You can click on the title of this posting (above) to see her wedding bouquet and the other creations from the design team.

Here's my contribution, below. Image credits for this digital collage (which I truly enjoyed creating!) are: deviant scrap, flickr creative commons, irene alexeeva, rubyblossom, last door down the hall.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Three Muses: Vintage Bathing Beauties

My computer appears to be fixed, thanks to our amazing local computer guru. Thanks, Robin! Image credits for this digital collage are: holliewood, dover, deviantscrap, vintage moth, flickr collage images  (mrs inman). This collage was inspired by Billy's Subs, a restaurant our family used to frequent many years ago in Ocean City, Maryland.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Testing alternate method for posting images


This is what I"m doing right now re computer issues. I can post images from very limited sources, it seems (if this works).

Computer Problems :(

If anyone's reading this, just want to let you know that I won't be posting images for a while. My computer crashed big-time (and I bought it only last fall!). It's interfering with my use of Photoshop Elements, among other things. So I'll see you when I see you!
Sherry

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Three Muses: Steampunkerie

Another Steampunk theme! Here's my world-traveling steampunk lady, looking more than ready to escape from the dreary city. Image credits: pepin press, deviant scrap, holliewood, graphicsfairy, kim klassen.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Take a Word: Skinny

The "skinny" theme refers to the size of the piece we were asked to create this week: 3 inches by 5 inches. Of course, the group of ladies I wanted to put into this collage had to be pretty skinny too, as you can see. Image credits: hero arts, artfreebies, stampington, obsidian dawn .

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Soartful Challenge: Rainbows; and Collage Obsession : Sun

It's my turn to host the Soartful Challenge again this week. The theme is Rainbows. Participants were asked to incorporate a rainbow image in their art, or just use the colors of the rainbow. You can click on the title of my posting, above, to go to the Soartful site and see what our creative team has come up with--and participate, please! "Hands-on" and digital art are welcome. The challenge runs for two weeks.

Here's my digital collage, which I'm also submitting to Collage Obsession's theme for the upcoming week, with a "Sun" theme. Image credits are: Fiddlette Designs, Flickr Creative Commons (geebee2007), and my own painted rainbow image.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Expand the Possibles: Conceal

The very talented Glenys has started a new challenge blog, Expand the Possibles. She has a list of words that we can choose from as themes for a piece of art. I'm so happy to see a new challenge concept out there! Here's a link to her blog if you'd like to participate (please do!) or see what others are doing:  http://expandthepossibles.blogspot.com/

The first word I've chosen to illustrate with digital collage is "Conceal." Image credits: artefacts, holliewood, milla; and flickr creative commons (Eddi07) for the image of the moon.

"Conceal"

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Three Muses: Umbrella


Image credits: photo of pond by me; umbrella from peggy gatto; flowers from enchanted gallery, ribbon brush by easyelements.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Collage Obsession: Share

This was a difficult theme for me to illustrate. How do you show the concept of "sharing?" Then I came upon this image of three polar bears sharing a seesaw (from a vintage circus poster).  If one of them decided to jump off, it would upset the balance of the others. Who knew polar bears could be so considerate? They're even sharing the spotlight!





Image credits: rubyblossom, vintage images, dezinaworld, beth rimmer.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Take a Word: Eggs


This digital collage is dedicated to Carol Zika, my art journaling teacher, who encourages us to Zentangle on eggs. Image credits: graphicsfairy, rubyblossom, holliewood, irene alexeeva, last door down the hall.  The Zentangles are my own design.