explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design
"Book Lover" collage

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Three Muses: Stripes






Image credits: dover designs, digital collage studio, grungetextures.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Take a Word: Grandma's Recipe Book

This theme brought back delicious memories of my Grandma Beckie Fox's cooking. I don't think she used a cookbook, and when asked for a "recipe," she'd say, "I just put in a little of this, a little of that" (in her lovely Eastern European accent). I remember my mother once trying to follow along while Grandma made strudel (or some such delicacy) and writing down the instructions as she watched. Must have been frustrating :)...and I don't think we still have whatever was written down. But the flavors, aromas, and kitchen scenes remain in my memory as some of the happiest times of my childhood.

Credits for food images: Google Images.

Collage Obsession: Maps

It's my turn again to host at Collage Obsession, with a theme of Maps. Please stop by to see the beautiful art that participants have created, or to participate yourself! Image credits for my digital collage, below, are: allfreedownload, pepin press, deviant scrap, milla.


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Coffee

I'm a dedicated tea drinker myself, but some of my closest relatives and friends are coffee "addicts." I did enjoy composing these vintage images into a "Coffee" collage. Image credits for this digital collage: graphicsfairy, last door down the hall.



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Three Muses: Trunk



Image credits: holliewood, rubyblossom, graphicsfairy, flickr creative commons (pareerica and plaisanter), artefacts, artfreebies, joessistah.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Collage Obsession: Shrine



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Image credits: Holliewood, Finecrafted, Tumblefish Studio, Milla.








Quotology: Water



Photo taken by me at Yellowstone National Park.

Take a Word: Wrinkles





Image credits for this wrinkly digital collage: dover designs, anna corba, graphicsfairy.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Stars


Image credits: allfreedownload, PSE 10, obsidian dawn, anna corba.

Soartful Mid-Month Reminder: Time

Here's my design team sample for Soartful's Mid-Month Reminder, with the theme of "Time" . We were asked to use vintage colors like pale pink and sepia. Image credits for my digital collage: dover designs, kim klassen, SJD.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Three Muses: Journal Page/ Quote

Our challenge this week was to create a journal page, or digital collage depicting a journal page, based on a quotation. This is a favorite of mine. All images in this piece are from my original art.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Collage Obsession: Fishes

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Image credits: deviant scrap, allfreedownload, tumblefish studio, altered emporium, vintage images, graphics fairy.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Take a Word: Fantasy



Image credits: Central image (Tristram and Isolde) from John William Waterhouse painting (Dover Designs); other images by milla.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Vive la France!

Sunday Postcard art has chosen this theme in honor of the movie "Les Miserables."

Image credits for my digital collage: vintage images, stampington, artfreebies.

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Quotography: Walking

This week's prompt to inspire a photo and quote is "walking." I took this photo (slightly altered here) in Yellowstone National Park. I thought the quote fit nicely! An alternate title for this scene was suggested by my husband: "Commuting."

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Three Muses: Sepia


As you can see, I can't stay away from circus-themed art for very long. In this sepia-toned digital collage, I played with techniques to create various distortions of the scene. Image credits: Holliewood, Eena's Creation, Tumble Fish Studio.



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Monday, January 7, 2013

Collage Obsession: MAN

Collage Obsession provided us with the image of DaVinci's Vetruvian Man as an inspiration for this week's challenge. I used it as a background for more modern male silhouettes by allfreedownload.com, Italian text by anna corba, and texture overlay by shadowhouse. I think the guys look great!!


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Take a Word: ART



Images and patterns created by me and digitally combined in PSE 10.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Winter Elegance







Image credits for this digital collage: art-e-zine, JCarson.

Soartful Challenge: Time

"Time" is the theme at Soartful for the month of January. It was suggested that we use neutral/pink/vintage colors. Image credits for my collage: graphicsfairy, kim klassen, life magazine archive.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Three Muses: Circles

I seem to have ocean themes on my mind lately...but there are only 7 more months till our beach vacation!

Image credits for this digital collage: Susie Jefferson, vintage moth, rubyblossom, graphicsfairy, allfreedownload.com.

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