explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design
"Book Lover" collage

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Three Muses: Fashion




"Fashion Parade"
Image credits: holliewood, tumblefish studio, lisa's altered art.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Take a Word: Leisure



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Image credits: holliewood, google images, my own photos and drawings.

Collage Obsession: Solitude


I'm hosting the Collage Obsession challenge this week and have chosen the theme of "Solitude."  My collage attempts to interpret solitude as "peaceful reflection and contemplation," rather than the more negative interpretation of "loneliness and isolation" often attributed to this word.  I often find solitude essential to true creativity.

Image credits: rubyblossom, holliewood, dover pictura.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sunday Postcard Art: Music


The background of this collage is from a digital collage I created a while ago (photos from Wikimedia Commons, altered). The music note pattern is from Cathe Holden.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Three Muses: Shoes


This theme is appropriate for me right now, since I've been hunting for the perfect shoes to wear to my son's late summer wedding.  Ordering online is convenient and fast, but has resulted in box after box of shoes arriving at my house each day, none of which have fit so far. My house looks like a shoe hoarder's home! They will all be returned eventually, and the hunt continues. As my friend in the digital collage below knows, a beautiful and well-fitting shoe is truly something to treasure.

Image credits: finecrafted, wikimedia commons, amy's altered art.

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Collage Obsession: Swapping Heads


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 Image credits: holliewood, pink lotty, tumblefish studio, mr. whiskers, eena's creations, flickr creative commons (pareerica)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Take a Word: Wings




Image credits: graphicsfairy, artefacts.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Three Muses: Turquoise and Lime Green



"Dancing Palms"

Image credits: my photo of palm tree, silhouettes by spraypaintstencils.com, background colors by irene alexeeva.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Collage Obsession: Glow


This is a photo I took in Jerusalem of a building at night. I enhanced it with textures and filters.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Take a Word: Birds



Peacock image from graphicsfairy; background is my design.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sunday Postcard Art: Still Life


I don't know what this collage really means, just that it was a lot of fun to create (with helpful suggestions from my engineer husband). Image credits: holliewood, finecrated, artefacts, google, my photo of foot from Roman ruins in Israel.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Three Muses: Transportation


"High Above the City" (click for larger view)


Image credits: tumblefish studio, joessistah, mediamilitia, lisa's altered art.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Take a Word: Music



Image credits: harper design, graphicsfairy

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Soartful: Signs of Spring

We've all been fervently looking for signs of spring here in Maryland, and meanwhile I am hosting the April challenge at Soartful. So I decided we will create our own signs of spring. Please stop by Soartful and participate, or at least see the pretty art that will be created.

Here's my digital collage, adapted from a "Forsythia" paper collage I once made. I hope to see the real forsythia soon! Happy Spring to all.




Friday, April 4, 2014

Sunday Postcard Art: Windows




Image credits for this digital collage: My Gelli prints using Julie Balzer cityscape stencil; Elizabeth Golden  background, large window frame from Google Images.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Three Muses: Add a Colorful Background to a Black and White Photo


This was a fun challenge for me! I have a seemingly never-ending supply of family photos, most of them of my twin sister and me growing up. Someday I should make up an album of the digital collages I've created with these photos.

The Queen Mary image shown below (Wikimedia Commons) is from the very early 1960's and was taken in New York Harbor. The texture overlay is by Kim Klassen.

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