Friday, December 31, 2010

Welcome to 2011 !!

What a year 2010 was!!

To bring in the New Year, I would like to thank all of my followers and many friends for being so supportive during 2010.

It was a 'growth' year and at times a difficult one...but those mountains have now been successfully conquered and I am on a new path of artistic and creative endeavours.

May 2011 be a fabulous one for you all.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Three Muses: Comfort and Joy

Comfort and much Joy!
To be able to write a few words about this time of the year when we all are looking forward to the New Year and reflecting on the 'old'... I am writing this note to let you know that the 'comfort and joy' that I experience is with my dear husband, Robert.
We were married when we were 'about 3' and in April 2011 we will have been married for 48 years.
During that time we have produced 4 fabulous children, whom, I might add, are older than us now.... 7 absolutely beautiful Grandchildren some are just about to enter the big world of 'working'!
Admittedly, there have been some very tough times, some very sad times, some times that we have put in the 'too hard basket' and just got on with it... but all in all the times that we are sharing now are the best times in our 'young lives'!
A lot of travel, a lot of sitting and having cups of tea, a lot of 'new love' that has been generated by the fact that we have been together for so long and no need to question each other... such a beautiful time that we are able to stroll on the beach, when ever we can get there, that is... and just be at one with ourselves.
"Great tidings of comfort and joy"
Sending this early, as we are off to visit family for Christmas.
May you and yours have a very happy family time together and may 2011 bring all your dreams true.
Thanks for a fabulous year of 'creating'...I am looking forward to even more excitement in 2011.
My fondest wishes to you all,

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Take a Word: Celebrate

What more can I say than...
Peace on Earth and Good Will to all Mankind and especially to you and yours.
My special Christmas wishes to you all, Glenys.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Three Muses: Odd Couple

A very close view of a very eccentric ODD couple.
Not quite what was expected.
Click image to see the full details.
(This image made in Photoshop.)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Take a Word: Childhood

Childhood ... Imagine.
What an honour to be guest artist this week... thanks for your invitation... much appreciated!

Imagine….Childhood ... how I made it.

Background: scanned image of a sheet of paper that I rusted, placed a ‘differnce’ filter to change the colour. Used a jagged eraser tool to rough the edges.

Little girl: Scanned image from a children’s story book. Ipod drawn in with fine brush tool.

Pods: made with the ‘eliptical marquee tool’. Added a layer style “bevel and emboss”. Used different brush tools to get the images onto the surface of the Pods. Filter>render>lens flare>zoom onto each pod. Tails of the pods are different brush tools.

In large pod a brush tool “tree” shape was used for dark images, layer copied, flipped vertical and transformed with opacity set at 65% to form a shadow.

Final touch was on background layer, filter>render>lens flare>movie prime, for the blue lines.

Lower left corner .. many clicks with brush tool.

Text: Bleeding cowboy.

This piece was made with many layers, more than 25, so I could have control of what I actually wanted in the image.

Hope you enjoy!
I then made this other art piece.... Childhood: Imagination

Childhood Imagination 4

Same image as Imagine… For this result I used a photoshop Action: Out of Bounds which I download at I've never tried this before.

It was mentioned on Rian’s blog

that she used for the ‘cube’ to make a recent image…. So I went looking and found a whole manner of stuff on this site… what fun I have had! Thanks, Rian!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Three Muses: Flowers


I am sure you all know me by now and I like to take the challenge to beyond what is 'normal'(?)!

This is another one of those that just 'tickled my fancy'!

I knew that there would be many 'pretty' works this week.... but how I loved it when MORTICIA from THE ADDAMS FAMILY received her roses and immedialtly cut the blooms off!

Hope it really 'tickles your fancy'!!

Have lots of laughs on me with this one!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Take a Word: Mail

OH No!! Not again!!
That pesky postal machine has eaten my precious envelope and then it had to go through the defacing embarrassment of being 'stamped' on from all manner of departments!
I save them and put them in my journals!!
Such works of art made by unknown hands!!
Love it!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Three Muses: Movies

This is not like any other gossip movie paper...this is THE gossip paper of the movies... all in very small print so as to fit much more goss in....
You betcha there's goss!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Take a Word: Home

Empty Nest!
Not any more... the Grandchildren are starting to fill it up with their love and exuberance!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Theme Thursday... Flowers

"Old Damask"

A fragment like the damask cloth my Grandmother used to use on the dining table

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Three Muses: Shoes

This image does not need an explanation.... does it?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Take a Word: Men

" Hope it doesn't get to this! 32 December 2513"
I didn't mean to be too morbid with this 'Word' Men! I just seemed to happen.
Background image comes from a visit to Lake Mungo in Southern Australia and skeletons from a very old drawing book. Look at it philosophically!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Three Muses: Automobiles

Why is it that when men hit a certain age they think they 'require' a red sports car!
I think that it should be us "girls" that can have the Red Car... then there would be a whole lot of fun going on!!
Want to join in?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Take a Word: Moon

Moonlight Sonata!
What a great challenge this is!! With that music ringing in my ears I can feel the tenderness of being in the glow of the full moon.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

3 Muses Challenge .. Blackbird

They are not my favourite bird, especially the Australian Ravens...they steal from the smaller birds nests!!
But I sure did like doing this piece...I don't do 'spooky' very well, but I think I might have got it this time!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thursday: Black with a touch of white!

There is nothing I like more than taking a scrap out of a magazine, glue it in my 'art notebook' and scribble over most of it with a black pen! It is MOST satisfying!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Three Muses: Showtime

The feeling that you get just as the lights go up and the Show is about to begin!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Three Muses: Envelope

Just What is Inside the Envelope?
Did you really expect me to follow the instructions? I really wanted to see just what is behind the postmark and inside the envelope!
Have enjoyed the challenge, am off now for 3 weeks, work and play!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sunday Postcard Art: 50's Pin-up!

I just could not go past PAT BOONE!! How we hung on every word in... April Love... Love Letters in the Sand.. Twixt Twelve and Twenty!
And how we longed for him to kiss his on screen love.... and he never did!
Is this really showing my age...think I will get the old 78 out and put it on the turntable .. one more time!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thursday Challenge: 3 Things

Me, Myself and I
Sunrise on the east coast of Australia with my thoughts.

Three Muses: Word

Words found on old manuscript... with profound meaning.
Thanks for another great challenge.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday 4x4 Bits and Pieces

Notebook Scribbles!
some of my Notebooks are only "bits and pieces" never really staying on one subject.
This image is a collection of bits and pieces out of one of my notebooks! Stapled, smudged, blotted, drawn, scribbled to make a 4x4 that is 'bits and pieces' of detritus from my jottings!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday Challenge: Autumn

Just as the Northern Hemisphere is going into Autumn, we in the southern part of the world are starting to 'blossom'!! Autumn Grasses is the remnants of what was during our Autumn... gives me a chance to see just what lines do within a design

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Three Muses: Numbers

Have taken a section of a huge piece of work that is in my latest exhibition..... Memory Cloth#12 Numbers Lost.
It is the count of people lost in the horrific fires in Victoriaq, Australia, in February 2009. Our son and his young family lost all but what they stood up in. If you would like to see more of the exhibition visit.... go to "Consequences Exhibition".

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday Challenge: Squares

Leaf Litter!
Multiples of images just indicate how the leaves fall to make a litter on the ground. I have a huge Ginkgo in my front yard and during the Autumn the ground is a mass of bright yellow!!! I love it!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

3 Muses Challenge .. Back to Nature

'From a Grain of Sand...." I chose this as my theme this week as I sometimes think the we come from a grain of sand to return to a grain of sand...(Hope I am not too deep with this analysis!!)
I used two images of sunlight on the beach, placed them on top of each other, changed the transparency of the top one and added filters.... all done in Photoshop. I do hope that you enjoy my take on "Back to Nature".

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Thursday Challenge: Buildings.. New York, New York

Where in the world is there another consolidated mass of building, like there is in New York!!
Visited that fabulous city last year and ended up with a 'crink' in my neck!! What a town.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Three Muses: Doors

I wanted to show you someone else's art.... I am a fan of good graffiti and found this door on a wall in Brisbane Queensland, Australia.... thought it appropriate to use for this challenge.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday Challenge: Words.. Movie Titles

Words, letters all flow into one another like a strip of old film!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Three Muses: Odd Bird

As usual, I did not read the caption for this week's challenge!! I went the other way and created this Odd Bird.... my Xray Bird!! Nothing unusual about this creature, other than you very rarely see a bird as unkempt as him!!
How I love these challenges to make me really think beyond the square!! Thanks.

Monday, July 26, 2010

ATC Love's warm fuzzy feeling!

Just could not resist this feeling of affections for toadstools in my garden! It just gave me the "AAAAAAHH" feeling!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

4x4 Friday

So??? Just where is North?

Thursday Challenge:Bundle of Tags

OOOPS!! not so vintage! Bundled together with an old saftey pin.... wending their way through the atmosphere!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Three Muses: Mail Art

I always image that... all the emails that go missing are out in the cosmos somewhere.... someone will be writing furiously to get them back to us!
How the mind works!!
Scary... sometimes!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

4x4 Friday

4x4 Friday "Lavender and Lime" : A Waterlily!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Theme Thursday... Something Round

"Bubble of Thought"
I am sure that all our thoughts are out there in the 'cosmos' bubbles.... just waiting to pop when we finally act on our thoughts! I know that I have many out there floating around waiting for the right time to land!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Three Muses: The Owl and I on a Magic carpet ride

This image has come from deep in my imagining..... using layers, filters and brushes, Photoshop allowed me the magic of creating what was in my mind for this challenge.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Eurydice... Goddess

Eurydice .... a Goddess of creation and death....she gives birth to souls, recognising that black is the colour of fertility and all life begins in darkness.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

3 Muses Challenge Rust.. Notebook - Sticks - Leaves

Now!!! this is a challenge that is right up my artistic alley!! I work with rust in all of my art works, using a solution technique that changes the face of paper and cloth and any other stuff that you would like to dip into the solutions!
I have set out the 'recipe' here... free for all to experiment with and to use.... just a thanks on-line would be appreciated, after you have tried it!
Whilst you are on the page to get the rust recipe, have a look at the "Works on Paper" and you can see just how I have used the rust solution for these exhibiton pieces.
Have fun as I have had over the last 20 years using this non complicated way of getting 'rust'!!
The art work here is a book made from rusted paper, sticks that also went through the rust bath and leaves... all placed into a box that I constructed from 'foam core board' then dipped into the solution.... you never know what you are going to get!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Frosty frosty lights

Just playing with new Photoshop tools late one night when I needed to have some artisitic time!
Stretched me a little...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

3 Muses Challenge Steam Punk

Taraka and Zarbolje are images from my wearable art pieces, photographed by Steve Gonsalves. I worked it in Photoshop, placed a filter of Sketch/photocopy and in layers turned the photycopy layer to mulitply. With Rectangular Marquee tool and delete button created the checkerboard background. Added text.
I found this a very challenging exercise, as I had no idea of what 'steam punk' was all about until I 'Googled' it and realised that all of my wearable art works are a type of Steam Punk.... never realised I was so "in"!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

CO.. Fashion

Strolling in Times Square in fashion that is in time with the Phantom!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

3 Muses Challenge Card

Minds Eye Card.... for a New Taro Series!

Monday, May 24, 2010

CO Why is the focus alway on HIM!

Been there... done that... by why is the focus always on HIM!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Three Muses: Relationship

This is a very interesting 'theme' this week.... I chose not to do the obvious!!!
Now why does that not surprise you, I hear you say!!
My relationship is with.. mother nature, close macro photography and old films.... all the things that are very dear to my heart and my way of creating. I do hope you enjoy the macro images of a beautiful Australian eucalypt blossom.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thursday Challenge: Butterfly

Please add your comment here for Thursday challenge, Butterfly!!
Just fiddling with this new style!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Three Muses: Legs... Fan

Thought that I would have some fun with many legs!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thursday Challenge: Vintage.

Invitation to tea on 43rd Ave with the Princess.