explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Three Muses: Rustle of Spring



Image credits: kim klassen, dover, rubyblossom, allfreedownload.com, obsidian dawn, graphicsfairy, holliewood.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Take a Word: Wings


Image credits: Jessica Sporn (poppies); Dover (butterfly); Just Something I Made (alphabet)

Collage Obsession: Eggs



Image credits: graphicsfairy, artefacts.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Silhouettes



Image credits: digital collage studio, last door down the hall, stampington, graphicsfairy.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Letter Love 201 with Joanne Sharpe

This month I'm taking another online class with Joanne Sharpe: "Letter Love 201: Lettering as Art." As always, I'm enjoying her class immensely, and will get a chance to take a "live" class from her in March here in Maryland at The Queen's Ink in nearby Savage Mill.  Below are some examples of what I've created this time.

I highly recommend Joanne's online classes to anyone interested in art journaling and/or lettering- they're fun, colorful, instructive, and reasonably priced. Joanne's website can be found at at http://joannezsharpe.blogspot.com/  .
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Three Muses: Time

I have absolutely no explanation for this digital collage--it's just an image I conjured up. Image credits: wikimedia commons, artfreebies, media militia, graphicsfairy.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Three Muses: RED


Image credits: pareerica, joessistah, tumblefish studio, grungetextures.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Collage Obsession: Love



Image credits: milliande, favreau, hero arts, pugly pixel.

Happy Valentine's Day to all!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Take a Word: Masks



Image credits: google images, obsidian dawn digital brushes, shadowhouse bokeh background.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Gothic Valentine




Image credits: google images, wikimedia commons, finecrafted, miss mint, grungetextures.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Digitalmania Challenge: Art in the Style of Jimmy Lawlor

Each week at the Digitalmania challenge on Flickr, we are asked to create a digital collage in the style of a particular artist. Often the artists use surrealism in their work. This week the choice was Jimmy Lawlor (http://buckleyfineart.com/products/jimmy-lawlor-silhouettes.html). Here's what I created, and you can see my other Digitalmania pieces on my Flickr site (see link on left side of this blog). Image credits for this one: graphicsfairy, google images,  and holliewood studios. Enjoy!



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Collage Obsession: Time



Image credits for this "timely" collage: graphicsfairy, rubyblossom.

Three Muses: SWIRLS, TWIRLS, WHIRLS AND FLOURISHES





Image credits for this swirly, twirly digital collage: tumblefish studio, pink lotty, SJD, holliewood, rachel verdi.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Take a Word: Hearts

It's never too early to start thinking about Valentine's Day, according to this week's "Take a Word" challenge. Or spring, according to the groundhog! Here's my heart-ful contribution, embodying both concepts.



Image credits: "Paper quilt" hearts by me; other images by graphicsfairy, obsidian dawn, digital collage studio, and holliewood.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Circles

I'm the host at Sunday Postcard Art this week and I've chosen the theme of "circles." The basic black and white stained-glass flower image for my digital collage, below, is by Dover designs. I altered and colored it and manipulated it into circle-based patterns.




Soartful Challenge: Curiosity

The February Soartful Challenge has a "curiosity" theme, with colors of rust and turquoise (a favorite combination of mine). Image credits for my digital collage: rubyblossom (part of background) and art e zine.uk.