Sunday, November 29, 2009


Christmas in Uncoventional Colors is this week's Saturday Surprise challenge.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Art Creations #51

Art Creations Friday

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving greetings to our friends and family north and south. May hearts and homes be warm today. Our talk has lingered in memories recently - sledding with Mike and April on the Kenai, Chip Lacey securing the last turkey roasting pan at the dusty grocery in Barrow, midnight whip cream fights with fellow teachers during turkey day clean-up and making Sobe top Christmas tree ornaments, flying turkey dinner and fixings out to Gambell and hoping for a entry through the storm, sharing Thanksgiving with good friends in Montesano one year and Yelm another. Not to mention the countless Thanksgivings shared with family. Whatever memories you create today, may they be happy and filled with gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving!

Joy to You

Theme Thursday

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Three Muses: Time

Here's my piece, Time Flies, for this week's Three Muses challenge. My time today is spent at home with Rie who is recuperating from a nasty cold. We're watching the Grinch, listening to music, and enjoying a quiet day - passing time. All images, including my favorite vintage blue gal from Collagevisions. Happy Thanksgiving, friends! :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Raven Solstice Shrine

The Gothic Arch challenge for the next couple of weeks is to create a shrine. I've done just that in honor of raven and Winter Solstice and all things glittery and full of light. I once lived in the Arctic where there is more darkness than light this time of year and the sun doesn't crest the horizon. I still live in the north, though my little corner of Alaska isn't that far north. However, I walk to school in the dark, return home in the dark, and it really isn't until the weekend that I can truly soak up daylight. So yes, Solstice is celebrated in my home and so are ravens. :) If you can't read the text on the inside of my shrine, it reads, "Child of my dream, like shooting stars, light of my life." And on the other side, "Stars in the magic skies." I've included also the nub of a white chakra candle which is that of unfolding energies. And yes, this is all bundled up in a little Altoids tin. Enjoy the season!

Little Girls

Crazy Amigo

Girl Blue

I'm Blue is this week's Created Byhand challenge.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Altered Playing Card

Mixed Media Monday

Spicy Women Altered Book

I just wrapped up a few pages for Collage Contessa's altered book, "Spicy Women". Here are a couple of them. This is for the Altered Gypsy altered book round robin.

October Farm Goodies

I won a wonderful gift basket from October Farm this month! :) Thank you, Joyce. Some of these goodies will even make an appearance on our Thanksgiving table this week.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


The key to happiness? A three-year-old daughter named Rie. Three Muses.

Monday, November 16, 2009

TMTA: Red, White & Black

Red, White and Black is the TMTA challenge this week.

Created Byhand: Beads & Things

Microbeads drive me crazy. After knocking over my little jar of microbeads, I finally spilled some on paper. Amazing. Created Byhand challenge.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Blue Challenge: Moon Shadow

Here's my contribution for this week's Blue Challenge at Digital Whisper. Most images used are from Lisa's Altered Art.

Strong Men


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holiday Dreams

Lisa's Altered Art

The Decorating Elf

Here's the little elf I hope to employ to put up all of our holiday decorations this year. :) All images from Lisa's Altered Art. Check out her new digital kits!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Purple Dreams

In Your Dreams is the upcoming Three Muses challenge for the week. Here's my entry. Images from Altered Pages.


Glitter and glamour is the Crazy Amigo challenge this week.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Here is my Patterned Paper piece for Theme Thursday. Image from Collagevisions

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Tickets galore at this week's Gothic Arch challenge. I put together this arch and found myself humming Van Morrison's Moondance:

Well, it's a marvelous night for a Moondance

With the stars up above in your eyes

A fantabulous night to make romance

'Neath the cover of October skies

And all the leaves on the trees are falling

To the sound of the breezes that blow

And I'm trying to please to the calling

Of your heart-strings that play soft and low

And all the night's magic seems to whisper and hush

And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush


I've been playing with this postcard all morning and trying to have it fit the parameters of a few different challenges including the Crackle challenge for Sunday Postcard Art and In the Round for Saturday Surprise. I include a picture of the entire postcard and then Bruce's shots of the crackle using the macro lens. Voila! Weekend art piece that will be in the mail to France next week!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Purple Moon

It's all about the moon's Purple Moon. Images by Lisa's Altered Art.

Joyful Moon

Happy full moon tonight! :) All images by Lisa's Altered Art. Be sure to check out her new digital kit!

Autumn Afternoon

Here's an afternoon glimpse out my stamproom windown - 3:30 Alaska time.

Created Byhand: Times Gone By

Created Byhand

Faeries Galore

We gypsies are doing an altered book round robin at Altered Gypsy. Using the Cherry Pie plate of faeries, I put together a page for Cathy's altered book of magical beings. All images by Cherry Pie.