Saturday, October 31, 2009

Gothic Arch: Lord Frederick Leighton

Lord Frederick Leighton is this week's Gothic Arch challenge.

Sunday Postcard Art: Poe

Happy Halloween and Samhain Greetings, Friends. Hope everyone is enjoying a spooky fun day complete with glowing jack o' lanterns, warm candles, and excited children. :) I love this time of year. Summer is finally a memory and we enter into the dark season, looking ahead to Solstice and the gifts of winter. While there is no snow yet at sea level, a drive up Harbor Mountain this morning put us into falling snow and quiet space. The change of seasons has finally occurred. This is my Poe piece for this week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge. Enjoy. Most stamps are from Oxford Impressions, but the ravens are from a regional stamp company, Juneau Rubber Stamp Company.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Theme Thursday: Wings to Fly

Definitely aquas and lime greens and blues...add your favorite colors to this week's Theme Thursday challenge. Images from Lisa's Altered Art and Muskeg Images. Enjoy!

One Powerful Hour: Orange

Here's my challenge piece for One Powerful Hour. Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Angus' Boathouse

Here's my piece for this week's Crazy Amigo challenge. The theme is men. Collage images by Collagevisions. Background photo by Bruce.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Cards

I had friends over last night to make Halloween cards - great fun! Here are the four I put together. They are going out in the mail tomorrow. This week's Created Byhand challenge is all about Halloween, so here we go! :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Black and Orange Gothic Arch

Happy Halloween! Here's my haunted house arch for this week's Gothic Arch challenge. Yes, I broke out and tuned up my Slice this morning. Okay, it didn't need much of a tune up, simply a new blade. Tried out some of the new images from the Spook Alley cartridge. Stamps from Oxford Impressions and Paula Best.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Postcard Art

The countdown to Halloween begins! One more week till tricks and treats. I'm having a Halloween card making art night here at my house Saturday night. Am looking forward to wine, appetizers, friends and art. Halloween is also this week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

Byrum Art Giveaway

I am finding all sorts of fun Halloween giveaways this season. Here's the latest I've stumbled upon, Byrum Art. Gorgeous painted work, be sure to check it out.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Crazy Amigo: Stairs and Stars

Crazy Amigo: I used an image found on Google, Steven Mitchell's Stairs of Venice. I now like to think of it as Steven Mitchell's Stairs and Stars of Venice. :) Witch girls are from Lisa's Altered Art.

Theme Thursday: Faces

I'm really digging on this little Zetti being tonight. Here's my ATC for the Theme Thursday challenge.

TGIF: Vampires

Here's my ATC for the TGIF vampire challenge. Enjoy! Stamps by Zettiology and Oxford Impressions.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Gypsy Mare Studios

I've been taking part in Mrs. B.'s 31 Days of Halloween draws and one of today's happens to be gorgeous domino art by Gypsy Mare Studios. Be sure to check out all of her handpainted dominos and beaded necklaces.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Nude Arch

Here's my arch for this week's Gothic Arch challenge. I wish now I had worked the rest of the quote in off to the side. It currently reads, "He called her "sweetie" and "crumbcake" and "darling" and "baby" and all the things (& more) that she ever wanted to be called." The quote actually goes on to say that "In contrast, she called him "dumbhead", a classic case of opposites attract" or something similar. It's funny. I forget how fun it is to work nudes into art - there's nearly always an element of surprise. Ah yes, and for those looking for my arch, it's the door. :) Collage images by Talulah's and Paper Whimsy.

Spirit Moves

Gothic Grunge Art is the Sunday Postcard Art challenge. Here's my piece, Spirit Moves, which is a bit off the mark of goth, but probably right on with the grunge. :) All images by Itkupilli.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Think Winter

This week's Theme Thursday challenge is fitting. There's a hint of winter in the air this week, especially at night. It's coming! :) Collage images here by Lisa's Altered Art. Stamps by Hero Arts.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Happy Harvest! Fall themes aplenty this week at both TMTA and Created Byhand. Enjoy! Images from Art by Moonlight.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

TGIF: Nevermore

Wear your best pointy hats for the TGIF challenge this week. Here's my pointy crown for the occasion.

Think Pink

Pink is this week's MMM challenge. I altered a photo of a local establishment, a photo taken by Bruce and added an image from Lisa's Altered Art.

Christmas Tags/Trinchies

Here are some trinchies I put together tonight using some of the new Christmas images from Altered Pages.

Berry Christmas

Here's a digitally altered image from the new "Berry Christmas" by Collagevisions.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Twilight Gothic Arch

Here's my Gothic Arch for the week. The theme is Twilight.


Here's my blackbird contribution to this week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge. Of course I can't help but think of the lyrics to "Blackbird" when posting this.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night

Take these broken wings and learn to fly

All your life

You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

Monday, October 5, 2009

TMTA: Big Cities

The TMTA challenge is Big Cities. Celebrate Paris!

Fairy Moment

MMM: Maps

Here's my MMM challenge - a tiny bit of map exposed which is good because I have a bugger of a time reading maps. :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Quirky Raven

This week's Gothic Arch theme celebrates inventors. I decide to apply this to creators. It is said in Alaska Native legends and myths that Raven created the sun, the moon and stars. So here is Raven in his full creative process - complete with arch in the background, a portal to the Universe. The text reads, "And with that, Raven created the sun, moon and stars." Enjoy fall!

Day of the Dead Sisters Tour Paris

Here's my entry for this week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge. All images by Itkupilli.

Friday, October 2, 2009

October Witches

Collage image from Collagevisions.

TGIF: White

TGIF: Sometimes it's just fun to work with white. My students and I just wrapped up this year's viewing of the old 1946 French film, "La Belle et la Bete". Talk about beauty in black and white!

OPH: Skinny

Something skinny is this week's One Powerful Hour challenge. Here are a couple of examples using stamps from Oxford and collage image from Lisa's Altered Art.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

31 Days of Halloween!

Check out the first of four giveaways today at the 31 Days of Halloween celebration hosted by Silver Moon Witch! :) It's a *very* whimsical witch rattle created by Indigo Squirrel. If you've not yet done so, grab a blog button and join in.