Tuesday, 31 January 2012
I have many more images on my Flickr site if you have time to visit. Just click on the rose in the box on my sidebar and Thank You for looking today. xx
Just a smile.....
Where there's smoke, there's toast!
Punctuality is something that, if you have it,
there's usually no one around to share it with!
Monday, 30 January 2012
Thank you for looking. xxx
Sunday, 29 January 2012
The challenge on SoArtful this week was to make a collage of/about Georgia O'Keeffe. I admit I had never heard of this very prolific American artist, 1887 -1986. I believe she was well before her time, keeping true to her vision. She painted landscapes and flowers, finding abstract forms in nature.
My collage takes one of her paintings for the background, layered with Sherry's rose and a portrait of the lady herself.
Thank you for the rose Sherry, I hope you don't mind! xx
Thank you for looking and have a happy Sunday. xxx
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Subject..As Time goes by. Lady from Dezinaworld, gent is actually a convict's image, but I thought he looked handsome. The rest from my collection.
Thanks for looking. xx
Two collages I designed for June at Dezinaworld from her collage sheet 'Lady in red' which she is showing on her web page today.Gorgeous images, made to brighten anyone's day and such a pleasure and privelege to play with! Do pop over and have a look. They're FREE!!
Thank you June! xx
Friday, 27 January 2012
I take part in a few challenges over at Flickr. One of my favourites is Digitalmania. Started up by Marie of the Three Muses team it is a fun challenge.
This week we are asked to make a Zetti type image depicting a song or song title. I don't know if you are old enough to remember these two old songs but these are my efforts.
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I'm glad we have Spring to look forward to! Coming home the other day I see I have snowdrops out in the garden and I shall soon see crocus and miniature daffodils poking their heads out!
And best of all we have the blessing of friends. What would we do without them?
'So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.'
Robert Louis Stevenson.
'A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Thank you all for being my friends.
Thursday, 26 January 2012
This was anothe face I found on Google and played with. Elements from my collection.
I called this 'Now you see it.' I love wasting time!!
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
There is a big button on my sidebar that will take you directly to her site.
I am so glad yesterday is gone. Funerals over and I went to the dentist as well. I had a crown fall out twice in a month. I had it replaced after the first time and it came out again.
It turns out I have a fractured root after an X Ray and will have to have it removed in hospital in a few weeks. I am again on anti biotics so that's probably the reason I have been feeling under par. I cannot really remember what it feels like to feel really well as I have so many problems so this is just another one. Ho Hum! Upwards and Onwards........!!
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Mostly bits and pieces from my collection. The can-can lady I have had for ever and have used her lots of times as she is a favourite.
Thank you for looking. xxx
This is my entry for this weeks Gothic Art Challenge. Hope you like it.
A dull day today, no sunshine like yesterday but promise of a little rain later. Another funeral this afternoon but this time in our glorious St. Nicholas Church. Unlike yesterday where there was a relatively small gathering, I expect today to there being a packed church as she was well known and loved in our village.
And this morning a trip to the dentist....Ughh!
Monday, 23 January 2012
I think she borrowed them from Cindarella!
Thank you for looking.xx
We have just come home from the funeral. Fortunately it didn't rain and the sun shone. My
navigator actually earned some Brownie Points as he found a shorter way. However the narrow country roads were like switchbacks with tree roots. My poor little car must have wondered what had hit it!
During the last hymn, a burst of sunlight came through a side window and sent a beam of shimmering light to dance upon the deep red roses on the coffin. They absolutely lit up.
A touch of magic on a sad day........
Sunday, 22 January 2012
so Sally was looking after Skyela. They came down to see us and I took this photo yesterday.
This child brightens the dullest day! Her smile and chatter are a joy and she certainly lifts my spirits. Bless her sweet heart!
Saturday, 21 January 2012
Friday, 20 January 2012
But this is the handsome Italian prince who fell for her charms and carried her off to live in luxury. So she didn't do too badly after all!
Thursday, 19 January 2012
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Bill is having his MidwinterTea Party today on his blog. You really must pop over and see the marvellous array of pictures there. Guests in their best finery, luscious cakes and tea, videos to watch and you can even have a dance in his ballroom. All great fun for a dull and damp winter's day. You'll enjoy it!
Thank you dear Bill and very well done!! xxx
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
If you believe....Enjoy!!
And now the BIG BIG NEWS!!
June at Dezinaworld has made a big decision! She is giving all her collage sheets away FREE!
Yes FREE! She has put buttons on her blog and is just asking for donations. So fly over to Dezinaworld straight away and say I sent you.
Sending lots of love dear June,
June aka Junibears!!
x x x x
Monday, 16 January 2012
Sunday, 15 January 2012
Saturday, 14 January 2012
I chose this one because she had a mystical quality and turned it into a magical picture. Well I hope you think so!!
I called it Rose Petals Falling.
Thank you for looking.xxx
'There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.'
These are familiar words from that classic tale 'The Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame.
Personally, I'd go even further and say I think there is absolutely nothing like 'messing about' anywhere, to recharge our batteries and give us a sense of well being.
Whether we choose to potter on the river, in our garden, take a walk or play with paper, glue and paint, we should never feel guilty about taking the time to slow down and simply enjoy life.
I know I spend hours just 'messing about' and I thoroughly enjoy it, don't you?
Friday, 13 January 2012
The one of Sally with her grandbabies was taken at Christmas, also the dogs, Maddie and Libby, who are about full grown now. They are rascals!!
Thursday, 12 January 2012
out now. These are three collages I designed for her using some of the beautiful images.
Two versions for Preparing to be a beautiful lady. The top one is a digitally altered picture from Google and I love her.
The bottom one is a collage made with stuff from my collection. The little girl was Googled.
I've been busy working on a few more cat pictures. I now have 30 and have ordered another book entitled CATZ. So that's in the pipeline.
I've also just finished a book of collages for a dear friend in the States, all by email.
We live in wonderful times as my coz Fred is wont to say.
I've been to Chapel this morning, picking up some ladies on the way for my usual taxi run. I led the service and we had lots of chat and laughter afterwards.
We are coming up to the Chapel's 200th. Anniversary so I've been asked to do the layout for a book they are having published, copying from handwritten manuscripts. So that should keep me busy for a while.
I haven't got around to doing too many challenges this week.
Love and Hugs