Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sunday postcard! !

Image from

4 x 4 full moon!

picture taken in backyard and then I did some digital

It's awfully quiet around here .......

the panda is recovering nicely and tiny bear is awaiting stiches for his right paw(due to loss of tiny white pellets)!

I refuse to answer on the grounds it will incriminate me!!!!!!!

Shell necklace class with denise!
Check out the above link for denise's art!!!

be sure to click pics to see details!

my necklace

need to add the rings and the ribbon.

Cottage Jewel, where the class was held
a peak around this wonderous shop

class notes

please notice the important crafting tool on the lower right!
Good for all types of art work!!!!!!!!!!!

What a fun afternoon and a great teacher!
Thanks denise!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sharing some images!!!

come by and play at fridayfotocollage!

bloggers challenge / spring flowers

Collage sheet image I added some flowers too.

Art Creations friday!

Thank you so much to Art Creations Friday for all the lovely images and great challenges. You have kept me busy with learning and viewing art creations!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I had a 5"x7" card made by Mac to see the quality . It is a picture I took of a 12"x 14" acrylic painting after I took a class from Jesse Reno.

Theme thursday/black and white

Kissing the Blarney Stone
One of many ....
Peggy DAILEY Gatto when she was a bit younger and more flexible!

Lucky day! One Powerful Hour

Lucky Tag!

I took Simon to the dog park and it was closed "due to weather", darn!!! So we walked around the regular park and I actually found a 4 leaf clover!!!!
Sharing my good luck with all of you and wishing you a Happy St. Patty's Day!

Happy Birthday to my dear Irish dad. He would start this day off by playing MacNamara's Band on the stereo. So this link is for you!
Get up and march around where ever you are!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Inspiration Ave! Happy St Pat's

My first travel journal 1995!
I went to Ireland with a group of ladies.
A bus tour!!!!
The driver was an Irish rogue!!!
This drawing is 8"x10". The last days of the trip and I tried to include the highlights.
Cliffs of Moher , Blarney Castle, sheep in the road, thatched cottage, and wildflowers!
If you ever get a chance to visit Ireland, GO!


Cigar box (decoupaged and painted) to hold.........
... all my green cards that I collected over the years!

Maybe 1 of yours is there!!!
Thanks for helping me celebrate a BIG holiday in my life!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

3 Muses! fish!

I know some of you have seen this picture, but it is a favorite of mine and it does have a fish!!!
That is my grandmommie, Grace !

Crazy amigos!!!

The fairy tale I remember loving to hear was The Billy Goats Gruff!!!
I found these puppets on a google site. Puppets for a theater presentation in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Blue Monday!!!

Photoshop painting using a parasol image from google. I love anything Asian.

Creating backgrounds using your art and photoshop!

So this is what I started with, a photo of a bush in our garden!
PS= photoshop
put the image on PS and dropped in some colors using paint bucket
soft light and pin light

dropped a few more different colors to various ares with paint bucket
more paint
daisy and rose special effects paint brush with different colors
Used a ink filter
changed to black and whiteartistic filter

I just play with the tools available and see what happens. You can change this one background in hundreds of ways by simply using your filters or brushes. I am self taught, so the tech specifics are unfamiliar to me. I just like color and try different patterns. You can always click "undo" and start again.

Hope this mini tutorial was helpful.
Be sure and enlarge the images to see the changes!