explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Take a Word: Manuscripts

The Take a Word challenge theme this week is "manuscripts," inspired by the concept of palimpsests, which are writing materials (such as a parchment or tablet) used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased. 

Image credits for my digital collage" shadowhouse, dover, joessistah, vintage moth, artefacts.


"The Handwriting on the Wall"

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art: Haunted

Seems the Halloween themes are starting already... Image credits for this piece: flickr creative commons.


clicker for larger view




Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My Digital Collage at San Diego Automotive Museum Exhibit!

Earlier this year I was contacted by a woman from the San Diego Automotive Museum. They were planning a "steampunk"- themed exhibit for June, and she had come across a steampunk digital collage of mine on my blog. She asked if they could make a poster from it to decorate the wall of the exhibit. I agreed. She has just sent me photos of the exhibit. You can see my poster in the center of the first photo below (the poster that says "She worried they might fly too close to the sun.").

We happen to be going to San Diego in December, and we were invited to stop by the museum. We'll even receive guest passes for our visit!










Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Three Muses: Birds

"Identity Crisis"






Image credits: dover, plaisanter.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Collage Obsession: Confection

Yum, such a tasty challenge! Image credits for this sweet little collage are: holliewood, and magic moonlight.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art: Bohemian/Gypsy

A very original theme from Sunday Postcard Art today! Here's my contribution. Image credits: vintage printables, last door down the hall, dover designs.



Saturday, September 22, 2012

Take a Word: Blue

"BLUE"




Image credits: my photo of windows, last door down the hall, irene alexeeva, wikimedia commons.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Three Muses: Autumn

Image credits for this digital collage: elizabeth golden, rubyblossom; leaf and tree brushes by hawksmont and obsidian dawn.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Collage Obsession: Owls

It's my turn again to host the Collage Obsession challenge. I chose an owl theme. Please visit the CO blog, see what others have submitted, and even maybe participate with your own owl collage. We'd love to see you there! It can be paper or digital- any type of art is acceptable.

Image credits for my digital collage are: wikimedia commons, google images, holliewood, plaisanter, last door down the hall.




Saturday, September 15, 2012

Take a Word: Zetti

Looks like some stripey, winged, funky Zetti characters are working at the circus these days (at least for now). Image credits for this digital collage: holliewood, krysty, tumblefish studio, joessistah, artfreebies, eena's creation, rucola designs.




Sunday Postcard Art: Flappers

A very original theme this week for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge: Flappers. They were before my time, of course, but a Google search of images produced a vintage Life magazine cover image of a flapper wearing butterfly wings. I altered it using some other colors and blending modes, and a yellow tulip image from Peggy Gatto. Here she is!

Please click on picture for larger view

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Three Muses: Turquoise

Ah, one of my absolute favorite colors! I never tire of turquoise- in my art, in my home, anywhere.

Image credits for this digital collage: shadowhouse, dover, deviant scrap, tumblefish studios.

please click on picture for larger view

Monday, September 10, 2012

Collage Obsession: Anthropomorphism

Collage Obsession has an interesting and challenging theme for us this week.  Wikipedia defines this terms as follows: Anthropomorphism is an attribution of human characteristics to other animals, non-living things. Examples include animals and plants and forces of nature such as wind, rain or the sun.

Here's my "anthropomorphized plant" digital collage. Image credits: anna corba, holliewood, deviant scrap.



Sunday, September 9, 2012

Take a Word: Hearts and Flowers

This theme was chosen because in the southern hemisphere (where some of the creative team is based), spring is coming! Image credits: holliewood, lisa congdon.



Sunday Postcard Art: Memories

Image credits for this digital collage: flickr creative commons (ken lund), rubyblossom, shadowhouse.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Soartful Challenge: Magic Garden

This month's challenge over at Soartful has a "Magic Garden" theme, with colors of fuchsia, lime green, purple, and turquoise. My collage below is a digital one based on my own "hands-on" drawing and painting. I first drew the floral pattern in black and white, scanned it, and filled it with color and my own stamped and stenciled patterns. Such fun!!! Like a coloring book for grownups...


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Three Muses: School Days

The main image in this collage was a black and white vintage school scene from Graphics Fairy that I added bright colors and patterns to. The peeled paint background is from grungetextures. Such fun!


Monday, September 3, 2012

Collage Obsession: Gray

This week we were challenged to use shades of gray in our collages. Image credits: Dover, Hero arts.



Sunday, September 2, 2012

Take a Word: Numbers

Image credits for this digital collage: Holliewood, Deviant Scrap.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art: Doors

For this digital collage, I modified a beautiful photo of a door at Versailles (Flickr Creative Commons, moonlightbulb) and created a lady peeking out, from Dover Designs and other sources.