explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design
"Book Lover" collage

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Three Muses: Zetti



Image credits for this digital collage: dover, plaisanter, sjd, deviant scrap, tumblefish studio, crowabout, hidden vintage studio.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Collage Obsession: Open Challenge

The artists get to choose their own theme for Collage Obsession this week. I've chosen to create a digital collage featuring my own photo of seashells, and a background I created with paint and paper. I applied several PSE 10 effects to create an interesting textured look.




Sunday, May 26, 2013

Take a Word: Bubbles



Main images from flickr creative commons. Bubbles: JeffKubina; moon: Eddi07; woman: adampiggott. Swirled background is my own creation.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Party



Dancer image from magazineart.com. Pattern on outfit and background is mine (acrylic paint stenciled onto deli paper).

Thursday, May 23, 2013

21 Secrets Workshop: Imagine You, with Hali Karla

I signed up for 21 Secrets again this year. I've only taken a few of the classes so far, but one of my favorites was Hali Karla's "Imagine You," in which we were guided in making intuitive mixed media collages. Way outside my comfort zone, so I was flattered that Hali included one of my pieces in a blog posting she did. Here's the link, and the collage is shown again below (for those who may not feel like clicking on the link:)).

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Three Muses: Black and White Stripes

 
Image credits: holliewood, altered emporium, eena's creations, hidden vintage studio, pink lotty, beth rimmer.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Collage Obsession: Choose One Word

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Image credits: My photo of sunlight filtering through trees in Sedona, Arizona, altered. Other background texture by Kim Klassen.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Take a Word: Sewing

I'm usually stumped when a challenge theme is related to sewing. Sewing is not one of my talents, sorry to say. But I found these charming images of vintage sewing magazines and thought they'd be fun to display on an image of a vintage pattern. Images from magazineart.com and google.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Buttons and Bows




Image credits: SJD, Miss Mint, Dover, Cheeky Monkey.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Three Muses: Quote (open theme)

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The drawings are mine; gold texture on lion is from allfreedownload.com.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Take a Word: Mothers

Happy Mother's Day to all who are Moms, and to all who love and support and encourage Moms (we appreciate you!!!). Image credits for my digital collage, below, are: holliewood, wikimedia commons, and my own photo of an interesting-looking grassy area in Israel.


Collage Obsession: Steps/ Staircase

It's my turn again to host the Collage Obsession challenge this week. I've chosen the theme of Steps or Staircases.  Please stop by the challenge blog to see the fabulous art our participants create, and hopefully submit a collage of your own. Here's my digital collage, below. Image credits: dover designs; finecrafted; hero arts; and an adaptation of my own photo of a foot from a ruined Roman statue, taken at Caesarea in Israel.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Chevron

Chevron happens to be a favorite pattern of mine lately! I am seeing it everywhere. Image credits for the digital collage below: adapted photo of woman from Talbot's catalog; my own chevron pattern created in Photoshop Elements; chevron-loving bird from graphicsfairy.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Three Muses: Music

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Image credits: graphicsfairy, library of congress, obsidian dawn, pringle hill studio.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Collage Obsession: Bears

I believe this is the first bear-themed art challenge I've participated in! Here's what I came up with. Image credits: graphicsfairy, holliewood. And, of course, many thanks to Al Jolson.

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Take a Word: Stone Angels

I'm partial to mermaid angels, myself. The stone mermaid below is adapted from an image found at Wikimedia Commons. I altered and added the wings (from joessistah). Background elements from dover designs and last door down the hall.



Sunday Postcard Art: When I Grow Up



Image credits: last door down the hall, magic moonlight, dover designs.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Soartful: Night Skies (dark blue, white, silver, etc)

It's my turn this month to host the new Soartful challenge. I've chosen a theme of "Night Skies," with a suggested color scheme of dark blue, white, and silver, and whatever other colors the artist chooses to include. Here's my own creation for this theme. The landscape image is adapted  from a photo I took in Sedona, Arizona.  Other image credits available upon request. Please come participate in our challenge, and see the beautiful art others have created for this theme!


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