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.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Art Juices Flowing Again

Good morning & happy Friday! I believe I have some of my artistic juices flowing again. I spent a few hours yesterday altering some photos & had a great time. I didn't realize how much I have missed it all. This piece is a free image from (I believe it was) & the background is a freebie from a Flickr background group. I went through many different layers in PSE to achieve this look. Wishing you all a productive & creative weekend!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Photoshop Elements Continued

Good morning everyone! This is my first post in 6 months! I can't believe I've let my blog go for so long! I am making the rounds today & will attempt to stay in touch. I've become so involved with Facebook & Pinterest that my blog has unfortunately taken a back seat. I have a couple of PSE creations today...the bottom pic is from my trip to Spain in April. I just love the shot with the man & his dog! I hope you're all well & ready for the holiday season!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I've been Getting Funky

Good morning everyone.'s been three months since I have posted & I am surprised I still have people following me! There's just been so much to do that art has taken a back burner (I hate that thought!)
First off the Spain trip was over the top wonderful. There is a Flickr link on my blog you may click on if you have time to look through. I just couldn't stop my camera finger. I shot 2500+ pictures! It was an amazing first trip to Europe!
I broke down this weekend & signed up for another Photoshop class on line. I know once I start dipping back into some art I will be on a roll again. In the meantime....I messed with some & that's how I did these pics of Cooper & his Mama.
I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial day & a great week in store!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Photoshop with flowers in hand

Good morning everyone! This morning I have a PSE piece I did a couple of weeks ago. The image was a freebie from another blog & the background is one of my own. I was pleased with the end result as I LOVE bright colors!
2 weeks from today....I will be in Barcelona Spain & I am extremely excited. My little camera will be working overtime! Can't wait to share it with all of you! Happy Monday.

Monday, March 5, 2012

I've got an eye on you

Good morning everyone! I have a little Photoshop picture I did over the weekend. First off...I have to say how much I love!
They have so many free images to work with & most of the time don't require a link back to them if you use one of their images. I had no eyeball pics of my own so this came in perfectly! I am about 25 days away from my Barcelona Spain trip & I am getting so excited. I will have tons of pics when I return.
Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Three boats & a log PSE creation

Good morning everyone! Here we are almost through February already...hard to believe I have been so lax with my postings. I hope you're all doing well!
I am posting a PSE piece this morning with 3 boats & a log. I like the way this one turned out as it almost looks like a painting...a bit of a different effect than I usually get. The image was a freebie from  & the background was one of my own.  Here's wishing you all a wonderful week....keep those creative juices flowing.......sometimes I have to push myself away from PINTEREST! That's probably why I haven't been doing much art! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hello 2012

My goodness, I haven't posted for so very long! You just seem to hit these little bumps in the road now & then....all caught up in Facebook & Pinterest! Here I am today posting some Photoshop creations.
It's the one thing I ALWAYS go back to. I hope you all had a lovely holiday season & I wish you all the best in 2012!