Monday, December 31, 2012

First attempts at painting

Good Monday morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & that you're all set for the New Year! I am trying something new & totally out of my comfort zone....some painting. Since becoming involved with Pinterest I have fallen in love with abstract in love that I had to take a shot at it. The first photo (on top) is my 2nd piece & the lower photo was my first. I am really enjoying it & hoping the more I paint the better I will become.
Are you thinking of branching out & trying some new art form this next year? I'd love to hear about it! Happy New Year!

Friday, December 21, 2012

More Pics From Barcelona

Happy Friday! Looks like a nice day today..with lots of sunshine.
My picture this morning is one from Barcelona. This was across from our
little apartment we stayed in there. I messed with some different backgrounds & masks from I worked with different layers, hues & opacity.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Peace & Love This Week

Good morning! I am staying with a peace & love theme this week. We  certainly need MORE of both!
I have taken to photographing my clothes now....such a weirdo! I fell hopelessly in love with street art on my recent trip to Spain & I just can't seem to get enough of it. Hunted all over Ebay for street art t-shirts & this is one of the two that I found..Charlie Chaplin. I mixed it up in PSE a bit tweeking color & opacity. I was pleased with the end result.
Wishing you all a great Tuesday!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday Buddha after a long week

Greetings! This morning I am posting a PSE Buddha piece. It's been a crazy & violent week. I thought I would share a Buddha quote today.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Back to PSE & Grunge Mask

Happy Wednesday! I put aside a little time yesterday for my Photoshop Class & this is what I came up with. A beautiful flower image manipulated a bit in PSE with a grunge mask added. The mask was a freebie from He has some great grunge sets among other textured backgrounds. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Image Transfer

Good morning! I have a new image transfer today I did recently for a birthday present. These are my very good friends for many years...mother & daughter!
Mother, Ursina is here from Oregon visiting with her daughter, Deborah. I shot this pic one day when we went out to lunch & made a birthday gift for Deborah. It turned out very nice. It is 6x8 in size & I used Sheer Heaven for the image transfer. I am on to some more candy making today..Oreo truffles!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Making Tamales

What a quick weekend & Monday is upon us! Had a lot of fun this weekend helping some friends make tamales for Christmas. This was only my 2nd time at this & it had been MANY years since I made them before. For some didn't seem quite as hard this time. The best part was they were kind enough to send a nice big bag of tamales home with me. That is a treat we don't have that often. We ended up making 9 1/2 dozen all beef tamales & I am looking pretty pleased with the end result! Next weekend...time for the pork! Mexican food is my VERY favorite! Have a great week everyone! 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Enhancing Statues with Colors

Good morning! I started back on my PSE class I signed up for earlier this year. Fortunately for me...the class is there whenever I have the time to work on it. It is through the & the class is called Down & Dirty the Digital Way with Gail Schmidt. I think this is one of my two favorite art projects. I have a real soft spot for image transfers & photoshop elements! Love them both! Happy Thursday to all!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Lovely Little Girl PSE

Happy Monday everyone! It's been a wet weekend here & such a pleasant change. Everything smells so nice & feels so clean..I love it.
Today's piece is a freebie image from or I don't recall which site it came from. The background was a free texture from a Flickr group. I went through layers upon layers to achieve this final look. I really love the photo & the beautiful blue dress she's wearing. Ok....I am off to blog hop now & I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead.