explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Three Muses: The Sky's the Limit



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For this challenge, I layered a photo I took of the Grand Teton Mountains several years ago, with a NASA photo of the planets and a celestial map from Google Images.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Take a Word: Feathered Friends


On a snowy day last week, a large shape in a tree in my front yard suddenly attracted my eye. It was the biggest, fattest, reddest robin I'd ever seen. I honestly did not know a robin could be so plump. I grabbed my phone and took a picture of it through the kitchen window, just before it flew off. Below is the photo (not the clearest, I admit) and a version that I altered to give it a more fanciful twist. Spring is coming!





Collage Obsession: Dream



"Sweet Dreams"

Image credits: girl from vintage moth; background is my design.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Three Muses: Vintage



"Attic Treasures"


Hopefully something in this gathering of items will be worth tons of money on Antique Roadshow!
Image credits include rubyblossom and graphics fairy.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Take a Word: Sewing


I have only two excuses for this collage: (1) I probably have a touch of cabin fever due to too much snow and ice; and (2) I attended the first session of a class called "Origins of Jazz" last week, where ragtime was discussed. Basic images (altered by me ) from Google; pattern on dolls is mine. I can't quite decide if they're cute or creepy! What do you think?

"Ragtime Romp"

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sunday Postcard Art: Pieces of Pictures


For this challenge we were asked to combine two or more pictures. I altered the balloon poster by changing some of the images within it (see if you can find them);  added the bunch of balloons; then combined all that with the hot air balloon and planetary background (from an old digital collage of mine). Whew. Now I'm going to sleep.


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Friday, February 20, 2015

Collage Obsession: Goddess



"Flora, Roman Goddess of Flowers"  

Statue image: Google images. Backgrounds/patterns are mine.