Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 16?

First I want to show you the wonderful wall collage I received from Laura. I was so excited to open my
mailbox and find the package from her.
   I love the colors and the marvelous face and I love all the embellishments.
I'm not sure 
what the paper is but it almost feels like Tyvek or work towels.  Isn't she just adorable.  She's
wearing her Easter bonnet.  
but....
where is spring??

I'm posting my
Day 16 below.  I used Kim Klassen's texture and my image from Disney Concert Hall grounds.
I believe in God only I spell it nature
~Frank Lloyd Wright~

  




Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 15

Well, One World One Heart is over, the gifts are mailed out and now I can get back to my 40 days of Photoshop.  It really was fun and I met a lot of new people.  I've been so busy with visiting the OWOH blogs (and I did not see even half of them) that I had no time for my art.  I even won a gift - a beautiful wall collage from Laura at Outside the Lines.  Wander over and take a look at her work.  Woo hooooo!!!  Thank you Laura.
So here's today's post the 'fore and after.
Have a beautiful day!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Announcing Winners!!!

Wow, what a fun ride OWOH has been.  I've seen so many blogs and met so many new people.  
I have four gifts to send to four talented and lovely artists.
Thanks to everyone who visited my blog and my thanks also to Lisa for hosting this event.
Winner #1 is Heidi aka "Digital Misfit".  She wins the print.
Winner #2 is Tee at The Altered Paper 
Winner #3 is Cheryl at Artsy Fartsy
Winner #4 is Jenn at Just Jenn Designz
Winners 2,3 and 4 will be receiving a mini zine.
I will be emailing you to get your mailing addresses.  Congratulations!!!
Woo hoo hoo!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

OWOH

This post will remain at the top until Feb. 17 

This is the 5th year that Lisa has hosted this One World One Heart project.  As usual I'm late getting 
on the bus, but at least I am on it for the 5th and final year, I think.  For all the information please go to Lisa's post which explains all the details. 
I live in Costa Mesa, CA about 50 miles south of Los Angeles, CA.  I started my self-taught art in 1995, beginning with rubber stamps.  I thought I would save so much money on greeting cards!! Ha! I don't want to tell you how much I've spent over the years for art supplies.  I went from rubber stamps to acrylic painting, mixed media, collage and then to digital art. For the past year or so I've taken online classes in Photoshop from several superb teachers.  I love the internet because I have been exposed to so many different people and have enjoyed following their blogs.  When I found out about this project I signed up to meet even more people and see their blogs.
I will be looking forward to meeting all of you.     
For my "door prizes" I plan to give away a print of the artwork below.  Its one of my acrylic paintings which I  digitally altered with the addition of various elements.
Also I will offer these three handmade mini book/zines.
Please leave a comment and take all the time you want visiting. I can't wait to meet you and visit your blog.   The drawing will happen on February 17.  So don't waste any time!





Day 14


I love the structure of the phalaenopsis.  It is so graceful.

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~




  

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Day 13

My image with Kim Klassen's textures.  I would probably not think to use black textures, but they 
are much like masks.  I used the screen blend mode and voila! The transformation was terrific.
I've always been an incurable romantic.  Mike and I were married in the back yard and we put camellias in the fountain for the occasion.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Day 12

Looking for OWOH?  I post frequently, so please scroll down to find OWOH. 
You can also go here and scroll to #550.

Day 12 has a fun texture # 41 by Anna Lenabem
Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.
~James Dean~



Thursday, February 03, 2011

Day 11

We are only a few days into OWOH and I have seen 
so many lovely blogs.  I don't want to stop visiting 
but I do need to create my PS for the day.  Today is #11 already.
I took this shot at the Los Angeles Zoo.  The animals are wonderful, and they also have beautiful gardens.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011